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
Römer, Frankfurt
The Römer, Frankfurt's city hall was originally built between the 15th and the 18th century and last expanded in the early 20th century. The complex is one of the city's most important landmarks.
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.
Botanical Garden, Frankfurt
Frankfurt's botanical garden's origins go back to the 18th century, when physicist Senckenberg created a medicinal garden near the city center. Today's garden was created in the 1930s near the Grüneburgpark.
History Museum, Frankfurt
Frankfurt's Historisches Museum traces the history of the city from its early beginnings up to the 20th century. The museum is housed in a historic complex known as the Saalhof.

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