The Fort of the Franks on the Main River (Frankfurt am Main) is the financial hub of continental Europe and it has the European Union’s tallest skyscrapers and the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Trade Fair. Frankfurt is also a major transportation hub, with Frankfurt Germany Airport being the busiest airports in the World, Frankfurt’s Rail Station the busiest in Germany and the Frankfurt’s Autobahn interchange is the busiest in continental Europe. Frankfurt is one of only 3 cities in Europe to offer a skyline of skyscrapers, including two of the tallest skyscrapers in the European Union: The Commerzbank Tower and The Messeturm. Frankfurt wasn’t always at the Epicenter of Europe, during Roman Times it was at the edge of an Empire, a tiny Roman settlement marking a border with Barbarian tribes. Charlemagne included Frankfurt in his imperial assembly, becoming one of the most important cities during the Germanic Holy Roman Empire, as the place where the German Kings and Emperors were elected. From 1562, German kings and Emperors were also crowned in Frankfurt. The Frankfurt Messe or trade fair dates back to 1150 and book fares have been held in Frankfurt since 1478. Frankfurt was heavily bombed during World War II, destroying what had been the largest medieval old town in Western Europe. The city was rebuilt in a modern style, forever changing the face of Frankfurt into a skyline of tall glass buildings. An approximation of the 14th century old town was rebuilt during the early 1980′s around Römerberg square, marking the center of the city with quaint houses and most of the original 14th century church.
Frankfurt is served by Frankfurt international airport, the busiest in continental Europe. Tree major rail stations a bus terminus and several autobahns that connect it with the rest of Germany. Once in the city take the S-Bahn metro system.
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Some of the main tourist attractions of Frankfurt include:
Saint Bartholomeus’ Cathedral is a Gothic architecture and one of the main churches of Frankfurt. This was built between 14th and 15th centuries and it was named as Church in the 18th century by the locals.
Roemer, the City Hall is one of the most important landmarks of the city.
Museums: The museums in Frankfurt are located on both the sides of the main river and the area is popularly known as Museumsufer (Museums Riverbank). The popular museums in this area are: Museum of Applied Arts and Stadel, Schirn Art Gallery. These museums’s exhibit a variety of decorative arts, paintings, graphical collection of drawings, sculptures. Senckenberg Museum is the largest museum in Germany and it displays a huge collection if dinosaur skeletons in Europe
You can visit the historical buildings like the Old Opera House, Frankfurt Opera House, Heidelbeg castle, Frankfurt Zoo and hundreds of old churches.
Frankfurt weather is moderately humid with rain distributed evenly throughout the year. Summers in Frankfurt are usually hot and sunny where the temperature can raise up to 32 degrees Celsius. Winters are very cold and cloudy. January is the coldest month where the temperature ranges between -10 and 10 degrees Celsius.
There are plenty of hotel accommodations from luxury to mid-range to budget accommodation. Most of the hotels have tie-up with the car rental services that take you around to the city’s most popular destinations.