Indoor Things to Do in Frankfurt
You won’t be disappointed in Frankfurt on colder autumn days that call for indoor things to do. Take a look at our top picks:
Visit Frankfurt’s mind-boggling museums: Take advantage of the free museums in Frankfurt on certain days of the month (usually the last Saturday). Alternatively, go on other days for even smaller crowds. A few to check out include the Archaeological Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of World Cultures (open from 2 November), and the Museum of Applied Art. Other fantastic places include Frankfurt Art Museum Stadel and the Goethe Museum Frankfurt.
See a show at a theatre: Frankfurt’s best theatres have exciting programmes lined up for October and November, from plays and performance art to music and dance. Consider seeing a show at the English Theatre Frankfurt, the Frankfurt Opera, the Internationales Theatre, Schauspiel Frankfurt, or the Tigerpalast Varieté Theatre.
Head to one of the city’s best live music venues: Frankfurt has a great live music scene. Head to one of these great spots for a gig or two: Baile Bar, Nachtleben, Jazzkeller, Balalaika, and Elfer Music Club.
Explore the top markets: There are numerous markets worth exploring in Frankfurt. A few local favourites include Kleinmarkthalle (for local and international foods), Sudbahnhof Market (a farmer’s market on Tuesdays and Fridays), and Konstablerwache Market (Thursdays and Sundays).
Hunt for souvenirs in the best shopping areas: Whether you’re looking for souvenirs and gifts, or you simply want to do some window shopping, you’ll love moseying around Frankfurt’s best shopping districts. Make your way to Zeil (the main shopping street), MyZeil (one of Germany’s largest shopping and leisure centres), Goethestraße (for high-end and designer brands), the trendy Sachsenhausen area, and Berger Straße (for exciting fashion, design, and vintage shops as well as cafes, restaurants, and bars).
Frankfurt Nightlife in Autumn
The nightlife in Frankfurt is hard to beat. There’s very little difference between the nightlife of autumn and what you can enjoy in summer, except that there are fewer (if any) outdoor events and smaller crowds. As there are no hard closing times in Germany, most restaurants close when the last patrons leave, which is usually around midnight. Bars and clubs keep going until the early hours of the morning, if not until after sunrise.
Looking for the best restaurants in Frankfurt? We recommend Emma Metzler (on Museumsufer), Chairs (on Gronauer Straße), No. 16 (Löwengasse, Bornheim), Atschel (in Sachsenhausen), and the Michelin-starred Seven Swans on the Mainkai. The best districts for bars include Bahnhofsviertel (be warned – this is a red-light district), Bornheim (especially Berger Straße), Salzhaus (for cocktail bars), and Sachsenhausen (for bars and locals’ favourite apple wine taverns). If clubbing’s more your thing, check out establishments such as Robert Johnson (techno), Tanzhaus West (cyber house to Goa trance), Club Anthrazit (electro), Dreikönigskeller (themed nights), Chango Latin Palace (Latin music), and Final Destination Club (gothic rock, metal, and hardcore).