Messe and Westend

DESTINATIONS germany frankfurt messe-and-westend

The city’s huge, sprawling convention center (Messe) is one of the busiest in Europe, and the area around it isn’t especially interesting. Westend, on the other hand, is a charming residential neighborhood dotted with some good restaurants.


Struwwelpeter Museum

This charming little museum honors the Frankfurt physician who created the sardonic children's classic Struwwelpeter, or Slovenly Peter. Heinrich Hoffmann…

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Naturkundemuseum Senckenberg

The important collection of fossils, animals, plants, and geological exhibits here is upstaged by the permanent dinosaur exhibit: it's the…

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Palmengarten und Botanischer Garten

The splendid cluster of tropical and semitropical greenhouses here contains cacti, orchids, palms, and other plants. The surrounding park, which…

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