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A 24-hour itinerary in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is the perfect place for a city getaway, with the hustle and bustle of the financial district perfectly complementing the slower pace of the old town and the idyllic riverbank. With picturesque streets, historical landmarks and cultural experiences aplenty, the destination delivers an exciting itinerary for any traveller. Here, Newcastle International Airport provides insight on how to spend 24 hours in the city.


Head to Dom-Römer Quarter

Frankfurt is among many European cities that have spent decades sympathetically reconstructing historic buildings and landmarks devastated by warfare in the last century. The Dom-Römer Quarter is Frankfurt’s ‘new’ old town, which opened in May 2018 to restore some of the city’s architecture. The development includes 20 new buildings and 15 replicas and is a unique way to experience a city’s original settlement, perfectly restored to reflect times gone by. You will find endless cafés, shops and museums to explore.


Visit historical landmarks

As you wander through Dom-Römer, look out for landmarks such as Grosser Engel, the home of Frankfurt’s first bank in the 17th century; Römer, Frankfurt’s city hall; Römerberg, the historical market square; the Old St. Nicholas Church, a medieval Lutheran church; and Frankfurt Cathedral, officially the Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew.


Stroll along the riverbank

The walk along River Main offers the iconic view of downtown – dubbed Mainhattan for its impressive architectural skyline and its reputation as a financial and economic capital for Europe. Walk over the Eiserner Steg, a footbridge adorned with padlocks that provides a picture-perfect spot for a photo.


Grab lunch at Kleinmarkethalle

The Kleinmarkethalle boasts more than 150 market stalls, with locals selling produce and cuisine from every corner of the world. With something for every taste, you can sample local dishes to eat on-the-go, or to take home with you.


See Frankfurt from a new perspective

Visit the Main Tower to see Frankfurt from a height! At 200 metres tall, the rooftop observation deck offers panoramic views over the city, and a unique way to spot landmarks from above.


Lights, camera, action!

Alte Oper is a cultural landmark not to be missed on your tour of the city. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the financial district, and behind its historical façade, Alte Oper is host to some of the most significant events in Frankfurt, including gala dinners, international congress and high-profile press conferences. And on your visit, catch an exciting musical performance in the impressive Great Hall.


Time to unwind

Frankfurt has many well-loved bars and restaurants for you to explore, and the city comes to life at dusk.

A popular local tipple is apple wine, which can be enjoyed at the city’s traditional apple wine pubs, served in an earthenware jug.