Altstadt Frankfurt

Frankfurt
Old Town which includes heritage elements
Frankfurt’s historic heart is a dazzling district home to atmospheric squares, medieval landmarks, art galleries, museums, boutiques and centuries-old taverns.

Wander the characterful streets of Frankfurt’s Old Town (Altstadt), which was once the most impressive display of Gothic-style architecture in Germany. In its prime, the Old Town was a place for the coronation of Holy Roman emperors, the site of lavish royal celebrations and a favorite inspirational spot for poets. Allied bomb raids in 1944 left the district in ruins and ongoing redevelopment is bringing it back to its former splendor.

Life in the Old Town has revolved around Römerberg square since the 800s. Marvel at its stepped gable and half-timbered buildings, most notably Römer city hall. Visit Old St. Nikolai Church, which dates back to the 13th century. Browse handicraft stalls and try mulled wine at the Frankfurt Christmas Market, held from late November to late December. Just south, look for the Wertheim House, one of few buildings to survive Word War II bombings.

Walk from Römerberg to Frankfurt Cathedral. This striking church played a key role in the election and coronation of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Find examples of antique reliquary, ceremonial robes and other religious artifacts in the Cathedral Museum. Enjoy magnificent city views from the 216-foot (66-meter) observation deck of the church’s tower.

Explore the district’s museums. The Historical Museum, housed in the Saalhof castle complex, showcases Frankfurt’s history from the medieval era. Admire the impressive collections of the Museum of Modern Art and Schirn Kunsthalle. Relive the lifestyles of ancient cultures at the Archaeology Museum of Frankfurt, set inside a former Carmelite Monastery.

Another sight worth visiting is St. Paul’s Church, where Germany’s first parliament convened in 1848. Take a guided tour of Frankfurt Goethe House, the childhood home of the acclaimed literary figure Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Alternatively, experience the lively ambiance of time-honored beer halls.

Reach Old Town easily via public trains and trams. The Dom/Römer U-Bahn station is a short walk from the major landmarks. The DomRömer project, providing extensive regeneration of the Old Town, is injecting new life into the historic courtyards, houses, passageways and squares between Römerberg and the cathedral.


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Ruby Louise Hotel Frankfurt
Ruby Louise Hotel Frankfurt
3.5 out of 5
Neue Rothofstraße 3, Frankfurt, HE, 60313
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Frankfurt. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Romerberg and Deutsche Bank Park are located ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (110 reviews)
Neat, clean, central
"Neat, clean, central hotel. Smooth checkin/out process. Room (Loft room) was spacious, clean and provided the required amenities. There was no extra faff, but everything done was done well. Will stay next time in Frankfurt."

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2022

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Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
5 out of 5
Am Kaiserplatz, Bethmannstraße 33, Frankfurt, HE, 60311
The price is £256 per night from 22 Jul to 23 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Frankfurt. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"Beautiful, clean, friendly and professional. True 5 star hotel."

Reviewed on 10 May 2022

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NH Collection Frankfurt City
NH Collection Frankfurt City
4.5 out of 5
Vilbeler Str. 2, Frankfurt, HE, 60313
The price is £89 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Frankfurt. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (988 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

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Motel One Frankfurt - Römer
Motel One Frankfurt - Römer
Berliner Straße 55, Frankfurt, 60311
The price is £97 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Frankfurt. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and valet parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (367 reviews)
"The staff, especially at reception, went out of their way to help us with all requests - even beyond what is routine. They were absolutely wonderful!"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2022

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JW Marriott Hotel Frankfurt
JW Marriott Hotel Frankfurt
5 out of 5
Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 2, Frankfurt, HE, 60313
The price is £258 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Frankfurt. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (995 reviews)
"So nice"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2022

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Flemings Hotel Frankfurt Main - Riverside
Flemings Hotel Frankfurt Main - Riverside
4 out of 5
Lange Straße 5-9, Frankfurt, HE, 60311
Fully refundable
The price is £77 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Frankfurt. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (988 reviews)
"Small but has everything you need."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

Flemings Hotel Frankfurt Main - Riverside
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