5 Must See Sites in Frankfurt

| January 23, 2014

Frankfurt, Germany is a doorway to Europe and boast of an array of tourist attraction sites in an internationally diverse city. There are many things to do in Frankfurt for anyone looking to have some time away from home without the hustle and bustle that comes with the obvious tourist attraction sites. Frankfurt has many tourist attraction sites from the arts, outdoor activities, shopping, historic buildings and high rise buildings.

Ideally, Frankfurt was not exactly designed as a tourist destination but its ambience and cool atmosphere makes it a favorite for many people in Germany. This city holds the best history and a perfect mixture of the old and new aspects of the German culture. Frankfurt city, despite its fairly high crime rate compared to other German cities, it is usually counted among the top 10 best German cities and safest to live in the whole world. Frankfurt tourism is mainly of site seeing of various historical buildings and architectural works. The top of the list things to see in Frankfurt include;

1.       Main Tower

 Main Tower

Main Tower

The main tower is open to the public for viewing. You can enjoy this magnificent scenery from a 200meter high tower. You can use the lift to get to the top and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Frankfurt cityscape below. Atop this building is a great restaurant where you can enjoy a dining experience. There is not better view of the Frankfurt city than from the top of the main tower. There is a 650-feet high platform where you can stand and experience Frankfurt from the city’s only high rise accessible to the public.

2.       Goethe’s house

Goethe’s house

Goethe’s house

Frankfurt city was the place where the most influential German writer Wolfgang Von Goethe was born and raised. Although his house was later destroyed in the World War II, to date it has been refurbished with its original furnishing, paintings and books held by the Goethe family. Nowadays visitors can get inspired by the atmosphere of this house and view the desk where Geothe wrote his famous “The Sorrows of Young Werther”.

3.       The Römerberg

The Römerberg

The Römerberg

The Römerberg also known as the “Roman Mountain” is the historic heartthrob of Frankfurt and home to its City Hall, which dates back to 1405.  It is surrounded by half-timbered houses, and in the olden days was used to hold Frankfurt’s first trade fairs throughout the 13th century. This is a definitely must see for any visitor touring Frankfurt city.

4.       Paulskirche – St. Paul’s Church

Paulskirche - St. Paul’s Church

Paulskirche – St. Paul’s Church

This church was built in the late 17th century all the way to the 18th century. This is the cradle of German democracy because it was used to hold political meetings and at some point was used as a sitting of the first freely elected German parliament in 1848. Today, the Paulskirche is used essentially for exhibitions and special events.

5.       Cider Taverns in Sachsenhausen

Cider Taverns in Sachsenhausen

Cider Taverns in Sachsenhausen

You do not necessarily have to drink up this Frankfurt signature drink of light apple cider known as “Apfelwein”, or “Ebbelwoi” by the Frankfurters. It is produced in the Frankfurt surroundings where you can find some of the best and long standing apple cider taverns in the paved streets of Frankfurt’s district “Sachsenhausen”.

 

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