Frankfurt am Main is a city of two halves; on one hand it has Germany’s most imposing skyline, rivalling major American cities and earning itself the nickname ‘Chicago am Main’ however venture into the old town centre and see a highly traditional, picturesque square made up of half-timbered buildings. It is distinct from the country’s other cities due to this array of glass and steel skyscrapers and as a global hub of culture; it is a fantastic city break.
One of the most iconic and striking skyscrapers is the Main Tower which on the rooftop gives visitors breath taking views of the city. The picturesque Römerberg market square really is worth a visit having been restored to its original medieval plans and is the beautiful setting for the Christmas market in December. Or cross the river and head down to the Old Sauchsenhausen where you can sample some of Frankfurt’s legendary national drink, apple wine in traditional German taverns.
Offering the visitor a remarkable 30 museums to choose from, Frankfurt has one of the largest collections in Europe and therefore something to fascinate every individual. Visit Frankfurt’s highly modern Natural History museum which houses Europe’s largest collection of large dinosaur exhibitions or head down to the Museum Embankment on the South side of the river Main which has 9 renowned museums to choose from including the Stadel Art Institute and the German Film Museum.
If you want a quiet afternoon from the fast pace of the city, then you can join the locals relaxing in the gardens along the river or even take a boat trip to get a great alternative view of the city and skyline. Alternatively you could visit the Palm Garden, Germany’s largest Botanic garden and wander through the beautiful display of tropical plants right in the heart of the city.