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Free Things To Do In Frankfurt

When visiting Frankfurt, you'll surely be amazed by the city's many interesting sights. If you're on a budget, however, it may be best to check out the cheap things to do in Frankfurt. There are so many of them. In fact, by simply walking along the city streets, you will already be impressed by the many beautiful sights that you'll come across with.

Frankfurt may not be a cheap city to visit but there are absolutely so many free things to do in Frankfurt, depending on your interests. If you are someone who is into museums, then there are free museums in Frankfurt that are waiting for you to discover, such as the Museum Embankment. Of course, you'll also find the many free attractions in Frankfurt truly entertaining. Among these are the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, St. Paul's Church, Romerberg, Berger Strasse, Waldspielpark Goethe Tower, and the Freibad Stadion.

The best thing about Frankfurt is that there will always be some interesting activities to enjoy regardless of the month of your visit. For example, one of the free things to do in Frankfurt this summer is to explore the historic heart of Frankfurt's Old Town, the Römerberg. This beautiful square has lots of interesting sights for all visitors to enjoy, especially in the summer when the weather is great.

If you're taking your kids on your trip, one of the free things to do in Frankfurt with kids is to explore the Waldspielpark Goethe Tower. This 43-metre high tower is completely made from wood and your kids will surely have a great time discovering this iconic landmark.

So if you're wondering what is there in Frankfurt for budget travellers like you, then here's a list of the free things to do in Frankfurt.

Free Attractions in Frankfurt

Top Rated Frankfurt Attractions

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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew

Known as Dom St. Bartholomaus in German, the cathedral dates from the 14th century and was the site of coronations of the Holy Roman Emperors for 300 years. The altar is said to contain the skullcap of St. Bartholomew.

The cathedral is one of the buildings that suffered severe damage during the war, so the interior decoration is recent. It still makes for an impressive sight and has the advantage of free entry. However, you can ascend...

Frankfurt Super Saver: FRA City Highlights plus Full-Day Rhine Valley Trip

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • 2 tours in 1 day - Frankfurt City Highlights and the Rhine Valley River Cruise with Wine Tasting.
  • See the best of old and new Frankfurt on the 1 hour city highlights tour.
  • Then, see the stretch of Rhine Valley that's UNESCO World Heritage listed.
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Old Town of Hochst

Wandering along the beautiful neighborhood of Hochst is one of the best things to do in Frankfurt for free. Located along the western part of the city, Hochst sits at the banks of The River Main. As you walk along its charming medieval streets, you’ll come across gorgeous timbered houses, old towers, and city gates. One of the highlights is the Hochst Castle, which used to be the home of the archbishop of Mainz. You’ll also catch a...

Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise

clock Duration: 7 hours 45
  • A half day or full day guided trip to the UNESCO Rhine Valley.
  • A relaxing steamer boat ride down the River Rhine taking in the surrounding landscape.
  • Stop for a delicious meal and wine tasting in a riverside tavern.
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Free Museums in Frankfurt

You don’t really need to spend a lot of money when visiting some of the museums in Frankfurt. Take advantage of the free admission every last Saturday of the month. During this time, a lot of the city’s museums are free for you to visit. In fact, there are also guided tours for free so take advantage of these. You can also join free workshops and special events cater to all kinds of visitors, including families with kids.

To...

Frankfurt 100-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour 40
  • A trip to experience Frankfurt with a large and modern shipping company in Hesse.
  • A tour that shows you a different side to Germany and lets you see the beauty of Frankfurt aboard a ship.
  • A 100-minute cruise which departs from Eiserner Steg (Mainkai) in Frankfurt.
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St. Paul’s Church

This church is known as the birthplace of German democracy, as it is where the first parliament was held in 1848. The oldest part of the building dates from 1789 and it was completed by 1833. After being heavily damaged during the war, it was the first building in the city to be rebuilt, using public subscription. The interior was redeveloped in a modernist style, due to the low budget, but the exterior is mostly original.

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Frankfurt Nighttime Cruise on the River Main

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • A chance to discover what Frankfurt is like after dark.
  • It's an evening boat tour that takes you along the main river, under the city's bridges and learns about Frankfurt's culture.
  • A live tour guide is available to provide detailed information in German and English
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Museum Embankment

This promenade along the south of the river Main (known as the Museumsufer in German) marks the cultural heart of the city, flanked as it is by a high concentration of museums and galleries. You can take your pick as to which to enter, or simply stroll along the river, taking in the sights and perhaps enjoying a picnic on a summer’s day.

Perhaps the most famous of the embankment’s museums is the Staedel (link), with its famous...

Black Forest and Baden-Baden Day Trip from Frankfurt

clock Duration: 10 hours
  • An entertaining day trip to the renowned spa town of Baden-Baden and the mountainous region of Black Forest bordering France.
  • Baden-Baden is a beautiful city featuring avenues lined with trees and the famous Kurhaus Casino.
  • Black Forest is a green area boasting preserved nature.
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Spring Dippemess

When visiting Frankfurt in spring, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Spring Dippemess or the Spring Fair. This is an annual event that is said to be the most significant event in Germany’s Rhine region. It’s one of the biggest folk festivals in the country that started during the early 14th Century. During this time, the city is known for its pottery and a wide array of ceramic bowls and pots are usually displayed during...

Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany with remains available from each major stage in its history.
  • Besides Cologne, the guided tour introduces the charming town of Limburg.
  • Aside from the guided tour, travelers have free time to enjoy in Cologne at their leisure.
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Black Forest and Strasbourg Day Trip from Frankfurt

clock Duration: 10 hours
  • A full day trip visiting the German town of Baden-Baden in the Black Forest and the French town of Strasbourg.
  • Baden-Baden is a famous spa town whilst Strasbourg is a cosmopolitan city.
  • The tour benefits from an expert guide as well as allowing you free time to explore.
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7-Day European Highlights Tour From Frankfurt: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria And Switzerland

clock Duration: 7 days
  • A 7-day tour of some of the most beautiful points of interest in Europe accros several countries.
  • The tour takes travelers to several great European cities, such as Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Munich.
  • Along the way, travelers can admire the Swiss Alps, Black Forest and Lake Mondsee among other gems of nature.
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Frankfurt 100-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour 40
  • A trip to experience Frankfurt with a large and modern shipping company in Hesse.
  • A tour that shows you a different side to Germany and lets you see the beauty of Frankfurt aboard a ship.
  • A 100-minute cruise which departs from Eiserner Steg (Mainkai) in Frankfurt.
read more

Frankfurt Nighttime Cruise on the River Main

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • A chance to discover what Frankfurt is like after dark.
  • It's an evening boat tour that takes you along the main river, under the city's bridges and learns about Frankfurt's culture.
  • A live tour guide is available to provide detailed information in German and English
read more

Discover Frankfurt and its region with a local pilot

clock Duration: 30 to 60 m
  • Go on an unforgettable adventure and discover the beauty of Frankfurt in the most unique way...from a private micro plane!
    You’ll see stunning views of Frankfurt Skyline, Frankenstein Castle...and many more for you to discover with a local pilot!

    Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not...read more

A Frankfurt Meander: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Germany's Cradle of Democracy

clock Duration: 60 to 75 m
  • Frankfurt is a small city with a big history. Did you know the first ever German parliament was held here?

    This self guided audio tour is about finding your way around the city centre and enjoying fun facts and interesting sights, that you would never discover on your own. You'll start at Frankfurt's beautiful old opera house and walk...read more

The Tales of Frankfurt's New Old Town: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

clock Duration: 35 to 50 m
  • If you like the nooks and crannies of an old town, then this self-guided audio tour is for you. You’ll take a step back into a distant past nestled within this bustling modern metropolis, and meet emperors, merchants, and even the aunt of an author! Along the way, you’ll discover why Frankfurt had to rebuild a lot of its old town, visit a...read more
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