While it’s widely regarded as Germany’s financial hub, don’t be fooled into thinking Frankfurt isn’t worth exploring. 

The city welcomes those looking for a little fun and adventure, here’s a rundown of some of the best ways to enjoy Frankfurt as a solo traveller.

Kleinmarkthalle: Foodie Heaven For Solo Travellers

A foodie’s dream, Kleinmarkthalle invites gourmand to sample over 150 stalls of pasta, cheese, meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, wines, bread, teas, cakes, pastries and the list goes on.

Find a place on the upper-level terrace attached to Kleinmarkthalle’s own wine bar and enjoy the market’s goodies with the right pairing of red or white.


Go Solo At Städel Museum

Split into three sections (Old Masters, Modern Art and Contemporary Art) the Städel Museum’s collection of European works, dating back to the Middles Ages, include masterpieces from Monet, Renoir, Picasso and Goya to name a few.

Take your time and wander through one of the world’s most hailed art galleries located in Frankfurt’s famous Museum District. Remember: the beauty of solo travel is that you can set your own pace!

Das Städel Museum

Frankfurt Flea Market

Offering a fabulous view of Frankfurt’s skyline bathed in the morning haze, immerse into the city’s hustle and bustle with a trip to Frankfurt’s best Flea Market. Taking place from 9 am to 2 pm every second Saturday, head to Schaumainkai street in Sachsenhausen for bargain goods and vintage wares.

Potter through stalls in search of unique souvenirs, antiques, clothes, furniture, and even bikes with freshly brewed coffee (or apfel wine) in one hand, and a pastry in the other.

Flea Market Frankfurt

Alone in Frankfurt’s Old Town

Not just your average district, this part of Frankfurt was entirely reconstructed after WWII to replicate buildings of the Medieval times. 

There’s no need to wander around in a group; for independent globetrotters, it’s a treat to walk through the DomRömer Quarter and its 20 new buildings and 15 replicas, now known as the new’ old town. Along the way, stop by some of the shops and museums for history lessons and memento of the area before it was destroyed and remade.

Frankfurt Old Town

St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral

Even today the 13th-century red-sandstone cathedral, with 328 steps leading up its Gothic tower, stands out against the rest of Frankfurt’s skyscrapers.

Home to a few quirky relics, including skull fragments of St. Bartholomew himself and the grave-slab of King Günther von Schwarzburg, the building also boasts a museum in the cloister houses with displays from the museum’s treasury, carved altars and various local artifacts giving key insights into the city’s and the cathedral’s past.

St Bartholomews Cathedral

Goethe House and Museum

No trip to Frankfurt would be complete without visiting the birthplace of one of the world’s greatest writers, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Explore 18th-century life in Frankfurt through the Goethe family lens. Discover how they dined, uncover their music room, and browse through the books that surrounded and influenced Goethe’s work as he was growing up.

There is also an exhibition on the house’s history and galleries that display art collections from that time.

Goethe House

Keen to explore more of this city? Be sure to check out Frankfurt’s alternative attractions for a new perspective on the city.

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