Frankfurt•Is the business and financial center of Germany• The city is known for its futuristic skyline Theskyline is the reason why Frankfurt is sometimescalled by the nickname Mainhattan and the biggestGerman airport known as Frankfurt Airport• Frankfurt Airport is among the busiest in Europe• third in passenger traffic after London Heathrowand Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport• and the ninth busiest airport in the world.
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions1. The Main TowerThere is no better way to see Frankfurt than from the top of the"Main Tower", the citys only high-rise open to the public. Take theelevator up to the 650-feet high platform to enjoy sweeping views ofFrankfurts cityscape. You can also grab a snack in the restaurant ofthe "Main Tower".
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions2. The Goethe HouseFrankfurt is the birthplace of Germanys most important writer,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Although Goetheshouse was destroyed in World War II, it was fully restored with theoriginal furniture, paintings and books of the family Goethe. Takeinspiration from the writing desk, where Goethe wrote "The Sorrowsof Young Werther".
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions3. Cider Taverns in SachsenhausenThe signature drink of Frankfurt is "Apfelwein", or "Ebbelwoi" as theFrankfurters say; a light alcoholic apple cider that is produced in theregions around Frankfurt. You can find some of the best and oldestapple cider taverns in the cobblestone streets of Frankfurts district"Sachsenhausen", south of the Old Town.
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions4. The RomerbergThe Romerberg ("Roman Mountain") is the historic heart of Frankfurtand home to its City Hall, which dates back to 1405. Flanked by half-timbered houses, this historic square used to be the place forFrankfurts first trade fairs in the 13th century.
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions5. Paulskirche - St. Pauls ChurchPaulskirche, built between 1789 and 1833, is the cradle of Germandemocracy: The church was used for political meetings and becamethe seat of the first freely elected German parliament in 1848. Today,the Paulskirche is used mainly for exhibitions and special events.
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions6. Museumsufer - Museum EmbankmentTake a walk along the river Main, which runs through Frankfurts citycenter and is lined on both sides by some of best museums in thecountry; among them the superb German Film Museum and the fineart St?del Museum, which focuses on the old masters. The area iscalled Museumsufer, "Museum embankment", and on Saturdays,you can hunt here for treasures at Frankfurts largest flea market.
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions7. The Senckenberg Museum of Natural HistoryThe Senckenberg Museum is the largest museum of natural historyin Germany; it showcases thousands of exhibits, ranging from fossilamphibiens, and Egyptian mummies, to the museums most famousattraction: its exhibition of large dinosaur skeletons, one of thebiggest in Europe.
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions8. Shopping Street ZeilThe premier place to shop in Frankfurt is the bustling pedestrianzone called "Zeil". Also called "The Fifth Avenue of Germany", thisshopping street offers everything from chic boutiques, andinternational department chains, to a modern 10 floor shoppingcenter, the "Zeil Galerie".
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions9. The Museum of Modern ArtThe Museum of Modern Art is not only famous for its extensive artcollection, which includs artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Joseph Beuys,Andy Warhol, and Gerhardt Richter, but also for its bold architecture.Designed by the Viennese architect Hans Hollering, the museumhas a triangular shape and is called "the slice of cake" by locals.
Frankfurts Top 10 Attractions10. Palmengarten - the Botanical GardensFounded in 1868 by a group of Frankfurt citizens, the BotanicalGarden takes you on a horticultural journey from the Africansavanna, and the exotic plants of the rain forests, to the bloomingflower gardens in Europe. On 50 acres and in various green houses,you can see more than 6,000 different botanical species from allaround the world.
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