Frankfurt Travel Guide
Frankfurt, formally Frankfurt-am-Main, is Germany's only city with a real skyline. It's a city of glass and steel, a city of skyscrapers, a city largely rebuilt in the latter part of the 20th century. It was leveled by the allies during World War II, reduced to rubble, but has risen anew to become Germany's premier banking, media, and transportation center, with one of the busiest airports in the world, and home to one of the largest stock exchanges in Europe and some of the biggest international trade fairs. Which is not to say that the city doesn't have anything of historical value, for it does – a restored old town and other historic relics besides – but its history is clearly dwarfed by its modern offerings. There are nearly 40 museums here, and more than 100 galleries, 30-plus theaters, scores of designer boutiques, fine restaurants, bars, nightclubs, discos and live music venues, and a well-entrenched red-light district that is among the most famous in Europe. Oh, and for bean counters marveling at the city's skyline, there are 19 buildings in Frankfurt that top 165 feet and can fairly be categorized as skyscrapers, including the Commerzbank building which, at 848 feet (254 m), is the tallest in Europe. Frankfurt, by the way, is also the birthplace of techno music.
Frankfurt is situated on the River Main, in the state of Hesse, in the western part of Germany. It is located east of Wiesbaden and Mainz, approximately 26 miles from either.
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