17-18 February





Frankfurt - A City Of Contrasts

Frankfurt am Main, the metropolis at the heart of Europe, is defined by stimulating contrasts of tradition and modernity, trade and culture, business and tranquility. The famous international trade fairs held here, the financial business conducted, the city’s cultural scene and its accessible location all contribute to Frankfurt’s metropolitan reputation.

Frankfurt’s famed skyline features more skyscrapers than any other German city. Frankfurt’s skyline is ever-changing – the newest skyscrapers are already under construction and many more are in the design stages. One of the most notable attractions is the Main Tower and one of the first skyscrapers open to the general public and Commerzbank skyscraper which, at 259 metres (not counting the 40-metre antenna) is Europe’s tallest office high-rise

As the home of continental Europe’s largest airport (renamed Fraport AG after listing on the stock exchange in 2001), biggest passenger train station and a major overland traffic hub, Frankfurt is easily reached from within Germany and further afield.

Sightseeing in Frankfurt

For a birds-eye view of Frankfurt, visit Main Tower and discover why the city is nicknamed ‘Mainhattan’. The observation deck at this skyscraper offers unforgettable views of the skyline and the many bridges that cross the River Main, which runs through the city. The European Central Bank and Commerzbank Tower, the city’s tallest building, are also popular on sightseeing itineraries.

Frankfurt may have an ultra-modern atmosphere, but it has many historic attractions too. Römerberg marks the historic centre of the city, while Paulskirche and the Frankfurter Dom – both nearby – are the two most distinctive churches in Frankfurt. A walk over the historic Iron Bridge is essential as well. This river crossing is over 100 years old and is a key link between the north and south of the city.

Cultural things to do in Frankfurt

Cultural attractions in Frankfurt range from the classical to the contemporary. To learn about Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt’s most famous writer, explore the exhibits at the Goethe House and Museum, located in his birthplace.

Visit the Alte Oper (Old Opera) for a glimpse at this elegant Renaissance opera building. Spend a day at the Museumsufer – a district that is home to many Frankfurt museums – and discover a diversity of displays, from the interactive German Film Museum to the Jewish Museum. The Museum of Modern Art is an essential attraction in Frankfurt too, showcasing iconic works by 20th century artists like Andy Warhol.

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