Discover our local Gay Frankfurt Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
The fifth largest city in Germany has been for centuries one of the most prosperous cities in the continent.
Before the war, Frankfurt was the biggest Gothic city in Europe. However, 95% of the town was destroyed by the Allies bombings.
As in Warsaw, the city center, laying on the Main river, has been partially rebuilt to the same standard, and beautiful cobbled streets and many half-timbered houses have been reconstructed.
With 400 banks, including the headquarters of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt is Germany’s financial center and the continent’s fourth largest stock exchange. Because of its many skyscrapers that house these successful institutions, Francfort is sometimes called
In front of the stock exchange building, you will see the statues of a bear symbolizing the fall in prices and that statue of the bull signifying the rise …
So no mistake, this is not the entrance of the gay neighborhood. Please, don’t get inside the Stock Exchange wearing harness and chaps, asking where the party is.
In summer, a magical boat trip on the Main can allow you to start the evening by watching the sunset on the skyscrapers and medieval houses.
The Römerberg, the town hall square, has been the historic heart of Frankfurt for centuries.
The museums are concentrated on the banks of the Main, on the Schaumainkai. Frankfurt hosts the most prestigious museums in Germany, after Berlin. Among them Staedel Museum, Museum of Modern Art or Schirn Kunsthalle.
For Jurassic Park fans, the Senckenberg Museum offers the most extensive collection of dinosaur skeletons in Europe.
For purchases of large sausages and other German specialties, go to Kleinmarthall well known for its food stalls and restaurants.
Gay life in Frankfurt
Frankfurt, like most German cities, is very welcoming to LGBT populations. The gay scene may not match the ones of Berlin, Munich or Cologne, but it is very dynamic and international.
Finally, Frankfurt is strategically positioned to visit Germany, Luxembourg, France, Netherlands or Belgium, as it is only a few hours trip by car or speed train to visit other fascinating and gay-friendly cities such as Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam … and even Paris