City Guide, Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main, commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in
the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. Situated on the
Main River, Frankfurt is the financial and transportation centre of Germany and
the largest financial centre in continental Europe. It is home to the European Central
Bank, the German Federal Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Trade
Fair. Frankfurt Airport is one of the world's busiest international airports, and
is the biggest cargo airport in Europe.
Frankfurt is a visually striking city and it is for this reason that many of
its best tourist attractions are based around places of architectural and aesthetic
interest. Guided tours of the city give visitors the chance to see its many fascinating
sights and learn some compelling facts about Frankfurt's past.
However, if you've got kids, then a trip to the Frankfurt Zoo is probably more
up their street, where a range of animal attractions can be found housed in landscaped
enclosures. The main tourist attractions within Frankfurt are shown below.
Culture & Entertainment
The streets are filled with museums, theaters, galleries, gardens and pedestrian
only zones. All of these keep a sense of what Germans are really
like. They are a culture that enjoys and expects to have nature around them. They
have taken great pride in keeping their parks, pathways and gardens clean and open
to the public. Taking a stroll is almost a pass time in Germany. Not only do they
go for walks but they take the entire family to the parks. This is a place to hang
out and relax.
Frankfurt is just a small section of Germany
but it shows off the best of what Germany has to offer. You can get to know the
people and the area by just walking around the city streets. This is why Frankfurt
will continue to grow and welcome more people to their city.
There is something for everybody in this city. Entertainment in Frankfurt is
a big and happy family, which has members like cinemas, theaters, sports, operas.
You will be able to have total fun in the vibrant nightlife of the city. You can
do a lot to get yourself entertained in this city. You can take a walk along the
River Main, which is one of the best ways to spend some time of the lazy afternoon.
Food and Drink
Frankfurt cuisine has evolved as a national cuisine through centuries of social
and political change with variations from region to region. The southern regions
of Germany, including Bavaria and neighboring Swabia, share many dishes. However,
ingredients and dishes vary by state. There are many significant regional dishes
that have become both national and regional. Many dishes that were once regional,
however, have proliferated in different variations across the country into the present
Pork, beef, and poultry are the main varieties of meat consumed in Germany, with
pork being the most popular. Beer is very common throughout all parts of Germany,
with many local and regional breweries producing a wide variety of superb beers
Frankfurt may be renowned for its financial institutions and trade fair but the
city on the Main has some superlative outlets for the discerning shopper as well
– whether you’re the wife of a well-paid banker or a traveler looking for
The most popular shopping area is the Zeil Fussgängerzone
(pedestrian street), beginning at Hauptwache and stretching all the way to
Konstablerwache, with the city’s main department stores (Kaufhof and Karstadt)
as bookends. There are ample small shops and boutiques with clothes, shoes, leather
goods, and plenty of fast-food joints and bakeries to keep anyone busy for at least