Frankfurt am Main is glinting with glass, steel and concrete skyscrapers. It is a business and finance powerhouse dubbed 'Mainhatten', being home to the headquaters of the Europea Central Back and one of the world's largest stock exchanges. The city's nightlife and entertainment scene is second only to Berlin and bolstered by the growing student population.
However, Frankfurt has not lost its charm or tradition. Altstadt, the city's old town has cobbled streets lined with half-timbered and gabled buildings. There are numerous village-like neighbourhoods full of bars, cafes and parks.
Transport: Frankfurt operates a truly excellent public transportation network, allowing riders to get virtually anywhere within the city limits. The transport network is comprised of buses, S- Bahn commuter trains and the U-Bahn underground rail.
Eating in Frankfurt: Frankfurt plays host to a wide array of diverse cuisines and restaurants. Kleinmarkthalle, an indoor culinary paradise, features 156 food stalls for quick bites. Furthermore, Frankfurt's largest farmers market Bauernmarkt Konstablewache is held every Thursday and Saturday selling amazing local and international produce.
Weather: Similar to other German cities, Frankfurt experiences cold winters and pleasant summers. Temperatures rarely go below freezing averaging around 3-5 degrees in winter. The summer months enjoy average temperatures of 19 degrees with sporadic rainfall being common.
Sights & Attractions: Behind the gleaming sky scrapers that dominate the city's skyline are botanical gardens, zoological gardens and a medieval public square perfect for a leisurely stroll. The city is also home to Stadel Museum, one of the most important art museums in Germany, and the Opera House.
Shopping: Frankfurt is a wealthy city and it shows. Goethestrasse is Frankfurt’s most luxurious street and often referred to as Luxusgasse (luxury lane) by locals. It features top international designer boutiques with brands such as Miu Miu, Tiffany, Cartier and Gucci. Then there is Zeil, the heart of Frankfurt’s shopping scene. It is a pedestrianised street that offers a mix of boutiques and high-street chains, and offers something for everyone.