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  • 1 Städel Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Schaumainkai 63 D - 60596 Frankfurt-am-Main

    This museum houses an exceptional collection of Old Masters, with works by Hans Holbein the Elder, Grünewald, Altdorfer, Dürer, Van Eyck, Fra Angelico, Mantegna and Botticelli. Later periods are represented by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Rubens, ..

  • 2 Zoo Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1 D - 60316 Frankfurt am Main

    Approximately 4.500 animals, of 450 species, live in this zoo which is renowned for its success in reproduction. A large aviary is home to many birds most of which have very colourful plumage. Fish, reptiles, penguins and insects are found in the exo..

  • 3 Museum für Kommunikation Interesting

    Museums and art

    Schaumainkai 53 D - 60596 Frankfurt am Main

    Particularly popular with young visitors, this museum retraces the history of communications from clay tablets to the telegraph and telephone, to computers and MP3 players. Exhibits include radios as large as washing machines and a tape-recorder the ..

  • 4 Römer and Römerberg Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Römerberg D - 60329 Frankfurt am Main

    This disparate block of 3 middle class houses from the Middle Ages overlooks the Römerberg. The Zum Römer house includes 52 statues of emperors in the Imperial Room. The Römerberg is limited to the south by St Nicholas' church (13C), to the south-wes..

  • 5 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Domplatz D - 60311 Frankfurt-am-Main

    The election of the emperors (from 1356), followed by their coronation (from 1562) took place in this church, which earned it the name of cathedral. It was built between the 13 and 15C on the site of a Carolingian construction. The west tower was onl..

  • 6 Cathedral Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Domplatz 1 D - 60311 Frankfurt-am-Main

    Installed in what remains of a Gothic cloister, the cathedral museum, in addition to its treasury consisting of pieces of gold plate and sumptuous clothes, attracts one's attention for the tombstone of a young Merovingian girl buried in the cathedral..

  • 7 Goethe House and Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Großer Hirschgraben 23-25 D - 60311 Frankfurt-am-Main

    Reconstructed identically after 1945, Goethe's paternal house reflects the taste for beautiful things and the love for Italy which the father conveyed to his son. An exhibition retraces the life of the Goethe family in Frankfurt in the 18C. Here too ..

  • 8 Modern Art Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Domstrasse 10 D - 60311 Frankfurt am Main

    The modern art museum attracts attention as much for its architecture as for its collections. Designed by the Viennese architect Hans Hollein, the building with its imposing dimensions evokes a vessel rather than a cultural institution. The collectio..

  • 9 Museum of Applied Arts Interesting

    Museums and art

    Schaumainkai 17 D - 60594 Frankfurt-am-Main

    This spacious building designed by the architect Richard Meier contains furniture from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but also items of Baroque furniture and Art Nouveau. The glassware collection, the Islamic section (earthenware, carpets) and ..

  • 10 Deutches Filmmuseum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Schaumainkai 41 D - 60594 Frankfurt am Main

    This museum retraces the various inventions which marked the beginnings of the history of cinema and photography (Edison's Kinetoscope, 1899). The Cinema Production/History of the Cinema section presents information on silent and talking movies. A sm..

  • 11 Senckenberg Natural History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Senckenberganlage 25 D - 60325 Frankfurt am Main

    Founded in 1821, the Naturmuseum Senckenberg is renowned for its palaeontology section. Areas of interest include the dinosaur room, with skeletons and fossils of giant animals from the Secondary Era; the famous Jurassic excavations from the region o..

  • 12 Tropical Gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Siesmayerstraße D - 60323 Frankfurt am Main

    This park is home to a very large variety of ornamental plants and flowers (notably roses), Alpine plants and tree species. In the greenhouses bloom precious tropical and sub-tropical flora. The palmarium, built in 1869, is the oldest construction of..

  • 13 Messegelände

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D - 60327 Frankfurt am Main

    This is the exhibitions centre overlooked by the very attractive tower built by the architect Helmut Jahn. 265 m high.Car fair, book fair, etc.: all events which annually attract millions of visitors. The faultless organisation and the area of the ce..

  • 14 St Leonard's Church

    Religious buildings

    Leonhardskirchhof D - 60311 Frankfurt-am-Main

    This Gothic 15C church reveals its relation with a Romanesque basilisk. Note the octagonal towers and the attractive sculptures of Master Engelbert's portal. This portal has been located inside since the addition of two aisles to the old building. Ne..

  • 15 St Paul's Church

    Religious buildings

    Berliner Straße D - 15234 Frankfurt-am-Main

    Between 1848 and 1849 the Germany National Assembly, elected before the March revolution, sat in this circular building. The building is home to an exhibition devoted to the history of the German democratic movement.

  • 16 Liebieg Museum of Sculpture

    Museums and art

    Schaumainkai 71 D - 60596 Frankfurt-am-Main

    Liebieg House Municipal Gallery is devoted to ancient sculpture. Beautiful examples of sculptures belonging to various civilizations, from ancient Egypt to the classical epoch. Small statuary and Roman copies of great Greek sculptures illustrate Gree..

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