Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Frankfurt, Germany


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Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 8.3 km
Ascend 165 m
Descend 156 m

Experience Frankfurt in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in FrankfurtIndividual Sights in Frankfurt

Sight 1: Landungsbrücken Frankfurt

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Landungsbrücken Frankfurt is an independent theatre in Frankfurt am Main, which was described by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as "the most open theatre in the city" in reference to the term Off-Broadway. Since November 2004, Landungsbrücken Frankfurt has been located in an old warehouse on the site of the former Dr. Carl Milchsack printing ink factory in the Gutleutviertel in the west of Frankfurt, which has been converted into an event room. In addition to in-house productions, co-productions, cooperations and guest performances with other theatre groups from the field of performing arts are realised every year. In addition, there are performances, dance, dance theatre, children's plays, youth plays, concerts, short film festivals, panel discussions and exhibitions. A total of around 100 events are held each year.

Wikipedia: Landungsbrücken Frankfurt (DE), Website

1705 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 2: Gewerkschaftshaus Frankfurt

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The Trade Union House in Frankfurt am Main is a listed office building that was inaugurated in 1931. Today, the high-rise building in the Gutleutviertel is the headquarters of the German Trade Union Confederation, the district of Hesse-Thuringia and the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main region and the trade union ver.di in the Frankfurt am Main district and region.

Wikipedia: Gewerkschaftshaus (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

530 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Der Hafenarbeiter

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Débardeur du port d'Anvers, also known as Der Hafenarbeiter is a bronze sculpture created by Belgian artist Constantin Meunier in 1890.

Wikipedia: Débardeur du port d'Anvers (EN)

878 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 4: Deutsches Architekturmuseum

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The German Architecture Museum (DAM) is located on the Museumsufer in Frankfurt, Germany. Housed in an 18th-century building, the interior has been re-designed by Oswald Mathias Ungers in 1984 as a set of "elemental Platonic buildings within elemental Platonic buildings". It houses a permanent exhibition entitled "From Ancient Huts to Skyscrapers" which displays the history of architectural development in Germany.

Wikipedia: German Architecture Museum (EN), Website

79 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Deutsches Filmmuseum

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The German Film Museum on the Museumsufer in Frankfurt am Main is a film museum in Germany. It is housed in a listed historic villa.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Filmmuseum (DE), Website

359 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Museum Angewandte Kunst

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The Museum Angewandte Kunst (MAK) is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and is part of Frankfurt's Museumsufer. The alternating exhibitions recount tales of cultural values and changing living conditions. Beyond that, they continually refer to the question of what applied art is today and can be and demonstrate the field of tension between function and aesthetic value.

Wikipedia: Museum Angewandte Kunst (EN), Website

655 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 7: Portikus

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Portikus is an exhibition institution for contemporary art in Frankfurt am Main. It was opened in 1987 in a container room behind the classicist columned frontispiece of the Old City Library and has been located on the Main Island at the Old Bridge since 2006. In addition to current works by internationally renowned artists, positions by young artists will also be shown. Since its founding in 1987, Portikus has been an integral part of the Städelschule and contributes to the enrichment of the curriculum and the international reputation of the school. From October 2014 to the end of 2017, Fabian Schöneich was curator of Portikus, followed by Christina Lehnert, who most recently headed the Braunschweiger Kunstverein. On July 1, 2022, the curatorial duo Liberty Adrien and Carina Bukuts took over the management.

Wikipedia: Portikus (Ausstellungshalle) (DE), Website

332 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Kellertheater Frankfurt

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The Kellertheater Frankfurt is an independent, completely volunteer-run theater in Frankfurt am Main. It has been located at Mainstraße 2 since 1980. It is run by the Junge Bühne Frankfurt e. V. and has been entered in the register of associations since 1975. The Kellertheater is a member of the Frankfurter Theaterallianz e. V.

Wikipedia: Kellertheater Frankfurt (DE)

223 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Gedenkstätte Neuer Börneplatz

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The Neuer Börneplatz Memorial Site, also called Börneplatz Memorial Site, in Frankfurt am Main commemorates the Jewish community of Frankfurt that was destroyed in the Holocaust. It was opened to the public on 16 June 1996.

Wikipedia: Memorial Neuer Börneplatz (EN)

230 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Heiliggeistkirche

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Heiliggeistkirche Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird Mylius als Autor angenommen (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Dominican monastery in Frankfurt am Main is the seat of the Evangelical City Dean of Frankfurt am Main and Offenbach and the Evangelical Regional Association, an amalgamation of the Frankfurt and Offenbach Evangelical communities. In the Dominican monastery, the synod of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau also meets twice a year.

Wikipedia: Dominikanerkloster (Frankfurt) (DE)

330 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Caricatura

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The Caricatura Museum Frankfurt – Museum of Comic Art in Frankfurt am Main exhibits works of comic art. The permanent exhibition shows texts, drawings and sculptures by artists of the New Frankfurt School. These are supplemented by temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists from the field of comic art.

Wikipedia: Museum für Komische Kunst (DE), Website

77 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew

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Frankfurt Cathedral, officially Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew, is a Roman Catholic Gothic church located in the heart of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.

Wikipedia: Frankfurt Cathedral (EN), Website

84 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Dommuseum

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Dommuseum Dommuseum Frankfurt / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Frankfurt Cathedral Museum shows ecclesiastical treasure art, a rich collection of medieval and baroque chasubles and important exhibits on the Frankfurt Imperial Cathedral, from early medieval excavation finds to evidence of its historicist redesign in the 19th century. The Cathedral Museum in the historic cloister of the Imperial Cathedral of St. Bartholomew in Frankfurt am Main has been in existence since 1987. The regular exhibition contains some highlights of sacred art. In addition, the museum presents contemporary art or cultural-historical topics in changing exhibitions. Since 2007, a second exhibition space has been the so-called Sacristeum in the neighbouring Haus am Dom.

Wikipedia: Dommuseum Frankfurt (DE), Website

114 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Kaiserpfalz franconofurd

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The former Archaeological Garden in Frankfurt am Main was built in 1972/73 during the construction of the Dom/Römer underground station. As part of the Dom-Römer project, the Archaeological Garden was built over with the Stadthaus am Markt from 2013 to 2016 in order to protect the excavations from the weather and to keep them permanently accessible. In August 2018, the exhibition was reopened in the basement of the Stadthaus as a branch of the Archaeological Museum Frankfurt under the new name Kaiserpfalz Franconofurd. It presents in a new architectural and museum design the remains of the Roman settlement on the Frankfurt Cathedral Hill, of a Merovingian royal court, of the Carolingian-Ottonian royal palace of Frankfurt, as well as late medieval cellar.

Wikipedia: Kaiserpfalz Franconofurd (DE)

152 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Frankfurter Kunstverein

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The Frankfurter Kunstverein e. V. in Frankfurt am Main is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art and culture. It is one of the oldest German art associations.

Wikipedia: Frankfurter Kunstverein (EN), Website

93 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 16: Haus Frauenstein

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Haus Frauenstein

Haus Frauenstein is a historic building in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is part of the Römerzeile, Frankfurt's town hall complex. As the fourth building in the row, it borders on the left (south) of the Löwenstein House and on the right (north) of the Salzhaus. The house address is "Römerberg 25".

Wikipedia: Haus Frauenstein (DE)

28 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 17: Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen

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The Fountain of Justice is a fountain on the Römerberg in Frankfurt am Main and one of the city's landmarks. It goes back to a predecessor building from 1543 on the same site and was built in its present form in 1611. During the time of the Holy Roman Empire, it played a special, albeit short-lived, role during the coronation ceremony as a wine fountain for the emperor and then also for the people. The fountain that can be seen today is a largely detailed copy from 1887, which was financed by the Frankfurt wine merchant Gustav D. Manskopf. It is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

108 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Haus zum Römer

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The Haus zum Römer, also known as Römer, is the eponymous middle house of the three-gable façade of the Frankfurt City Hall complex. It was first mentioned in 1322 and was bought by the city in 1405. Probably built in the early 14th century, it is architecturally still a representative of classical Gothic patrician architecture, despite massive exterior and interior alterations in the more than 700 years after its construction.

Wikipedia: Haus zum Römer (DE)

4 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 19: Haus zum Goldenen Schwan

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The House of the Golden Swan, also known as the Golden Swan, is a building in the Frankfurt City Hall complex. It borders to the northwest of the eponymous Haus zum Römer and has always been structurally and historically connected to it. First mentioned in 1322, the building was bought by the city in 1405. Architecturally, despite the structural changes of several centuries, it is still a typical representative of Gothic patrician architecture.

Wikipedia: Haus zum Goldenen Schwan (DE)

213 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 20: Haus Wertheym

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The Wertheim House, also known as Wertheym, is a half-timbered house built around 1600 at the Fahrtor in Frankfurt am Main. It is the only house with exposed half-timbering in Frankfurt's old town that has survived the air raids on Frankfurt am Main almost unscathed. The house is a listed building. Until the destruction of the old town, it received little attention. Today, with its massive ground floor with sandstone arcades, the two cantilevered half-timbered upper floors and the slate attic, it is considered typical of the Frankfurt architectural style. Since the 1970s, its appearance and its status as the last of what used to be more than 1200 half-timbered houses in the old town have contributed to promoting the desire for comprehensive reconstructions of representative old town houses among Frankfurt's citizens.

Wikipedia: Haus Wertheim (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

51 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 21: Historical Museum Frankfurt

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The Historical Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, was founded in 1878, and includes cultural and historical objects relating to the history of Frankfurt and Germany. It moved into the Saalhof in 1955, and a new extension was opened in 1972.

Wikipedia: Historical Museum, Frankfurt (EN), Website

77 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 22: Rententurm

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The pension tower is a late Gothic torture of the former city fortification of Frankfurt am Main and part of the Saalhof. The tower secured the travelor, which as the most important city gate Frankfurt connected the center of the historic city center, the Römerberg, with the port on the banks of the city wall outside the city wall. Opposite the pension tower on the Mainai has been the northern bridgehead of the Iron Steg since 1869.

Wikipedia: Rententurm (DE)

144 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 23: Bernusbau

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Bernusbau is a Baroque city palace in Frankfurt am Main and part of the Saalhof. The wealthy merchant family Bernus, immigrated from Hanau, had the building built at the Mainkai from 1715 to 1717 instead of older, dilapidated remains of the medieval hall.

Wikipedia: Bernusbau (DE)

187 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 24: Eiserner Steg

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The Eiserner Steg is a footbridge spanning the river Main in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, which connects the centre of Frankfurt with the district of Sachsenhausen.

Wikipedia: Eiserner Steg (EN)

304 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 25: Leonhardskirche

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St. Leonhard is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. Its historic church dates to 1219, when it was erected in the centre of the town close to the river Main, as a Romanesque-style basilica. From 1425, it was remodeled to a hall church in late Gothic style. St. Leonhard was the only one of nine churches in the Old Town that survived World War II almost undamaged. Today, the parish is part of the Domgemeinde and serves as the parish church of English-speaking Catholics. It is a monument of Frankfurt's history as well as church history and medieval crafts.

Wikipedia: St. Leonhard, Frankfurt (EN)

327 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 26: St. Paul's Church

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St. Paul's Church Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

St Paul's Church is a former Protestant church in Frankfurt, Germany, used as a national assembly hall. Its important political symbolism dates back to 1848 when the Frankfurt Parliament convened there, the first publicly and freely-elected German legislative body.

Wikipedia: St. Paul's Church, Frankfurt am Main (EN), Website

250 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 27: Goethe House

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The Goethe House is a writer's house museum located in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt, Germany. It is the birthplace and childhood home of German poet and playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It is also the place where Goethe wrote his famous works Götz von Berlichingen, The Sorrows of Young Werther, and the first drafts of Urfaust. The house has mostly been operated as a museum since its 1863 purchase by the Freies Deutsches Hochstift, displaying period furniture and paintings from Goethe's time in the house.

Wikipedia: Goethe House (EN), Website

260 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 28: Die Schmiere

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Die Schmiere Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The cabaret Die Schmiere was founded in 1950 by Rudolf Rolfs and is one of the oldest private theatres in Frankfurt am Main. The theatre describes itself as "The worst theatre in the world"; the name "Schmiere" is also a pejorative term for bad theatre, a so-called smear theatre.

Wikipedia: Die Schmiere (DE)

377 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 29: Euro-Skulptur

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The Euro-Skulptur by Ottmar Hörl set up at Willy-Brandt-Platz in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is one of two copies of the work that have been put on public display. It is a 14-metre (46 ft) tall electronic sign that shows a Euro sign and twelve stars around, weighing 50 tonnes.

Wikipedia: Euro-Skulptur (EN)

92 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 30: Oper Frankfurt

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Oper Frankfurt

The Oper Frankfurt is a German opera company based in Frankfurt.

Wikipedia: Oper Frankfurt (EN)


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