Frankfurt am Main - better known as simply Frankfurt - is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth largest city in Germany. In 2009 over 600,000 peopled lived there and the Rhein-Main-Area (which is the second largest metropolitan area in Germany) has a population of about 5,600,000.
Frankfurt is the financial and transportation center of Germany: It is the seat of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, the German Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Trade Fair.
But Frankfurt was an important city in the history, too. The very first democratic elected German parliament had its seat in Frankfurt.
Those who set out on a discovery tour of Frankfurt can easily reach many of the sites on foot or by bus and train. Many attractions are not very far from one another in the city centre. And with public transport, you can quickly reach further sights such as the Palm Garden and the Zoo. A city tour with the nostalgic tram, the ‘Ebbelwei Express’ is particularly popular. And culture lovers will find an impressive selection of renowned museums on both banks of the Main.
Some of the intresting things to see:
The Römer, a Frankfurt landmark, is among the most beautiful and oldest town halls. Its silhouette, with three gables and the famous balcony, is known throughout the world.
This colourful tram carriage, which takes you to the finest sights in Frankfurt, offers an original city tour. Guests can enjoy the trip over a glass of cider.
Visible from far away and of exceptional historical significance: Saint Bartholomew’s Imperial Cathedral is a Frankfurt landmark and the coronation site of German emperors.
The numerous postmodern façades behind the Schirn bridge the gap between contemporary architecture and the medieval buildings on the Römerberg.
There is much more to see in Frankfurt... A short video about Frankfurt