Never mind its stock exchange Frankfurt has a rich collection of museums, lots of parks and greenery, a lively student scene and fine dining. Theres a varied nightlife too everything from apple-wine taverns to some of Europes most banging techno-discos. What more could you want from a cosmopolitan city on the continent?
This melting pot of cultures will make you feel right at home
Almost a third of the people living in Frankfurt dont hold a German passport, and this cosmopolitan makeup has made the city an open and hospitable place. People from all different cultures have lived here together for centuries.
Top 5 Frankfurt museums
- The Städel - Home to one of Germanys most important and oldest art collections. There are more than 2,700 paintings, including works by Holbein, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Monet and Picasso, 600 sculptures and 100,000 drawings and graphic designs
- Natural History Museum - Fascinating exhibitions on the history of the Earth and evolution theres information on everything from the Big Bang to the dinosaurs
- German Film Museum - Soar over Frankfurt on a flying carpet in this interesting museum on the development of films and how film tricks work
- Goethe House and Goethe Museum -The writers birthplace has been restored after being destroyed in the Second World War, and is furnished as it would have been when he was alive
- Museum of Modern Art - A collection of pop art, objects and room installations from the 1960s onwards, including works by Andy Warhol
Top 5 Frankfurt activities
- Romerberg - This square, home to the stunning Romer town hall, has been the site of markets, fairs, tournaments, festivals, executions and coronations over the years. In the middle is the 16th-century Fountain of Justice, and along the sides are frame houses, the Old Nikolai Church and the Historical Museum
- Palm Garden - This botanical garden is home to plants from around the world. Highlights include the sub-tropical landscape in the Palm House, the underwater plants in the aquaria and the flower house
- Imperial Cathedral - From April to October you can climb the tower of this Gothic cathedral for a magnificent panoramic view of the city
- Saal Lane - Admire the colourful, narrow postmodern townhouses - no two are alike, as they have been designed by different architects
- Boat tours - You can take a trip along either the Main or the Rhine to see the sights of the city