Frankfurt am Main - big business and cider.
Skyscrapers next to half-timbered houses, magnificent parks, exciting museums and ever-changing views of the „Mainhattan“ skyline. Strong contrasts and phenomenal viewing terraces await you in Frankfurt.
Places of interest
The centre of the historic old town is the Römerberg. The historical market place is surrounded by picturesque half-timbered houses and the Römer . It has been the town hall and a landmark of Frankfurt for over 600 years. Many Roman-German kings were elected in the Kaisersaal . Frankfurt's past as a coronation city is also remembered by the imperial St Bartholomew Cathedral with changing exhibitions. In the St Paul’s Church the German National Assembly created the first democratic constitution for Germany in 1848. Inside you can see exhibitions on the history of the church as well as a 32-meter wide mural painting by the artist Johannes Grützke.
Frankfurt is the home town of the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The Goethehaus tells about the life of the poet with the original furnishings and an exhibition. From the panorama terrace Sky Lounge of Galeria you have a magnificent view of the Hauptwache, the former police station, and the old town. Nearby are the magnificent Alte Oper and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The sculptures bull and bear on the stock exchange square stand for rising and falling stock prices.
On the shopping street Zeil , you will find the shopping mall MyZeil. One of the longest escalators in Europe takes you up to the 8th floor, from where you have a beautiful view of Mainhattan . InKalbächer Gasseyou will find mainly grocery stores and restaurants. You can taste and buy regional and international specialities daily except Sundays at the Kleinmarkthalle . A hot Frankfurt beef sausage to go is common here. You can also go shopping in the Europaviertel in the Skyline Plaza. From Skyline Garden on the roof you see the tower of Frankfurt fair.
The bridge Eiserner Steg was built in 1869 and connects Frankfurt's old town with the Sachsenhausendistrict and the hip party district on the Museumsufer. We recommend the Städel Museum, which shows 700 years of European art history, from the 14th century to the present. Two traditional cider bars are Zum Gemalten Haus and Apfelwein Wagner, which, in addition to "Ebbelwoi", serve typical Frankfurt specialties such as the legendary Green Sauce , Handkäs' mit Musik (funny name!) and ribs with cabbage . Fromthe bridges you will get new perspectives on the Mainhattan Skyline with its skyscrapers, which you can also see in the evening light. From the viewing platform of the Main Tower in the financial district you can overlook the city from a height of 200 meters.
The Frankfurter Zoo is considered the second oldest zoo in Germany. In Frankfurt's West End, there are three huge gardens side by side and form the green lung of the city. The Grüneburgpark with cycle paths, playgrounds and sunbathing areas is open all year round and freely accessible. The botanical garden is characterized by its diverse biotopes and the cultivation of endangered plant species. It is open from March to the end of October and is also free of charge. You will find tropical greenhouses and theme gardens in the noble palm garden, which you can visit all year round.
Getting around in Frankfurt
The old town on foot. cycling in the surrounding area is ideal on the banks of the Main, in the parks and around Frankfurt with around 70 kilometers of cycle paths.