Welcome to the Main Metropolis!

For 700,000 people, Frankfurt is far more than the dynamic financial and trade show center with the most impressive skyline in Germany and the future seat of the European Central Bank.

Tourist attractions & museums provide cultural variety

Not far from the skyscrapers, you can find cozy Ebbelwoi pubs and right in the center of the inner city business district, with the well known shopping boulevard "Zeil", a number of tourist attractions are strung together like pearls on a necklace. Frankfurt is not only proud of its most famous son, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Not far from the Römer, the city center is home to the Kaiserdom and the Paulskirche, the cradle of Germany's democracy. Along a 2.2 km stretch of the museum riverfront, 24 museums beckon cultural enthusiasts to exhibit highlights from around the world. The Frankfurt Schirn, the Städel Museum, Museum for Modern Art and the Frankfurt Opera are permanently established in the international art and cultural scene.

Tradition & hard cider culture in a multi-cultural metropolis

But Frankfurt is also a multi-cultural beehive, since the pocket-sized metropolis is colorful and diverse. 180 nations live together here peacefully. People enjoy togetherness while following the latest trends, without the stress of the mega-cities. A busy night life does not come at the expense of inviting coziness at, and along the Main, occasionally with a rich Ebbelwoi (hard cider) and Frankfurt's unique Green Sauce!  

As one of the world's oldest trade show cities, Frankfurt is of course also host to a wide range of international industrial trade shows, such as the book fair or Ambiente. About 51 trade shows and exhibitions are conducted annually on the world's third largest trade show grounds. 

But why not go on your own personal exploration of the Main metropolis? We are more than happy to give you a few insider tips that you will not find in any travel guide. 

  • Events
    Events

    Here you can find current information about street festivals,
    sporting events and much more.

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    27.03. - 19.04.2015 Frankfurt Dippemess:

    Dippemess is Frankfurt's largest folk festival. Historically a stonewear (hessian = Dippe) market, it is now primarily a venue for fun-seekers, with a wide range of fairground rides. The fairground rides beckon with half-off prices on family day. And the colorful fireworks on the final day of the Dippemess always draws a large crowd.

    29.05. - 30.05.2015 Bergerstraße Festival:

    Bergerstraße is among the most popular shopping and restaurant boulevards in Frankfurt. It is lined by small boutiques, shops with beautiful accessories, and a wide range of pubs and cafés. Every year, it is the venue for the "Untere Bergenstraße Festival". A festival with multi-cultural character. Live music on several stages, food stands with delicatessen from a host of national cuisines make this street festival a popular meeting point for young and old.

    24.06. - 03.07.2015 Opera Plaza Festival:

    "See and be seen" should be the unofficial motto of the Opera Plaza Festival. This where people meet for musical entertainment and a glass of wine, while enjoying the atmosphere surrounding the magnificent Old Opera.

    25.07.2015 Schweizer Straße Festival:

    Every year, Schweizer Straße is transformed into a festival boulevard for a day. And every year, the festival is conducted under a new national motto that is particularly reflected in the food offered at the restaurant stands, but also in the cultural side program.

    31.07. - 03.08.2015 Main Festival:

    Much of daily life in Frankfurt takes place along the Main. This is where most of the museums are located (along the museum riverfront). The riverfront promenade is home to fleamarkets, and many people come here during the summer for picnics and to go sunbathing. Little wonder then that the Main has been given its own festival.

    02.08.2015 City Triathlon:

    A 1.5k swim in the nearby Langener Waldsee, a 40k bike ride in and around Frankfurt, and a 10k run through the inner city. The City Triathlon has many sports enthusiasts, specifically because of the run through the impressive inner city skyline.

    07.-16.08.2015 Apple Cider Festival:

    Frankfurt and its "Ebblewoi" go hand-in-hand The popular beverage has now been given a monument with its own festival – fully dedicated to the delightful drink.

    28. - 30.08.2015 Museum Riverfront Festival:

    The next festival begins only a few weeks following the Main festival. The Museum Festival stretches along both riverfronts.  Live musical entertainment, a spectacular dragonboat race and a wide variety of food and craft stands draw some of the attention away from the fact that the surrounding museums are actually the occasion for the festivities. By purchasing an affordably priced Museum Riverfront button, visitors have free entry to all participating museums on the 3 festival days. Large fireworks along the Main riverfront are the crowning conclusion.

    11. - 21.09.2015 Frankfurt Dippemess:

    Dippemess is Frankfurt's largest folk festival. Historically a stonewear (hessian = Dippe) market, it is now primarily a venue for fun-seekers, with a wide range of fairground rides. The fairground rides beckon with half-off prices on family day. And the colorful fireworks on the final day of the Dippemess always draws a large crowd.

    25.10.2015 BMW Frankfurt Marathon:

    This will be the 34th running of the Frankfurt City Marathon. Thousands of runners are participating in this high-profile athletic event. A particular highlight for the runners: crossing the finish line over the red carpet.

    25.11. - 22.12.2015 Frankfurt Christmas Market:

    The annual Christmas market spreads out in front of the picturesque scenery of the Römer and the surrounding half-timbered houses. The towering Christmas tree in front of the steps of the Römer is visible from afar thanks to hundreds of brightly shining lights. Seasonal delicatessen such as roasted almonds, roasted chestnuts, and mulled wine beckon in addition to stands with Christmas tree decorations. Advent concerts and the buglers from the belltower of the Nikolai church round out the Christmas market musically. Children can take a ride in the chair-o-plane, which is located directly among the booths at the Römer hill.

  • Concerts & musicals
    Concerts & musicals

    Find out which artists will soon be
    on stage in Frankfurt.

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    The Frankfurt Festival Hall is part of the Frankfurt trade show grounds. It is within walking distance of Fleming's Hotel Frankfurt-Messe as well as Fleming's Hotel Frankfurt-Hamburger Allee.

    Frankfurt Festival Hall

    • 22.01.2015 Die Fantastischen Vier
    • 16.02.2015 Lionel Richie
    • 18.02.2015 ABBA – The Show
    • 20.02.2015 Apassionata
    • 20.03.2015 Nicki Minaj
    • 30.03.2015 Ennio Morricone
    • 05.04.2015 James Last
    • 24.05.2015 Herbert Grönemeyer
    • 03.06.2015 Die drei ??? (The three investigators)
    • 31.10.2015 Simply Red
    • 12.11.2015 Andreas Gabalier & Band
    • 27.11.2015 Deep Purple
    • 01.-02.12.2015 Night of the Proms
    • 26.03.2016 Scorpions

    Frankfurt Jahrhunderhalle

    • 24.02.2015 Phantom of the Opera
    • 03.03.2015 Swan lake
    • 17.05.2015 Steffen Henssler
    • 14.11.2015 Nena

    Alte Oper

    The Alte Oper is located in the heart of Frankfurt and within walking distance of Fleming's Deluxe Hotel Frankfurt-City. The Fleming's Hotel Frankfurt-Hamburger Allee is also nearby and offers visitors of the Alte Oper an attractive discount (opera ticket has to be presented at check-in).

    • 28.01.2015 Magic of the Dance
    • 18.02.2015 Fluch der Karibik Teil 3 – Disney in Concert
    • 15.03.2015 Mireille Mathieu
    • 31.03.-12.04.2015 Rocky Horror Show
    • 02.05.2015 Lang Lang, Klavier / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    • 03.05.2015 Carmina Burana
    • 06.- 07.05.2015 Max Raabe  & Palast Orchester
    • 09.05.2015 The Sound of Holloywood
    • 02.-12.07.2015 Dirty Dancing
  • Cultural events
    Cultural events

    For information about museum exhibitions and
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    Frankfurt offers a wide range of museums. Ranging from hands-on museums for little scientists or historical painting collections for art connoisseurs – the city has something for any taste and any age. Without doubt, the Städel Museum has particular cultural significance for Frankfurt's cultural scene.

    Städel museum

    The collection of the Städel includes 3,000 paintings, 600 sculptures, more than 100,000 drawings and graphic reproductions, and more than 1,600 photographs. Since the completion of the expansion for contemporary art in February 2012, roughly 7,500 square meters of exhibit space are home to works spanning 700 years of art history. The following exhibits are planned for 2015 and 2016:

    • 12.11.2014 - 08.02.2015: Fantastic worlds. Albrecht Altdorfer and the expressive elements of art around 1500
    • 11.02. - 10.05.2015 Jean-Jaques de Boisseau - A Contemporary of Städel’s
    • 11.03. - 21.06.2015 Monet and the Birth of Impressionism
    • 10.06. - 06.09.2015 Graphic works from William Hogarth
    • 22.07. - 18.10.2015 The 80ies. Figurative Painting in West-Germany
    • 07.10.2015 - 24.01.2016 Masterworks in dialogue - Eminent guests for the anniversary
    • 05.11.2015 - 24.01.2016 John Baldessari
    • 24.02. - 05.06.2016 Maniera. Art of the mannerism in the Medici's Florence
    • 30.06. - 23.10.2016 Georg Baselitz. Heros

    MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum for Modern Art)

    • 12.09.2014 - 01.02.2015 Subodh Gupta. Everything is Inside
    • 19.10.2014 - 14.06.2015 Boom She Boom. Works from the MMK Collection
    • 30.01. - 12.04.2015 Hassan Khan - "Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said"
    • 21.02. -  31.05.2015 Gerald Domenig - Exhibition Preparations
    • 14.03. - 31.05.2015 Isa Genzken - New Works
    • 20.06. -  20.09.2015 IMAGINE REALITY - RAY 2015 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt / RheinMain
  • Trade shows
    Trade shows

    Get an overview of the most important fairs
    and conventions in Frankfurt. 

     

     

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    The Frankfurt trade show grounds is within walking distance of Fleming's Hotel Frankfurt-Messe as well as Fleming's Hotel Frankfurt-Hamburger Allee.

    FAIRS:

    • 30 January - 03 February 2015 Paper-/ Christmasworld:International trade fair for stationery, office supplies and writing instruments /  world’s biggest trade fair for festive decorations
    • 13 - 17 February 2015 Ambiente:world's most important consumer goods trade fair in the Dining, Giving and Living areas
    • 10 - 14 March 2015 ISH: The world’s biggest showcase for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technology and renewable energies
    • 15 - 18 April 2015 Musikmesse / Prolight + Sound: the biggest fair for musical instruments and the music business / International Fair of Technologies and Services for Events, Installation and Production
    • 04 - 07 May 2015 Techtextil: International trade fair for the technical textiles and nonwovens industries
    • 19 - 21 May 2015 IMEX: worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events
    • 15 - 19 June 2015 Achema: World forum for chemical engineering and the process industry
    • 15 - 27 September 2015 IAA: the world's largest automobile fair
    • 14 - 18 October 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair: The world's largest book fair
    • 24 - 27 November 2015 Euromold: World fair for moldmaking and tooling, design and application development

    CONGRESSES:

    • 03.-04.02.2015 bsi Summit
    • 12.-15.05.2015 Deutscher Ärztetag
    • 08.-11.06.2015 Digital Energy International Software Summit
    • 12.-16.07.2015 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC)
    • 01.-03.09.2015 44. Congress of the German association for rheumatology
    • 10.-12.12.2015 German spine congress