The top 5 tourist activities not to miss while visiting Frankfurt – Germany

1. Senckenberg Natural History Museum

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In Frankfurt’s Senckenberg Gardens, the Senckenberg Natural History Museum is one of the most modern museums of natural history in Europe, and the second largest of its kind in Germany. Along with its numerous displays relating to our planet’s biodiversity and the evolution of organisms, the museum houses Europe’s biggest exhibition of large dinosaurs

2. The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art

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The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most important galleries of contemporary art. Opened in 1991 in a stunning post-modern building in the heart of the city, the museum’s vast collection includes some 5,000 fine examples from more than 450 leading artists spanning the 1960s to the present, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Francis Bacon.

3. St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral

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Interior of St. Bartholomäuas Cathedral – Frankfurt am Main, 31.5.2014

Roman Catholic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral was built of red sandstone in Gothic style between the 13th and 15th centuries, and at 95 meters, still manages to stand out in this city of skyscrapers. One of only a handful of churches in Germany to be designated as an Imperial Cathedral, it was here from 1562 to 1792 that the coronation of Emperors took place in the Election Chapel.

4. Zoo Frankfurt

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Home to more than 4,500 animals representing at least 450 different species, Zoo Frankfurt covers 32 acres near the city’s old Friedberger Tor. Founded in 1858, it’s Germany’s second oldest zoo and is noted for its many excellent animal houses, including the unique Grzimek House with its displays of Madagascar’s diverse fauna.

5. The Palm Garden

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Highlights of the The Palm Garden is to visit the outdoor botanical exhibits laid out according to their geographical location, along with a number of greenhouses containing subtropical and tropical plant species. The gardens also offer recreational facilities such as boating, a children’s playground, and picnic spots. From Palmergarten, the Europaturm – a telecommunications tower also known as the Tower of Europe – is just a short walk away, and worth visiting for its viewing platform and restaurant.

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