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Apr 22, 2016 2 min read
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Frankfurt is definitely not boring!

Frankfurt am Main is known mainly for its banking and trade fairs. It is an ideal place for a weekend stay and this beautiful city will pleasantly surprise you with its order, cleanliness and openness.

Upon arrival, you will certainly notice the silhouettes of modern high-rise buildings, which are in interesting contrast to the older streets of the city. It is in Frankfurt that there are the most skyscrapers of all German cities. The local group of skyscrapers has the distinctive name Skyline, which is supposed to show the wealth and strength of the banking sector throughout Europe.

The most important skyscraper is undoubtedly the seat of the European Central Bank - known as Eurotower. Another gem is Westendtower, which is the seat of the German DZ Bank. At the top of the 208-meter-high skyscraper is a crown that is supposed to commemorate Frankfurt as a historically important coronation city of Roman kings. The only public lookout tower can be found in the Maintower building. From here you can admire the city from a height of 200 meters. Definitely do not miss this experience, you will get a beautiful view of the whole city and a large part of the Main - Rhine agglomeration. On the 53rd floor there is a renowned restaurant with panoramic views. The tallest building in the entire European Union is the Commerzbank Tower.

The Messeturm building serves as an exhibition grounds. Around forty trade fairs, such as the most famous automotive IAA, take place in this area every year.

In great contrast to the high-rise buildings is the historic center of Altstadt. The most beautiful part of it is Römerplatz with its beautiful half-timbered houses with a medieval impression, but they are usually not older than fifty years.

The most important building of this square is the town hall Römer, whose facade is decorated with statues of four Roman emperors. The elections of kings then took place in the nearby Gothic church of St. Bartholomew. See also the old opera house Alte Oper on Opernplatz, Goethe’s House, visit the Museum of Modern Art, the Historical Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of Art History and the Senckenberg Research Institute, which houses life-size dinosaur skeletons. Another important exposition of the museum is the collection of stuffed birds, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world. You will definitely be interested in the impressive exhibits of elephants, cetaceans and other sea creatures.

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