Frankfurt Vacation Guide
The futuristic skyscrapers in this business capital may pierce the clouds, but Frankfurt's local treasures are truly down to Earth.
The Financial Realm
There's little about a Frankfurt vacation that doesn't scream modern. Home to the European Central Bank and Germany's only skyscrapers, this so-called Mainhattan has been the country's economic powerhouse since a 16th-century bourse laid the groundwork for its influential stock exchange. That focus has given birth to a cosmopolitan city enjoyed by business travellers and trendsetters alike.
High Rise, High Style
Despite the briefcase-dotted boulevards, all inclusive packages in Frankfurt aren't all work and no play. In fact, the city's softer side channels the creativity of Berlin, and the museums, parks and high-end restaurants speak to the sophisticated attitude of an after-work crowd. Grab a bottle of Apfelwein, and enjoy the stylish atmosphere.
With Every Season
Of course, if you prefer to sip that apple wine alfresco, you'll want to hit the hotels in Frankfurt during the summer months. Though the city doesn't often see sub-zero temperatures, the seasons are dynamic: warm in the summer and relatively cold in the winter. Don't discount off-season travel in fear of freezing temps however. Some of the best deals and cheap specials crop up between November and March.
Top Things to See and Do
Activities in Frankfurt cover all the bases: cultural, historical, and sometimes whimsical. The world-class museums are great places to start; you can spend days browsing the collections at the Stadel, Senckenberg, and German Museum of Architecture. Hit the Sachsenhausen district for a taste of the country's traditional cuisine, and then blast to the pre-war past with a jaunt through the townhouses and ancient cathedral in the historical Alstadt. Rent a car in Frankfurt if you're planning to explore nearby Mainz and Wiesbaden, but stick to public transportation for in-town trips.
Flights to Frankfurt, Discounts, and More
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