Is Frankfurt worth a visit?
Frankfurt the fifth largest metropolis in Germany is the banking centre of Europe and home to almost 740.000 people. From the breathtaking Skyline to the cosy old town and its history.
The never-ending shopping spree or the amazing nightlife – Frankfurt has it all.
What to do in Frankfurt?
- Have a look at the Skyline in the evening, the amazing skyline, also called Mainhatten is a must-see in Frankfurt. You can take a relaxing walk at night along the Main River and enjoy the sunset. If you want, you could even make a little boat trip.
- Buy fresh, healthy food in the traditional and historic Market, called “Frankfurter Kleinmarkthalle”. Germans back in 18th century already valued the regional food there. Surely you will too.
- Go shopping in the “Zeil Shopping Street”, the Zeil shopping Promenade is a paradise for the consumers among us. You will get anything you want here. Well known department stores, retail chains and many other shops are side by side.
- Tank new energy at the “Palmengarten”, after an exciting day, that’s the place to go. It’s a huge botanical garden in Germany made for your recovery. To be exactly it covers a surface of 22 hectares. You can find a multifarious and tropical flora from all around the world.
- Be stunned by Römerberg, Frankfurt’s historic heart and medieval buildings. Especially in winter, when the Christmas Market takes place, it seems very magical. During World War 2 many places in Frankfurt were bombed, including Römerberg. Luckily the buildings were reconstructed soon after.
- Visit the Neighbouring Cities, there are many other main cities not far away from Frankfurt. For instance, Mainz, Darmstadt or Wiesbaden. Each city has a unique vibe and sights to their own. The cities are just waiting to be discovered by you!
What to eat in Frankfurt?
- Frankfurter Würstchen, the delicious pork sausage is very popular among Germans.
It’s mostly cooked in boiling water and served in many ways. Often with bread and mustard, in a bowl of lentil soup or with fries.
- Frankfurter Rippchen, it’s cured and slow-cooked pork cutlets. Usually served with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and mustard or a portion of potato salad.
If you are a meat-lover, you won’t be disappointed by this Frankfurter meal.
- Grüne Soße, it’s a green, cold sauce made from hard-boiled eggs, sour cream, oil and vinegar. The special ingredients though are the exclusively 7 herbs. The sauce is mostly served with potatoes and hard-boiled eggs.
- Äppelwoi, an alcoholic drink often served with Grüne Soße, the taste is tart and sour. If you are curious and want to have a taste of a local drink, you should try it out.
- Döner Kebab or Falafel, if you want to have a quick, tasty meal order one at a Turkish snack bar. It’s very popular in Germany, not only in Frankfurt. Basically, a sandwich with meat and a lot of vegetables, you can choose from. If you are vegetarian, you should try out the Falafel.
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