Things to do in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is an internationally diverse city that has many great things to offer; from arts, outdoors, and shopping, to historic buildings and high-rises. Here are a few places that you can’t afford to miss.skyline-frankfurt-am-main

Christmas market

If you’re in Frankfurt, this might be something that’s worth the visit. The Romer offers the perfect setting for a Christmas Market. It is ranked as one of Europe’s best. The surrounding buildings are reminiscent of gingerbread houses. This plaza is also located near the water, so take a stroll around the neighborhood to enjoy the views. While wandering through the market, make sure to try currywurst, it is a sausage drenched in curry sauce and powder, kartoffelpuffer, which is fried potato pancakes dipped in an apple, garlic, or herb sauce, and the quintessential schnitzel sandwich with sauerkraut,  flattened pork in a bun, and the apfelwein (applewine).

Staedel Museum

It is one of the best art museums in Germany. If you are into painting, this museum is a must. It is one of the most comprehensive collections in Germany, ranging from medieval paintings to modern art. There is a permanent exhibition plus a changing one that gathers and borrows art from all over the world. In the current year, it is conducted in the fall 2016, a retrospective of Georg Baselitz.

Palmengarten

If you are in Frankfurt and having a short time of period, and if you like gardens, this is a must see place to go. The entrance fee is 7 Euros and you can spend minimum 2 hours surfing and touring the garden. The “Palm Garden” houses plants from all over the world and can be visited during summer or winter. It is a great escape from the nearby skyscrapers. This garden dates back to the 19th century. The garden entrance is adjacent to KfW Bankengruppe bank, and is easy to reach by public transportation.

Senckenberg Natural History Museum

The Senckenberg museum houses a wide variety of animals, birds, and fish and also a nice collection of dinosaurs and fossils. It also has exhibits showing the evolution of mankind and the different habitats of animals in different continents. The world renowned Senckenberg Society has a permanent exhibition in Frankfurt. It’s about paleontology and evolution that has a complete collection of skeletons of dinosaurs like triceratops.

Cathedral of St. Bartholomew

This is a gorgeous massive church that is located at the heart of Frankfurt. This is believed to be built in the 7th century. It was destroyed in World War II and was rebuilt in the 1950’s. A fee of 3 Euros is collected to climb the massive tower, which is quite a hike, but it is absolutely worth it for the 360 degree view of Frankfurt and the Main River.

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