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Frankfurt am Main, the bustling metropolis in the heart of Europe, is known for its unusual contrasts. Historical attractions, as the Roemerberg with its half-timbered houses, the Emperors' Cathedral or St Paul's Church, are just a stone's throw away from the unique skyline, extraordinary cultural offers, a real shopping eldorado and numerous events throughout the year – Frankfurt is the perfect destination for an exciting city break. Take also advantage of the benefits of the Frankfurt Card! Beside free and unlimited travel on Frankfurt's public transport system, you will get discounts on admission fees in plenty of the sightseeing attractions below.

Frankfurt - Multifaceted metropolis

Immerse yourself in the 1,200-year history of the Main metropolis. Countless sightseeing attractions serve to highlight both the former and the current importance of Frankfurt am Main. Come and feel the pulse of time. Frankfurt stands for innovation and development. It is a place where trends are set, where ideas become reality. Frankfurt architecture ranks among the most modern in all of Europe. Trendy bars, pubs, up-and-coming fashion labels and a booming creative industry mirrors Frankfurts zeitgeist. Frankfurt´s signifiance as a bustling international trade and finance location dates back to the Middle Ages. Today, Frankfurt is also a popular shopping paradise, offering a colourful diversity range of products and services for every taste and every pocketbook. Frankfurt is a pulsating metropolis. Business and finance, trade shows, shopping and a vivacious nightlife combine to make "Mainhattan" one of Germany´s most exciting cities. Frankfurt also has a warm and cosy side. Rest and recuperate at one of the traditional apple wine pubs of Old Sachenhausen, visit one of the 48 beautiful parks and gardens or stroll along the River Main, Frankfurt´s majestic water-way, which meanders gracefully through the heart of the city.

Städel Museum

One of the oldest and most significant museum foundations in Germany and one of the world’s most outstanding art museums, featuring masterpieces from seven centuries of art. Here you will find works of art by masters like Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Van Eyck and Botticelli. The completion of the Städel’s underground extension is one of the most important events in the art institute’s long and celebrated history. The groundbreaking architecture of the new hall is a must-see for visitors of Frankfurt.
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Römerberg is a medieval square and the hub of the Old Town, Altstadt. The original Römerberg was destroyed during World War II, but it has been rebuilt since and nowadays you can once again stroll around this beautiful square and look at the various buildings. Hopefully your timing is right and you will get to witness one of the public festivals that are held here. At the centre of the square lies the Fountain of Justice (Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen), where the statue of goddess Justitia holds the scales of justice. Perhaps the most famous building here is the "Römer", which is the city hall, and has been so for the last 600 years.
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The Museum Embankment (Museumsufer)

This unique boulevard of cultural institutions comprises first-class museums presenting everything from applied arts, film and architecture to art, Jewish history and ancient sculptures. Famous architects such as Richard Meier and O.M. Ungers were involved in the construction and expansion of many of the architectonic gems on display. A few examples are the fine art Städel Museum with its underground exhibition spaces, the German Film Museum, the Communication Museum and the Jewish Museum. The Museum Embankment Festival, one of Europe's largest cultural festivals, takes place every year at the last weekend in August.
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