Frankfurt : Germany’s Main hattan
Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. It is the dynamic and international financial and trade fair city with the most imposing skyline in Germany. This is the image that many visitors associate with the Main metropolis. But the city in the heart of Germany and Europe can offer many other facets and contrasting variety.
Thanks to its varied and comprehensive cultural offering, Frankfurt am Main enjoys an excellent reputation at both the national and international level. The highlights of the Frankfurt cultural scene undoubtedly include the ‘Museumsufer’, where 11 well-known museums are lined up like a string of pearls on both sides of the Main.
Frankfurt Tourism and Attractions
Frankfurt is for many travelers the gateway to Europe - but there is more to see than just the Frankfurt International Airport. Frankfurt is the financial capital of Germany, and thanks to its skyscrapers and the river Main, Frankfurt is also called "Main-hattan". Being an an internationally diverse city, Frankfurt has many great things to offer; from arts, outdoors, and shopping, to historic buildings and high-rises.
What to see
The Romerberg : The Römerberg ("Roman Mountain") is the historic heart of Frankfurt and home to its City Hall, which dates back to 1405. Flanked by half-timbered houses, this historic square used to be the place for Frankfurt's first trade fairs in the 13th century.
Museumsufer - Museum Embankment : Take a walk along the river Main, which runs through Frankfurt's city center and is lined on both sides by some of best museums in the country; among them the superb German Film Museum and the fine art Städel Museum, which focuses on the old masters.
Shopping Street Zeil : The premier place to shop in Frankfurt is the bustling pedestrian zone called "Zeil". Also called "The Fifth Avenue of Germany", this shopping street offers everything from chic boutiques, and international department chains, to a modern 10 floor shopping center, the "Zeil Galerie".
The Main Tower : There is no better way to see Frankfurt than from the top of the "Main Tower", the city's only high-rise open to the public. Take the elevator up to the 650-feet high platform to enjoy sweeping views of Frankfurt’s cityscape. You can also grab a snack in the restaurant of the "Main Tower".
Paulskirche - St. Pauls Church : Paulskirche, built between 1789 and 1833, is the cradle of German democracy: The church was used for political meetings and became the seat of the first freely elected German parliament in 1848. Today, the Paulskirche is used mainly for exhibitions and special events.
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