Frankfurt is known for being the most important economic and financial center of Europe, for being the city where the emperors of the Germanic Empire were crowned, for being the city of Goethe and for its Fair (car, books, etc).
Its airport is the largest in Germany and the third in Europe, behind London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle.
I, after spending several days in Frankfurt am Main, fully recommend your visit. It is true that it does not have as much history as other German cities or so many places to see, but it is a very interesting city because of its mixture of tradition and modernity, I found it a very lively city, with lots of life and with large shopping and leisure areas.
It is a small city, so practically the most touristy areas of Frankfurt can be covered on foot, but in case you do not like it, the city has an excellent network of metro, train and tram that connects the entire city. The single ticket is worth about € 2.50 and there are tickets for 1 day and tickets for groups of up to 5 people of 1 day (you can also choose a rate that includes the airport). On the RMV page you can find all the information about rates and maps.
I have to tell you also that Frankfurt is a major operations center with other places to visit nearby. Some that I find very interesting include villages of the Rhine Route, Mainz, Wiesbaden, Heidelberg or Marburg, to name a few, there are many more.
Interesting Places to Discover in Frankfurt
Well now, after this brief introduction, the 14 corners of Frankfurt am Main that I propose are:
Train station (Hauptbahnhof)
Our most visited corner of Frankfurt. We were staying nearby and took public transport and trains there that took us one day to Rüdesheim am Rhein and the other to Heidelberg. A recommendation, you will see very strange people, but do not be scared … hehehe.
The headquarters of the European Central Bank.
One of the most important squares in Frankfurt. From here, the Zeil Street (Commercial Street) and you reach the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
One of the most important shopping streets in Frankfurt. It is always very animated with street musicians and people walking and shopping.
Frankfurt Stock Exchange
It is the most important stock exchange in Germany and the third largest in the world.
Cathedral of San Bartolomé
The cathedral of Frankfurt was constructed between centuries XIV and XV and destroyed first by a fire in Century XIX and later by the bombings that there were on the city during World War II.
Iron bridge built in 1868 and connecting the Römerberg area with the Sachsenhausen district.
Skyline from Eiserner Steg
Do not miss these views at night, much more spectacular than during the day.
Measures 200 meters high and has 56 floors. The entrance costs 6.50 euros and it is worth your visit for the views, even if there is a bit of fog, as happened to me.
Destroyed during the bombings of World War II and was rebuilt and reopened in 1981.
It is the center of the old part of Frankfurt, each house has a name and houses the City Council (Römer). It was built in the middle ages and destroyed, like other parts of the city, by the bombings of World War II. What we can see now is a reconstruction of the year 1986.
Building that houses the City Council. It is medieval, like the rest of the square.
Alte Nikolaikirche (Old Church of San Nicolás)
It is from the year 1290 and it was an imperial chapel until the 14th century.
German river of 524 km in length that crosses Frankfurt and that is part of its name. It is navigable so there are boats that make tours, especially in summer.
These 14 places are the ones I discovered, I left some in the inkwell like the Goethe Haus and the Sachsenhausen Quarter, but I did not have time for more. So don’t wait and book your flights to Frankfurt Germany now!