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.
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.
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.
Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt
The Senckenberg Museum of Natural History is one of the largest natural history museums in Europe with more than 5.000 exhibits ranging from dinosaurs and fossils to today's life forms.

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