In the 1980s the city authorities came up with the idea of a boulevard of museums – and the results were stunning. Around the Städel, a fine art museum with masterpieces spanning seven centuries, a gaggle of new museums sprung up, some in transformed historic villas, others in new purpose-built buildings. Today, the Museum Embankment (Museumsufer) hosts some of the most important museums in Germany, ranging from applied arts (Museum Angewandte Kunst) and architecture (Deutsches Architekturmuseum, temporarily closed) to film (Deutsches Filmmuseum), Jewish history (Jüdisches Museum) and antique sculpture (Liebieghaus). Lesser-known gems include the Ethnological Museum (Museum der Weltkulturen) with historical remnants of bygone times, a ‘Bible experience’ museum or the Caricatura museum for comic art.
The cliche tends to be somewhat overused in the world of travel, but it is very accurate here. In Germany, all roads quite literally lead to Frankfurt. The financial powerhouse has Germany's biggest Autobahn interchange, the busiest train station and the biggest airport, with hundreds of thousands of daily commuters turning the city into a modern megapolis. There must be plenty of things to do in Frankfurt, right?
You better believe it. The glass, steel and concrete skyscrapers might dominate the eye-line but look deeper and you’ll see a truly international city that is teeming with curiosities, whether that means the energetic nightlife or an ever-blossoming collection of restaurants and breakfast spots. This list of the very best things to do in Frankfurt will act as your immediate go-to resource, so without further ado, get to it.