Frankfurt Travel Guide, Germany
Frankfurt Travel Guide: General Information
Frankfurt is one of the most important commercial centers of Germany. Many people omit Frankfurt from their list of holiday destinations because of its commercial image. This Frankfurt travel guide is for especially for such travelers who do not know that Frankfurt has some of the finest museums, opera houses, historical relics and much more that can make your holiday a lifetime memory.
The best time to visit this tinsel town is during the summer months. Also check out for special happenings during the calendar to make your visit even more relishing. Here is a Frankfurt travel guide to plan your travel better.
Frankfurt Travel Guide: Statistics
Area: 248.31 sq Km
Population: 670,095 (as per 2008 census)
Monetary Unit: Euro
Official Language: German
Frankfurt Travel Guide: Architectural Heritage
Frankfurt boasts some of the finest exemplars of spectacular architecture. Although a lot of architectural evidences of the past had been shattered during the World War II but most have been renovated to their present look. But these monuments still speak of their past glory and grandeur.
If you are looking for some of architectural marvels, the main area to be explored is the Romerberg. This historical hub of the city is clustered with great constructions of the medieval era. The Well of Justice or the Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen built in 1541 is one of the most fascinating sights of the region. Another famous building here is the home of Goethe who was one of the most famous personalities of the city. Great exteriors (most of it is renovated after the Second World War) and fantastic interiors (still original) take you on a journey back in time.
One cannot forget mentioning the 19th century Opera House when speaking of fantastic architecture. Built by the famous architect Richard Lucae in 1880, this famous building is most admired constructions in the town.
Other notable constructions of the recent times are Frauenfriedenskirche which is a church built in 1929, IG Farben Building that is the abode to the present university and the Museum für angewandte Kunst designed superbly by architect Richard Meier.
Frankfurt Travel Guide: Economy and Infrastructure
Frankfurt is a town of economic importance not only for Germany but for the entire Central Europe. The city stands among the names like London and Paris with good number of skyscrapers speaking of the flourishing economy of the city.
Frankfurt is the venue for number of international trade fairs and is the seat for the European Central Bank and the German Bundesbank.
The city hosts superior infrastructure facilities. The international airport of the town offer regular flights to Frankfurt from major locations across the globe.
The University of the Town is among the most renowned universities of Europe.
Frankfurt Travel Guide: People and Culture
Frankfurt is a melting pot of cultures with people from all over the globe coming here for business and education and settling here for a while. The people of the town are liberal and respect other cultures.
Frankfurt hosts number of festivals year round that offer glimpse of the German culture and traditions. The most eminent festivals organized here are the Museums Riverbank Festival, Festival of Stoneware, Frankfurt Wäldchestag (Woods Day) and the very famous Wolkenkratzer Festival popularly known as the Skyscraper Festival.
So next time you finalize a Frankfurt vacation deal, make sure you schedule it during some of these festivals. This will make your vacation even more memorable.
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- About Frankfurt International Airport
review by stef posted more then 30 days ago
We headed from the Frankfurt Airport to Crete. Departure was quite early in the morning, at 5:45 am, so we had to start from home at 1:00 am. We stayed in Ravensburg, which is 300 kmaway from Frankfurt. Given that airport parking is very expensive in Frankfurt (150,- EUR for a week) I reserved a...
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- Avoid it and go to Munich
travel tip by tarquitius posted more then 30 days ago
However, if you can, avoid Frankfurt and go to Munich. :)
- Shopping in the city center
travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
The shopping street called the 'Zeil' offers you all you can buy.
- Use park and ride spots
travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
If you go there by car, leave it on one of the parking lots connected to public transports, because the inner city is heavily traffic crowded.
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