Famed for being a hub of business and finance, Frankfurt has so much more to offer visitors. From its rich culture and stimulating museums to gorgeous parks and a world-class zoo, there’s plenty to delight the whole family. If you’re visiting with your children, take some time out at these great locations as we present five fun things to do in Frankfurt with kids.
1. Spot the tiny people on the streets below from atop Main Tower
Kids will love the knee-trembling views from Main Tower’s rooftop observation platform, where a fun whizz up in a lift to the 56th floor is topped with sublime panoramas. You can see right across the city’s cathedrals and skyscrapers, while also spotting miniature cars and people below. Dominating Frankfurt’s skyline, the dazzling Main Tower is one of the city’s signature architectural monuments and boasts its highest vantage point.
2. Feed the animals at Frankfurt Zoo
A natural wonder in the heart of the city, Frankfurt Zoo will sprinkle some animal magic onto your day out in Frankfurt with the kids. Home to jungle giants such as lions, elephants and giraffes along with mischievous meerkats, penguins and spider monkeys, the conservation-conscious wildlife centre will captivate little ones. There’s a petting zoo to get up close to smaller creatures like goats and tortoises, a fun playground and special program of tours and workshops during school holidays.
3 .Get imaginative at the Young Museum
Where else would children want to hang out than at a museum dedicated entirely to them? Housed within the Historic Museum Frankfurt, this kids-centric centre presents fun yet educational interactive experiences and displays. Little ones are invited to explore a 1900s classroom and experiment with old-fashioned computing devices, or try out their artistic flair painting a family portrait. Hands-on fun is what the Young Museum is about, making it a guaranteed hit from toddlers to teens.
4. Picnic together at Günthersburgpark
Not only is Günthersburgpark wonderfully scenic, it’s got the all-important adventure playground, a guaranteed vote-winner with energetic youngsters who like to let off some steam. Located in the northeast of the city, the beautiful leafy gardens are home to rare redwoods and black pines with neatly trimmed lawns to picnic on. In summer, the park’s giant fountain and waterslide is a magnet for kids wanting to cool off after some serious monkeying around on the 10m-tall climbing tower.
5. See dinosaurs at Senckenberg Museum of Natural History
The whole family will love travelling back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth atSenckenberg Museum of Natural History. Showcasing a colossal array of dinosaur skeletons, amphibians and birds, the museum’s incredible collections are pure paleontological perfection. From the big bang to today, you’ll discover the history of the planet’s evolution. Don’t miss the Senckenberg Museum’s marvelous mummies, too!
If you’re visiting Frankfurt for business or leisure with your kids in tow, the sublime Jumeirah Frankfurt offers exceptional family packages including suite stays with adjoining rooms, complimentary breakfasts and kids’ amenities like in-room movies with popcorn.