Why hang around the airport when you could be out exploring the city of Frankfurt? Frankfurt has an impressive skyline, over 50 museums, unique restaurants and bars, and a rich, international culture. From the airport, you can easily take the S-bahn into the city in under 30 minutes without spending a lot of money, either. Take advantage of the few hours you have in the city by going out and exploring. Here are Tripping.com’s 7 recommended activities for your next layover in Frankfurt.

Where To Enjoy Your Frankfurt Layover

1. Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art

Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Known as one of the world’s most impressive collections of contemporary art, the

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main is a must see for anyone in the city for the day. The museum is actually divided into three different buildings, known as MMK 1, 2, and 3. MMK is the main building and where you will find classic pieces of art, beginning in the 1960s, and temporary exhibits created by international artists. In MMK 2 and 3 you will find the museum’s newest pieces.

2. Main Tower Restaurant & Lounge

Neue Mainzer Strasse 52-58, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

If you don’t have time to go explore and see the whole city, try just viewing the whole city while you enjoy a German meal at Main Tower Restaurant & Lounge. The Main Tower Restaurant & Lounge is located on the 53rd floor, which is 187 meters high, and open for both lunch and dinner. Since you aren’t in Frankfurt for very long, take advice from the locals and try out the recommended dish of the day.

3. Roomers Spa

Innenstadt, Gutleutstraße 85, 60329 Frankfurt am Main

Roomers Spa is known for its lovely atmosphere and the uncanny ability to relax both your mind and body. The modern, yet relaxing, atmosphere will help calm any nerves you have about flying. Try going in the steam bath, Jacuzzi, and unique dry sauna. Roomers Spa also has soothing electronic massage beds to help your entire body feel better.

4. Holbein’s

Holbeinstraße 1, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

Located in the middle of Frankfurt, Holbein’s is a restaurant that’s right on the River Main. Enjoy a live piano performance while eating a variety of food from different cultures. We recommend visiting the Stadel Art Museum before heading to Holbein’s, since the restaurant is attached to the restaurant.

5. Frankfurt Zoo

Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1, 60316 Frankfurt am Main

Even though you’re in a large city for the day, that doesn’t mean that you won’t see wild animals and nature preservation. Frankfurt Zoo has over 4,500 animals, ranging from tigers to otters! Visit the Borgori Forest ape house, Fraport playground, and the Grzimek House.

6. Old Opera House

Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt’s Old Opera House, which was rebuilt in 1981, is not only a popular tourist destination but also a highly sought building by large organizations and companies who want to hold galas and receptions because of the beautiful architecture. The Old Opera House hosts about 300 different events and concerts every year, ranging from soloists to symphonies. The Great Hall, which seats 2,450 people, is a venue made of mahogany and is known for having impressive acoustics.

7. Liebieghaus

Schaumainkai 71, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

Liebieghaus is a sculpture museum with about 3,000 pieces. There are a wide variety of time periods and cultures represented, including the Middle Ages, Neoclassicism, and Egypt. Note that the museum is open everyday except Monday and opens at 10 am everyday.

This article was written by Colleen Regan.