Frankfurt also nicknamed "Main-hattan" due to its situation on the river Main, modern skyscrapers and financial district.
However there is plenty to see and experience of the historic side of the Germany’s 5th largest city, including the architecture, cobbled streets, squares and wine bars. Traditional fare can be found in many of the fine restaurants. Some of the best can be found in the region of Sachsenhausen.
You may wish to visit the Zeil, a street known as the ‘Fifth Avenue of Frankfurt’ which offers everything from boutiques to the larger department store and The Römer, Frankfurt Cathedral and St. Paul’s Church are all worth a visit. The Main metropolis is actually well known for its many beautiful parks and gardens, while the popular Palmengarten, the city’s botanical gardens, impresses with plant life from all across the globe. Frankfurt Zoo is another popular family destination, one that looks back on over 150 years of history and tradition. Another memorable experience can be had at the time-honoured Höchst Porcelain Manufactory, where the secrets of porcelain manufacture are revealed. More vivid history is on display at the Goethe-House, birthplace of the great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In Frankfurt most downtown sightseeing attractions are within walking distance of one another.
Frankfurt Must Sees
With its 95 m high tower rising over Frankfurt city centre, the Cathedral (Dom) can be seen from afar. Its beginnings date back to the year 852. Ten emperors were crowned here between 1562 and 1792. Visitors can climb up its tower between April and October. The Cathedral museum houses treasures such as a Gothic liturgical vestment from 1350 and a gold-plated shining monstrance from 1720.
The Main Tower
The city's only high-rise open to the public and is a great opportunity to view the Frankfurt skyline as well as dining in the restaurant.
Tue-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm and 6pm-1am
Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm and 6pm-1am
Cider Taverns in Sachsenhausen
"Apfelwein", or "Ebbelwoi" is a light alcoholic apple cider that is produced in the regions around Frankfurt and is served in the traditional taverns in the region of Sachsenhausen.
The Römerberg or "Roman Mountain" is the historic home to the City Hall and some of the first trade fairs of the 13th century. You can get a real feel of the history that is still apparent in the half-timbered buildings and the square itself.
The Museum of Modern Art
Known by the local people as "the slice of cake" due to its shape. The museum has many collections including Andy Warhol and Gerhardt Richter.
Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December.
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