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Frankfurt

The striking Jumeirah Frankfurt is located right in the heart of the city. Learn more
Frankfurt is a vibrant international city, brimming with attractions for travellers to explore. Learn more
Frankfurt hosts hundreds of events every year, from trade fairs to cultural festivals. Learn more
Frankfurt is bristling with world class art galleries and museums. Learn more
Opera in Frankfurt has centuries-old roots, and ranks alongside the likes of Vienna and Milan as one of the world’s best opera destinations. Learn more
Nestled among its global banks and commercial institutions, Frankfurt’s museums comprise the cultural heart of the city. Learn more
Its vibrant atmosphere and year-round festivals combine to make Frankfurt one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. Learn more
From high end boutiques to bargain antiques, Frankfurt shopping is among the best in Europe. Learn more
The Talise Spa at the Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel is one of the city’s premier wellness destinations, and an oasis in the heart of Frankfurt. Learn more
Frankfurt’s famed skyline features more skyscrapers than any other German city. Learn more

Frankfurt - A city of contrasts

Frankfurt am Main, the metropolis at the heart of Europe, is defined by stimulating contrasts of tradition and modernity, trade and culture, business and tranquillity. The famous international trade fairs held here, the financial business conducted, the city’s cultural scene and its accessible location all contribute to Frankfurt’s metropolitan reputation. 

Skyline

Frankfurt’s famed skyline features more skyscrapers than any other German city. Frankfurt’s skyline is ever-changing – the newest skyscrapers are already under construction and many more are in the design stages. One of the most notable attractions is the Main Tower and one of the first skyscrapers open to the general public and Commerzbank skyscraper which, at 259 metres (not counting the 40-metre antenna) is Europe’s tallest office high-rise.

History

The former Roman city “Nida” emerged on the 22nd of February 794, to be mentioned in official documents as Frankfurt. The city was named francono furd after its geographical location, being situated near a natural ford close to where the Main river meets the Rhine - right at the heart of the Franconian Empire. Frankfurt’s Dom, or cathedral, was the place where German kings were chosen from 1356 onwards and German Emperors were crowned some 200 years later. The banquets that followed were held in the imperial hall or Römer, a building complex which in 1405, was later purchased and converted to the town hall. Ever since, the three-gabled silhouette of the building has been the symbol of the city. As far back as the Middle Ages, fairs and markets took place inside the town hall’s Römerhallen and on the Römerberg outside. Today, the Römerberg is in the heart of the old town centre and a popular tourist destination. And the Römerhallen are still in demand as a venue for a large variety of events. Not far from the Römer is the St. Paul’s Church, where the first German National Assembly was held in 1848. Since then, the church has been known as the cradle of German democracy.

Culture

Due mainly to the 13 museums located on both sides of the Main, Frankfurt has developed a reputation as a significant cultural centre. The museum embankment represents a unique synthesis of several 19th century buildings worthy of preservation and many newer buildings which are true architectural gems, such as The Museum of Modern Art, the German Architecture Museum and the Museum of Communication. The city funds cultural events such as opera, ballet and theatre productions. Another symbol of Frankfurt’s commitment to culture is the Concert and Congress Centre Alte Oper Frankfurt, rebuilt after the Second World War to return it to its original Italian Renaissance style. The university, founded in 1914, carries the name of Frankfurt’s most famous son, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his birthplace is one of Frankfurt’s most popular tourist attractions, and also includes the Goethe Museum. 

Connections

As the home of continental Europe’s largest airport (renamed Fraport AG after listing on the stock exchange in 2001), biggest passenger train station and a major overland traffic hub, Frankfurt is easily reached from within Germany and further afield. 

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