Country : Germany
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German
City: 701 350 (2014)
Metro: 2 573 745 (2014)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
closeIn 1949 Frankfurt am Main narrowly failed to be elected capital of West Germany, but it did become the home of the continent's largest stock exchange and the European Central Bank, making it the de facto financial capital of Germany and continental Europe.
Even though Frankfurt is a large financial and trade center, the city is still relatively small. Most of Frankfurt's historic sights are in or near the Altstadt - the city's Old Town - and can best be visited on foot.
Random Frankfurt Highlights
Museum Embankment, Frankfurt
The Museumsufer or Museum Embankment consists of a cluster of museums on the south bank of the river Main. Most museums are housed in large villas, built in the 19th century by wealthy families.
Römerberg, Frankfurt
Römerberg is the central square in Frankfurt's historic Old Town. It is bordered by a number of picturesque historic houses. At its center stands the city's most famous fountain, the gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.
Kaiserdom, Frankfurt
Frankfurt's cathedral was the site where emperors of the Holy Roman Empire were crowned between 1356 and 1792. The interior is decorated with beautiful 15th century retables.
Höchst, Frankfurt
Now a suburb of Frankfurt, Höchst is a charming little town with a long history, evidenced by its 9th century church and 14th century castle. The old town has plenty of picturesque half-timbered houses.

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