City Guide: Frankfurt (Main)

Skyline Frankfurt (Main)

Frankfurt (Main) has the honor of having the biggest airport in Germany. With almost 60 million served passengers a year, Frankfurt (Main) is the main hub of Lufthansa. But why not stopping by for a day? Whether for business purposes or the interests of a traveler, the city of Frankfurt (Main) is well worth your time!

Central Station Frankfurt (Main)

Most probably, you will arrive at the central station in Frankfurt (Main).

Central Station Frankfurt (Main)

First opened in the 19th century, the central station of Frankfurt (Main) is one of the most important stations in Germany according to the Deutsche Bahn.

Old Town Frankfurt (Main)

Frankfurt’s old town is a real gem! Even though some of the historical core has been destroyed during WW II, the buildings have been rebuilt and restored.

Old Town Frankfurt

Old Town Frankfurt

The most important sights are the “Römerberg mit Römer”, the “Samstagsberg” as well as St. Paul’s Church.

Römerberg mit Römer

Römerberg mit Römer

Samstagsberg Frankfurt

Samstagsberg Frankfurt

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church Frankfurt (Main)

The moment I’m writing this city review of Frankfurt (Main), I’m watching a significant event in the St. Paul’s Church.

St. Paul's Church

Holding a huge political symbolism, the St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt (Main) is the place where the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade occurs. This year, the prize was awarded Navid Kermani.

Trust me, it’s really worth to go inside the church which is nowadays no church anymore!

Street of Museums

There’s a street in Frankfurt right next to the river Main where one museum is located right next to another. I don’t know how many exactly, but you will find one of your interest for sure!

Lego Museum

Lego Museum

Modern Art Museum Frankfurt

Modern Art Museum Frankfurt

Art Institute Frankfurt

Art Institute Frankfurt

There is for example the Lego Museum, the Art Institute, …

Palm Garden Frankfurt (Main)

Much to my personal surprise, Frankfurt (Main) has a quite big area for a palm garden.

Palmengarten Frankfurt (Main)

Palm Garden

But unlike many other cities we visited so far, Frankfurt (Main) demands an entrance fee. Being short of time, we skipped going in. Do you have any experiences with it?

Exhibition Grounds Frankfurt (Main)

Probably, the exhibition grounds of Frankfurt (Main) is not of your interest when visiting the city as a tourist.

Messegelände Frankfurt

But if you are in Frankfurt (Main) for business purposes, the exhibition grounds (Messegelände) are probably of huge importance for you. For example, the biggest book fair of the world took place last week!

European Central Bank

Influencing monetary policy in Europe and thus all over the world, the European Central Bank in Frankfurt is well worth a glance!

European Central Bank

European Central Bank

The building which was just opened this year in March is a high-rise of modern architecture. On this occasion, I loved seeing the skyline of Frankfurt (Main)!

Skyline Frankfurt

Eiserner Steg Frankfurt

Across the Main lead many bridges. However, the “Eiserner Steg” is a special one as it is just for pedestrians.

Eiserner Steg Frankfurt

Eiserner Steg Frankfurt

Crossing it, you can either reach the street with the many museums or the old town on the other side.

All in all, I was surprised by the historical part and the beauty Frankfurt (Main) has to offer and would definitely recommend visiting the city if you got some time!

 

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2 Comments on “City Guide: Frankfurt (Main)

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  2. Maybe you should also mention the “Zeil” which is Frankfurts main shopping street and not far away from the Römer. Frankfurt has also a very nice and colorful nightlife offering everything from Rock, to Hip Hop to up-scale lounges. One starting point would be “Sachsenhausen”. Btw: the Palmengarten is very nice and not really about palm trees. In fact it is a large botanical garden that also offers some indoor gardens with controlled climate, like desert clime or rain forest clime.

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