Frankfurt - Germany
Visitors' guide to Frankfurt with maps, pictures, hotels and weather information


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Located by the River Main and with so many skyscrapers it has been dubbed 'Mainhatten', Frankfurt is the financial capital of Germany, home of the Börse (German Stock Exchange), and a major centre for trade. After the destruction caused by World War II, Frankfurt began to rebuild and redevelop, emerging from the ruins as a cosmopolitan city of contrasts. The soaring skyscraper of the Commerzbank (the tallest in Europe), located in the business quarter, is in complete harmony with the pointed roofs of the fifteenth-century Römer (the city's Town Hall), the steeple of St Nicholas and the remains of the Gothic corner tower of the Saalhof, once the Imperial Palace. The Old Town was almost completely destroyed in 1943-1944, but the Eschenheim Tower survived as an example of Frankfurt's medieval defence system. Part of the Old Town was reconstructed around the Römer and features a collection of (reconstructed) medieval burghers' houses. The Sachsenhausen, on the south side of the Main, is noted for its traditional half-timbered buildings and cider taverns that line the charming cobbled streets.

Frankfurt Picture

Frankfurt is famous for its shopping areas - from the elegant shops of Goethestrasse and the 'Fressgass' to the Zeil, which produces the highest retail sales in Germany.

Culturally rich, Frankfurt was the birthplace of Goethe. The Goethehaus and Goethe Museum provide wonderful insights into the life of Germany's greatest poet. World-class opera, ballet, and theatre, jazz festivals and some superb museums and galleries lend an air of sophistication to this 'metropolis on the Main'.

Frankfurt Sightseeing and Tours

See all the main sights of Frankfurt in day with minimal walking, and still have time to shop and explore the town with this hop-on-hop-off bus tour.

Frankfurt maps and weather forecast

Click on the links below for a city map of Frankfurt and a five-day weather forecast.

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Frankfurt Hotels
InterContinental Frankfurt
43 60329 Frankfurt-am-Main
Best Western Premier IB Hotel Friedberger Warte
Homburger Landstrasse 4, 60389
Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch
Graf zu Ysenburg und Buedingen Platz 1 63263
Neu Isenburg
Novotel Frankfurt Airport
Am Weiher 20, 65451 Kelsterbach
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