Frankfurt: Suggested Itinerary

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 Day 1: Start you trip to Frankfurt with a healthy dose of art and culture. This morning, visit the Städel art museum. This museum is located on the banks of the river Main.
In the afternoon, you can get to know Frankfurt in the quickest time possible with a guided tour of the city. A two and a half hour, motorized tour of the city – available in nine languages – is available daily. The tour includes visits of Römer (Frankfurt’s old town center) and the Goethe House (birthplaces of the famous author and poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe). The summer tour also includes a visit of the Main Tower, which offers a spectacular, bird’s eye view of Frankfurt.

Day 2: In the morning, check out the shops at the Zeil. The Zeil is the central shopping area in Frankfurt’s city centre. The Zeligalerie mall and various department stores offer a wide range of products from top-of-the-line designer goods to everyday goods. This afternoon is devoted to the history buff in you. Those interested in the historical development of Frankfurt and the surrounding area should make time to visit the exhibitions of the History Museum. Exhibits begin with history from the period between 1400 and 1520 and continue through to the 18th century. Tonight, catch a show at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt’s magnificent opera house.

Day 3: Many worthwhile attractions lie just outside of Frankfurt. Here are a few worth checking out. In Roman Times, the Sallsburg Roman Fort guarded a section of the boundary wall in the Taunus hills. This fort is the only reconstructed Roman fort of its kind in the world. It houses a museum with an education program and hosts a wide range of events. Eberbach Abbey is in the heart of the Rheingau, in a scenic valley away from the noisy roads and busy towns. Then there’s also Bad Homburg, a celebrated health resort with a palace and park offering a perfect places for a day out. There is also a casino in the area, as well as the Taunus spa.

Day 4: You might fancy spending an extra day here to do everything, but if not head back to the airport to catch your flight home.