Things to do in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a global city with a stunning skyline

Frankfurt is a financial and metropolitan center in Germany and is listed as a global city because of its leading financial institutions. Frankfurt combines history and modernity with 19th century streets containing classical old buildings and contemporary skyscrapers.


Things to do in Frankfurt

Frankfurt has a taste of everything and there is a lot of fun things to do in Frankfurt while on vacation. With riverside museums, world class operas, and botanic gardens, Frankfurt continues to attract people from all over the world to spend a holiday in this vivacious city.


Frankfurt Shopping

Shopping in Frankfurt ranges from fun tourist trinkets to high quality local goods; cheap deals to designer brands. Flashy malls and hidden boutiques can be found, depending on your shopping style.


Frankfurt Zoo

The Frankfurt zoo contains species from all over the world and is a wonderful place to spend the day, especially if you have children.



The city’s pubs and nightclubs are usually packed with friendly and open people making the social scene welcoming and exciting.


When to go to Frankfurt

Frankfurt is exciting at any time of year – regardless of when you arrive to the city there are a lot of activities to enjoy and things to do in Frankfurt – just make sure you plan your holiday to coincide with some important citywide events you won’t want to miss.


Frankfurt Motor Show

Frankfurt hosts the Messe Frankfurt which is a huge motor show drawing up to a million people from all over the world. The motor show is an incredible experience and takes place every other year.


Frankfurt Marathon

Frankfurt also hosts a huge marathon in October which is a wonderful event to take part in or simply watch.


Frankfurt Christmas Market

During the winter months, the city is famous for having a cozy outdoor Christmas market, with German cuisine, wine, and gift shopping. Frankfurt can be moderately cold in wintertime, so make sure to pack up your best boots and coat to enjoy the city.


Things to do in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Facts

Population687 775
AirportFrankfurt Main, Germany (FRA)

Frankfurt average temperatures

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Frankfurt Opera House

Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt

While Alte Oper may be the more historically interesting building, the home for opera today in Frankfurt is the modern Opern- und Schauspielhaus, located on Untermainanlage 11 near metro station Willy-Brandt-Platz. The old opera house, Alte Oper, is today mostly used as a concert hall with the occasional opera performance taking place there. They are located reasonably close to each other so if you are spending a weekend in Frankfurt, we recommend that you visit both!

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Frankfurt Marathon

The Frankfurt Marathon is an annual marathon event taking place in October every year. The race will take you through the great city of Frankfurt, showing off the greatest sights including the famous opera house Alte Oper, the gigantic skyscraper Messeturm and the old headquarters of the city's militia, the Hauptwache just to name a few. You will see all of this and more as you run along the famous Main River. Since the marathon is taking place in the inner city, the elevation is little to none and the base of the track is asphalt. This makes for a fast paced run, perfect for breaking your record if you have run a marathon before!

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Golf in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is an excellent destination for golf as there are many clubs in the surrounding area. Just outside the city center you will find Frankfurter Golf Club, an over 85 years old golf club that has frequently been featured in the German Open. To the east, in the former pheasants' garden of Hanau you will find the 18 hole course of Golf Club Hanau-Wilhelmsbad, which is well known for the challenging design with old trees blocking the path on many holes. To the south you will find the beautiful 27 hole course of Golf Club Neuhof, a flat but difficult course with many water hazards. There are many more courses so you can pick and choose what you feel like!

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