First stop: Emperors’ Cathedral St Bartholomew
Between 1562 and 1792, Emperors’ Cathedral served as the coronation site of eight emperors and two kings. Just a short while ago, you would have experienced first-hand the coronation of Joseph II.
But what else does Emperors’ Cathedral have to offer nowadays, aside from the countless special events that are held there?
Well, for a start, did you know that it is possible to climb a staircase to the very top of the cathedral? The reward for ascending the 328 steps of the 66-metre-tall tower is a fantastic look at the narrow laneways and picturesque plazas of the new old town down below, not to mention a bird’s-eye view of the former imperial coronation route. Moreover, the observation platform also offers visitors breathtaking vistas of the city’s famous skyline and the Frankfurt Museum Embankment down along the River Main.