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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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Frankfurt holidays - Top Places To Go

1. Goethe-Haus
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
Alfred-Brehm-Platz 16
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 March) Phone:(069) 2123 3735



3. Botanical Gardens
Siesmayerstrasse 61
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 weeds. Hours of Operation: Daily 9am to 6pm between March and October, with earlier closing during winter months Phone:(069) 2123 3939



Frankfurt holidays - Top Events


1. Frankfurt Book Fair

From 2007-10-10

To 2007-10-14

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 Culture. Where is it? Westend



2. Christmas Fair

From 2006-11-23

To 2006-12-21

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 Where is it? Throughout the old city centre, but predominantly at Römerberg



3. Museum Quay Festival (Museumsuferfest)

From 2007-07-01

To 2007-07-31

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

From 2007-07-01

To 2007-07-31

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

From 2007-05-01

To 2007-05-27

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 Dusseldorf. Where is it? The Nürburgring




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