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Things to do in Frankfurt

Cycle alongside the Main River

If you’ve been drinking a few too many beers, blow away the cobwebs with a cycle up the city’s Main River. The Nidda Route is flat and perfect for beginners and takes in sights such as Bolongaro Palace and the picturesque suburb of Höchst. Get yourself sorted for wheels by Next Bike (www.nextbike.de/en/frankfurt).

Embrace some nature at the botanical gardens

Set over 50 acres and with more than 6,000 species on-site, the city’s Palmengarten (www.palmengarten.de) is a kaleidoscopic journey through the planet’s natural delights. Open since 1871, it contains flowers and fauna from the world over, and there are tours available for the wannabe botanist.

Get a feed at Kleinmarkethalle

Whatever the weather, the indoor Kleinmarkethalle (kleinmarkthalle.de/) is a magnet for foodies keen to fill holes in bellies. It’s got a diverse offering, and creaks under the weight of fruit, veg, pastries, tapas and, of course, wurst.

Get square eyed at the Film Museum

With permanent and temporary exhibits celebrating the history of celluloid, Film Museum (tel: +49 0 69 961 220 220; deutsches-filminstitut.de/) is an Aladdin’s Cave for any true film buff. It’s also got its own cinema for films it deems artistically notable.

Visit Goethe’s birthplace

For any fans of classic literature, a visit to the Goethe Haus (www.goethehaus-frankfurt.de) is a pinnacle of any Frankfurt visit. The house has been restored to reflect how it was when Goethe was born here in 1749, and next door is the Goethe Museum, where you’ll find the only picture gallery dedicated exclusively to the Age of Goethe.