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There are several interesting sights to see and activities to delight in while in Frankfurt, Germany. If you’re traveling on a budget, here are some of the free things to do in Frankfurt to help you stay on track:

Free Things to Do in Frankfurt – Bask in Tranquility at the Garten des Himmlischen Friedens

The design and landscaping of the Garden of Celestial (also Heavenly) Peace follows feng shui principles and is indeed a magnificent feature of Bethmannpark in Frankfurt. Typical of Chinese gardens, it features a pond, bridges and waterside pagodas. The entrance to the garden is guarded by two dragon statues.

Free Things to Do in Frankfurt – Explore Höchst

With a history dating back to the 8th century, Höchst is one of the oldest districts of Frankfurt. It is best known for its architecture and porcelain.

Free Things to Do in Frankfurt – Go on a Culture and History Trip in Frankfurt’s Museums

Frankfurt has a number of museums offering free admission on certain days. Admission to the Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt, Museum Judengasse, Weltkulturen Museum, ZOLLAMT MMK and Museum Angewandte Kunst is free every last Saturday of the month. The public cathedral tour at Dommuseum Frankfurt is likewise free on the last Saturday of each month. The Deutsches Architekturmuseum offers free public tours to its current exhibitions on Saturdays and Sundays.   

Have Fun at the Dippemess

Each spring and autumn, Frankfurt hosts a large folk festival known as Dippemess. There are several things to see at the fair, including fairground attractions and party pavilions.


Relax at Waldspielpark Scheerwald

This large park in Frankfurt is a great spot if you want to break free from the buzz of the city. It is popular among locals and tourists with its splash pad for children, miniature golf course and sports fields. You can also sit on one of the benches or on the grassy fields of the park if you simply want to relax.

Roam around Römerberg

This historic market square in Frankfurt has seen several Imperial coronations, Christmas markets and trade fairs. On one side, you will see the seat of the city administration of Frankfurt that dates back to the 15th century.

See the Birthplace of German Democracy

Paulskirche or St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt was where the famous 1848 Frankfurt Parliament was seated. It was the first German legislative body to be freely and publicly elected. In spite of its name, St. Paul’s Church no longer functions as a place of worship. It presently functions as an exhibitions and events venue.

Take a Stroll along Berger Straße

Several shops, cafes and bars can be found along Berger Straße (Berger Strasse), making it a great place for window shopping and people-watching.

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View the Notable Memorials at the Old Jewish Cemetery

History buffs and those who have a thing about the spooky and obscure would delight in a visit to the Old Jewish Cemetery in Frankfurt. Opened in 1828, it is the final resting place for several notable Jews. Among the notable graves in the cemetery include those of Paul Ehrlich, Emma Lazarus Budge, Moritz Daniel Oppenheim and Mayer Carl von Rothschild.

Visit Frankfurter Dom

Officially the Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew, Frankfurt Cathedral is open for the public to visit. This Gothic cathedral has Renaissance frescoes that can leave you in awe. Its tower is also a great spot for having magnificent views of the city.