See and Do in Frankfurt

Expats moving to Frankfurt will be pleased to know that there are many attractions and activities in the city.

Sights include the Well of Justice Fountain in Romerberg Square, the beautiful and opulent Goethe-Haus, and the Eschenheimer Turm (the old city gate which dates back to the 15th century).

Culture and history buffs will love meandering through the Städel Gallery or the Museum of Sculpture, while those preferring a bit of rest and relaxation can head to the beautiful Frankfurt Botanical Gardens for a picnic in the great outdoors. 


Recommended attractions in Frankfurt

Eschenheimer Turm

Dating back to the 15th century, the Eschenheimer Turm is one of the few remaining medieval portions of the wall that was built to encircle Frankfurt. Expats who are new to the city should climb to the top of the 154-foot high (47m) Gothic tower to admire the views of the city.

Goethe-Haus

This famous house is where the renowned poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born. Though the house underwent a number of modifications when it left the hands of the Goethe family, it was eventually purchased and restored as a tribute to the writer. The house was then destroyed during World War II, but has since been rebuilt.

Well of Justice (Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen)

Built in Frankfurt’s central square of Romerberg in 1541, the Well of Justice has changed a lot over the last few centuries and the original sandstone statues were moved to the Museum of Local History. Still, the historical site is worth a visit for anyone new to Frankfurt.

Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten Frankfurt am Main) 

Spend a day strolling through the beautiful Botanical Garden in Frankfurt and enjoy the journey through its different sections of flora and fauna. This is a great spot to enjoy a picnic while relaxing in the sun during the summer.

German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

This museum is constantly screening old films from its collection, and expats who are eager to learn about the country’s movie history should head to the Deutsches Filmmuseum to look at the exhibits, models and images.

Liebieghaus

Built in 1896 for Czech Baron Heinrich Liebieg, Liebieghaus hosts Frankfurt's sculpture museum and is a definite must for culture lovers. It boasts a variety of sculptures from ancient Sumeria, Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Städel Gallery

This is Frankfurt’s most important gallery and contains some exquisite European works of art. The institution features everything from 19th and 20th-century German painters, to French impressionists such as Renoir and Monet. The most impressive piece in the museum is Jan van Eyck's Madonna (1433).

Frankfurt Zoo

Nearly destroyed in World War II, with only 20 animals surviving, the zoo has added over 3,200 furry and feathered friends. Today the zoo features the popular Big Cat Jungle and the Exotarium, a collection of exotic and aquatic animals, as well as some very realistic replicas of many of the creatures' natural habitats.

Historical Museum (Historisches Museum)

With changing exhibitions, the Historical Museum features objects and artefacts that date back as far as the Middle Ages – a great way for non-European visitors to catch a glimpse into the very distant past of Frankfurt and Europe.

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna International

Aetna is an award-winning insurance business that provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. Their high quality health insurance plans are tailored to meet the individual needs of expats living and working abroad.

Get a quote from Aetna International

Cigna_logo_300.png

Cigna Global

With 86 million customer relationships in over 200 countries, Cigna Global has unrivalled experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.

Get a quote from Cigna Global