The diverse city of Frankfurt is a cultural melting pot of ancient ruins and skyscrapers, Korean gardens and European art. There’s lots for a day guest to see and do, so if you’re not sure where to start, just check out our suggestions below.
Your Frankfurt Daycation Tips
The World’s Your Menu – Frankfurt’s cosmopolitan culture is reflected in the diverse range of restaurants in the city. Fine dining can be experienced at the Relais & Châteaux Restaurant Lafleur, with Japanese culinary delights prepared by Moriki, and Italian fare cooked up at Restaurant Classico. Persian, Spanish, traditional German food and more is also available. For those who want to feast their eyes, try checking out Main Tower, a skyscraper within which the restaurant offers panoramic views.
Historical Heritage – There’s an extensive array of archaeological museums to explore, including the Kaiserpfalz Franconofurd where the ruins of the royal palace from fifteen centuries ago, and Roman ruins, can be seen. Art enthusiasts should pay the Städel Museum a look, and peruse the extensive European art collection (which dates from the Middle Ages to the modern era).
Botanical Gardens – The Palmengarten botanical garden dates back to the 19th century and is home to palm and orchid collections, which reside in greenhouses. There are nearby dining options, as well as the Papageno Musiktheater performing arts venue and the Tropicarium garden, not to mention being a short walk away from both a Korean garden (Koreanischer Garten) and the Botanischer Garten Frankfurt.
Six Fun Frankfurt Facts
Frankfurt is the capital of the state of Hesse, and Germany’s fifth largest city.
Its full name is Frankfurt am Main, referring to being a ford over the River Main.
A quarter of Frankfurt’s population is foreign-born, with migrants from Turkey being the most numerous.
Frankfurt is continental Europe’s financial capital, and home to the European Central Bank (ECB).
The city’s Commerzbank Tower is the second-highest skyscraper in the EU.
The city’s name has been the inspiration behind a number of sausages, a cake, and the transvestite scientist in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.