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Off the beaten path: Unique attractions and activities in Frankfurt

Frankfurt may have an intrinsic association with sausage, thanks to the popularity of frankfurters, but there’s so much more to this German city than ground meat in a casing. If you’re planning to attend HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt 4-6 December, we strongly encourage you to book your trip with time before or after the conference to enjoy all that Frankfurt has to offer. We’ve already shared a list of must-see attractions for history geeks. Today’s instalment of “Fun Frankfurt” takes you slightly off the beaten path with a look at  destinations where you can enjoy entertainment or experiences you won’t see elsewhere or may not have thought to investigate. In short, welcome to Frankfurt’s unique side:

 

 

DialogMuseum. Do you know that phrase, “Move along, nothPressefotoDialog-im-Dunkeln_Einweisung.jpging to see here”? Strangely enough, that’s exactly what you’ll experience at DialogMuseum’s “Dialog in the Dark,” during which you’ll be led by a blind guide in total darkness through six experience rooms. You’ll experience what it’s like to walk through a park or ride in a boat relying on all your senses except sight. You can also get a bite to eat at Taste of Darkness, where you can only smell or taste what’s on your plate. Call  069 90 43 21 44 in Frankfurt to book a reservation.

 

Main Tower. Almost the opposite of what you’ll experience at DialogMuseum, on a clear day you can see for miles in all directions from one of the two publicly accessible observation platforms of Frankfurt’s Main Tower, the city’s tallest building at 56 storeys and 200 meters high. In winter, the Main Tower’s observation areas are open to the public Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission price is 5 Euros per adult. If you have a penchant for skyscrapers, check this list of Frankfurt’s tallest buildings.

 

Caricatura Museum.caricatura.jpg If you ever went through a childhood (or adulthood) phase of enthusiasm for comic books and art, this museum was conceived especially for you. Reviewers on TripAdvisor rated their visits here favourably, describing it as “2 hours well-spent” and “worth a visit”. Another reviewer noted the museum’s selection of dark political humour, which is, like the frankfurter, a German specialty.

 

Tigerpalast Variete Theatre. Enjoy a bit of cabaret entertainment with your dinner at this variety theatre showcasing the talents of magicians, acrobats and musicians from around the world. TripAdvisor reviewers describe it as “very entertaining” and worth the expense of a ticket, which is about 60 Euros per adult, depending on the night’s line-up.

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We look forward to welcoming you to HP Discover 2012 and to Frankfurt. Register your attendance today.

 


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