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What to See in Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt is considered to be a city of contrasts. In terms of the things to do in Frankfurt, you are spoilt for choice. The historical Römerberg with its half-timbered houses, right next to the modern banking district dotted with skyscrapers. No other city quite matches the symbiosis of old and modern architecture like Mainhatten. In addition to that, the different districts in Frankfurt offer their own individual flair and invite visitors to embark on a journey of discovery away from the tourist traps. Here, you can see our 5 inside tips for Frankfurt. For best hotels in Frankfurt, MEININGER has two fantastic properties.
1. A walk around Bornheim
Tourists only rarely end up wandering into Bornheim. The district has an unmistakeable charm. Bergerstraße is a mixture of cosy cafés, boutiques, and little shops selling decorative items. The Bethmannpark and Garten des Himmlischen Friedens are also worth a visit. A peaceful oasis not too far from the city centre. Your 5 inside tips for Frankfurt start here!
2. One of the best views of Frankfurt
Most tourists visit the Main Tower to marvel at Frankfurt from above. The cheaper and no less lovely option is the view of the skyline from the Kaiserdom cathedral. For only 3 euros, you can enjoy a phenomenal view of the major city on the river Main from an altitude of 66 metres.
3. The blooming Bahnhofsviertel
It is a social hotspot with one of the biggest drugs and prostitution scenes in Germany. The area around Frankfurt’s Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) doesn’t have the best reputation, meaning that a lot of people avoid it. Nevertheless, a trip to Frankfurt can’t be without a tour of the Bahnhofsviertel, which is currently undergoing a transformation. Now, the district has become home to cult record shops, as well as trendy bars and international restaurants.
4. Weekly markets in Frankfurt
If you are looking at what to do in Frankfurt, make sure you visit the markets. Frankfurt locals of all ages are drawn to the various Wochenmärkte (weekly markets) to sample the wares and indulge in tasty treats. We especially recommend a glass of Rhein-Gau wine, straight from the vintner. Some of the most popular markets are the one on Fridays at the Friedberger Markt and the one on Saturdays in the Kleinmarkthalle.
5. Summer evenings on the banks of the Main
As soon as spring sets in, the residents of Frankfurt like to visit the waterfront after work or at the weekends. Equipped with picnic blankets and all sorts of home-made treats or they go to one of the trendy bars along the Main. A view of the skyline is included, free of charge. A must in terms of sightseeing in Frankfurt. In terms of where to stay in Frankfurt if you want to visit the waterfront, MEININGER hotel Frankfurt Main Convention Center is your best bet!