Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #8 in Frankfurt, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 23 sights
Distance 11.8 km
Ascend 169 m
Descend 147 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: Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage

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The Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage is a main street-like square in the western inner city area of Frankfurt am Main, which forms an access unit for traffic coming from the west, together with the Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage, the Platz der Republik and the Düsseldorfer Straße. It was the location of important institutions, including the headquarters of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. In recent years, it has increasingly developed into an expansion area of Frankfurt's banking district.

Wikipedia: Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage (DE)

267 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Hammering Man

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Hammering Man is a series of monumental kinetic sculptures by Jonathan Borofsky. The two-dimensional painted steel sculptures were designed at different scales, were painted black, and depict a man with a motorized arm and hammer movement to symbolize workers throughout the world. They were structurally engineered by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA).

Wikipedia: Hammering Man (EN)

384 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: 13er Husaren-Denkmal

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13er Husaren-Denkmal

The Hussar Monument is a memorial of the city of Frankfurt am Main.

Wikipedia: Husarendenkmal (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

317 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Senckenberg-Museum

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The Naturmuseum Senckenberg (SMF) is a museum of natural history, located in Frankfurt am Main. It is the second-largest of its kind in Germany. In 2010, almost 517,000 people visited the museum, which is owned by the Senckenberg Nature Research Society. Senckenberg's slogan is "world of biodiversity". As of 2019, the museum exhibits 18 reconstructed dinosaurs.

Wikipedia: Naturmuseum Senckenberg (EN), Website

489 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Christuskirche

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The Christuskirche is a church built in the late 19th century in the style of historicism in the Westend-Süd district of the city of Frankfurt am Main. The church building has been used as an ecumenical centre since 1978. The local Protestant Christus-Immanuel congregation, a Serbian Orthodox congregation and the Protestant, East African Oromo congregation of Frankfurt are involved. The building is a listed building by the state of Hesse.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Frankfurt-Westend) (DE)

980 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 6: Westend Synagoge

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Built between 1908 and 1910, the Westend Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Frankfurt am Main and the spiritual center of the city's Jewish community life. It was the only one of the former four large synagogues to survive the November pogroms of 1938 and the bombing raids of the Second World War badly damaged. Until the demise of Jewish life in Frankfurt during the National Socialist era, it served as a place of worship for the liberal reform wing. It was re-inaugurated in 1950 after provisional renovation and restored true to the original from 1989 to 1994.

Wikipedia: Westend-Synagoge (DE), Website

710 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 7: Livingston'sches Stallgebäude

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Livingston'sches Stallgebäude

The Livingston Horse Stable in Frankfurt am Main, on the corner of Ulmenstraße 20 / Kettenhofweg, was built between 1880 and 1882 and is now a listed building.

Wikipedia: Livingstonscher Pferdestall (DE)

276 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Beer, Sondheimer & Co. Gebäude

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Beer, Sondheimer & Co. Gebäude

Bockenheimer Landstraße 25 is a listed commercial building on Bockenheimer Landstraße in the Westend district of Frankfurt am Main. It was built between 1913 and 1916 as the administrative building of the Frankfurt metal trading and mining company Beer, Sondheimer & Co. according to a design by Otto Bäppler.

Wikipedia: Bockenheimer Landstraße 25 (DE)

377 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Rothschildpark

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Rothschild Park is a public park in Frankfurt, Germany. It is located within the central business district known as the Bankenviertel, to the north of the Opera Tower, adjacent to the Opera Square. The park is named for the Rothschild family, a banking family originating in Frankfurt.

Wikipedia: Rothschild Park (Frankfurt) (EN)

420 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Sankt Ignatius

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Sankt Ignatius Elke Wetzig (Elya) / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Ignatius is a Roman Catholic church in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The current church, consecrated in 1964, is the work of the important church builder Gottfried Böhm. Originally the parish church of the parish of St. Ignatius, which has existed since 1930, the Ignatius Church has been a rectorate church of the new cathedral parish of St. Bartholomew since 2014 after the merger of the Catholic inner city parishes.

Wikipedia: St. Ignatius (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

423 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: Alte Oper

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Alte Oper is a concert hall in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. It is located in the inner city, Innenstadt, within the banking district Bankenviertel. Today's Alte Oper was built in 1880 as the city's opera house, which was destroyed by bombs in 1944. It was rebuilt in the 1970s as a concert hall with a large hall and smaller venues, opened in 1981. The square in front of the building is still known as Opernplatz.

Wikipedia: Alte Oper (EN), Website

629 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 12: Altes Volksbildungsheim

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Altes Volksbildungsheim

The Volksbildungsheim is a listed building at the Eschenheimer Tor in Frankfurt am Main with the address Eschenheimer Anlage 40. The name is a reminder of its many years of use as an education and event centre of the Frankfurter Bund für Volksbildung. From 1963 to 1995, the Theater am Turm was located here. Today, behind the preserved façade is the CineStar Metropolis, which is used as a multiplex cinema. The cinemas are operated by the CineStar Group.

Wikipedia: Volksbildungsheim Frankfurt am Main (DE)

1000 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 13: Elisabethenschule

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The Elisabethenschule is a grammar school in Frankfurt am Main, in the Nordend district. The school was named after Catharina Elisabeth Goethe (1731–1808), the mother of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832).

Wikipedia: Elisabethenschule (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Adolph-von-Holzhausen-Park

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Holzhausenpark is the 3.5-hectare remnant of the former Holzhausen Oed estate of the patrician Holzhausen family in Frankfurt am Main.

Wikipedia: Holzhausenpark (DE)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Holzhausenschlösschen

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The Holzhausenschlösschen is a moated former country house built by the patrician Holzhausen family on their farm, then just north of Frankfurt and now in the city's Nordend. The present building was completed in 1729, built for Johann Hieronymus von Holzhausen on the foundations of a moated castle from the Middle Ages after a design by Louis Remy de la Fosse. Today, it serves as a venue for cultural events.

Wikipedia: Holzhausenschlösschen (EN)

640 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 16: Gethsemanekirche

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The Protestant Gethsemane Church in Frankfurt am Main (Nordend) is the last large new church building in Frankfurt in the 20th century.

Wikipedia: Gethsemanekirche (Frankfurt am Main) (DE), Website

527 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 17: Philanthropin

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The Philanthropin is a Jewish elementary school and gymnasium in Frankfurt, Germany. It was founded in 1804 by Mayer Amschel Rothschild.

Wikipedia: Philanthropin (EN)

352 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 18: Bernardus Kirche

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Bernardus Kirche    Gesamtzahl meiner hochgeladenen Dateien: 959 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The church of St. Bernhard, also St. Bernardus, is a Roman Catholic church in Frankfurt-Norse on Koselstrasse. The municipality of St. Bernhard belongs to the diocese of Limburg and has been a parish of the St. Bartholomäus cathedral parish since 2014.

Wikipedia: St. Bernhard (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

1243 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 19: The Sower

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The SowerTim Dobbelaere from Ieper, Belgium / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Sower is a sculpture by the Belgian artist Constantin Meunier of which multiple copies were made.

Wikipedia: The Sower (Meunier) (EN)

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 20: Günthersburgpark

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GünthersburgparkDerHexer, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

Günthersburgpark is a green space in Frankfurt am Main, Nordend-Ost district, which was created in 1837 by the banker Carl Mayer von Rothschild and has been open to the public since 1892.

Wikipedia: Günthersburgpark (DE)

403 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 21: Ehem. Comeniusschule

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Ehem. Comeniusschule

IGS Nordend is an integrated comprehensive school in Frankfurt am Main.

Wikipedia: IGS Nordend (DE), Heritage Website

459 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 22: St. Josefskirche

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St. Josef in Frankfurt-Bornheim is one of three churches in Frankfurt that are dedicated to the patron saint Joseph of Nazareth. It is the parish church of the new type of Catholic parish of St. Josef Frankfurt am Main, to which three other churches belong as church places and in which there are also two profile churches of the Diocese of Limburg, which are also branch churches of the parish. Like the other two Josefskirchen in Frankfurt am Main, the sacred building is located in the Diocese of Limburg.

Wikipedia: St. Josef (Frankfurt-Bornheim) (DE)

1233 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 23: Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

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The Holy Cross Church is a Catholic church in the Bornheim district of Frankfurt am Main (Germany). It is similar in design to the Frauenfriedenskirche in Frankfurt-Bockenheim. It was built by Martin Weber from 1928 to 1929, on a rise then known as Bornheimer Hang. The church is an unusual example of interwar modernism as sacred Bauhaus architecture.

Wikipedia: Holy Cross Church, Frankfurt-Bornheim (EN)


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