Welcome to Frankfurt
Welcome to Frankfurt - The home Town of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Seat of the European Central Bank
Frankfurt is the most international city in Germany and it is known as Germany's financial powerhouse. The city is a major transport hub and an industrial and financial metropolis. Frankfurt is home to Germany's central bank, the "Bundesbank", and Europe's most important stock exchange, which has been trading since 1585.
Information and Facts
The city offers excellent nightclubs for techno and house like U60311, Kingkamehameha Club and Cocoon, the latter rated one of the best clubs in the world. Besides, the city is an important european jazz capital and lovers of opera and classical music can go to one of the opera houses, i.e. "Oper Frankfurt" or "Alte Oper". The Frankfurt nightlife is clustered around the city's northern area near the streets "Fressgasse", "Zeil" and "Römerberg", where you can find many clubs, pubs and restaurants.
The largest street for shopping is the "Zeil", where you can find the biggest stores. Moreover, the most of the top-end designer shops and jewellery stores can be found on the "Goethestrasse". Shops for younger people are on the "Schweizerstrasse" in a part of the town called "Sachsenhausen". There you will also find exclusive boutiques and independent stores.
Frankfurt has many great things to offer from art, outdoor and shopping, to historic buildings and high-rises. It is possible to visit the Goethe House, in effect Frankfurt is the birthplace of Germany's most important poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. After that you can admire the "Römerberg" which is the main square of the city, the historic heart of Frankfurt and where the City Hall is located, which dates back to 1405. At the end you can visit the "Paulskirche" (St. Paul's Church), the "Museumsufer" (Museum Embankment) and the "Senckenberg Naturmuseum" , a museum of natural history. One thing you should not miss is the "Main Tower". There is no better way to see Frankfurt than from its top.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Frankfurt has a temperate continental climate. The city has warm summers and cold winters, but in all seasons, it rains frequently and sometimes there is high humidity. The best period to visit Frankfurt is during the summer.
The city has an efficient and fast transportation network, composed by underground lines ("U-Bahn"), city trains ("S-Bahn"), trams and buses that operate from 4am to 2am. The Frankfurt Card (available at the tourist office) is good value and allows to travel with the public transport and to get a half price admission to museums. Taxis are safe and plentiful, but expensive.