What are the best things to do for free in Frankfurt?

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Joseph Reaney

Frankfurt is an expensive city, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are five great things to do in the German city without spending a dime:
1. Nizza-Gardens. A Mediterranean oasis in the heart of the city, these relaxing gardens have been around since 1866 and are home to palm trees, lemon and orange trees and lots of other plants you rarely associate with Northern Europe.
2. Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Built in the 19th century, this is the busiest trading floor in Germany – and you can go watch the action any day of the week. But be warned: you’ll need to reserve at least 24 hours in advance.
3. Waldspielpark Goetheturm. This enormous forest park boasts a 130-foot-high wooden tower with spectacular views of the city’s skyline, as well as the best kids’ adventure playground in the whole city.
4. Fasanerie Wiesbaden. Once a royal hunting reserve, this 25-acre plot of land is now a great (and free!) wildlife reserve with 50 species of wild animals, from wolves to bears, as well as beautiful meadows, lakes and redwood forests. There’s also a petting zoo, a water playground and a great play area for kids.
5. Freibad Stadion. A free open-air swimming park on the outskirts of the city, Freibad Stadion not only has four adult swimming pools and spa facilities but also a wealth of kids’ attractions, from shallow pools to spring boards, waterfalls to water slides.

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