Europe's avant-garde city - Frankfurt

Frankfurt- a fine German city

Frankfurt is a major European financial hub that welcomes international visitors on business with ease and elegance. The 16th century Stock Exchange, European Central Bank blended with the city's avant-garde leanings…Frankfurt is a master in quality business tourism, a host to Trade Fairs and an attractive choice for a European getaway. Fly into Frankfurt, Germany's busiest airport and look forward to a pleasant stay discovering more about the prosperous, bustling city. The city center offers many attractions as well as Frankfurt's Hochst and Sachsenhausen districts, worth the visit for their old-world charm, a contrast to the city's very modern atmosphere.

Top spots in the city center

Though predominantly modern in architecture, as the city was rebuilt after the destruction of World War II, some historical monuments still stand today, reminders of a Frankfurt before its reconstruction. The city center and the Westend are ideal for visitors who like to explore the town by foot: take a relaxing walk along the riverbank and enjoy the lush greenery. The Old St Nicholas Church is also a fine monument that holds an important place in the heart of the city, a red sandstone structure built in the late 13th century. Time your visit to the church to hear the carillon chimes, a musical blessing bestowed upon the city three times a day. Watch the traders in action from the viewers' gallery in the Stock Exchange building, one of the major players in the financial world, and why not visit the house of the great poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the author of Faust…The Goethaus und Goethemuseum has been entirely rebuilt and restored but maintains its authentic feel. Original manuscripts, paintings, objects and furniture will immerse you in Goethe's imaginary and real world.

As you continue your exploration of Frankfurt, you will very likely come to the conclusion that it is a city of contrasts… from old to new, such as the triangular structure that houses Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Art. Works by Beuys and Warhol are major pieces exhibited at this museum, also known for its design in the form of a slice of cake! For more Modern Art, head to the Schirn Art Gallery, where temporary exhibitions of paintings and photography are held throughout the year. Perhaps you would like to taste some German dishes in the gallery's restaurant or in the pedestrian street, affectionately called "Pig Out Alley" or "Fressgrass" a fine spot for tasting local food. You will find a vast choice of restaurants, bars and delicatessens around the city to satisfy both your curiosity and hunger.
Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy wandering around the busy Zeil district. Find your type of shop (department store or boutique) and start spending, there is even a farmer's market for fresh produce, if you opt for a self-catering accommodation…Frankfurt, a city that combines cobblestone streets and futuristic architecture, green and cutting-edge: modern it will delight and surprise you…

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