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Where is Frankfurt am Main?

One of the most important international banking centres: Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German state of Hesse, the European Central Bank (ECB) and Deutsche Bundebank are headquartered in Frankfurt. It is home to 764.000 people, and it is the fifth largest city in Germany. 5.8 million people live in the urban area.

Central location: Frankfurt Airport is the biggest in Germany and the fourth biggest in Europe, Frankfurt central station is a major hub and one of the most frequented in Germany.

More and more high-rise buildings – some of them the tallest in Europe – join the skyline of Frankfurt, a popular sight for holiday pictures – Frankfurt is also known as “Mainhattan”. 338m Eurotower is the tallest building of the city. The city, however, is also home to many parks and landscapes (about 40%), offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Messe Frankfurt is the world's largest trade fair, congress, and event organizer with its own exhibition grounds.

Sights in Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt Skyline, green spaces, park areas, historic old town, museums, and lots more. One thing is for sure: there will never be a dull moment in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt Old Town

The city centre which was destroyed during WWII has been completely reconstructed. Explore Frankfurt Old Town on a shopping tour, an architectural excursion or on a trip to museums and theatres.

Top Sights of Frankfurt Old Town:

  • 95m Frankfurt Cathedral has been a landmark since 1415. Tip: walk to the tower and enjoy the stunning view of the Old Town. Don’t forget to take a picture!
  • Römerberg with Town Hall is THE central square of the Old Town.
  • Goethe House: is Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s birthplace.
  • Hühnermarkt square with Friedrich-Stoltze Fountain (and the building where Goethe’s aunt lived)
  • There is also Krönungsweg, St. Paul’s Church, Goldene Waage and Kaiserpfalz

Frankfurt Museumsufer

For culture and art lovers: more than 40 museums and galleries covering fashion and design, art sculpture, photography, history, and lots more.

Eiserne Steg

Opened in 1869, Eiserne Steg is a footbridge spanning the river Main, which connects the centre of Frankfurt with the district of Sachsenhausen.

Alte Oper

Today, the former opera house is an important concert hall for musicals, jazz, and classical events.

Frankfurt Zoo

The second-oldest zoo in Germany is home to many animals and a very popular destination for a day trip.

Frankfurt Culinary Specialities

Diverse, international, local. After a spectacular day exploring a spectacular city, it is time for spectacular food! You will find the perfect place!

Visitors from Austria will find dishes they have never heard of, such as Handkäs‘ mit Musik (German regional sour milk cheese), Goethe‘s favourite food Green Sauce (sauce made with hard-boiled eggs, fresh herbs and potatoes) and Ebbelwoi (apple wine).

For a special treat: Relais & Châteaux Restaurant Lafleur has two Michelin-Stars.

Parks and landscapes make up nearly half of the urban space

After a stroll through the Old Town, after an interesting exhibition or pleasant dinner: relax at one of the many oases – more than 40% of the city are parks and green spaces.

Palmengarten is one of Frankfurt’s favourite places to visit. The botanical garden is home to numerous tropical and subtropical plants.

Weather in Frankfurt am Main

The city enjoys one of the most pleasant climates in Germany. The winter sees hardly any snow and the temperatures in the summer range from 24°C to 28°C with lots of sun and only few rain showers.

Average annual temperature is 12,1°C comparable to the Swiss town of Locarno.

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