Free Things to Do in Frankfurt

You’ve gone on our Frankfurt on Foot Walking Tour and are looking for some budget friendly things to do? Perhaps you only have one afternoon in Frankfurt and missed the tour? We have made a small list of things that you might enjoy and that we usually recommend to our guests that are looking for some extra activities for sightseeing. We will be happy to include any of these sites on your Private or Layover/Stopover tour.

* Deutsche Ordens Kirche (Teutonic Order of Knights Church) – built in 1309, open every day. Check out their huge nativity during Jan.
* Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Wall (located next to the Judengasse Museum)
* Portikus – Small exhibit museum on the Alte Brucke that changes exhibits every 6 weeks (closed on Mondays)
* Jörge Ratgeb Frescos in the Karmeliter Cloister – Painted 1513-1521, open 7 days a week
* Höchst – Historic neighborhood in the far west end of Frankfurt, listed on the Half-Timbered Route, Farmers Market on Tues. Fri. & Sat. 07:00-13:00 including a market hall.
* Klein Markt Halle – Fabulous food hall (closed Sun. & Holidays)
* Geld Museum – Closed on Saturdays
* Stadt Plannungsamt – giant scale model of Frankfurt (closed weekends & holidays)
* Frankfurt City Cemetery – peaceful place to stroll and wonderful for photographers
* Katherina Church – at the Hauptwache. Free organ concerts 16:30 Mon. & Thur.
* Sachsenhausen – walk around the Applewine pub district, but stroll down the side streets for the unique stores, especially Wall Strasse, or head over to Schweizer Strasse.
* Bornheim’s Berger Strasse – Great street for people watching, cafes and a wide variety of small stores, stroll through the Farmers market on Wed. and Sat.
* I.G. Farben Building – Goethe University today, but once American Army headquarters and formerly one of the largest buildings in Europe
* Commerz Bank – walk through the lobby and gaze up through the Atrium, weekdays only
* Deutsche Bank – “Branding” exhibition, upstairs from the lobby to the left. Extremely interesting with some interactive exhibits! Weekdays only.
* The side streets around the Kaiserdom are filled with small galleries and antique stores, great for window shopping
* St. Peters’ Cemetery – Frankfurt’s oldest city graveyard, directly behind Karstadt
* Klappergasse – Former Gestapo prison, open on Sat. from 15:00-18:00

So my friends, go out and enjoy the wonderful city of Frankfurt for free!


  1. Dear Mandy, you only need to show up at our meeting point on Braubach strasse before the tour begins at 10:30. No reservations are needed and we tour 365 days a year.


  2. We are arriving on April 14th, 2019 which is a Sunday. Will the walking tour be given on a Sunday? We are staying at the Hilton Airport hotel. Where do we meet the walking tour?


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