Visitors of Frankfurt have a superb range of recreational
offers waiting for them in the Main metropolis.
Frankfurt has always been characterised by its colourful
variety of urban contrasts. The Main metropolis, home of
Germany´s only true downtown skyline, has gained widespread
historical acclaim as the coronation site of German kings and emperors,
as Goethe’s birthplace, and as the site of
Germany’s first national assembly in 1848. Today, it is
equally well known as an international trade show location and as one
of Europe’s foremost business and finance centres. History
and modernity - side by side!
Frankfurt am Main is home to more than 40 museums - from
internationally renowned exhibition venues like the Städel Art
Institute, the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History and the Museum of
Modern Art all the way to the EXPLORA Science and Technology Museum and
the ever-popular Frankfurt Apple Wine Museum.
Apple wine has been Frankfurt’s beverage of choice
for over 250 years. But the history of Frankfurt apple wine goes back
even further. Not much is known about the origin of Frankfurt apple
wine. However, it is known that apple wine was already a crowd
favourite at the time of Charlemagne, some 1,200 years ago.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt am Main in
1749. He spent his formative years here, writing some of his most
famous works in the city on the Main. Frankfurt has never forgotten its
favourite son. Many downtown locations, including his birthplace in the
Große Hirschgraben, are still today closely tied to the
memory of Germany’s most famous poet.
Ludwig Börne, Max Beckmann, the Rothschilds, the Oppenheimers, Anne Frank, Paul Ehrlich, Theodor Adorno – these are all highly significant names in the long history of Frankfurt. Over the centuries, Frankfurt’s Jewish inhabitants have helped to shape the city into what it is today, a bustling and multicultural metropolis, while playing an important part in Frankfurt’s social life.
Frankfurt – The Green Metropolis
Frankfurt has gained international renown as the city of banks and skyscrapers. Unfortunately, all these superlatives overshadows the fact that Frankfurt is also one of Germany’s most well wooden urban centres. Frankfurt’s forests comprise 5,000 hectares.
Boasting the European Central Bank, the German stock market
and the German Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main is well and truly
Germany’s premier finance centre. It also serves as a popular
trade show location and disposes over a high-profile service industry.
Frankfurt Airport, a comprehensive ICE train network and
several major national motorway junctions combine to make Frankfurt
Germany´s premier transport hub for air, road and rail
traffic. Frankfurt - Gateway to the world.
Few German cities are able to say that they dispose over their
own vineyard. Frankfurt, however, is one of them. Thanks to the
renowned "Lohrberg", Frankfurters have a slice of the famous Rheingau
wine-growing region on their very doorstep. The wines produced by the
vineyards at "Hochheimer Stein", "Hochheimer Hölle" and
"Lohrberger Hang" are made from grapes cultivated by the City of
Frankfurt´s time-honoured municipal vineyard.
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