The thriving city of Frankfurt has so much to offer, especially for those who take the time to explore it in depth. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Frankfurt tips. Here's what you told us...
Go shopping on the Zeil
Visit Zeil in spring.
Pack your deepest wallet, because Zeil is Frankfurt's main shopping street, and it's a wonder to behold - especially the giant glass vortex on the side of the MyZeil shopping centre, and the sloping floors of the Zeilgalerie.
Catch up on your reading at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Carmen Rosenkranz says:
Book fair in October.
If, like us, you think books are the absolute best, then don't miss the Frankfurt Book Fair - it's the largest in the world!
Eat Handkäse mit Musik
Caroline Herbelles Nelson says:
[Get] the story behind eating Handkäse mit Musik: a cheese speciality with onion.
This dish is a culinary specialty of Frankfurt and the rest of the region of Hesse. It's hand-shaped cheese topped with chopped onions and usually served with apple cider. Yum!
Catch the sunset
Dries Mertens says:
Like some more people do, watch the sun go down from a bridge with a view of the sun in between the skyscrapers.
Look out over all the city from Main Tower
Lars Kretschmer says:
A great view over the skyline from the top of HeLaBa tower for €5.
Małgosia Mrula says:
Go to the top of Main Tower to see the whole city.
Find new music at Musikmesse
Dominik Sch says:
This giant trade fair happens in April and is just heaven for musical instruments, sheet music and music production. It's like going into the world's biggest music shop but with concerts and some gorgeous vintage pieces.
Be in awe at the Naturmuseum Senckenberg
Andrea Budišane says:
Natural History Museum.
Love dinosaurs? Well, welcome to the home of the world's largest exhibition of large dinosaurs in Europe. There's some really incredible pieces, like the fossilized Psittacosaurus with visible stomach contents and a cast of Lucy, the 3.2 million-year-old hominid skeleton discovered in Ethiopia.
Soak up the atmosphere of Sachsenhausen
Brenda Conybeare says:
This is a pretty cool part of town, with a large flea market, great museums, famous traditional cider houses and lots of great bars.
Get the most from the city
Corinna Schlotter says:
Have some schnitzel with green sauce and applewine in Sachsenhausen (very traditional), walk along the riverfront in summer, have a coffee at Berger Straße in Nordend/Bornheim, grab some delicious international food in the Bahnhofsviertel (at the main train station), check out some art in one of the many museums (most of them located at the riverfront as well), visit the top of the Dom (cathedral) and the town hall (Römer), get on top of the Main Tower (skyscraper) and all-in-all: experience the immense diversity of this little big city!
Michael Salinas says:
Places around Römer are nice. Xmas market is not that big as others in Germany but is amazing. Nice view of skyline is precious, especially during summer. GoetheHaus is a place you should not miss anyway; don't buy ticket for public transport cause is better to get through the city by foot, it's fun, mates. Two days are quite good to visit and then you can go to Heildelberg that is fairly close. Plenty options for nightlife fun no matter what you are seeking for!
Be merry at the Frankfurt Christmas Market
Diana Aleksandrovitch Nikolaev Montanari says:
Go visit and eat at the Great Market Hall. Delicious typical Hungarian food and for a good price!
Josef Augustin says:
The christmas market!
If you've ever wanted to experience a proper, picturesque Christmas market, you can't go wrong with this awesome market. It's so enchanting to sip glühwein while strolling between the wooden stalls. The 2013 market is already scheduled for 27th November – 22nd December.