Holiday in Frankfurt

October 7, 2012 by


Rommeplatz in Frankfurt

If you’re planning a holiday in Frankfurt, you’ll have plenty of must-do things to choose from.

Whether you’re a history buff ready to delve into the wealth of museums in Frankfurt or excited about exploring German cuisines, or just planning on playing tourist and visiting various landmarks and points of interest, Frankfurt offers enough to fill your days with a variety of activities.

Dinosaur Display outside Naturmeuseum Senckenberg

Dinosaur Display outside Naturmeuseum Senckenberg

Museums in Frankfurt

Museums in Frankfurt cover the gambit from art to history. The St├Ądel Museum offers one of the oldest art collections including 600 sculptures, about 2,700 paintings, and almost 100,000 drawings.

Older works date back to the Middle Ages and are a rare treat to view. Paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and others are exhibited. Other museums to add to your list include:

  • German Film Museum
  • German Museum of Architecture
  • Goethe House and Goethe Museum
  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt
  • Jewish Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Natural History Museum Senckenberg
  • Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Opera House

Opera House

Theaters, Opera, and Other Entertainment

Frankfurt also offers a wealth of theatrical entertainment including concerts, opera, variety theater, cabaret, and other shows. The Old Opera House has become a staple component of Frankfurt’s culture, but at one time it was almost torn down. Civic protests and liberal donations saved the Opera House, and it was rebuilt to match the original in 1981. Other shows you may want to check out could include:

  • English Theater
  • International Theater
  • Papageno Musical Theatre
  • Schauspielfrankfurt
  • Tiger Palace Variety Theatre

Flohmarkt Sachsehausen Sausages being cooked

Flohmarkt Sachsehausen Sausages being cooked

Foods You Don’t Want to Miss

With all that sightseeing, you’re sure to work up an appetite, and Frankfurt offers authentic culinary German specialties you don’t want to miss on your visit. Among the variety, you’ll find dishes that include sausages with sauerkraut, green sauce, strong cheeses, and plenty of onions.


Applewine is Frankfurt’s drink of choice.

Along with all the food, you may want to taste test Frankfurt’s applewine. Be forewarned, it’s an acquired taste and not for everyone, but worth a taste. It contains about 5% alcohol, and if you don’t care for it, Frankfurt has two local beers to offer instead.

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