Frankfurt is just one of the most populous towns in Germany (just under a million inhabitants) and is a international hub of finance and commerce. On a recent flight from Frankfurt Airport, the aircraft took off in an easterly path, supplying me with an aerial look at of Frankfurt. I’m glad I sat on the proper aspect as the aircraft window sights were being totally gorgeous!
Frankfurt (map) has a lengthy and fascinating historical past. Ahead of World War II, it boasted the greatest medieval town centre in Germany. Sadly, pretty much all of its historic monuments ended up destroyed in the course of the war.
These times, the metropolis centre is a congregation of shiny skyscrapers, many of which are the headquarters of key banking companies (which includes the European Central Lender), the recently-produced New Frankfurt Old City (a reconstruction of the outdated medieval centre) and numerous landmarks these kinds of as the Alte Oper and Frankfurter Dom.
In the image under, I have highlighted the several landmarks in Frankfurt.
Lots of see Frankfurt as a organization metropolis with number of locations of desire. It could not be one particular of the ideal motives to check out Germany, however, I advise expending at least 1-2 nights in Frankfurt to appreciate its vibrant atmosphere, landmarks and leafy streets. Moreover, its hub operate can make it straightforward to discover the rest of Germany by educate. In the vicinity, you will discover the Rhine Valley, with its quite a few castles, medieval villages and countless vineyards.