Rödelheim is well connected by Metro. For the more interesting tourist spots, use S-Bahn lines Number S3, S4 and S5 and get off at "Rödelheim Bahnhof". The drive from the city-center takes about 15 minutes by metro.
Petrihaus: The pittoresque and unique swiss style pavillon once hosted famous German poets like Goethe and Brentano. Refurbished since 2002, it is open for guided tours (contact homepage. Located in a nice park which has a faded rose garden, some art nouveau sculptures, Europe's oldest gingko-tree and plenty of lawn to enjoy a splendid day.
St.Antonius Church: Visible from the station, the neo-gothic building is massive but quite at the same time.
Brentanobad: Europes biggest public swimming pool in a concreted and tiled part of the backwaters of the little river "Nidda". It attracts thousands of people on a hot summer weekend. From Rödelheim, take bus 34 direction Mönchhofstraße, get off at Rebstöcker Weg and follow the crowds through the park. From the city centre, take line U6 direction Heerstraße and get off at "Fischstein".
Apple-Wine-Tour: Frankfurt's most popular applewine-brewery (Possmann, exports even to the US) is located in Rödelheim. For €3 you can see old submarines used as liquid-tanks and get a generous tasting of all products.
Watch women's soccer: Germany's most succesful women's soccer team of the last ten years is currently playing in Rödelheim. The stadium is located just accross the Brentanobad. Free tickets are distributed regularly to promote their games.
Open Air Cinema: from July till August in the Brentanobad on a big screen. Recently published and old films. Ticket price €6.
Frankfurt's cheapest fruit store with a weird but big selection is just across the exit of the main building of the S-Bahn station. 5 Starfruits for €1, 20 cents for a ripe mango is invincible and makes Rödelheim a place to be even if only for fruits.
Apart from that, Rödelheim has some of the best low end possibilites to eat turkish food. In the small narrow street "Alt-Rödelheim" there is a turkish restaurant with invincible prices: 3,50 for Frankfurts longest and one of the freshest and most authentic Lamacuns.
Straight accross there is a huge chestnut-tree, under which a Croation Restaurant offers affordable specialities and bowling in their basement (German version with smaller balls!).
Typical German Cuisine at reasonable prices is available at "Zum alten Haferkasten" in the street "Lorscher Straße". Insiders come late on a weekday to see old German men and women gossiping in the early 1960s wooden benches.
Rödelheim is not a good place to go out for a drink unless on carnival or during some summer festivals:
Au-Fest: Frankfurts oldest squathouse offers a massive party every June with seems to attract squatters from all over Germany.
African & Park-Festival: Where the old castle used to stand till it got destroyed in the 2nd world war, there is a lovely park now. There are two festivals every year and both have free entry! One big african festival including concert, stalls and shows, and one Hippie-Festival with less organisation.
The Radisson Blue Frankfurt is just at the border between Rödelheim and Bockenheim. The is an eye-catcher because it looks like a blue coin on the edge.
For Budget travellers, there are many private Bed and Breakfast places available.