Top 5 Things to Do in Germany

     If you’ve ever considered making a trip to Germany, Frankfurt should be at the top of your list. If you haven’t thought of adding this trendy European city to your travel itinerary, allow me to convince you otherwise. Frankfurt offers a taste of both contemporary and classic Germany, making for a fun and unique spot to travel no matter what you’re into. Frankfurt boasts both modern and medieval architecture, German and International cuisine, as well as trending fashion and beautiful natural landscapes.

Being the most prevalent economic centers on mainland Europe, Frankfurt’s financial district boasts a dazzling skyline, and is considered one of the top places in the world to live and do business. Yet Frankfurt is more than a cosmopolitan city and financial powerhouse, it’s also considered one of the most interesting European cities. Known for its rich history, delicious cuisine, and vibrant European culture, there are endless reasons to love Frankfurt. Going to a new city with so much to do and see can be overwhelming at first, so check out this list for the top 5 places to visit in Frankfurt to get the most out of your trip!

1. Take a Stroll and Snap a Pic in The Römerberg Square

Römerplatz is the historic heart of Frankfurt. This charming square (“Platz”) is a popular spot for world travelers, being one of the oldest original blocks in Germany to remain, it’s certainly a top sight to see! The buildings reflect the classic medieval style that pays homage to its namesake “Roman Mountain”. With high peaked roofs and elaborate design, the buildings make for a perfect backdrop to snap a pic. Römerplatz is home to the 600 year-old Römerberghas, located directly across from the Old St. Nicholas Church which has served as a famous landmark for centuries.

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2. Walk Along the River Main

While in Frankfurt, we stayed at the ultra-hip Roomers Hotel. Not only did the accommodation have an elegant and sultry atmosphere, but it was right next to the River Main. Keeping in theme with many popular European cities such as Rome and Amsterdam, Frankfurt’s charm is enhanced by a beautiful river running through it. The River Main is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing break from the traditional tourist spots, but still enjoy the culture and check out the dazzling skyline. Walking along the River Main is definitely one of the top things to do in Frankfurt; it’s fun, free, and right next to your hotel room at The Roomers Hotel. Fun fact: The River Main is the longest river in all of Germany, stretching along 327 miles!

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3. See the Amazing Surroundings of the Black Forest

The Black Forest is one of the most picturesque spots in Frankfurt, and definitely a top place to visit in all of Germany. The Black Forest lies in the south west of the country, so with the help of the super friendly staff at the Roomers Hotel, we rented a car to get there and the drive was beautiful. The Black Forests’ luscious, green landscape make it a dreamy spot for hiking or biking in the spring and summer, and a popular ski spot in the winter months. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on visiting the Black Forest!

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4. Visit the Beautiful Heidelberg Castle

The Heidelberg Castle is a beautiful site and landmark in Germany with ruins that give you a taste of the rich history. The ancient buildings remind you that you’re in a place that was amongst the most significant structures of the Renaissance. Spend a few hours taking photos, and walking through the streets, or schedule a tour to learn more about the stories behind the ruins.

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5. Visit the Alte Oper

The Alte Oper (Old Opera) is an elaborately designed concert hall located in the inner city district, Innenstadt, within the banking district of Bankenviertel. The Alte Oper has been a location for ground breaking performances and cultural expression for centuries. The house was originally built in the 1880s, yet was destroyed in WW2, but has been reopened since in 1981. The platz in front of the building, known as Opernplatz (meaning Opera Square) boasts a beautiful fountain that adds to the eccentric and elaborate style that carries in through the doors and into the hall itself. The Alte Oper’s stunning architecture stands alone to make this spot a top place to travel when in Frankfurt. To make your experience even more memorable, talk to your concierge at the Roomers Hotel to help you book tickets and catch a show!

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Regardless of what you decide to see, do, wear, and eat in Frankfurt, it’s no doubt that Frankfurt is a destination that should be on your travel bucket list!

 

 

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