Frankfurt is a super nice city where you can do a lot. It is ideal for a weekend away with your love, shopping with friends or a great bachelor trip. It is not even a 5 hour drive by car from Amsterdam, so even leaving work is a great option. For those who cannot travel to Frankfurt by car can book cheapest flights to Frankfurt.
In Frankfurt you have different neighbourhoods. Bornheim between Bergerstrasse and Merianplatz is a bit like De Pijp in Amsterdam. Westend is the banking district and of course the most expensive part of the city. Innenstad is the center which have the very famous Zeil (shopping). Sachsenhausen is on the other side of the river that is the older part of the city. Here it is especially fun at bubbling time with many bars, cafes and beer stubs.
Ostend is where it happens at night. Clubben is what you can do best here. Over the years many old empty factories have been converted into kicke clubs.
I had never been to Frankfurt before that is why I was completely excited! Frankfurt has super great restaurants, great shopping spots, cool clubs and plenty of museums and other fun things to do. A weekend is actually too short; you can easily entertain 4 days here.
Things to Do in Frankfurt
In Frankfurt you can go for mega shopping. They have many shopping centres and nice little streets with boutiques and other nice shops.
De Zeil is the best-known shopping street. You have to go here anyway. It is a kind of Kalverstraat but four times wider. I stroll around all the shops.
There are also 2 large well-known shopping malls here: My Sail (Free Wifi is super handy) and the Zeil Gallery. So even if it rains, you can still shop well.
Zeil Gallery also has a vantage point on the 7th floor with a café, which is also a nice place to rest. When you enter the Zeil Gallery and you immediately take the stairs down, you come to Rag Bar (super tasty raw food bar with top smoothies and healthy snacks).
Other nice shopping streets are the Meisengasse and Kaiserstrasse. The Goethestrase is the most expensive shopping street in Frankfurt, a bit like the PC in Amsterdam.
Museum of Modern Art
MoMa is located in the Altstadt on the corner of Dom- en Brauchbachstrasse. The triangular shape gave the museum the nickname “tortenstuck” and I immediately felt like pie. So it was a very short visit but it was definitely worth it. There is a lot to see from Pop art to photography artworks and works by Andy Warhol. The exhibitions change monthly so there is something new to see every time.
On the Untermainkai is the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt. The Judengasse, another museum is located on the Borneplatz. The museum is built around the remains of a number of houses in the “Judengasse” the Jewish ghetto in Frankfurt. A special piece of history and something I would really like to see. Unfortunately, the museum was closed when I visited it.
With nice weather, cool city beaches pop up in Frankfurt. It is totally awesome! The coolest place is the Long Island Summer Lounge. Only open in good weather and from 4 pm (in the weekend from 2 pm).
The Kleimarkthalle is a covered market at the Zeil where you can score all kinds of delicacies and where all people especially come to eat something tasty. From bratwurst to flammkuchen, they have everything!
On Saturday morning until 2 PM, there is also a junk / antique market along the Main. When the weather is nice it is very nice to stroll around the stalls here. The skyline of Frankfurt in the background provides a beautiful picture.
Walking along the Main
The Main has beautiful hiking trails on both sides and when the sun is shining, this is really fun to do as also picnicking in the grass is fun here
The middle bridge over the Main de Eiserner Steg Bridge, better known as the “love lock bridge” is a place where couples in love hang here a lock with a sweet text or their initials engraved.
This article is written by “M Taha Khan”. He is a professional blogger and content writer who writes for different blogs as a guest author. He is a passionate traveller, football lover and a digital marketing executive.