Direction from City Center to Hotel: North West
Distance from Hotel: 2.3 MI/ 3.7 KM
Set side by side like pearls on a string, the museums of Frankfurt’s famous museum embankment regularly present spectacular exhibitions of international renown. A highlight is the Städel Museum, founded in 1815, on the other side of the river. From medieval and Renaissance paintings of Old Masters to provocative contemporary installations, it displays a wide range of very impressive European art.
Absolutely # insta-ready: Make sure to visit Eiserner Steg, one of the most popular photo spots with an excellent view of Frankfurt's skyline. This famous iron and concrete footbridge, crossed by over 10,000 pedestrians every day, connects the city centre and Römerberg with Sachsenhausen on the southern banks of the Main River.
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Stroll around the Frankfurt Altstadt. The centrepiece is cobbled Römerberg square, with picturesque half-timbered buildings. It’s flanked by the 3-gabled city hall, dating from the 15th century, and Gothic Old Nikolai Church. Depending on your interests, explore the nearby Historical Museum or walk north to the pedestrian shopping strip of Zeil.
Ebbelwei, Apfelwein, Schoppe, Stöffsche; the local apple cider goes by many names, but whatever you call it, you must try it. Speciality pubs cluster in the Old Sachsenhausen district south of the river, where the Frankfurt speciality is served in traditional ribbed glasses. On weekends, travel on the Ebbelwei-Express, a funky 1970s sightseeing tram that serves cider and pretzels enroute.