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
Börse, Frankfurt
The Börse is home to the trading floor of Germany's largest stock exchange. In front of the building are statues of a bull and a bear, symbols of the falling and rising stock markets.
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.
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.
Palmengarten, Frankfurt
The Palmengarten is a park with a large collection of tropical and subtropical plants, housed in several glass structures like the Palm House, a greenhouse originally built in 1869.

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