Frankfurt - Things to do

If you’re attending Percona Live Europe, why not take a weekend or an extra day to explore what Frankfurt has to offer!


You can’t go to Frankfurt without visiting the Römerberg. This iconic square is home to a host of delights, from picturesque mediaeval buildings to historic markets. At the heart of the Altstadt - Frankfurt’s old town - you'll find the Römerberg, one of the city's most familiar attractions. It’s home to the Römer, which has been in use as the city hall since the 15th century. Standing in the square, you’ll be forgiven for feeling like you’re on a film set at times - it's a postcard-perfect scene of days gone by.

Eiserner Steg

Lock your love on Frankfurt’s iconic iron footbridge. It has had an eventful 150 years since it was completed in 1869. There is lots do see and do in this area!


Sample some Apfelwein- Frankfurt’s Traditional Drink

Like best traditional drinks, Apfelwein has its own paraphernalia: It will be brought to you in a Bembel, a stoneware pitcher painted with filigree patterns, and is poured into a glass with a ribbed pattern, known as a Gerippte.
You’ll also be handed a Deckelchen, a small wooden disc to keep flying insects out of your glass!

Berger Straße

The street begins by Bethmannpark on the east side of the Innenstadt and heads northeast for almost three kilometres into the Bornheim neighbourhood.
The lower part of the street, closest to Frankfurt’s centre, is full of family-owned shops and stylish, one-of-a-kind boutiques, all a world away from the Bankenviertel.
In between the shops are independent restaurants and quirky bars, at possibly the best neighbourhood in Frankfurt for nightlife.


The Museum District in Frankfurt is located on the left bank of the River Main and is home to 12 highly reputed museums. Popular museums in the area include the Museum of World Cultures – an enthological museums, Museum of Ancient Sculpture – home to a large collection of Asian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman sculptures, the German Architectural Museum, the Film Museum, and the Museum of Applied Art – with displays of over 30,000 objects representing European and Asian decorative art.

Take a day trip to Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a town on the Neckar River in southwestern Germany about 90 KM from Frankfurt. It’s known for venerable Heidelberg University, founded in the 14th century. Gothic Heiliggeistkirche church towers over the cafe-lined Marktplatz, a town square in the Altstadt (Old Town). The red-sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle, are a noted example of Renaissance architecture, stand on Königstuhl hill.

Restaurant Recommendation

Ebbelwoi Unser-

If you are looking for some place to grab dinner one night, I’d recommend you try this restaurant: Ebbelwoi Unser.
A traditional restaurant serving home cooked meals in a casual environment described by the restaurant themselves as a second living room.
Be sure to book as they are often very full!

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