Frankfurt Airport Investing Over $113 Million in an Attempt to Become Europe’s Largest Hub
Remember the days of windowless bars, narrow passageways and smoke-filled airport terminals? Thankfully, they’re long gone and one of the most popular gateways to Europe, Frankfurt, is taking upgrades a gigantic step further.
According to Skift, the airport is investing 100 million euros in a series of improvements. We’re not just talking new floors either. The new attractions are set to include yoga rooms, playgrounds and relaxing recreation areas.
The makeover will turn Frankfurt Airport into a fun place to be in between flights, but the city itself is worth further exploration, with an abundance of culture, history, dining options and entertainment to discover.
Let’s take a look at some of Frankfurt’s top tourist attractions.
The Old Town
At the heart of Frankfurt’s Old Town is the Römerberg, a pedestrian-only square home to the Old Town Hall, the New Town Hall, the Justice Fountain, the 14th century Gothic Church of St Leonhard, St Nicolas Church and the Historical Museum.
Goethe House and Museum
Frankfurt is the birthplace of famous writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and you can view his family home, Goethe House. Explore the decadent rooms of the house, including Goethe’s writing room, where he created some of his earlier works. Head next door and you’ll find the Goethe Museum, which is a gallery showcasing masterpieces of the Baroque and Romantic periods.
The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art
A world-class gallery, The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art houses an impressive collection of artists including Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Roy Lichtenstein.
The whole family will love a trip to Zoo Frankfurt, with more than 4,500 animals to discover. It’s Germany’s second oldest zoo and includes marine life, reptiles, the Ape House, Nocturnal Animals House and Bird Hall.
The Old Opera House
The stunning Old Opera House was first built in 1880 and resides in Frankfurt’s Opera Square. It’s one of the city’s most important concert venues, so be sure to check the performance schedule when you visit.
The Senckenberg Natural History Museum
Do you want to see Europe’s largest exhibition of dinosaurs? You can do so, at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum. Situated in the Senckenberg Gardens, the museum also displays the world’s largest collection of stuffed birds and you can rent an audio guide or take an organised tour.
When the weather’s warm and it’s time for a picnic, visit the botanical world that is Palm Garden. You can explore plants from fog deserts, monsoon jungles and the Antarctic. Admire the Flower House, waterfalls, a cactus garden and rhododendron garden. There’s also recreational activities, including boating and playgrounds.
The Main Tower
To experience Frankfurt’s skyline from a bird’s eye view, take the lift to the top of The Main Tower. You can dine at the Main Tower Restaurant and Lounge, located on the 53rd floor, to really take it all in.