These abundant gardens are located south of the Sachenhausen region of the city and are popular with residents for picnics and strolls. The tropicarium shelters one of Europe's largest and most attractive botanical collections, and is the perfect refuge on a rainy day. Annual events worth watching out for include the Rose and Light festival in June and Jazz im Palmengarten in August.
Many companies offer sightseeing cruises of the Main River, and from the helms of these boats, views of the city are incomparable. To find a tour, which can range from half an hour to several days of viewing the Main and down to the Rhine, check local listings or be spontaneous and take a stroll by the river and hop on a boat from there.
Take a walking tour to the popular Sachsenhausen section of the city to see this lovely statue and fountain sitting in the midst of the Klappergasse.
One of the many skyscrapers that dot the Frankfurt skyline, the Main Tower at the Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen is the perfect spot to see sweeping views of the cityscape below. Views from the observation platform of this 54-story tower are breathtaking and exciting. On a clear day, you can see for many miles into the surrounding industrial regions and countryside.
This touching monument commemorates homosexuals killed during World War II is an excellent example of German modern art. The statue represents a man with a broken neck standing before persecution and symbolically faces the Palace of Justice.