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Frankfurt am main
Frankfurt am Main, or Frankfurt for short, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse. The city is known as a financial center, home to the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank, the German Stock Exchange, and the headquarters of well-known banks.
Frankfurt’s history dates back to the eighth century. During World War II, the historic city center was all but destroyed. After the war, the historic half-timbered houses were rebuilt and skyscrapers were added to the cityscape, hence the nickname «Mainhatten». The city with its modern architecture, renovated historic center, vibrant nightlife and busy shopping streets, is worth a city trip. Read on below for tips on the best places to visit and the most beautiful sights in Frankfurt and find a hotel in Frankfurt.
Start your visit to Frankfurt with a fantastic view over the city and the wide surroundings. On the roof terrace of the Main Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Frankfurt, you can look out over Frankfurt and its skyscrapers from a height of 200 meters. From here you can also get a good view of the highest tower in the city: the television tower Europaturm (337 meters).
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Frankfurt am Main, or Frankfurt for short, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth largest city in Germany. The city is known as a financial center, home to the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank, the German Stock Exchange and the headquarters of well-known banks. During World War II, the historic downtown area was almost completely destroyed.
In the post-war years, the historic half-timbered houses were rebuilt and modern, tall skyscrapers rose into the cityscape, hence the nickname «Mainhattan. With its glittering office buildings, its renovated historic center and its busy shopping streets, the city is well worth a visit. Come with me on a city trip to Frankfurt! I’ll show you the best sights and share my tips for an unforgettable city break in Germany.
Start your city break Frankfurt with a fantastic view over the city and the wide surroundings. Step into the high-speed elevator that takes you to the 54th floor. Walk up two more floors via the stairs and you will imagine yourself to be in New York for a moment. On the roof terrace of the Main Tower, one of the highest buildings in Frankfurt, you can see Frankfurt and its skyscrapers from a height of 200 meters. From here you can also see the highest tower in the city: the 337 meter high television tower Europaturm. But also the bridges over the river Main, which are so characteristic of Frankfurt, are clearly visible. If you want to dine at a great height, book a table in the Main Tower Restaurant & Lounge on the top floor of the tower.
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In the not so distant past, Frankfurt am Main was not famous for its skyline, but for its Altstadt, which was then one of Germany’s most beautiful and largest medieval city centers with half-timbered houses. Today, people are busy reconstructing the Altstadt in all its former glory, including medieval half-timbered houses, cafes and picturesque squares.
Frankfurt is the only German city with skyscrapers, you just have to take advantage of that! Go to the viewing platform or restaurant on the top floor of the Main Tower and fully enjoy the panoramic view of the city.
In Frankfurt, there is shopping fun for everyone. We would be surprised if you do not find what you are looking for in one of the shopping areas of the city: on Zeil, the main shopping street in Frankfurt, in Goethestrasse, the most luxurious shopping street, or Fressgass, which is considered the culinary shopping district.
The district around Frankfurt’s central train station, the Bahnhofsviertel, is a district completely geared to tourists. Here you will find many hotels, restaurants and eateries. Especially for lovers of international cuisine, this district is a must. This district is also home to Frankfurt’s red light district. But the enormous Hauptbahnhof Frankfurt train station is also worth a visit. It is located in a beautiful building and there is plenty of life and fun.
The Hauptwache is a reconstruction of the destroyed structure of the Hauptwache, which was destroyed in World War II. The original building dates from the early 18th century and was built in Baroque style. Traditionally it was a guard house, but the new (old) building is used as a café. The nearby metro station and the square, on which the café is located, are also named after the Hauptwache.
A very impressive building among all the modern architecture of Frankfurt is the Alte Oper, an opera house, which dates back to the late 19th century. It was largely destroyed during an aerial bombardment in World War II, but was later rebuilt. At the time, 15 million German Marks were raised through state grants and citizens to bring this massive project to fruition. The main hall of the Alte Oper can hold 2,500 people. The Mozart hall, which offers chamber music, has seating for 700 people. Then there are a number of smaller halls, intended for conferences. Would you like to attend a concert or play at the Alte Oper? Then check out the website, where you can order tickets in advance.