Frankfurt is one of Germany’s most important centres for business, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have fun here. While partially destroyed during World War II and recently rebuilt, the city still has the charm of history and tradition, as well as numerous parks and forests. The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew is impressive, and Eiserner Steg is a uniquely designed bridge. If you’re a history buff, the Staedel Museum is also a must-see. Here are three more unique options.
Get Back to Nature: Wäldchestag
Frankfurt is a city with plenty of parks and green spaces, and locals like to stay in touch with nature, even while living in a bustling urban metropolis. Wäldchestag, or Forest Day, which takes place each spring, is case in point. Everyone leaves work and school at midday, if they don’t just take the whole day off, so young and old can go to Frankfurt’s city forest to relax, socialise and picnic together. Taking part is a great way to experience another side of local life while enjoying a serene setting.
Riverside Relaxation: Walk Along Nidda River
You can take advantage of everything urban life has to offer in Frankfurt and still have time to enjoy the charms of nature. A leisurely walk along the Nidda River is one of the best ways to take a break from the bustle of the city without leaving it. The river is surrounded by fields and forests, gardens, parks and scenic walking paths. Pack a picnic lunch or just put on your walking shoes and stroll along the riverbank, relaxing in the calm atmosphere among families and fisherman.
Find the Fountains: Frankfurt Wishing Wells
One of the best ways for you to explore Frankfurt is to find the four wishing wells that are located throughout the city. These gorgeous carved fountains are not just beautiful, they are also great places to take a seat and people-watch. The oldest of the fountains, the Liebfrauenberg, was built in Baroque style in one of Frankfurt’s nicest neighbourhoods in the late 18th century. The other fountains are equally impressive. Organising a walk to these works of art will bring you through some of the city’s loveliest areas.