Frankfurt

Frankfurt, a German city on the river Main, is known for some of Europe's tallest skyscrapers and the fourth busiest airport in Europe. It is also the business and financial capital of Germany with one of the world's largest exhibition venues, where the famous Frankfurt Book Fair has been held annually since 1485. A city of contrasts, where state-of-the-art skyscrapers flirt with romantic, centuries-old buildings, also boasts some excellent museums and beautifully landscaped city parks.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 6°C
  • Night 1°C
  • Rain 10

Frankfurt, a German city on the river Main, is known for some of Europe's tallest skyscrapers and the fourth busiest airport in Europe. It is also the business and financial capital of Germany with one of the world's largest exhibition venues, where the famous Frankfurt Book Fair has been held annually since 1485. A city of contrasts, where state-of-the-art skyscrapers flirt with romantic, centuries-old buildings, also boasts some excellent museums and beautifully landscaped city parks.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 6°C
  • Night 1°C
  • Rain 10

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A modern city with tradition

For a first impression of the city, walk across its Eiserner Steg iron bridge, see the beautiful Cathedral of St. Bartholomew from the 14th century and stop at the picturesque Römerberg Square in front of the 15th-century town hall. Don’t skip on one of the city’s many world-famous museums, and then relax in the beautiful Grüneburg Park, treat yourself to a coffee and cake in one of the cafés, or buy a famous frankfurter right on the street. Don't forget to try the local specialty - cider - either. Then see the city from a bird's eye view - the Main Tower, a 200-metre-high skyscraper beside the River Main offers an unforgettable view.

Messe Frankfurt is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the world, hosting the famous Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest literary event, with a tradition dating back to 1485. The Frankfurt Motor Show, the world’s largest automobile show, was also held at the Messe for many years. Frankfurt offers opportunities for great purchases, with the central Zeil promenade as the city’s most visited shopping destination. Don’t miss the opportunity to enter the street’s impressive MyZeil shopping centre, before wandering on to Goethestrasse to visit boutiques of renowned fashion designers. If antiques are closer to your heart, don't miss a visit to Saturday's flea market by the river.

Frankfurt is a city of contrasts, where the tallest and the most modern skyscrapers flirt with old, romantic buildings.

Should architecture, art and history be more to your liking, visit the Museumsufer, the area where you will find most of Frankfurt’s museums. You can choose between the Architecture Museum, the Film Museum, the Communications Museum and various art museums. Globally renowned names of modern art are exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, while the Städel Museum features works by Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Matisse, among others. Also worth a visit is the birthplace of the Germany’s most famous writer, poet and playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.



 
 
 
 
 

Sights in Frankfurt

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Kaiserdom

The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, Frankfurt’s main cathedral, built in the 14th century.

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Eiserner Steg

The city’s iconic pedestrian Iron Bridge offers great views.

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Main Tower

The 200-metre-tall skyscraper offers unforgettable vistas of the city.

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Paulskirche

Formerly the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament.

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Römerberg

Old town centre with a 15th century city hall.

Airports

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt Airport is an international airport, the largest in Germany and one of the busiest airports in Europe. It is located southwest of Frankfurt, near the A3 motorway. Central Frankfurt can be reached by the S Bahn and U Bahn trains, bus or taxi.

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