Plants, life, culture is the motto of the Palmengarten, one of the most important botanical gardens in Europe. Located in the Westend, the Palmengarten, with its 7,000 sq m of greenhouses and 22 ha of parkland, houses a variety of different plants from all parts of the world.
The 100-year-old palm trees embedded in an exotic landscape will amaze visitors, young and old alike. Visit different climate zones and marvel at the waterfall. The Palm Express or the rowing boats on the lake provide variety.
In the Rhine-Main Region, you can visit Frankfurt Zoo, Opel Zoo and the Vivarium in Darmstadt.
Frankfurt Zoo was founded in 1858, and the first animals were presented on 8 August.
The most famous zoo director was Prof. Bernhard Grzimek. He prevented the zoo from being closed after the Second World War. He initiated the reconstruction through fundraising campaigns and built many new buildings, such as the giraffe house, the monkey enclosure, the seal cliffs and many more. Nowadays, the zoo focuses on species conservation with its guiding principle ""Experience animals – preserve nature"". The Zoo Society House, with its striking architecture, is also worth seeing. Frankfurt Zoo would be delighted to welcome you.
Furthermore, a visit to the Opel Zoo is an experience. Situated in the middle of the green Taunus, the zoo impresses with 1,600 animals. It was founded as the Kronenberg Zoo in 1955 and is now a foundation financed exclusively by entrance fees and donations. A special highlight is the elephant house, which was completed in 2013 and meets the latest species-appropriate standards. Furthermore, you can admire the African savannah with its fauna. A petting zoo is available for the little ones.
Those who like it smaller and clearer are in good hands at the Vivarium in Darmstadt, where you can experience many native animals in addition to the snake house, the monkey house and many other exotic species.
Indulge yourself with a great shopping experience on one of the most beautiful shopping miles in Europe. The Zeil will delight you with stunning architecture and international shops.
For those looking for that certain something, Goethestraße offers extravagant luxury. Other shopping centres are located in the vicinity of Frankfurt. A visit to the Wertheim Village outlet centre is also worthwhile.
Frankfurt's White Fleet offers you a magnificent view of Frankfurt from the water. Up and down the Main, there is plenty to discover and all in a relaxed atmosphere on board. The ships sail regularly between Frankfurt and Aschaffenburg and down the Main and Rhine to Rüdesheim. 260,000 passengers are carried on five ships per year.
These have such beautiful names as Nautilus, Maria Sibylla Merian, Viking, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the Wappen von Frankfurt. There are round trips, skyline experience trips and after-work tours. You are also welcome to experience Frankfurt by night with a nice dinner.
OId Town with Kaiserdom Cathedral
The Altstadt is Frankfurt's smallest district, idyllically situated on the Main. In 2017, the Altstadt reconstruction project between the Römer and the cathedral was completed, and the Altstadt shines in new splendour.
The term new old town has become established and means the restoration of squares and streets. A total of 35 buildings were newly erected, 15 of which are creative replicas of historic old town houses. The imperial cathedral of St. Bartholomew is the city's largest sacred building. It is the former election and coronation church of the Roman-German emperors and, as such, an important architectural monument of imperial history.
A visit to the roof of the Main Tower impresses with a breathtaking, unforgettable view. Enjoy a view of the other skyscrapers at a height of 198 metres. You make your way to the observation deck in one of the two lifts, which are among the fastest in Germany.
The Main Tower was designed by Hamburg architects Schweger + Partner and built by ARGE Main Tower from 1996 to 1999. It was inaugurated in 2000 and has 56 upper floors and five basement floors.
On the 53rd floor, there is a restaurant with a cocktail bar. The tenants of the Main Tower are the Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, Merrill Lynch, the Australian Consulate and various law firms.