A stroll through the half-timbered idylls in Frankfurt's old town or past the Museumsufer on the Main proves it: Frankfurt is much more than steel, glass, concrete and big money!

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The list alone is remarkable. German Film Museum. Museum of Communication. Jewish Museum. Icon Museum. German Museum of Architecture. Not bad for a city, and even more so when you know that all these museums are located in the direct vicinity on the so-called Museumsufer of the Main. Not to mention the numerous new buildings that have also been realized there by mostly renowned architects. Genuine avant-garde, a delight for design connoisseurs. In this context, one must also mention Saalgasse, a Frankfurt street that also consists only of - in part breathtaking, in part bizarre - architect's houses; postmodernism is celebrated here, no two houses are alike.

Anyone who finds this surprising and cannot reconcile it with Frankfurt's image as a skyscraper metropolis with a stock exchange and glass bank towers will completely lose faith in Frankfurt's old town: The time-honored Romans is considered the center of the city and has been one of the most beautiful town halls in Germany for 600 years. Special feature: The free gable facade and the chic Römerbalkon, where the Frankfurt Eintracht celebrates its (meager) successes, such as the DFB Cup victory two years ago.

On the Römerberg, the market square in front of the town hall, we should also mention the Old St. Nicholas Church and the Fountain of Justice, while we're on the subject of sights. And before we turn to the inevitable, a quick note: Goethe's birthplace is also in Frankfurt, as you know - in the meantime, the house where he was born in 1749 has been reconstructed and opened as a museum.

Well - but now to the skyscrapers and the skyline of Frankfurt. After all, these glass and steel flashing towers have made the city internationally famous. In figures, Frankfurt has more than 100 buildings taller than 50 meters. Primus inter pares: The Main Tower with a height of 259 meters, closely followed by the Messeturm with 256 meters. The Main Tower has a visitor platform, open on Fridays and Saturdays even until 11 p.m..
Here you will find our tips for a perfect weekend in Frankfurt.

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