Car rental in Frankfurt
In Frankfurt and without a car?Indeed, it is a real nonsense to travel in one of the largest cities of the European automobile country No.1 without a car.The size of Frankfurt, as well as the number of places to visit, is too huge for a different mode of transportation. Therefore, rent a decent car at the rental station at the Rhein-Main airport, and welcome to Goethe's homeland.
The city's attractionsIt is hard to name the main attraction of Frankfurt am Main, if talking about historical monuments. The city was almost completely destroyed during the war, and there are no buildings older than 50 years. Well, almost no. Something did survive.
It is the building of the old town hall. Of course, it also suffered from bombing, but was carefully renewed. So, despite modern decoration, Römer is still one of the most significant secular buildings of the Gothic style and at the same time an easily recognizable symbol of the city. Its crow-stepped gable is known to every German. After all, it was here that the elections of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and the coronations of German kings took place in the old days.
It was wiped off the face of the earth alongside with the entire Grosser Hirschgraben street during the allied air raid. But later it was scrupulously and accurately renovated: according to the memories of the friends of the family and the notes of the poet himself. The furniture and paintings are authentic: they were carefully taken away, and, which is more important, they were well hidden – that is why they survived.
Every year thousands of tourists visit the house-museum of the great German lyric writer.
Because Goethe’s name is national pride.
The embankment of the museums.
Even if you do not witness the ‘Night of the Museums’ in the spring or the ‘Museum Embankment Festival’ at the end of summer, you still should come here. It will cost more, but you will be able to see the Icon Museum and the Sculpture Museum, the constantly changing expositions of the Museum of World Cultures and the German Museum of Architecture, as well as the German Film Museum and the Museum for the Communication, which houses the world's largest collection of postage stamps.
The pedestrian bridge over the Main was jointly built in October 1869. As soon as the construction costs (120 thousand guilders – rather expensive at that time) paid off, the bridge was transferred to the city. It is curious that they were saving up this sum kreutzer by kreutzer - it was the cost of crossing the bridge. And it took them around 17 years, during which all shareholders were regularly paid 5% per annum from the sum invested. And when the money paid off completely - the fee for the use of the bridge was immediately abolished. As it happens.
A skyscraper, not the highest one even for Frankfurt - there are at least three buildings which are higher. But it is very beautiful, and for those who want to see the city in its full splendor, there is an observation platform at the height of 200 meters. A restaurant and a bar are a few floors down.
This is one of the best sights of the city, which was used to be privately owned not long ago. The famous banking family of Betman gave Frankfurt a park and a mansion, which impress with their magnificence. Generally, everything here is like everywhere – lush flower beds, well-groomed alleys, shady trees, but there is something special: a Chinese garden, designed in compliance with the feng shui principles. There is even a pagoda in the center of the park.
Zeil, Braubachstrasse, Alt-Sachsenhausen, and Wertheim Village.
- Zeil is a famous shopping street with many stores where you can buy all sorts of souvenirs: handicrafts, delicious treats, and magnets on the fridge, of course.
- Braubachstrasse is waiting for antique lovers in its antiques stores, where, if you are lucky enough, you can find a truly unique thing at a completely ridiculous price. You just need to watch carefully.
- The flea market in Alt-Sachsenhausen offers even more interesting stuff. Although the market works only on Saturdays, you can find on its shelves ‘all the wonders of the world’. If you spend all day at its counters, you would definitely need a truck.
- Well, those who were going to include a full-scale raid in order to fill up the closet, we advise you to visit Wertheim Village. It is an outlet located an hour's drive from the city. More than a hundred stores of leading European and international brands. So it's better to postpone a visit here until the last days of the trip. Otherwise, you will risk not to see anything else. Discounts are 60%.
"A man with a hammer."
Finally, one of the kinetic sculptures by Jonathan Borofsky, which are located in many world’s major cities. His Frankfurt sculpture is made of aluminum and steel, is almost 23 meters high and weighs 32 tons.