FRANKFURT CITY GUIDE
A modern city with a historic heart, Frankfurt is the financial hub of Europe.
This photogenic city by the Main river offers both old world style via the Baroque architecture of its Old Town and modern marvels, with its soaring skyscrapers.
There is an abundance of things to do in Frankfurt, whether its sipping apple wine in secluded courtyards or relaxing with locals on one of the rooftop cafés to get a panoramic view of the city skyline. Ideally situated in Germany's scenic state of Hesse, close to the picturesque Bavaria, budding adventurers are in a perfect location to explore all the wonder of this stunning region.
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HERITAGE SIGHTS IN FRANKFURT
Your first stop in this sparkling metropolis will no doubt be Römerberg, Frankfurt's famous city square. Lined by half-timber houses in true Medieval style, this plaza is especially beautiful over the winter period when the stunning space is blanketed in snow.
Architectural highlights here include the lavishly ornate Romer town hall, the wonderfully restored guild houses and the pretty Old St Nicholas Church. Stretching high up in the sky, the nearby cathedral of Kaiserdom is one of the most city's most famous and stunning spectacles.
FRANKFURT: CULTURE HUB
From bustling market halls to some of the most renowned attractions in Germany, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Frankfurt.
The impressive Staedel gallery houses 700 years of art under its roof, and is essential for any visiting art buffs, while the Senckenberg natural history museum boasts some formidable dinosaurs — including a rare Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton — as well as an enormous collection of birds and mammals.
After all the museums, head out to the Kleinmarkthalle, a lively market hall where you'll find the freshest German produce. Browse from the selection of sausages, artisan bread and pretzels before putting your feet up in the wine bar on the upper level terrace.
EATING AND DRINKING LIKE A GERMAN
With hearty local fare and delicious apple wine to taste, eating and drinking is a big part of any German holiday.
One of the prime hotspots in Frankfurt is Old Sachsenhausen, where cool cafés, bars, bistros and charming restaurants can be found in small squares tucked away down hidden lanes. Here, the traditional pubs are lined up next to each other and locals sit arm to arm with tourists on long wooden benches outside. Make sure to taste the local specialties like pork knuckle and sauerkraut, or chicken schnitzel.
For more drinking dens, head to the quiet back alleys of Schweizer Straße where you'll find some of the best wine bars in the city.
DAY TRIPS FROM FRANKFURT
With the sights of Bavaria at your fingertips, this city is ideal for those seeking day trips to the German countryside. Whether you are looking for fairy tale castles like the Neuschwanstein and the Heidelberg, or simply want to cruise past the pleasant villages of the Rhine River Valley, there is so much to see in all directions. Take the Romantic Road to the walled village of Rotherburg for a truly iconic German experience, with this winding route widely regarded as one of the best driving journeys in the world.
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