The Old Frankfurt city center
Frankfurt is the most international city in Germany and the largest financial centre on the continent. Because it has been a trading centre for centuries, the atmosphere here is hospitable. In fact, different cultures co-lives so peacefully. Most of the people living in Frankfurt are not German and this is why you will probably find a restaurant who serves your favorite food or people speaking your language.
Frankfurt can be visited for tourism or for business reason: in any case, you should take your time to discover a little of this hidden gem.
Me myself didn’t know how beautiful city is and that it is also called “Mainhattan”.
Simply “Frankfurt am Main” is similar to Manhattan because of the presence of numerous skylines.
When I first arrived here, this is what exactly taken my attention.
Moreover, the combination of different cultures is the second element that impress me the most.
But now we must concentrate on the things to see and discover.
First of all, the Römerberg, Frankfurt’s Old Town Center. Not only is the most picturesque public square in the city but you can also find different shops and the Römer. This is a medieval building and the most beautiful landmark in this pedestrian zone. It’s located opposite to St. Nicholas Church and been the city hall for over 600 years. The Old St Nicholas Church is a medieval Lutheran church. All this area of the Old Town is called Altstadt and includes other sites of relevant interests such as the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), with its Imperial Hall (Kaisersaal), the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) and the 14th-century Gothic Church of St. Leonhard.
Another part of Frankfurt to see
As most of you probably already know, I love to take pictures from the rooftop or view from the upper spots in a city.
So here below I suggest you where you can go to enjoy Frankfurt view from the above.
Firstly, St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral. It is the largest religious building in the city and a former collegiate church. Despite his name, it has not been a true Cathedral but a Kaiserdom, a sort of imperial cathedral, due to its importance as former coronation church of the Holy Roman Empire. The view from the Tower is quite outstanding!
Another interesting point of view is the one from the Main Tower. As the name suggests, it’s the highest point in Frankfurt. It’s an observation platform situated some 100 meters above the Frankfurt streets. There is also a restaurant and a lounge where you can take a break enjoying an unforgettable view from the skyline.
Finally, other highlights of the city that deserve a visit if you have more time are the following.
Palmengarten is the largest botanic garden in Germany, dating back to 1868. It’s located in the West End quartier, fully of pretty alleys and quite villas. This palm garden covers 50 acres of beautiful tropical and subtropical plant species. Worth a visit.
The Goethe House and Museum is the family house and the gallery of the Germany’s greatest writer.
Last but not least, the Museum district is full of Museums for the lovers of art and history.
The Iron Bridge connects Frankfurt’s downtown to the neighborhood of Sachsenhausen. It’s the only walking bridge in the city and it’s full of thousand of love locks. Although there is several bridges that spans across the Main River, this one offers fantastic views of “Mainhattan”.
This time I had the pleasure to be hosted in a different but a unique hotel.
It’s called 25hours Hotel Frankfurt The Goldman and it’s located in a creative area named Ostende in the east. It’s the perfect point for exploring the city both by day and by night.
It has a very beautiful bar and even a restaurant. The breakfast served in the bar is continental and has a lots of different choices, both salty and sweet.
The hotel has international personality, with modern furnishings. Instead each room has its own distinctive character. Below you can see the charm of it!
What I like most is the unicity of the spaces and the colorfulness of the structure.
Mostly, the Goldman surprised me a lot for its style.
It offers also the possibility to rent a bike or a Mini (yes, the car) to explore the city: great chance!
In the room I have also found a Freitag bag, perfect to bring with me for discovering Frankfurt. I put everything I need in it, another wonderful idea.
In addition, the very kind staff made me also a special gift that I find in my room as soon as I arrive. That’s very welcoming!