Ich bin ein frankfurter
September 21, 2012 12:49 PM   Subscribe

Asking for a friend: I have a day and a half or so of sightseeing time in Frankfurt, Germany this Saturday and Sunday. What should I do and see while I'm there?
posted by ootsocsid to Travel & Transportation around Frankfurt, Germany (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Honestly? If it was me - and it sort of is, because I'm regularly near Frankfurt for business with about that much time to have fun in - I'd swing by Heidelberg. It's got a really cool cathedral with a great belltower, a bunch of charm, and the lovely Philosopher's Walk.

Caveat: I'm a mid-twenties single guy who was particularly happy with the lovely hostel (Stefi's) he stayed in, so the "college town" aspect of Heidelberg really didn't bother/alienate me.
posted by Tomorrowful at 1:17 PM on September 21, 2012

The Modern Art Museum is very good.

There are also some markets in particular squares, some of them slightly hidden from the main shopping/commercial area. I can't be any more specific, because I only found it by pure chance and don't actually know where it was. Lots of food vendors, very tasty. Lots of good apfelwein.
posted by kiltedtaco at 1:53 PM on September 21, 2012

Go to a bunch of little bars and try all the unique Oktoberfest beers on draft!

(Sorry to be so general, but I too was in town for a day and a half several years ago and spent it wandering aimlessly around looking at the city.)
posted by justjess at 2:18 PM on September 21, 2012

The Goethe House

Also, try to eat the hottest curry wurst you can stand at the Snackpoint
posted by chrisulonic at 3:34 PM on September 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

Did you see this question?
posted by ManyLeggedCreature at 4:48 PM on September 21, 2012

Take the S-Bahn to Mainz and visit the Gutenberg Museum.
posted by Wet Spot at 6:25 PM on September 21, 2012

Aye, "go somewhere else" is the only proper answer, since Frankfurt is really not an attractive or interesting city by German standards. Mainz is nice, or you could easily spend an afternoon wandering around Steinheim-Hanau.
posted by cmonkey at 9:18 PM on September 21, 2012

Heidelberg is having a big festival this Saturday. Its usually pretty fun - the Heidelberger Herbst.
posted by kms at 6:15 AM on September 28, 2012

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