Visit the business hub of Germany and delight inGothic architecture, spectacular art collections and the taste of sweet applewine.
Enjoy the historic atmosphere andspectacular cityscape of Frankfurt. As one of Europe’s wealthiest cities, it ishome to the European Central Bank and boasts the distinction of havingGermany’s only skyscrapers. Photograph the stunning skyline that is its best-known landmark. Explore its world-class museums and samplesweet apple wine.
This city hides a great deal of historybehind its sleek, modern buildings. Visit the Old Town (Altstadt) for a tasteof life in Frankfurt before it became the financial hub for the European Union.Though heavy bombing during World War II damaged the area, most buildings havebeen faithfully restored to their former look.
Among the Old Town’s best attractionsyou’ll find the exquisite Römer,Frankfurt’s town hall since the 15th century. Wherever you are, try and spotthe ever-present gothic clock tower of the ancient Frankfurt Cathedral.
Head to the Museumsufer (MuseumEmbankment) to find a collection ofworld-class museums. This area, situated along the south side of the Main Riverin the Sachsenhausen district, ishome to more than 10 historic institutions. Among the museums are the German Museum of Architecture, the Senckenberg (a natural history museum),and the Städel, where you can see anexpansive collection of art dating back to the 14th century.
On the other side of the river, immerseyourself in one ofthe best collections ofpost-World War II artworks in the world at the Museum of Modern Art.
Try one of Frankfurt’s delicious localculinary treats. Sample Frankfurt’s famous Handkäse mit Musik, a tart cheeseserved with onions, or Grüne Soße, a tangy green sauce typically served witheggs and potatoes. The Ebbelwoi, apple wine, is a must for any food gourmand.Find these succulent Frankfurt specialties in Sachsenhausen.
Take advantage of Frankfurt’s efficientsubway systems, the S-Bahn and the U-Bahn, to get anywhere in or around thecity. Drivers should park at the outer stations and use the subway, asinner-city parking, although plentiful, can fill up quickly.