Top Trending Tours in gay FRANKFURT 2020

Frankfurt is a very compact city and most of its main attractions are within walking distance from the centre of the gay district. The city also home to some of the finest museums in the world

One of the best ways to see the city is to take a river cruise along the Main and take in all of the major museums along the embankment. You can book your ticket in advance and save time and money.

Alternatively the hop-on, hop-off bus tours are a great way to experience Frankfurt. With buses departing every 30 minutes and tickets valid for the whole day, this is the perfect way to explore Germany’s financial capital.

The Stadel Museum

The Stadel Museum

Considered the city’s finest art museum, the Städel holds a fantastic collection of works from the 16th century through the present day. Entrance is free. We suggest you take two to three hours to enjoy all of the exhibits.

With over 2,900 paintings and around 100,000 drawings and prints, the collection gives a comprehensive insight into more than 700 years of European art history – from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the baroque era and Classical Modernism right through to the present day. Among the highlights are works by Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Beckmann.

Romerberg Square

Römerberg square

Frankfurt’s Römer town hall is one of the most beautiful historical town halls in Germany and has been the seat of local government for more than 600 years. Both its exterior, a reconstructed triple-gabled facade in the neo-Gothic style with many decorative elements, and the imperial hall inside are well worth seeing. Römerberg square in the heart of Frankfurt’s old quarter dates back to the Hohenstaufen period. It enjoyed its heyday in the late Middle Ages when it was the scene of Frankfurt’s trade fairs and great ceremonies such as the coronations of German emperors.


Frankfurt’s South Bank – Sachsenhausen

Experience sightseeing at its best in Frankfurt with a tour on the Ebbelwei Express, a colourful historical tram. With plenty of music, pretzels and local cider, the party soon gets into full swing. Here in Sachsenhausen, with its friendly atmosphere, narrow cobbled streets and more than 100 traditional bars serving locally produced cider, you’ll quickly make new friends. The people of Frankfurt love nothing more than to sit or stand side by side with visitors in the quaint bars and traditional inns of Sachsenhausen’s old quarter and put the world to rights.

Main Tower

Main Tower

The Main Tower is one of the highest buildings in Frankfurt, the only possible to climb. On top of its 200 meters, a 360º view of the city, opens to your eyes. Don’t worry, you don’t have to climb it on foot, the elevator leaves you at 190 meters and you only have to climb 1 floor of stairs to the top. The entrance costs 4,60€ and till 22:00 is opened to visitors. During the day or night, a non-cloudy weather is recommended, specially at night, with the lights of the city shining with glamour.

Frankfurt Opera House

Frankfurt Opera House

Built in the Italian high Renaissance style and authentically reconstructed, this prestigious building was officially re-opened in 1981. Since then around 300 high-calibre concerts and events have attracted large numbers of visitors to the striking concert hall every year. With its acclaimed acoustics it provides the perfect setting for an impressive programme that includes symphony and chamber concerts, lieder recitals, early and modern music, jazz, rock and pop, as well as light entertainment, cabaret, lavish gala evenings and, of course, the grand Frankfurt Opera Ball.

My Zeil

My Zeil

The spectacular MyZeil shopping centre designed by Italian star architect Massimiliano Fuksas and opened in 2009 is a special attraction, and not just for shoppers. The building’s funnel-shaped glass facade with its spiralling contours captures the eye and the imagination of shoppers and passers-by. Covering eight floors, it has stores selling leading international brands, a delicatessen, a wide choice of restaurants, a major electronics retailer – and Europe’s longest free-standing escalator, at 48 metres in length.

Senckenberg Museum

Senckenberg Museum)

The amazing collection at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt sheds light on the evolution and diversity of life. Prehistoric dinosaurs, enormous whales and elephants, scores of beetles, a colourful array of birds, and botanical and geological exhibits are all just waiting to be discovered. The museum provides a window into the nature research that its scientists are currently working on around the world. Entrance is free and we suggest 2 hours to take in all the exhibits.

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 9am-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm

The Museum Embankment

The Museum Embankment

The museum embankment is located on the southern bank of the river Main in Sachsenhausen, between the Eiserner Steg footbridge and the Peace Bridge. One of Frankfurt’s main cultural attractions, it has 13 leading museums and is a popular destination for museum-goers from Germany and across Europe.

Unmissable highlights include the Museum of Arts and Crafts, whose building alone is worth a visit, the Film Museum and the Museum of Ethnology. This is also the setting for the Museum Embankment Festival held here on the last weekend in August and the Museums Night held every year in spring.

Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt

The Museum of Modern Art

Although still relatively new, the MMK Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt am Main has established itself as one of the world’s most important museums for contemporary art.

Since opening in 1991, the museum on Braubachstrasse has set a trend with its post-modern architecture becoming an integral element and point of focus for Frankfurt’s cultural and social scene. The MMK’s collection includes more than 4,500 works of international art dating from the 1960s through to the present day.



On around 22 hectares of land, the Palmengarten botanical gardens display a range of interesting and beautiful plants. Almost every kind of exotic flora growing around the world can be found here, right in the middle of Frankfurt.

The pièce de résistance is the 18-metre-high palm house, the oldest and most famous building in the gardens. This iron structure was designed by architect Friedrich Kaysser and built between 1868 and 1869. It was modelled on the enormous glass palaces built in London in 1846 and in Paris in 1867 for the World’s Fair.

Frankfurt’s beloved botanical gardens are home to 50 acres of tropical trees, orchids and ferns.

Remember, one of the best ways to see the city is to take one of the hop-on, hop-off bus tours departing every 30 minutes and tickets valid for the whole day.

Recommended Hotels in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a compact city with most of the gay bars located on 3 streets forming a “Bermuda Triangle”. The best hotels are all within walking distance of the centre of the city. Here are our editors top selections.

The Steigenberger, 5 Star
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Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

The hotel features 303 luxurious rooms with traditional and modern decor as well as elegant and classic furnishings. All rooms features a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box, an air conditioning

Westin Grand 5 Star

This non-smoking hotel is located on the corner of the Zeil shopping street in central Frankfurt. It features 3 restaurants, a 24-hour gym and a large spa. Wi-Fi is free in the lobby

Hilton 5 Star
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Hilton Frankfurt

Located minutes from all main attractions in the centre of Frankfurt, featuring a health club with a 25 m pool as well as a restaurant with park terrace, close to the gay bars

NH Frankfurt 4 Star

NH Collection Frankfurt City

This 4-star superior hotel lies in the heart of Frankfurt, a 5-minute walk from the Zeil shopping street. It offers international cuisine & a spa area with sauna, hammam, & gym

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