Out on the streets in Frankfurt

It’s the middle of summer – hot weather and holidays. Although life has changed, and ‘normal’ isn’t what it was before, we are moving forward – just remember to keep your distance from others and to have a face mask handy! Shops in the central city of Frankfurt are trading again and restaurants and cafes are open for business, albeit with a reduced number of tables. Read on to find out what else you can do in Frankfurt this July.


The museums in Frankfurt are open and of course there are special exhibitions. Go inside out of the summer heat and admire works of art, history, design or whatever takes you fancy – there’s a huge range of museums to choose from!

Cruise Boats

The cruise boats on the Main River are operating. Relax on board and listen to the commentary as you take in the city from the water.

Guided Tours

Whether you want to see the city by foot, segway, bicycle or Hop-On-Hop-Off bus, all the tours around Frankfurt are up and running again.


Both the Frankfurt Zoo and the Opel Zoo are open again. For the Frankfurt Zoo, you must buy your ticket online and select a specific time slot. At the Opel Zoo, you can buy a ticket at the gate, but they are limiting the number of guests in the zoo at any one time. Although some features at both zoos aren’t available at the moment there are still plenty of animals that you can spend time observing. If you want to visit, go prepared with a face mask and remember to observe the distancing rule.


Like the zoos, the Palmengarten (Botanical Garden) is open again. Also like the zoos, some features are still unavailable to the public. Don’t let that deter you – you can still wander around in the sunshine and enjoy plenty of plants, water features and park-like surrounds.

Römerberg & the New Altstadt

As the Römerberg is a large, open square, it can’t really close – it was possible to wander through at any time during the lockdown period, there just wasn’t much activity. Most of the shops around its perimeter closed, although a couple of cafes quickly changed to only serving take aways and so remained open.

Surprisingly, the souvenir shops were some of the first shops open once they were allowed. Now you will find that it’s pretty much business as usual for the shops around the Römerberg and in the New Altstadt.

Opera and Theatre

Yes, live performances are back! Oper Frankfurt and the Schauspiel Frankfurt are both performing directly in front of live audiences again. Ticket numbers are restricted, but going out for entertainment is a possibility once more.

Not Happening

Of course, there are still things that aren’t back on the agenda yet. Large public gatherings are still not allowed, so this year we are without the food festivals, Ironman Triathlon and other cultural events that normally take place this month.

Check out the Calender of Events to see what is on in Frankfurt during the next twelve months.