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Local History in Frankfurt

TOP 1

The Roman Forum

4.6/5
548 Reviews
Frankfurt
71m from downtown
Squares
Menschen001
"Frankfurt has few monuments, and the Roman Square remains after 80% of the old city bombed by World War II was destroyed by the bombing. The reason is called the Comic Man Square because the ancient Roman Empire really had rule here, there were also troops. Now there is only a church and surrounding German-style residential. The square stands in the middle of the statue of the goddess of justice."

Reasons to Recommend: The Roman Forum is located in the center of Old Frankfurt. It is also the city of old city hall. The square was built in the Middle Ages and destroyed during WWII. It was later almost completely reconstructed. Now it's the only Middle-Age style street left in Frankfurt and stands in stark contrast to the other modern buildings in the city. The Roman Forum is a can't-miss sightseeing destination.Many famous attractions in Frankfurt are nearby, including City Hall, the museum, the church, etc. For many travelers, the Roman Forum is a great place to come and learn about Frankfurt's culture.

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TOP 2

Frankfurt Cathedral

4.6/5
359 Reviews
Frankfurt
237m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
suifeng2019
"Frankfurt Cathedral is the most sacred place in Frankfurt and also the landmark of the city. It is difficult to photograph the exterior of the church because the square in front of the church is too small and surrounded by buildings. But the towering spire can be seen in many parts of the city."

Reasons to Recommend: Frankfurt Cathedral is located in the Roman district, adjacent to the Roman Forum. This Gothic church was built between the 13th and 15th centuries. In the 14th century, it became the coronation site of the Germanic kings. A total of ten emperors of the Holy Roman Empire held coronation ceremonies here. Therefore, it is also known as the "Emperor's Cathedral". The Frankfurt Cathedral was once destroyed by fire, and now it is in front of people's eyes that it was restored in 1877. The appearance of the building is different from the gray and black solemnity of ordinary Gothic churches. The walls of the Frankfurt Cathedral are brick red, and the building lines are simple and smooth. The relatively complicated building is the towering tower. The tower was built in the 15th century and is 95 meters high. It can be seen at a glance from many places in the city, which is very eye-catching. There are 322 steps in the tower to the top of the tower. You can climb the tower for 3 euros and enjoy the city scenery of Frankfurt, but the space in the tower is narrow, so pay attention to safety when climbing. Inside the church The towering curved dome in the church is majestic, and the four huge base columns form a "crown" shape at the top. Although the huge glass windows have no gorgeous decoration, the good lighting makes the interior of the church more holy. bright. The central altar is quite eye-catching, the main altar was built in the 15th century, and the relief on it shows the scene of the crucifixion of Jesus. The painted reliefs on the north wing corridor of the remnants of the colored statues of the central altar money are also very special and worth seeing. The museum of the church displays the mass ritual items from the 14th century to the 20th century, including vestments, wine glasses, holy vessels, etc., which are worth viewing.

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TOP 3

Museumsufer

4.3/5
61 Reviews
Frankfurt
880m from downtown
Museums
Lavender and Sun
"The Riverbank Museum District is a very open place with beautiful and pleasant scenery! Very suitable for the whole family to take the kids to play together! The local style is simple and hospitable! Will greet you enthusiastically!"

Reasons to Recommend: The Frankfurt Museum Quarter is located on the banks of the Main River in the Sachsenhausen district of Frankfurt, between the Eiserner Steg and the Friedensbrücke. The museum district is the art and cultural district of Frankfurt, where thirteen different types of well-known museums are concentrated. The metropolis of Frankfurt is known in the art world for its museum district on the banks of the Main. Stedel Art Museum: Exhibits from the Middle Ages to modern Western paintings, the total number of exhibits is close to 100,000. Ancient Sculpture Museum: Collection of sculptures from different eras, as well as ancient Egyptian cultural exhibitions. Deutsche Post Museum: Showcasing the history of communication. German Architecture Museum: is a series of exhibitions on human settlements from the Stone Age to the present day. German Film Museum: Exhibition on the History of Film, the content of the exhibition and the archives are constantly changing. Museum of Applied Arts: One of the six largest art galleries in Germany. Icon Museum: A large collection of Russian religious paintings.

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TOP 4

Goethe House

4.5/5
352 Reviews
Frankfurt
324m from downtown
Famous Residences
suifeng2019
"Goth spent his youth in Frankfurt. The markings on the front of the gate are the family's badge. There are three harps hidden in it, so it's also called Sanqin House. God's writing habits were different from those of the common man, who was used to writing standing up, and there was a desk in the room where he used to write."

Reasons to Recommend: The Goethe House is adjacent to the Goethe Museum. On August 28, 1749, the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born here and spent his youth here. The famous "The Sorrows of Young Werther" and the prologue of "Faust" are completed here. Like the old German dwellings, the former residence is quite inconspicuous. During World War II, the building was almost completely destroyed by bombing. After the war, people faithfully restored the original appearance of the former residence. Precious furniture, authentic works of art, valuable ornaments, books, portraits, and manuscripts carefully moved elsewhere during the war were brought back after the war, and they are now sitting securely in the places that once belonged to them. Overview of the former residence The entrance to the former residence is at the black iron gate at the back door of the house. The Goethe House has four floors, with the hall, yellow room, blue room and kitchen on the first floor. Hangers, Frankfurt-style wooden cabinets and safes are placed in the hall, and a hidden door on the side leads to the underground wine cellar. In the yellow room (Yellowroom) on the left side of the hall, there is a collection of portraits of Goethe in his youth. The blue room was used as a dining room, decorated with a baroque round dining table, a mirror, and a sewing machine that Goethe's mother used to use by the window. The living room climbs up the luxuriously carved stairs to the second floor, where the living room and music room are mainly located. The living room is very spacious and decorated with luxurious and elegant red velvet. Goethe highly respects Chinese culture. The wallpaper in the living room is full of rich Chinese style, so the living room is also called "Peking" hall. It was here that Goethe chatted and laughed with writers, poets and dramatists from Germany and other European countries. The concert hall is also a frequent hangout for the music-loving Goethe family. An old clavichord is kept here, and the surrounding walls are decorated with portraits of members of the Goethe family. The room where Goethe was born The room where Goethe was born is located on the northeast side of the third floor. The newspaper by the window published the news of Goethe's baptism after birth, and the date of birth "August 28, 1749" marked by Goethe himself. In addition, a portrait of Goethe in his later years hangs in the room. The library and gallery on the third floor are also worth a visit, with a collection of 2,000 volumes. These books are well preserved, slightly yellowed, and have a sense of age. Goethe also likes to collect art collections very much. In the gallery on the third floor, you can see many masterpieces of German and Dutch schools. The study on the fourth floor of the former residence of the study houses the high-footed desk used by Goethe. Goethe wrote "Faust", "William Meister's Studying and Roaming Years" and a large number of poems in his narrow and simple studio. The room adjacent to the study houses the puppet theatre, which was featured in Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister's Studying and Wandering Years". On the north side of the fourth floor, there is an exhibition of the former residence of Goethe, where you can see the documents about the building, the customs of Frankfurt, manuscripts, notes, letters and other precious materials of Goethe when he lived in Frankfurt. After visiting the Goethe House, you can go to the Goethe Museum adjacent to it. The museum has a total of 14 exhibition halls displaying paintings from the Goethe era.

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TOP 5

Iron Footbridge

4.5/5
259 Reviews
Frankfurt
311m from downtown
Bridges
WillSum
"Frankfurt's business card links the residential areas in the south of the city and the CBD core business district in the center of the city. The historical and cultural symbols correspond to famous landmarks such as Frankfurt's Cathedral."

Reasons to Recommend: The steel-framed pedestrian bridge spans the River Main and connects the south and north banks of Frankfurt. Construction of this neo-Gothic-style bridge began in 1869, and after many renovations, it took shape in 1993. The guardrails on the bridge are covered with iron locks, and visitors hang their wishes here.

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TOP 6

Eurotower

4.3/5
120 Reviews
Frankfurt
603m from downtown
Modern Architecture
Statues/Sculptures
suifeng2019
"The European Central Bank's headquarters in Frankfurt is a 40-story skyscraper. The 12 yellow stars in the Euro Tower on the square symbolize the 12 countries that decided to use the euro before 2002."

Reasons to Recommend: The Euro Tower is located in the center of Frankfurt and is the seat of the European Central Bank. It was established on June 1, 1998. It is responsible for the financial and monetary policy of the European Union and the euro area. It is the central bank of the euro area. The building has a total of 40 floors and is 148 meters high. The huge Euro sculpture logo in front of the building is very famous.

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TOP 7

Old Opera House

4.4/5
104 Reviews
Frankfurt
923m from downtown
Theaters
Historical Architectures
杨昊鑫
"The Frankfurt Old Opera is at the end of the luxury pedestrian street and is also an important attraction in Frankfurt. It used to be an opera house in history, and now it is a concert hall. The old opera house was completed in 1880. It was destroyed during World War II and was once known as the most beautiful ruin in Germany. After the war, the exterior was faithfully restored, and the interior was changed to a concert hall. The fountain at the entrance is easy to take pictures."

Reasons to Recommend: The Alte Oper is a classic opera house that can be found in downtown Frankfurt that dates back to Kaiser Wilhelm in the 1880s. This landmark building has seating that will fit 2,500 for performances, but is worth a visit even if you are not there to watch a show. In addition to operas, the Alte Oper contains several other facilities for small gatherings or other functions, making it a great gathering place for your groups. The facade, after impressive renovations following destruction during World War II, offers a fantastic photo opportunity and a wonderful place to marvel at European architectural grace.

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TOP 8

Historisches Museum Frankfurt

4.3/5
62 Reviews
Frankfurt
184m from downtown
Museums
117***02
"The Frankfurt History Museum (German: Historisches Museum) is a museum located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, founded in 1878. Exhibits cultural and historical artifacts from Frankfurt and Germany."

Reasons to Recommend: This historical museum on the edge of the Roman Forum has collected about 600,000 exhibits in Frankfurt since 1878. You will be overwhelmed with paintings, prints, textiles, ancient coins, arts and crafts objects and antique toys. The attraction is the model of the city from the 1930s placed in the foyer, the fine detail is worth seeing.

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TOP 9

Berger Street (Berger Strasse)

4.4/5
36 Reviews
Frankfurt
2.4km from downtown
Featured Neighborhoods
小鱼儿2015
"Berger Street is a very interesting street facility. It is located in the old town of Frankfurt. You can also see a lot of local visits on the streets here. Eating is also a good choice. Many locals come here."

Reasons to Recommend: Berger Street is a well-known street in Frankfurt. It is the core area of the new city. It is rich and not outdated. On both sides of the street are antique European buildings, which are very dreamy. The streets are lined with various specialty snack bars, coffee shops, bars, and shopping malls, which are a good place for leisure and entertainment. If you go shopping seriously, you can spend an afternoon.

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TOP 10

Bad Homburg

4.5/5
28 Reviews
Frankfurt
13.7km from downtown
Ancient Towns
小鱼儿2015
"Humboldt is also an old Roman building in this place. The real castle is also a very interesting building. There are many places for vacations, as well as very nice hot springs and gardens, which are great places for vacations."

Reasons to Recommend: Bad Homburg was originally the official residence of Count Hesse Humboldt and the location of the summer residence of the German Kaiser. The places of interest in Bad Homburg include the quaint old town, the historic buildings and monuments in the health park, and the Earl's Garden stretching to the Taunus Forest. There are scenic woods and health parks in the town, and this town with more than 30 hot springs is full of lazy vacationers.

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TOP 11

St. Paul's Church

4.4/5
76 Reviews
Frankfurt
102m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
yin***14
"This is the oldest parish church in Munich. The interior is quieter and less gorgeous than other churches in the area. But there are also many beautiful artworks and altars. It was almost completely destroyed during World War II, and it took 50 years to rebuild. It is highly recommended that you take the time to climb the tower."

Reasons to Recommend: St Paul's Church was built in 1833 in a classicist style less common in Germany. It was originally a Protestant Lutheran church. On May 18, 1848, the first Frankfurt Congress was held here. The Congress reached a proposal to formulate a unified German constitution. During World War II, St. Paul's Church was destroyed, and due to the historical background behind it, it was rebuilt after the war. Churches have also been transformed from former religious buildings into cultural places. Now there are many commemorative reliefs displayed in the interior of the church, and the reliefs vividly reproduce the scene when the constitution was formulated. It is also worth mentioning that since 1949, the Goethe Prize, the German literary award (Thomas Mann was the recipient of the award in 1949), was issued every three years in the Paul Church.

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TOP 12

Augsburg

4.4/5
54 Reviews
Frankfurt
251.6km from downtown
Castles
Buildings by Famous Architects
小鱼儿2015
"The old district of Frankfurt, this Augsburg is really special. Many of the facilities here are also quite interesting. In many places here, you can also see very interesting historical buildings."

Reasons to Recommend: Augsburg was built in the time of the Roman emperor Augustus in 15 BC and is located between the Lech and Wertach rivers. At that time Augsburg was a trade hub. The more prosperous times were in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was brought about by two merchant families, Fugger and Wales, operating far-flung trade and banking. It is a building that appeared in that era. It has influenced the appearance of Augsburg to this day. Augsburg is also known as the "City of Art", "City of the Renaissance" and "City of Color". It was the city of the Mozarts, the 18th century architects the Welsers, Elias, Holborn and Agnes Berno; however, Brecht - the great German One of the most famous poets and writers, he was born at 7 Sheung Lau Street. The city set up a museum for him, which for several years has been housed in his ancestral home in the town of Lech. Augsburg retains countless ancient Romanesque, Rococo and Renaissance art, which has created a huge attraction for tourists, which is why Augsburg is today the capital of modern culture.

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TOP 13

Liebfrauenkirche

4.5/5
20 Reviews
Frankfurt
195m from downtown
Historical Architectures
Churches and Cathedrals
当地向导果果@闻廷国际
"This is a beautiful little catholic parish church in central Frankfurt in the pedestrian area. Well worth a stop off if you''re passing by for other reasons."
TOP 14

Museum Judengasse

4.1/5
10 Reviews
Frankfurt
537m from downtown
Museums
煊煊煊煊
"The Jewish Museum gave the Jews of Central Europe the opportunity to celebrate their heritage, and it has an important educational significance in the history of Prague. Since its establishment in 1906, the museum has escaped the Nazi occupation and the collapse of communism. It displays Jewish art from Central Europe and also holds various exhibitions in Prague’s historical sites, such as the Old Jewish Cemetery, Messer Synagogue, Jewish Memorial and Spanish Synagogue."

Reasons to Recommend: The Jewish Lane Museum mainly shows visitors the history of the Jewish Quarter in Frankfurt. Here, visitors can explore the daily life of the Jews in Frankfurt, Jewish clothing, festivals and traditional customs, and through historical materials and film and television materials, to understand the Jews suffered during the war. The history of Nazi persecution.

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TOP 15

Staufermauer

3.0/5
1 Reviews
Frankfurt
394m from downtown
Historical Sites
艾思文
"The scale of the entire building complex is very large, the city walls here are all very high structural features, and some adobe buildings can still see traces of dilapidation."
TOP 16

Nurnberger Hof

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Frankfurt
58m from downtown
Historical Sites