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.
Zeil, Frankfurt
Dubbed 'the Fifth Avenue of Germany', the Zeil is Frankfurt's main shopping street. Several malls border the street including the modern Zeilgalerie and futuristic looking MyZeil.
Alte Oper, Frankfurt
Alte Oper opened in October 1880 as the Opernhouse, Frankfurt's Opera House. Heavily damaged during WWII, it was reconstructed as a concert hall and renamed Alte Oper (Old Opera).
Paulskirche, Frankfurt
The first ever freely elected German parliament had its seat here, in the Paulskirche. The parliament was shortlived however and the church was again used for religious services until it was destroyed in WWII.

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