- By Kevin
- On Aug 2, 2017
- Travel Tips
Frankfurt is for many travelers the gateway to Europe - but there is more to see than just the Frankfurt International Airport. Frankfurt is the financial capital of Germany, and thanks to its skyscrapers and the river Main, Frankfurt is playfully called "Main-hattan". Top tourist attractions in Frankfurt shared by Frankfurt travel guide:
The Römerberg ("Roman Mountain") is the historic heart of Frankfurt. It is the only part of the modern city that was recreated to look like all of Frankfurt once did.
It is home to its Rathaus (City Hall) which dates back to 1405 and is flanked by half-timbered houses. This historic square used to be the place for Frankfurt's first trade fairs in the 13th century.
St. Pauls Church was built between 1789 and 1833 and is the cradle of German democracy: The church was used for political meetings and became the seat of the first freely elected German parliament in 1848. Today, the Paulskirche is used mainly for exhibitions and special events.
Take a walk along the river Main along the "Museum Embankment" where some of best museums in the country preside. Among them is the superb German Film Museum and the world-famous St?del Museum, which focuses on fine art of the old masters. On Saturdays, the area comes alive with thousands of treasure hunters scouring Frankfurt's largest flea market.
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History
Another legendary museum in Frankfurt is the Senckenberg Museum. It is the largest museum of natural history in Germany and showcases thousands of exhibits, ranging from fossils to Egyptian mummies to the museum's most famous attraction; the largest dinosaur skeleton in Europe.