Sights and Landmarks

Bull and Bear

Bull and Bear are a famous landmark in front of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. They symbolize the upward (bull) and the downward (bear) trends.

Carmelite Monastery

The Carmelite Monastery was from 1246 until 1803 a monastry of the Carmelite order and today houses the Institute of City History and the Archaeological Museum.

Eschenheim Tower

The Eschenheim Tower was a city gate and part of the late-medieval fortifications of Frankfurt and is now a landmark of the city.

European Central Bank

The European Central Bank is the central bank of the EU and administers the Euro Zone’s monetary policy. It was established by the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1998.

Fairy Tale Fountain

The Fairy Tale Fountain (Märchenbrunnen) is an art nouveau fountain that was finished in 1910. It depicts several fantasy and fairytale creatures.

Fountain of Justice

The Fountain of Justice (Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen) was rebuilt in its present form in 1611. Today it is one of Frankfurt‘s most important landmarks.

Frankfurt Cathedral

The Frankfurt Imperial Cathedral (Kaiserdom) is a Roman Catholic Gothic church. It is the largest religious building in the city and is called the Dom due to its importance as former election and coronation church of the Holy Roman Empire.

Frankfurt Stock Exchange & Plaza

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange with 90 percent of the total turnover is the largest of the seven regional securities exchanges in Germany.

Goethe House

Goethe House is the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang Goethe and was the family residence until 1795. It was turned into a public memorial in 1859.

Goethe Tower

Goethe Tower is a 43m tall wooden tower, that is a popular place for day-trippers, especially families, as a large playground with a big slide and fountains has been built at the foot of the tower.

Hammering Man Statue

The Hammering Man is a monumental kinetic sculpture designed by Jonathan Borofsky. The Statue is a symbol for labour and taking action.

Iron Bridge

The Iron Bridge is a 170m long footbridge crossing the river Main and connecting the centre of Frankfurt with the district of Sachsenhausen. It was originally built in 1868.

Japan Center

Japan Center is a 115m tall office tower that was completed in 1996. Its strict geometric forms are inspired by classical Japanese design.

Main Guardhouse & Café

The Main Guardhouse (Hauptwache) was built between 1729 and 1730 as the headquarters of the city‘s “Stadtwehr” militia when Frankfurt was an independent city state and it also contained a prison. Today it houses a café.

Main Island and Old Bridge

The Old Bridge was, until the middle of the 19th century, the only stone bridge crossing the Main‘s lower stretches. Of special interest is the 300m long and 30m wide Main Island.

Main Tower and Observation Plattform

Main Tower is a 200m (656ft) tall skyscraper in the inner city district. It is the 4th tallest building in Germany and the only skyscraper in Frankfurt with a public viewing observatory.

Nebbien‘s Garden House

Nebbien‘s Garden House is a classicistic pavillion that was build in 1810 on the occasion of publisher Johannes Marcus Nebbien‘s third wedding.

Old Sachsenhausen

Old Sachsenhausen (Alt-Sachsenhausen) is famous for its numerous bars and Frankfurt style cider houses. It is also a traditional brewery location.

Römer City Hall

The “Römer” is a building from the 15th century and one of the city‘s most important landmarks. The Römer has been the city hall of Frankfurt for over 600 years.

Römerberg Historic District

Römerberg (lit., “Roman Mountain”) is the historic heart of Frankfurt and has been the centre of the old town since the High Middle Ages.’

St. Catherine‘s Church

St. Catherine‘s Church (St. Katharinenkirche) is the largest Lutheran church in Frankfurt. It was originally built between 1678 and 1681 and was rebuilt between 1950 and 1954 after its destruction in 1944.

St. Paul‘s Church

St. Paul‘s Church (Paulskirche) is a church of great historical and politcal importance in Germany. In 1849, it was the seat of the Frankfurt Parliament. Today it is used as an exhibition hall, memorial site or meeting place.

Three Kings‘ Church

The Three Kings‘ Church (Dreikönigskirche) is a Lutheran parish church. Its Neo-Gothic hall was designed by Master Cathedral Builder Franz Joseph von Denzinger and built from 1875 until 1880.

Trade Fair Tower

Trade Fair Tower (Messeturm) is a 63 story, 257m (843ft) tall skyscraper. It is at the same time the second tallest building in Frankfurt as well as Germany and the third tallest building in the European Union.

Western Harbour

Western Harbour is a former inland port on the right Main shore. It consists of a 560m long and 75m wide harbour basin.

Zeil Shopping Promenade

The “Zeil” is a street in the city centre of Frankfurt. Since the end of the 19th century it has been one of Germany‘s most famous and busiest shopping promenades.