15 Things To Do In Frankfurt This Weekend That You Can't Miss!
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What to Do in Frankfurt This Weekend?

Hop On Hop Off Frankfurt, Frankfurt Sightseeing River Cruise, Enjoy Frankfurt Pub Crawl Experience, Go for Skydiving in Frankfurt, Explore Museumsufer (Museum Embankment), Have Fun At Europa Park, Visit Main Tower and more.

Explore the vibrant city of Frankfurt and indulge in all the exciting things to do in Frankfurt this weekend that cater to the needs of all types of travellers. Frankfurt is an alluring tourist destination with rich history, cultural wealth, iconic attractions and thrilling outdoor activities. One can take the op-on hop-off sightseeing tour and see prominent city attractions like Römer (Town Hall), Palmengarten, St Paul's Church, the Opera House and more.

If you are a history buff and like to gain knowledge about different things, you can visit several museums of the city such as Stadel Museum, Museumsufer, Goethe house and Senckenberg Museum. To enjoy the nightlife of Frankfurt, you can go on a pub crawl or visit Main Tower to witness sweeping views of the skyline. If you are looking for fun activities, you can go sky-diving, visit Europa Park or spend a day at Frankfurt City Forest. Other exciting Frankfurt things to do this weekend include attending operas and exploring the food markets at Kleinmarkthalle.

Here is the list of best things to do in Frankfurt this weekend:

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Hop On Hop Off Frankfurt

  • Going on a sightseeing tour in the double-decker Hop-On Hop-Off bus is one of the touristy things to do in Frankfurt this weekend.

  • The Hop-On Hop-Off tour takes you to all the major landmarks of Frankfurt including Museumsufer, Römer (Town Hall), Palmengarten, Eiserner Steg, St Paul's Church, and the Opera House.

  • You can witness city skylines and catch a glimpse of all the main attractions of Frankfurt from the alfresco top deck.

  • The tour includes an audio commentary available in 12 languages about Frankfurt’s history and culture.

    Timing: 10 AM to 5 PM

Enjoy Frankfurt Pub Crawl Experience

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  • If you are wondering what to do in Frankfurt this weekend at night, go on a pub crawl to different pubs and bars of the city.

  • The pub crawl experience offers free drinks, live entertainment, drinking games and discounts at every venue to its participants.

  • You can indulge in the lively nightlife of Frankfurt and spend all night drinking, partying and dancing.

  • It is a great opportunity to explore the city as you walk through the cobbled streets and paved lanes in search of pubs as well as to mingle with the locals and socialise with them.

    Timing: most of the pubs open from 10 PM

Frankfurt Sightseeing River Cruise

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  • Hop on a sightseeing river cruise on the Main River during which you can marvel at Frankfurt’s skyline and view the city’s attractions from a different outlook.

  • Cruising is among the top things to do in Frankfurt this weekend as you get to soak in the beauty of Frankfurt, especially at night.

  • Admire the Sachsenhausen district, and witness popular attractions like the Financial Centre,  the pubs of Sachsenhausen, the European Central Bank and Gerbermühle.

  • You can opt for the 50-, 60- or 100-minute relaxing cruise on the luxurious vessels and sail up and down the Main River towards the Western Harbour.

    Location: River Main

Go for Skydiving in Frankfurt

  •  Adventure buffs looking for things to do in Frankfurt this weekend must try skydiving for a thrilling experience of floating in mid-air.

  • Your free fall from a height of 3000 metres takes about 55 seconds and once you reach 1400 metres above the landing area, your parachute opens.

  • You can enjoy hovering in the middle of the air for 4 minutes, witness beautiful views of Odenwald Mountain and capture a drone view of Frankfurt city.

  • The skydiving experience starts with a safety briefing session followed by a chat with the pilot and getting dressed.

    Location: Odenwald Mountain

Have Fun At Europa Park

  •   If you are looking for Frankfurt things to do this weekend with kids, take a trip to Europa Park which is the largest amusement park in Germany.

  • Explore all the 15 themed zones and 100 different attractions that represent the different European countries like Portugal, Ireland, Iceland and many more.

  • Europa-Park is located in the border triangle region of Germany, France and Switzerland.

  • There are over 100 attractions, 13 rollercoasters and 18 themed areas in addition to many mesmerising shows.

    Location: Pariser Str. 44, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM in summer, 11 AM to 7 PM in winter

Explore Museumsufer (Museum Embankment)

  • History buffs, culture lovers, and art enthusiasts thinking about what to do in Frankfurt this weekend, can mark their presence at Museumsufer.

  • Museumsufer is a complex of 39 museums lined up on both the banks of river Maine and housed in several beautifully restored 18th century villas.

  • You can see the largest collection of icons at Icon Museum and enjoy exhibitions about contemporary art at Portikus.

  • One can also see stamp collections at the Communication Museum and learn the developments in movie-making at Deutsches Filmmuseum.

    Location: Brückenstraße 3-7, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    : Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM, Friday – 10 AM to 8 PM

Visit Main Tower

  • Located in the heart of the city near River Main, Main Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Frankfurt that stands at a towering height of 200 metres and houses 56 storeys.

  • Head out to the open-air observation deck of Main Tower is one of the interesting Frankfurt things to do this weekend as you can witness glorious views of the city.

  • You can visit the Main Tower during sunset when you can see the sky painted in hues of orange and illuminated in colourful nights after dusk.

    Location: Neue Mainzer Straße 52-58; Frankfurt; Hesse, Germany

Go For Frankfurt City Forest

  •  If you are a nature lover who is on the lookout for Frankfurt things to do this weekend, take a trip to the 13th century Frankfurt City Forest or Frankfurter Stadtwald.

  • The Frankfurt City Forest is a densely wooded area spanning 48 sq.km offering activities like walking, cycling and horse-riding.

  • Surrounded by a scenic landscape, the space is suitable to have a picnic with family, play ping-pong, golf, basketball or football, enjoy roller skating and go cycling.

  • You can cook barbecue or grab a bite at Goetheturm while relaxing in the shaded areas of the City Forest.

    Location: 60528 Frankfurt, Germany

Discover historical Dom Römer Quartier Frankfurt

  •  Dom-Römer-Quartier is the local name referring to Frankfurt’s historic Old Town that was once a bustling market hosting trade fairs and attracting buyers from all over the country.

  • The reconstruction of Dom-Römer-Quartier has created a new Old Town spanning 7000 square metres and featuring quaint lanes and plazas, 80 apartments and around 30 shops and restaurants.

  • You can book Frankfurt city tours to take a trip through the Old Town and learn about the olden glorious days of the city.

    Location: Krönungsweg, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Explore Städel Museum

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  •  Städel Museum is a popular art gallery in Frankfurt that brings 700 years of art from the 14th century to the present under a single roof.

  • The museum houses 3100 paintings, 660 sculptures, over 4600 photographs and more than 100,000 prints and sketches from Late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods to the 21st century.

  • Stadel Museum offers a myriad of things to do in Frankfurt this weekend like art exhibitions, workshops and events to hone your knack in artistry and history.

    Location: Schaumainkai 63, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Timing: Sunday to Wednesday, Friday – 10 AM to 6 PM, Thursday – 10 AM to 9 PM

See Goethe House and Museum

  • The childhood home of Germany’s famous author and poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the adjacent gallery has been transformed and opened to the public.

  • The Goethe House is an 18th century bourgeois style villa with four floors, 18 rooms, an attic and a basement that houses old furniture, relics and paintings which depict the youth of Goethe.

  • As you tour the Goethe Museum, you can marvel at gorgeous paintings of Goethe’s era, participate in the exhibitions and workshops and learn about the writer’s journey.

    Location: Großer Hirschgraben 23-25, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Timing: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM, Thursday – 10 AM to 9 PM

Checkout the Food Markets at Kleinmarkthalle

  • Kleinmarkthalle is a 1500 sq.km indoor marketplace in the Old Town of Frankfurt with over 150 stalls put up by 63 retailers.

  • If you are an expert gourmet cook, shopping for food items at Kleinmarkthalle is one of the interesting Frankfurt things to do this weekend.

  • You can buy fresh produce, flowers, bread, cheese, regional specialities and meat, taste international delicacies exported from various parts of the world and also try the authentic ‘Green Sauce’ of Frankfurt.

    Location: Hasengasse 5-7, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Timing: Monday to Friday – 8 AM to 6 PM, Saturday – 8 AM to 4 PM

Explore Frankfurt Cathedral

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  • One of the revered and regal places of Germany, Frankfurt Cathedral is the largest spiritual building in the city.

  • It is a 13th century Catholic cathedral built in Gothic style decorated with Renaissance frescoes and eminent artworks like Lamentation of Christ by Antomius Van Dyke and Job by Emil Schumacher.

  • The cathedral is popular for its 328-foot tall tower from where you can witness breathtaking views of the city.

    Location: Domplatz 1, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Timing: Monday to Thursday, Saturday -9 AM to 12 PM, 1:15 PM to 8 PM, Friday. Sunday – 1 PM to 8 PM

Visit Senckenberg Natural History Museum

  • Senckenberg Natural History Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in Germany that depicts the evolution of life and the environmental biodiversity.

  • The museum is the home to a huge collection of animal exhibits including specimens of bird skin, dinosaur skeletons, eggs and insects.

  • Guided tours and talks are hosted by the museum to enlighten the guests about the history of animal evolution.

    Location: Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Timing: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday – 9 AM to 8 PM, Saturday, Sunday – 9 AM to 6 PM

Enjoy At Old Opera House (Alte Oper)

  • Alte Oper or Old Opera House in Frankfurt is a significant concert hall in Germany that hosts about 300 events throughout the year.

  • It is a renaissance building constructed in 1880 and then reopened in 1981 after the destruction in World War II.

  • The Opera House hosts a multitude of things to do in Frankfurt this weekend like classical and contemporary music recitals, jazz shows, children’s concerts, musicals and operas.

    Location: Opernpl. 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Timing: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 11 AM to 11 PM, Thursday, Saturday – 11 AM to 12 AM, Friday – 11 AM to 9:30 PM, Sunday – 11:30 AM to 5 PM

People Also Ask About Frankfurt

  1. What are the best things to do in Frankfurt this Weekend at night?

    • Explore the bars and pubs in Sachsenhausen neighbourhood
    • Enjoy the night views of Frankfurt from Main Tower observation deck
    • Go on a night cruise in River Main
    • Take part in a theatrical performance at Schauspiel
    • Dance to rock and pop music at Batschkapp
  2. What are the romantic things to do in Frankfurt?

    • Take a walk through Palmengarten Botanic Garden with your partner
    • Enjoy a romantic cruise on River Main
    • Visit Eiserner Steg and add a lock with your lover’s name
    • Spend a dreamy evening at the Chinese Garden
    • Indulge in a relaxing couples spa
  3. What is the best time to visit Frankfurt?

    The best time to visit Frankfurt is during the spring and summer months from April to September when the weather is pleasant and favourable for outdoor activities. The city enjoys sunny days with fewer rains and mild weather with an average temperature of 21 degree celsius.
  4. What is Frankfurt famous for?

    Frankfurt is best known for its rich history, cultural diversity, soaring skyscrapers, historic museums and a plethora of renowned attractions. The city is popularly known as the financial capital of the EU as it is the home to many banks and financial centres.
  5. How many days do you need in Frankfurt?

    It is advisable to spend at least two to three days in Frankfurt to see all the attractions and indulge in the best things to do in Frankfurt this weekend. With three days in Frankfurt, you will have plenty of time to tour the city’s historic monuments, museums and parks, visit the surrounding areas and explore the city in detail.
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