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Home of the Germany’s largest Stock Exchange, and the Bundesbank, it takes no imagination to see why Frankfurt was nicknamed ‘Bankfurt’. Frankfurt began life as a toll free crossing over the River Main and today is the country’s centre for finance.
Frankfurt is situated on the Main River in the state of Hesse. A heavily industrial city, no less than two and a half thousand factories operate in the Furt area on the river.
Upon entering the city, it casts an impressive first impression with its skyscraper views including Sir Norman Foster’s Commerzbank Tower considered to be the tallest building in Europe in 2005.
A thriving multicultural metropolis, Frankfurt is home to a vast Korean community and in excess of 180 nationalities. A multi-cultural city with a cathedral that isn’t a cathedral, Frankfurt greets millions of visitors every year, many for business and many more for pleasure. With a wealth of attractions on offer in the city, Franfurt encourages you to see as many as your time allows with a super efficient transport system.
This is a city that appreciates its visitors need for travel. An easy to place to get around, Frankfurt’s public transport system is one of the most efficient you will ever experience. Expect to efficiently get from A to B by speedy modern subways, trams and buses, all of which are administered by the one company, RMV or Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund. If you purchase the Frankfurter Tageskarte (Frankfurt Card) from any one of the city's tourist offices you can get around the city for a fraction of the normal cost. Not only that but a Frankfurt Card includes the added benefit of a shuttle to and from the airport and entry to the city’s museums for half price.
Much of the centre of Frankfurt can be enjoyed, without too much discomfort, on foot. What a relief to find that just about all the main attractions are situated close to the Old Town peripheral walls. Take a day out to really get to grips with the Altstadt and you won’t be disappointed. There is so much to see although much of the city centre you see before you was actually refurbished after the bombings of World War Two. Here is where to find the thirteenth century red sand-stoned Dom or St Bartholomaus, the once medieval patrician’s Romer (today belonging to the Lord Mayor) and its Romerberg which with its half timbered buildings impressively marks the centre of the Altstadt.
Just south of the Altstadt flows the River Main. Crossing the river in the vicinity of the Old Town are several notable bridges including the Alte Brucke and Obermainbrucke and to the south of the river is the apple taverns of Alt-Sachsenhausen.
The central point of modern Frankfurt is the square where the old guardhouse Hauptwache stands. The local clubbing scene as well as all the popular bars and restaurants are concentrated in the Stadmitte (or town centre).
Being the birthplace of Frankfurt’s leading polymath, Goethe, the city understandably likes to celebrate the fact with two of its excellent attractions. The Goethe-Haus which opened in 1863, was where the intellect was actually born. Look out for the 18th century astronomical clock, the puppet theatre and the family’s painting collection by local contemporary artists of the time.
Next door, the Goethe Museum is where a comprehensive collection of 120,000 volumes and 30,000 manuscripts are kept of which are associated to his works.
While enjoying the historic centre of Frankfurt, orientation should not be a problem. From the centre of the Altstadt lead three streets towards the east of the city. The Kaiserstrasse offers great shopping potential and the Muncher Strasse heads over to the Opera House and all that makes up the Theatreplatz. The Taunusstrasse winds its way over to three of the Altstadt’s principle squares, Goetheplatz, the railway venue Hauptwache and Rathenauplatz.
In Frankfurt, as you would expect of any self respecting leading city there are one or two museums and galleries to take in. Many of the best ones are concentrated in the region beside the River Main, often referred to as the ‘Museum Embankment’. If you are worried you might miss them, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Applied Art, the Stadel and many others are all decked with stunning waterside facades. Don’t forget to purchase the two day Museumsufer ticket. It only costs 8 euros and offers free access to at least 25 museums.
Reputed to be Frankfurt's most important art gallery, the Stadel Gallery contains collections of many European schools of painting. Packed with paintings by artists including Renoir, Monet, Bacon, Dubuffet and Durer, you can expect to enjoy a number of pieces by the French Impressionists, the 17th century Dutch painters and the 16th to 20th century German masters. At this prestigious venue you can enjoy Jan van Eyck’s Madonna and now, the newly acquired Watteau ‘L’Ile de Cythere’.
Lovers of art are likely to enjoy the exterior of this gallery to its contents. Opened in 1991, the Museum of Modern Art is boat shaped and focuses on modern artists such as Warhol and Liechtenstein. The Schirn Gallery is a venue to look out for. Exhibiting the major touring exhibitions, it is guaranteed to have the latest contemporary show on.
The nineteenth century built Alte Oper, Frankfurt's well renowned opera house, is one of the major opera houses of Germany, until ruined during the bombing of World War 2. Fully rebuilt and reopened in 1981 it also serves as a prestigious venue for concerts also.
For people who love animals and family fun, there is the superb Frankfurt Zoo. It has huge enclosures and a heavy commitment to animal conservation and saving endangered species so you can be content in the knowledge that every euro you spend on admission will goes to a deserving cause.
Much recognised for its wide range of trade fairs, the most popular of them all is the Rheingau-Music-Festival. An annual festival usually held in May, it’s success and popularity arises as a result of a timely blend of classical music and magnificent surroundings. Can you think of anything more brilliant than enjoying Beethoven’s 3rd from within the walls of a German castle or from beneath an incredible sky amid the surroundings of a glorious vineyard?
Many will have heard of the Frankfurt International Book Fair. Attracting publishers from about a hundred countries this is considered the place to acquire book rights and translations.
Another similarly great festival is that of the Museumsuferfest (or the Museum Riverbank Festival). One of the bigger festivals, it takes place during three days at the tail end of the Summer and attracts a 3 million strength crowd.
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Frankfurt (Hahn) Airport
is 110 kilometres from the city centre.
A regular bus service
runs to and from the airport. The company Omnibus runs this service to a number of destinations in and around Frankfurt. To catch these buses look for the bus stop just outside of the terminal building.
If driving, take the A66 to Schiersteiner Kreuz, the A643 to Dreieck Mainz and then the A60 towards Bingen, taking the turning after Dreieck Nahetal onto the A61 (Hahn/Koblenz). Exit at the Rheinbollen junction and then take the B50 and turn off at Hahn Airport.
Frankfurt (Hahn) Airport is easily accessible from Frankfurt city centre, Cologne, Cologne and Luxembourg because of its excellent central situation and accessibility.
The terminals are linked for passenger convenience by a protected walkway.
A free shuttle bus service runs regularly throughout the car parks to the airport. Allow about half an hour to arrive at your terminal.
Taxis are situated outside the terminal building.