Frankfurt, Germany’s fifth largest city is the country’s financial hub and in turn attracts lots of investors, bankers and visitors going to one of the many trade shows held in this city ever year. However, Frankfurt isn’t just a city for those in suits wanting to invest their money in the next big thing.
With plenty of green space, a variety of museums and many old buildings from years gone by, Frankfurt is a destination of culture. You can even get an aerial view of the city from the 56th floor of Main Tower!
Frankfurt is also famous for its cider taverns where you can pass many hours sampling the delicious and refreshing beverage. Many are based in the area of Sachsenhausen and are great places to grab some local food if you’re feeling a bit peckish!
Frankfurt is a great city to walk around, from the high-rise skyscrapers to the beautiful parks and everything in between, there’s something around every corner in this city. For those of you that like a bit of shopping, make your way to the pedestrianised area of Zeil where you can shop ‘til you drop. Also known as “The Fifth Avenue of Germany”, the Zeil offers a spiral shaped interior at the Zeilgalerie offering designer shops and high street stores.
To soak up a bit of Frankfurt’s culture, go to Romerburg, the historic heart of Frankfurt. The spacious square is surrounded by decorative buildings which are reconstructions of houses from the 15th and 16th century. Another historic icon in Frankfurt is the Frankfurter Dom, a red sandstone cathedral constructed in the 14th century, takes pride of place in the centre of the city and is worth a visit, even if you just sail past it on a cruise down the river.
For spectacular views of the city, take a wander over Eiserner Steg, a bridge which connects the centre of Frankfurt to the area of Sachsenhausen. From here you can take in Frankfurt’s skyline along the River Main which makes for some beautiful pictures to show your friends back home!
The food in Frankfurt is an experience to be treasured. It’s delicious, comforting and completely unforgettable with a local favourite being cheese marinated in oil and vinegar and topped with onion. To try this perfect mid-afternoon snack, look out for Handkase mit Musik on restaurant menus and enjoy with a glass of Apfelwein (in case you’re wondering Apfelwein is lovely German cider!)
Some of the best cider houses can be found in the area of Sachsenhausen, where each “house” produces their own speciality “Apfelwein”. This tart, refreshing beverage is best drank in one of the traditional cider houses where a long table seats many people in one great communal drinking area.
Other traditional foods you’ll find in Frankfurt are Sauerkraut, a fermented, shredded sour cabbage which is tastier that it sounds, we promise! If it doesn’t appeal try the famous Frankfurter sausage, basically a giant hot dog, usually made from pork and it will probably be one of the best hot dogs you ever have!