Interrail is an inexpensive and flexible way to travel to Frankfurt. Tip: Discover the city as part of an Interrail trip through Germany or across several countries – you’ll often travel cheaper than with Point-to-Point Tickets.
Head to the museum-lined bank of the river Main or through the city and discover a great variety of museums showcasing works by old masters and contemporary artists and exhibitions of film, architecture, design and more. Here are a few places to visit:
DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum (German Film Institute & Film Museum): see exciting exhibits, operate models of historic devices, watch films on the big screen and let film come to life.
Städel Museum: the Städel Museum gives you a seamless overview of 700 years of European art history, from the early 14th century through the Renaissance, the Baroque period, classical modernity and right up to the contemporary era.
Historisches Museum Frankfurt (Historical Museum Frankfurt): exciting insights into the history of Frankfurt from the Hohenstaufen era to present day.
Frankfurter Goethe-Haus (Goethe House in Frankfurt): Goethe grew up in this house and wrote works such as The Sorrows of Young Werther here. With its old furniture and images, the house gives a lively picture of Goethe’s youth.
Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst (Museum of Modern Art): top works of European and American art from the 1960s and current works by international contemporary artists.
Verkehrsmuseum Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt Transport Museum): the exciting history of public transport in Frankfurt.
EXPERIMINTA ScienceCenter: experiment and try out new things at over 130 physics, maths, technology and IT stations.
“New Old Town”.
The reconstructed “New Old Town” invites you to visit historic Frankfurt, home to Goethe’s aunt and where emperors and kings paraded upon coronation at the Römer. Nowadays, around 200 people live in the 15 reconstructed and 20 newly built houses of the historic centre of Frankfurt. There are countless inviting shops, cafés, museums and squares where you can while away time.
Shop, eat and relax sustainably: be inspired by these tips and enjoy a sustainable visit to Frankfurt.
GrünGürtel (green belt): the city and its numerous parks are surrounded by a green belt where you can walk and cycle along over 60 kilometres of routes. Just hire a bike and set off through this nature area with its meadows, streams, gardens, parks and leisure areas.
What about getting some innovative and decorative upcycling gifts? Einzigware is the place to go.
Enjoy sustainable food: on the Klimagourmet platform, you can find shops where you can make sustainable purchases, as well as catering and delivery services which provide and deliver resource-efficient, regional, vegetarian and vegan cooking.
From gourmet temples to trendy pubs, restaurants and cider taverns – Frankfurt’s culinary offering is as diverse as the city itself. And what about some typical specialities?
Hand cheese with music: hand cheeses are little sourmilk cheeses (Harz cheese), which used to be made by hand. Traditionally, the mature sourmilk cheese is marinaded in vinegar, oil, caraway, salt and pepper and is served with cider and bread as “handcheese with music”.
Green sauce: it’s Frankfurt’s national dish and is served as a cold sauce to go with boiled potatoes and boiled eggs. It’s traditionally made with seven herbs: borage, chervil, cress, parsley, pimpinella, sorrel and chives.
Frankfurters: the famous German sausages.
The mug the cider is served in is called a Bembel.
Brenten: try this typical pastry from Frankfurt made of marzipan dough baked after being shaped with a wooden mould.