Frankfurt-am- Main, the largest city in the state of Hesse, stands out from other German towns because of its distinct, future-oriented character. Since it’s one of the most important financial hubs of Europe and the world, a visit to Frankfurt will allow you to witness its hurried pace of life, large-scale trade shows and dazzling skyscrapers. It is because of this modern vibe that the locals sometimes jokingly refer to their city as “Manhattan”. And yet, the Hessian hub is still home to numerous museums, fine art galleries, upmarket eateries and chic bars, making a trip to Frankfurt an excellent choice for all the travelers who enjoy the finer things in life.
- Altstadt, or Frankfurt’s old town center, is where you will find the city’s historical buildings, including the Römerberg (town hall), the 14th-century Dom (Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral) and the Old St. Nicholas Church.
- Museumsufer is a special district that sprawls along both banks of the Main River, where you can visit one of Frankfurt’s many cultural spots. It is in this area that you will find the famous Städel art gallery, Museum for Communication and German Film Museum.
- Located in the southern part of the town, Frankfurt City Forest is the largest urban forest in Germany, spanning 48 square kilometers. It is an ideal getaway if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city center.
- Palmengarten is a 19th-century botanical oasis located in the Westend-Süd district that is
also home to numerous exotic plant species.
- If you happen to spend your holidays in Frankfurt when the weather is pleasant, make sure to stroll down the Main River and soak up the atmosphere of the city like the locals do.
- Since Frankfurt is one of the main commercial hubs in Europe, it’s advisable to book your stay outside of major trade fairs, as this is when accommodation prices in the city tend to skyrocket.
- If you want to try a local delicacy, visit one of the restaurants in the Sachsenhausen district and ask for “ebbelwoi” (Hesse-style apple wine).