Located in the lower reaches of the River Main, a tributary of the River Rhine, Frankfurt is the fifth largest city in Germany and is an important center of industry & commerce, finance, and transportation throughout Germany and also Europe.It is Germany's largest aviation and rail hub, and hosts many international conferences and exhibitions.
Old Opera House
Built in 1880, the Old Opera House is one of Frankfurt’s most famous buildings and is a replica of the Paris Opera in France.It was reduced to ruins during the war which ended in 1945, and was restored in the late 1970s at a cost of two hundred and forty million Deutsche Marks. The new construction adopted the neoclassical architectural style.Today it is a superb cultural venue, and serves as both a concert hall and a conference center.
Address:Opernplatz 1 60313 Frankfurt.
Built in the 14th century, Frankfurt Cathedral is an example of Gothic architecture. It is also known as "the Emperor's Cathedral," since it is the church where the coronations of German emperors were conducted.In the years 1562-1792, the Coronations of the Holy Roman Emperor were conducted in this cathedral. The magnificent robes worn by the archbishops during these coronations are still on display in the Cathedral Museum.
Address:Domplatz 14, 60311 Frankfurt am Main.
Liebieghaus (Museum of Ancient Sculpture)
The museum is housed in a villa built in 1896. Its collection includes sculptures from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as sculptures from medieval and renaissance Europe.The most valuable items are a bronze horse dating back to 800 BC and some headless statues from ancient Rome and Greece.
Address: Schaumainkai 71, 60596 Frankfurt.
Frankfurt is home to famous brands from all around the world.When shopping in Frankfurt, you'll find that nearly all the city center stores are within walking distance.Frankfurt is actually an ideal destination for shopping since prices here are not as high as you might expect.Stores in Germany organize clearance sales twice during the course of the year, particularly between the end of Christmas to the following February.
There are lots of small boutiques, second-hand stores, and cafés in this street. Tourists can take a leisurely stroll and hunt for treasures in a multicultural atmosphere.
Address:Goethestrasse, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany.
Zeil street is the city's most popular shopping street, where you can find numerous specialty stores as well as famous department stores.The rooftop terrace in the Zeilgalerie shopping mall on Zeil Street attracts many tourists. From here, you can admire Frankfurt’s skyscrapers, and get a bird's-eye view of the whole city.
Address:Located in Almosenberg in the city center.
Just like the city itself, Frankfurt's culinary culture is full of diversification and vitality.Visitors can sample delicacies from all around the world, from local snacks to upscale feasts, from Chinese food to Mexican fare, all irresistible to diners.
This is a kind of cheese which is usually marinated with oil, vinegar, and onions. It is often served with bread and butter.You can find it served as a side dish in restaurants.
Green sauce dates back more than 100 years. Its color is derived from the herbs which are used to flavor it:parsley, sorrel, dill, chives, bay leaves, chervil, watercress, tarragon, borage, and salad burnet.In many households, boiled potatoes are traditionally served with this sauce as part of the meal eaten on the Thursday before Easter Day.It is part of everyday life in Frankfurt.
These are cooked in a particular way: in boiling water for about 8 minutes.They are served with a mustard or horseradish sauce and boiled potatoes. They also taste great served with black bread.They are available in most restaurants.
There are many bus routes in Frankfurt. It usually takes much longer to get somewhere by bus than to take the subway, since the bus routes take much less direct routes in order to pass by certain neighborhoods.You can find schedules at the bus stops indicating accurate bus arrival times.The buses all have three doors—one at the front, one in the middle, and one at the back. When you are ready to get off the bus, you must press the red button to let the driver know that you want to get off at the next stop. The buses run from around 4:00 am until 1:00 am the next morning.
In Frankfurt, there are taxi stands everywhere. When you get out, remember to ask the driver for a receipt.On average, you will be charged €2.50 as a flag-down fare, and €1.65 per km travelled.Most drivers accept credit card payments.
Frankfurt has eight subway lines, which all run throughout the urban area.The subway entrances are marked with a distinctive blue "U" logo, which is easy to spot.At the entrances to the subway stations, there are maps of the subway lines. The U-Bahn generally runs from 4:00 am until 1:30 am the next morning.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage: 230 V/50 Hz
Telephone area code: + 0049-69
Frankfurt has a temperate oceanic climate. The climate is generally mild, relatively humid in spring and autumn, hot in summer, and cold in winter. There is a wide temperature range between summer and winter.Frankfurt receives annual rainfall of 624 mm.The average temperature in January is -1 ℃, and the average temperature in July is 14 ℃.