Business meets leisure in Europe’s financial capital. Germany’s fifth largest city harbours a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers between the months of May and September which happen to be the best time to visit. Seeing Frankfurt by hired car is much recommended giving the size of its landscape.
To catch a view of this sky scrapper filled city, head to the Main Tower Observation Platform. Delight in a breath-taking panoramic view of just about the whole of Frankfurt. Those of you who feel this experience is not complete without a glass of champagne in hand will find a restaurant and bar at your disposal. Did we mention it looks even better during the night?
Throughout Frankfurt’s history, Römer Square has been a meeting place for dignitaries, law makers and councillors. Its a-typical architecture is a refreshing change to an ever changing modern landscape. There are a few other landmarks in close proximity, namely, the Museum of Culture, Art & History is only a minute walk away.
Similar to a lot of modern day cities, Frankfurt has experienced the inflow of different cultures, especially on the part of nature. Find Korean influences at Koreanischer Garten complete with lily pad filled ponds and viewing pavilions. It is worth renting a car to go to Plamengarten, a flower paradise featuring tropical greenhouses and desert landscapes. On the other hand, The Nizza is a quiet little Mediterranean-inspired spot alongside the river.
When you want to enjoy some art, the Städel is the go to place for art from the likes of Renoir, Picasso, Kippenberger and Bacon. Adjacent to the Main River, its water front location is an added bonus along with the fact that it’s situated in Museumsufer (roughly translated museum street), the location for a variety of museums. Designed by the Viennese architect Hans Hollering the Museum of Modern Art is known by the locals as ‘a piece of cake’ because of its triangular shape. Experience some natural history at Senckenberg Museum. Chamber music lovers will love the legendary Alte Oper, a former opera house now turned concert hall and home to Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.
You’ll be hungry by time you have covered one or two of these places. Heimat offers some of the best fine dining Frankfurt has to offer and an impressive wine list to match. Alternatively Cafe Karin is a good spot for breakfast or lunch at a reasonable price. Osteen is the type of place you would expect to find in New York characterised by mature wood and dramatic giant glass. It’s all about the setting. Arrive at Ruhrorter shipyard late afternoon to view the sunset.
Nothing says trendy like brightly lit open spaces like Vai via and Druckwasserwerk, the latter has to been seen to be believed. The restaurant bridges the gap between a warehouse and a church except huge portions of German food albeit priced luxuriously. When it comes to food and nature it doesn’t get any better than Laube Liebe Hoffnung. It’s not every day you find an unusual building such as this with a viewing deck located in the middle of a small park. What’s more, the food is fresh and locally-sourced.
If you plan to spend the night out on the town try The Parlour or Roomer’s for classy cocktails, Orange Peel for everything but mainstream music nights. While Elfer Music Club’s line up is dedicated to Indie and Rock bands, Silbergold and APT-Apartment are for nights when you feel like putting your dancing shoes on.
Hire a car from the airport to see this wonderfully stylish city.