Frankfurt

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Applewine Express

You can’t visit Frankfurt without trying apple wine, and a tour on the Ebbelwei Express trundles you around town while plying you with the brew. The entry fee includes a bottle of wine and a bag of savory biscuits.

Kurt-Schumacher-St. 10, 011-49-69-21-32-2425, www.ebbelwei-express.com
Tags: great value | things to do | tour | culinary | wine

Deutsches Filmmuseum

Numerous museums on the riverside give the southern edge of the Main the nickname of “Museumsufer.” The film museum shows old movies from the collection on a steady loop upstairs; exhibits downstairs illustrate the history of German filmmaking.

Schaumainkai 41, 011-49-69-212-388-30, www.deutschesfilmmuseum.de
Tags: art | things to do | culture | cinema

Goethe Haus

A Mecca for the literati since it opened to the public in 1863, the Goethe Haus is decorated in eclectic 18th-century style. The museum library next door has hundreds of thousands of volumes and manuscripts.

Grosser Hirschgraben 23-25, 011-49-69-13-8800, www.goethehaus-frankfurt.de
Tags: things to do | culture | tour | museum

Museum für Moderne Kunst

The modern art museum’s boat-like design almost steals the thunder from the exhibits inside. Liechtenstein, Warhol, and Segal are among the major artists displayed.

Domstrasse 10, 011-49-69-21-23-0447, www.mmk-frankfurt.de
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Palmengarten Botanical Gardens

Fifty acres of tropical trees, orchids, and ferns in greenhouses and within an outdoor garden provide a welcome sanctuary from the concrete bustle of downtown Frankfurt. A children’s train runs through the park and the Café Siesmayer has good food.

Siesmayerstrasse 63, 011-49-69-2123-3391, www.palmengarten-frankfurt.de
Tags: family | great value | things to do | outdoors

River Cruise

Get a unique view of Frankfurt’s famous skyline as you breeze by it on the Main River. Sightseeing boats leave often from the north bank, and you’ll get a touch of history as well as geography from the tour guides.

Primus-Linie, Mainkai 36, 011-49-69-133-8370, www.primus-line.de (German only)
Tags: family | cruise | smart splurge | things to do | architecture | tour

Saint Bartholomeu’s Cathedral

This red-sandstone church (the “Dom”) held the coronations of the Holy Roman Emperors, even though it didn’t (and still doesn’t) have a bishop’s seat. Built in the 14th century, it’s still the main church of Frankfurt.

Domplatz 14, 011-49-69-1310-467, www.dom-frankfurt.de
Tags: things to do | architecture | history | tour

The Römerberg

This historical market square has fronted the courthouse of Frankfurt since the original pre-Roman settlement. The irregularly shaped square is dominated by the “justice fountain.”

between Braubachstrasse and the Main River,
Tags: family | things to do | history | tour

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