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
Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt
At 259m Commerzbank Tower was the tallest building in Europe when it opened in 1997. The building is considered the first 'ecological' skyscraper due to its sky gardens and energy-saving technologies.
IG Farben Building, Frankfurt
When the construction of the IG Farben Building was completed in 1931, it was the largest office building in Europe. Today it is the central building of the Goethe University's Westend Campus.
Messe, Frankfurt
Frankfurt's famous trade fairs go back to the 13th century when international trade markets were held at the historic Römerberg square. Today the Messe is one of the world's largest trade fairs.
Bethmann Park, Frankfurt
The Bethmann Park is a small but pleasant walled park. Originally a private garden, it was opened to the public in 1952. The park's biggest attraction is a beautiful Chinese garden, created in 1990.

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