Frankfurt offers one of the largest airports in the world and for many within and outside of Europe is a gateway to the Germany and the continent. The city itself is also the financial capital of Germany and is a mainstay of business. However, fortunately, there are plenty of far more exciting and fun things to do in this Germanic metropolis. So, what should you make sure to see on a trip to this wonderful city?
The ‘Roman Mountain’ as the translation would have it is the picture of old Germany and is positioned at the heart of the old town. The area has the half-timbered houses you’d imagine when thinking of Germany of old and has been holding the town’s fairs since the 13th century. The town hall still resides here today after over 600 years and there’s quite a twee but unique feel around The Römerberg and it’s a must see on a visit.
The Goethe House
The most significant and also well-known German writer is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and as you may have guessed he was born in Frankfurt. Goethe wrote the renowned book Faust, a tale of a man who makes a pact with evil for his own gain. Goethe’s home was destroyed in World War II however, the German people have complete restored it brick for brick and painting for painting and though burned to the ground in the 1940s, it’s now exactly as it has been for almost 300 years.
Museumsufer – Museum Embankment
If there is one thing that Frankfurt does better than the rest of Germany, it is museums. The Museum Embankment is lined with some of the best in the nation. Why not take a trip to the German Film Museum, or perhaps the fine art Stadel Musuem. The area also hosts a flea market at the weekend, so you’ll never know what you may come across.
Palmengarten – Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens were founded in the 1860s by locals in the city and provide a wondrous place for adults and children alike. The gardens themselves provide a whole host of horticultural beauty and visitor’s journey through African Savanna and Rainforests, into the more familiar terrain of European fauna. There are over 6,000 species and it’s all quite amazing.
The Main Tower
Finally, if you wish to see Frankfurt and its surrounding area, the best way to do so is from The Main Tower. The tower’s platform is over 650 feet above the ground and offers a full view of the city, there’s also a restaurant for those looking to grab something to eat in beautiful twinkling surroundings.
The other great thing about Frankfurt is its position almost in the center of Germany. For those looking to go further afield it means that there are at least half a dozen other countries that can be easily accessed by public transport or a high speed ride on the autobahn.
Frankfurt is a great city and one that offers plenty to do, see and enjoy. It’s international in its scope and German in its nature and more than worth a trip.