Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Frankfurt, Germany


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Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 10 km
Ascend 182 m
Descend 186 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: Kai Middendorff Galerie

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The Kai Middendorff Gallery is a private art gallery in Frankfurt am Main. It was founded in 2008 and is based in the building of a former car factory from 1900 in Frankfurt's Bahnhofsviertel.

Wikipedia: Kai Middendorff Galerie (DE), Website

969 meters / 12 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)

803 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 3: Fürstenhof

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The Fürstenhof, formerly Hotel Fürstenhof-Esplanade, is a neo-baroque building built in 1902 in Frankfurt am Main. It has a usable area of around 18,450 square metres and is located in the station district between Münchener Straße, Gallusanlage and Kaiserstraße. The building, which was renovated in 1992 by the real estate investor Jürgen Schneider, is leased to Commerzbank on a long-term basis. From 1994, Dresdner Bank, which was merged with Commerzbank in May 2009, had used it as the parent company for its private customer business.

Wikipedia: Fürstenhof (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

113 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

377 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

242 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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

230 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Gutenberg

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The Johannes Gutenberg Monument is a monument and fountain on the Roßmarkt in Frankfurt am Main. It commemorates the inventor of printing with movable metal letters, Johannes Gensfleisch, known as Gutenberg, as well as the printers and publishers Johannes Fust and Peter Schöffer, who worked with him in Frankfurt.

Wikipedia: Gutenberg-Denkmal (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

282 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Katharinenkirche

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St. Catherine's Church is the largest Protestant church in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is a parish church in the old city centre near one of the most famous city squares, the Hauptwache. The church is dedicated to the martyred early Christian saint Catherine of Alexandria.

Wikipedia: St. Catherine's Church, Frankfurt (EN)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Liebfrauenkirche

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Liebfrauenkirche is a Gothic-style Catholic parish church, located in the centre of Frankfurt, Germany. It was built in several phases from the 14th to the 16th century and serves today as a monastery church. Close to the shopping district, it serves as a place of rest even to visitors who are not religious. With an organ completed in 2008, it is a major venue for church music events.

Wikipedia: Liebfrauen, Frankfurt (EN)

326 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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)

324 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: 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)

187 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: 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)

119 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: 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

51 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 19: 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)

213 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 20: 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

152 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 21: 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)

117 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 22: 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 23: 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

513 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 24: 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 25: 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)

535 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 26: Deutsches Museum für Kochkunst und Tafelkultur

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The German Museum of Culinary Arts and Dining Culture was opened on 25 November 2015 in Frankfurt am Main. It sees itself in the tradition of the Culinary Art Museum of the International Federation of Chefs, which existed from 1909 to 1937, whose stored collection was completely destroyed in the Second World War. However, the collection of today's museum includes collection objects from the German Restaurant Museum, which existed in Frankfurt am Main from 1941 to 1944.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Museum für Kochkunst und Tafelkultur (DE), Website

878 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 27: Bethmann Landhaus

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Bethmann Landhaus unbekannt / PD-alt-100

Bethmannpark is a 3.1-hectare green space in Frankfurt am Main. The park is located in a triangle between Friedberger Landstraße, Berger Straße and Mauerweg in the eastern part of the Nordend district, outside the ramparts. The name of the park is derived from the Frankfurt Bethmann family.

Wikipedia: Bethmannpark (DE)

269 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 28: Garten des himmlischen Friedens

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The Garden of Tiananmen is a Chinese garden in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is part of the Bethmannpark in the Nordend, the main entrance is near the entrance to the Bethmannpark at the beginning of Berger Straße.

Wikipedia: Garten des Himmlischen Friedens (DE)

602 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 29: die katakombe

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die katakombeGleiten 17:33, 25. Sep. 2012 (CEST) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Katakombe is a small theatre in the city centre of Frankfurt am Main. It is located on the extension of the pedestrian zone near Frankfurt Zoo.

Wikipedia: Die Katakombe Frankfurt (DE)

1445 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 30: Ehem. Schwager'schen Brauerei

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In the list of cultural monuments in Frankfurt-Eastend, all cultural monuments in the sense of the Hessian Monument Protection Act in Frankfurt-Eastend, a district of Frankfurt am Main, are listed.

Wikipedia: Liste der Kulturdenkmäler in Frankfurt-Ostend (DE), Heritage Website


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