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Frankfurt is Germany's financial and business centre known for its busy airport and futuristic skyline. The city hosts some of the most important and largest tradeshows in the world. In Frankfurt, modern skyscrapers coexist with well maintained ancient buildings.
The city centre is the main tourist attraction in the city but neighbourhoods like Bornheim, and Bockenheim are equally beautiful with their many parks and well maintained homes. Frankfurt has beautiful landmark, including perhaps the most well known, Römerberg. Saint Bartholomew's Cathedral is another important landmark. The gothic building dates back to the 14th century. Saint Paul's Church is a national historic monument of great political importance since it had been the seat of the very first democratic parliament in Germany.
Frankfurt has over 30 museums, many of which have gained international prominence. Some of the most important museums in Frankfurt are the German Architecture Museum, German Film Museum and Nature Museum Seckenberg.
Frankfurt has a strong performing arts scene. Frankfurt Opera is Germany's leading opera and one of the most important in Europe. Schauspiel Frankfurt is another important theatre located in the city's financial district.
The city has a diverse range of clubs, pubs, bars and restaurants. Many pubs and clubs are located in the Ostend district and city centre. Larger concentrations of nightlife centres can also be found in Bockenheim, Bornheim, Nordend and Sachsenhausen. For shopping, the most popular locations are Zeil and Goethestraße.
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holidays - Top Places To Go
Großer Hirschgraben 23-25
|What is it? The house where Johan Wolfgang von Goethe,
Germany's world-famous poet and writer, was born in 1749 is now a
shrine to his memory, preserved as an example of how the well-to-do
lived in the late Baroque era. The house, which is a reconstruction
because the original was destroyed during the Second World War,
consists of two neighbouring half-timbered houses in Grosser
Hirschgraben, and is sited next to the Goethe Museum, which
contains a huge library of books, documents and graphics relating
to the poet.
Hours of Operation: 10am to 5.30pm daily
Phone:(069) 138 800
|2. Zoologische Garten
|What is it? Frankfurt's large and well-maintained zoo is
home to about 600 different species and a total of 5,000 animals,
mostly kept in enclosures resembling as closely as possible their
natural habitats. A special feature is a 'day and night house'
where visitors can watch what nocturnal creatures do after dark.
The zoo, located in Ostend, was established in 1858 and is one of
the oldest in Germany.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, and weekends 8am to 7pm
(April to October); daily 9am to 5pm (November to
Phone:(069) 2123 3735
|3. Botanical Gardens
|What is it? The well ordered and interesting Botanical
Garden in Frankfurt is administered by the University. The gardens
are designed to take visitors on a journey through different areas
of the plant kingdom, from the hardwood forests of North America to
the barren savannah of Africa. The gardens cover more than eight
hectares (20 acres) and contain more than 6,000 different botanical
species, from exotic rainforest flowers to European
Hours of Operation: Daily 9am to 6pm between March and October, with
earlier closing during winter months
Phone:(069) 2123 3939
holidays - Top Events
|1. Frankfurt Book Fair
|What is it? The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's
largest trade fair for books, multimedia and communications and is
the most important meeting place for publishers, authors,
illustrators, journalists, booksellers, librarians and readers. The
latest movements and styles in literature and media are explored
and the programme includes thousands of cultural and specialist
events, as well as promotional activities such as recitals and
exhibitions. In 2007, the focus will be on the Catalan
Where is it? Westend
|2. Christmas Fair
|What is it? The Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the
biggest and oldest in Germany, dating back to the 14th century, and
traditionally Germans would buy their children's presents, as well
as their decorations and seasonal foodstuffs, solely from the
market. The entire old town centre is transformed into a festive,
beautiful marketplace where the scent of roasted chestnuts, mulled
wine, gingerbread and baked apples mixes with the sounds of
Christmas tunes in the crisp winter air. The fair also offers
Christmas readings, Advent concerts and a visit by St Nicholas, as
well as plenty of arts and crafts, from creative candles to carved
wooden toys, and traditional Frankfurt specialities. Dominating the
Römerplatz is a 108ft (33m) tall Christmas tree decorated with
twinkling lights and colourful decorations. For more information
phone +49 (0)69 2123 8990 or email email@example.com
Where is it? Throughout the old city centre, but predominantly at
|3. Museum Quay Festival (Museumsuferfest)
|What is it? The spectacular festival of art and culture
on the banks of the River Maine is one of Frankfurt's most popular
outdoor attractions, presenting artists and musicians from around
the world. Stalls offer a wide variety of food and drink, and
various acts take to the stage. A fireworks display on the last
evening brings the festival to a close. For more information email
or phone +49 (0)69 2123 8990.
Where is it? Schaumainkai Quay, or Museumsufer
|4. German F1 Grand Prix
|What is it? Hockenheim sees the German fans turn out in
droves annually, often supporting local hero Michael Schumacher.
The track was first used in Formula One in 1970 and together with
the Nürburgring has hosted all the German Grand Prix's. The track
is located 90 kilometers from Frankfurt.
Where is it? Hockenheimring
|5. European F1 Grand Prix
|What is it? The Nurburgring has seen the German Grand
Prix, even the Luxembourg Grand Prix raced on its track, but after
the success of local hero Michael Schumacher has been the home of
the European Grand Prix since 1995. The track is located in the
Eifel region of Germany, 120 kilometers from
Where is it? The Nürburgring