Frankfurt City Guide
Cosmopolitan Frankfurt Provides Business and Culture
Frankfurt is one of the powerhouse cities in all of Europe. Known as being the biggest financial center on the continent, Frankfurt also offers plenty of great activities from cultural to historic for any visitor to take in.
Frankfurt is the fifth largest city in Germany, but with such a large and popular metro region of over two million people, it is actually the second most populous metropolitan area in the country.
Because of the importance of the financial sector internationally Frankfurt is consider to be a major hub within Europe. That means, it is incredibly accessible from all over Germany and other countries as well via the Frankfurt Airport. The city of Frankfurt itself has a well established transit system with trams, busses the S-Bahn and U-Bahn, making it very easy to get around.
The City Shines with a Number of Yearly Festivals
Frankfurt is home to a number of amazing festivals that go on during the year. From the common museum nights, folk and craft festivals to the truly unique, these fests make Frankfurt a great place to visit any time of year.
Some of the really special festivals that Frankfurt offers to visitors and residents alike are the Luminale or light festival which takes over the city center with light installations. Another would be the Wolkenkratzer Festival also known as the skyscraper festival, buildings around Frankfurt open up and allow visitors to enjoy displays of base jumping, laser shows and fireworks.
Botanical Gardens, Art Centers and Museums are Everywhere
With not one but two botanical gardens, The Palmengarten and The Botanical Garden of the Goethe University, those who are looking for a little nature and beauty amongst the concrete jungle will be able to find plenty of it.
Frankfurt is also well known for the high number of excellent museums located within the city limits. Spend a day bouncing from spot to spot in the Sachsenhausen district, an area along the riverbanks that is home to ten different museums including the famous art museum the Städel and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum known as the German Architecture Museum.