26 February 2021

Louise's Frankfurt Neighbourhood

Ever since Ruby Louise opened it's doors in the heart of Frakfurts old town and fashion district, we've had plenty of time to explore the new neighbourhood and collect plenty of tips for you. 

Frankfurt’s most famous shopping street, the Zeil, is right on the doorstep, the old town and business district are both within easy strolling distance, and Hauptwache station is a five-minute walk away, from where the airport’s around 15 minutes by S-Bahn.

HEAD INTO HISTORY

Louise is located in the middle of Frankfurts old town district - which is why sights like the Römer and Römerberg are in direct walking distance.

The Römer has been Frankfurts town hall since the 15th century and, with its characteristic stepped gable façade, is one of its most famous landmarks. As the centre of city politics, it is the seat of the city representatives and the Mayor. The middle building of the originally three independent buildings on Römerberg is the actual Haus zum Römer. But now for centuries, the term "Römer" has been used to refer to the entire city hall complex. 

In front of it is the Römerberg, a large square framed by smart old town houses, which is as iconic as the Römer itself. Fun fact: Whenever they win a cup, Football stars are also celebrated here. 

EXPLORE MAINHATTAN

The skyscrapers of the national and international banks dominate the skyline and have earned Frankfurt the nickname "Mainhattan". However, while most of the skyscrapers are not open to the public, there is a viewing platform 198 m above the ground on the Main Tower. And from here you have the perfect view over the city glittering skyscrapers.

Psst ... Insider Tip for you: Try visiting during or after sunset for a truly magical experience featuring not only the sunset but also Frankfurts thousands of shining lights.

Take a stroll...

And head to Taunusanlage - a park that stretches from the Taunustor to the Alte Oper with rolling meadows and a multitude of monuments and works of art.

Say hello to the Schiller (one of Germanys most famous writers) monument or look around the green oasis opening up at the Taunustor with  large trees, small steps and benches and the remains of old ramparts. Georg Kolbe's monument in honour of Beethoven sits on a hill, which was the former top of the bastion.

The busy Junghofstraße divides the complex, which you can follow up to Opernplatz. In case you follow that street you will eventually get to the Alte Oper, which is an old opera house that shows a variety of great plays and concerts.

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GET SHOPPING 

The Zeil is the name of the famous shopping street where, of course, all the well-known shops are represented. In addition, the city's largest shopping mall, MyZeil, opened here a few years ago. But even away from the big chains, there is a great variety of traditional or innovative shops in the city - especially if you go down to the Berger street. 

Hangry?

All that sightseeing and strolling around made you really hungry and you don't want to search around the city looking for a restaurant? Don't worry, because there are some great and quick options right in the neighbourhood. 

Try checking out "Die Kuh die Lacht" for great vegetarian burgers, Café Karin for amazing breakfast and brunch, Heidi and Paul or Kickilucky.

And if you need more inspiration - there's always our City Guide to help you out. 

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