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Sightseeing in Frankfurt am Main - what to see. Complete travel guide

Frankfurt can be truly called one of most stylish and modern cities of the country. Numerous conferences, exhibitions, seminars and fairs take place here every year. Frankfurt has become the economic capital of Germany long time ago. However, this is still a city, which is rich in history, so Frankfurt carefully cherishes the memory of past centuries. In this city you will see unique constructions, museums and exhibitions.
In addition to the exciting cultural program, Frankfurt is ready to offer tourists ample opportunities for active recreation. The city is famous for its magnificent gardens and parks. … Open
St. Bartholomaeus Dom Cathedral is one of the most notable landmarks of this place. The cathedral was built in the 14th - 15th centuries instead of a small wooden church. In 1867 the shrine was damaged badly by fire. However, the cathedral has been rebuilt and today this is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture.
Messeturm Fairs Tower is, probably, the most notable modern architectural creation. This is a magnificent skyscraper built in 1997. The tower's height estimates 257 meters. Its 63 floors are occupied by offices, banks and restaurants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Frankfurt has a rather mild climate; fans of excursions and walks in the fresh air would find comfortable to relax there at any time of the year. The coldest month of the year is … Open
The local botanical park named Palmengarten Park is surely one of the most beautiful places in Frankfurt. Opened in 1871, this park is considered the champion of Germany in terms of size and number of plants species. Church of St. Paul is another prominent religious landmark. This is not only a valuable cultural place of interest, but also a place that has witnessed important events in the history of Germany. In this church has held the first meeting of the first parliament of the country. This event happened in 1848. Art lovers should definitely make a trip to Museum of Goethe. The house of the great artist still exhibits original furnishings and the atmosphere of those days. Just like any other major metropolis, Frankfurt features a huge choice of entertainments - restaurants, cinemas, amusement parks, discos, as well as countless shops and boutiques.
A very entertaining Money Museum operates in the city. Its opening took place in 1999. The museum was established in the German Federal Bank. Its collection began to be formed in the middle of the 19th century. Then the Reichsbank started collecting banknotes. They are now presented in the museum. The museum features a total of 350000 coins and banknotes. Very ancient banknotes relating to the times of the Roman Empire are among them.
Discovering the architecture of Frankfurt am Main from bird's eye view! Europaturm, Paulskirche, Maintower, Messeturm, Hauptbahnhof Frankfurt, all those monuments are defining the image of Frankfurt am Main … Open
Old Opera Concert Hall is popular with lovers of classical music. It owes its name to the fact that it was opened in the old Opera House building. The historic facility was erected in the second half of the 19th century. During the Second World War, the theater was almost completely destroyed. It had been restored by 1981only. A large and very beautiful concert hall, which can accommodate 2500 spectators was equipped there.
The Museum of Icons occupies one of the beautiful historic buildings today. Its founder was a famous German physician Schmidt-Voigt. He'd traveled to many places throughout his life and got a collection of Orthodox artifacts. Some of them have been brought even from African states. Eventually, the doctor presented his unique collection to the city. The opening of the museum took place in the building of the old monastery, which once belonged to the Teutonic Order.
There is a number of interesting dishes that travelers can enjoy exclusively in Frankfurt. The most popular treats for fans of beer are famous Frankfurter sausages, they are offered in … Open
The Church of St. Justin is now officially considered one of the oldest churches in Germany. It was built in the 9th century. Presently, the church is remarkable not only for its unique architecture but for the diversity of its religious values. An old garden remained near the church. Medicinal plants have been grown there for hundreds of years.
Frankfurt am Main The old Echenheim Tower is a prominent monument from the Middle Ages. It was built in the 15th century and used to be part of a great defensive complex. The city was surrounded by a solid wall at that time. There were 60 towers around the perimeter. Only a few of them have survived to this day. The Eschenheim Tower is a vivid example of the Gothic style. Today, a famous national restaurant and a mini-hotel are situated in the old tower.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Frankfurt am Main
♥   Shopping area ' Neue Kräme' Frankfurt am Main, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Zeil' Frankfurt am Main, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Frankfurt am Main
♥   Castle 'Kransberg Castle' , 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gustavsburg' , 29 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Festung Mainz' , 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kurfürstliches Schloss Mainz' , 31.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Biebrich' , 33.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Frankfurt am Main
♥   National Park 'Kellerwald-Edersee' , 116 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vosges du Nord' , 152.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Frankfurt am Main and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum für Moderne Kunst' Frankfurt, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum für angewandte Kunst' Frankfurt, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Städel' Frankfurt, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Liebieghaus' Frankfurt, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Giersch' Frankfurt, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Frankfurt am Main from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Miniatur Wunderland

From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
The park has been divided into several thematic zones. In addition to the unique railroad, one can see models of famous natural and historical regions of the world. Of special interest are the residential quarters of Hamburg designed in the park, which many experienced tourists come to admire with the onset of darkness. In the evening, lights are lit in tiny windows of houses, which makes the model even more realistic. Ruins of ancient castles, models of busy markets, famous religious sites and educational institutions - you can see models of objects of very different specificities in the park of Wunderland. … Read further
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