This blog post was featured on the official Frankfurt Tourism site.
Around mid-June, I returned to Frankfurt for a couple of days. I hadn’t been back since the year that I’d spent living there, in 2014-15.
And what timing too. After a spell of rain, the sky was glorious that weekend, rainbows and all.
Here’s a list of some of my favourite spots in the city:
1. Deutsches Filmmuseum
The Film Museum in Frankfurt is sleek, modern and takes you on a fascinating in-depth journey through the history of filmmaking. It also happens to have a charming in-house cinema of its own that offers a diverse selection of noteworthy films in various languages, including English. I still remember the summer evenings spent enjoying screenings of ‘The Hours’ and ‘Strangers on a Train’ here.
Museum Timings: Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm | Wed 10 am – 8 pm | Mon closed
Museum Entry: €6 (regular), €3 (reduced) | Cinema ticket: €7 (adults), €5 (students)
2. South Indian Food at Saravanaa Bhavan
I’m someone who can devour South Indian food all day, everyday. Unfortunately, finding authentic Indian food in Germany is hard enough but finding South Indian food here is a whole other ordeal. Which is why when I stumbled upon Saravanaa Bhavan in Frankfurt, it was cause for celebration. Sure, I wasn’t pleased about having to shell out €6 for a dosa that costs the equivalent of 75 cents back in Chennai, but the food retains its authentic flavour and aroma so well that one simply can’t resist.
Timings: Mon – Sun 11 am – 10.30 pm | Kaiserstrasse 66
3. Going for a Stroll along the River
Walking along the banks of the river Main that flows through the city is a rejuvenating experience, particularly if the weather is pleasant. During the warmer months, you’ll find people relaxing on the grass, reading, barbecuing or enjoying beers in the company of friends and family. And the views at night from the bridges that run across the Main are absolutely spectacular.
4. Museum for Comic Art
There are a number of museums in Frankfurt that are well worth your time, including the Städel, the Museum of Modern Art and the Frankfurt Historical Museum. But the one that I found most delightful, obviously, is the Museum for Comic Art (Caricatura Museum). If you have an interest in comics, illustration, graphic novels and the like, this is a must-see.
Museum Timings: Tue – Sun 11 am – 6 pm | Wed 11 am – 9 pm | Mon closed
Entry: €6 (regular), €3 (reduced)