Frankfurt am Main: City Portrait

The financial center, the European city, the traffic hub, the smallest metropolis in the world. That is Frankfurt for you. And hard to believe that financial capital is not a stone juggernaut, but a lush green city!

The metropolis is colorful. 180 nations live together peacefully, almost every third person has a foreign passport. The metropolis is hip, is trendy, sexy. Here money is made ​​and lost again.

Here Techno is lived and danced tango. Here the trends of tomorrow are born. Frankfurt’s population is younger than the other cities. And she is living individual.

And most pleasantly the advantages of a cosmopolitan city with tranquility. A city with life, in whose streets multilingualism is granted.

When you think of the city on the Main, you think of the airport, Paul Church, Goethe and frankfurters, to exchange, Book Fair and Skyline.

Römerberg- World famous unmistakably frankfurterisch and the silhouette of the Roman apparent.Here, the City Council has its seat since the 15th century, he gave the square its name.The Romans mountain, formerly called Saturday mountain, since the 9th century served for markets and fairs, tournaments and festivals, as the place of execution and place of Emperor elections and -krönungen.As the most beautiful place in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, he was in the 16th century. From this period also dates the justice fountain in its center, Frankfurt’s first fountain that adorns a Justitia unconnected with eyes, scales and sword. A few steps from the Fountain reminds a plaque in the cobblestones of the book burning in 1933 by the Nazis. The eastern row of Roman’s shape in 1986 according to historical plans newly built half-timbered houses. Their names remind them of their great and proud past: On the “Big Angel”, where they founded the first bank in the 17th century Frankfurt, follows the “Golden Cross”, then come the houses “Wild Man”, “Little Dachberg”, ” Great and Little Lauber mountain “. The conclusion is the “Black Star” immediately adjacent to the Old Nikolai Church. It limits the Romans mountain toward Main. There, at Fahrtor, the Wertheim department store, which in the old town survived the bomb attack was one of the few half-timbered houses in 1944 rises. Vis-à-vis the Historical Museum opens the Saalgasse. Your post modern houses line contrasts the historical architecture of the Roman’s.

Römer- The Frankfurt City Hall (Rathaus) is one of the oldest and most beautiful of the Republic. For over 600 years, is in Romans ruled, Kaiser went in and out, football stars waving from his balcony. On the following pages you will learn more about the history and the structural peculiarities of Latin, which can be explored through 360 ° panoramas online.

Frankfurt striving higher: Continental Financial Centre, European transport node.The city is Europe remained around the town hall at the Roman mountain, with its restored timber-framed houses a real doll’s house sometimes likes to call itself “the smallest metropolis in the world”.

What a small town! Approximately 700,000 inhabitants Frankfurt, Hesse tenth. And it takes less than twenty minutes to walk from Westend to Ostend – on foot.

Go green in Frankfurt! Who is in the incurred in the period of residential areas in the city center of Frankfurt at home, sometimes enjoys the streets with tall trees and colorful gardens an almost rural tranquility and yet is within minutes right in the center. Walk after work or on weekends and relaxed it is wonderful in Frankfurt’s city forest parks or in, and if you like exotic, is in the palm garden.

On sunny days abound here in front of people. The Main river discovered by walkers and skaters and cyclists and skaters. And on Saturdays, when the flea market traders set up their stalls, there is as much going on. “Back to the River” is the magic word in the main city for quite some time. With cocktail bars and restaurants, the riverside garden has become a pleasant promenade. Middle: the “Nice” – with palm trees, banana, pine, cypress, cork oaks and other southern plants, one of the most species-rich Mediterranean gardens north of the Alps.

And on both sides of the Main there with the Museumsuferfest a unique culture mile. Internationally renowned architects such as Oswald Mathias Ungers and the New York Richard Meier has designed and built here: Between the Iron bridge and Peace Bridge are partly in restored town houses, sometimes in sophisticated architectural Neubauten thirteen museums have been newly created or expanded, including a film museum, an Architecture Museum, the Museum of Applied Art and the Jewish Museum. Located near the cathedral and due to its unconventional triangular shape as a “piece of cake” designated construction of the Museum of Modern Art has been added as a last resort.

Frankfurt am Main – since the Middle Ages, the location on Main former free imperial city, crossroads of European trade routes and developed over the centuries the coronation of the German emperors, one of Europe’s most important commercial and financial centers.

Behind a construction site, from which a double tower grows up – from 2013 the new home for the European Central Bank. From the eastern harbor in the West Port: How a great Rib, the typical Frankfurt apple wine glass with the diamond optics, expected at the West Port Tower. Especially nice is out of the sight of luxurious built pier in the evening from the other, the Sachsenhausen side. When the lights go on in the cubic constructed buildings and are reflected in the dark water as small cubes.

The euro sculpture is executed in two copies artwork by German artist Ottmar Hörl . It is a plastic neon sign with Euro symbol and stars. He made them both in 2001. The sculptures, in his view, would be understood as symbols of a unified euro at a time when the currency was still in its infancy.

And whether on foot or by bike: Frankfurt can also relish orbit. The Frankfurter “green belt” of meadows, forests, hills and flood plains places around the City. Part of this stadtumspannenden green urban forests with its high houses, centuries-old oaks and pines. In spring it is full of magic flowers, a forest idyll, would not the view here near the Rhine Main Airport on takeoff and landing aircraft over the heads.

And if international Frankfurt theme is, so it goes in the districts but also offers some surprisingly quiet about, sometimes prevails even here the coziness of the village with half-timbered, narrow streets and traditional apple wine taverns.The international and perhaps most exciting part of Frankfurt, however, is the railway station district, the cosmopolitan character of the city is also currently working with various support measures, nor upgrade.

For decades, the area is notorious as disreputable, although the business of sex is not everything certainly. In not even one square kilometer here than a hundred nationalities live in some extremely grand ancient houses peacefully side by side. The passers-by on the sidewalks talk in all languages ​​of the world, and at every corner you can Turkish, Italian, Indian, Chinese or Pakistani food. On warm days, tables and chairs are placed outside in front of many cafes and restaurants.

In the north-east of Frankfurt, however sluggish flows the Nidda, lined with poplars and willows, with meadows and arable land, and yet in the middle of the city. The banking center with the cool skyline is not a stone city juggernaut, but an urban oasis, a lush green city. And that there are more than fifty lakes, ponds and pools of sometimes outrageous poetry is here, surprised even connoisseurs of Frankfurt!

Just to live well and you like good lives in that city, in the range from international flair and homey cosiness often only a few steps.Even just briefly passing through feel this atmosphere, when a single glance of one of the main bridges simultaneously encompasses the ensemble bourgeois splendor to the Romans mountain and the impressive skyline of modern high-rise architecture.

The Frankfurt Central Station is the largest train station in Frankfurt am Main . With about 450,000 travelers daily he is together with Hamburg the busiest railway station in Germany. The opened in 1888 as “Central Station Frankfurt” head station is one of the 21 stations of the highest railway station Category 1 of DB Station & Service .

Due to its location in the center of Germany called him the German Bahn AG as the most important transport hub in the German trains. In addition to the Hauptbahnhof Frankfurt with the South Station , the Westbahnhof and the airport train station three more remote stations .

Under the Central Station there is a four-track rail station and an underground station with which the connection to the inner city and local rail network is established.

Judging by the size of Frankfurt’s cultural offer is overwhelming. More than a hundred times in the week the curtain rises for the ideas on the 20 stages and approximately 30 independent groups.To get performance concerts, operas, operettas, dance, musicals, shows, vaudeville, cabaret and much more, and who does not know the Frankfurt Music-event highlights as “The German Jazz Festival”. In addition, Frankfurt is a beautiful museum banks and internationally renowned houses such as the Kunsthalle Schirn, the Städel, the German Film Museum or the Museum of Modern Art. The “Night of Museums” and the “Museum Embankment Festival” include in each year of the highlights of the exhibition houses.

Kaiserdom/katholische Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus- Strictly speaking, he is not a Dom, because he never served as a bishop’s church. But the Gothic Cathedral of St. Bartholomew was one of the few, the term “imperial”. Since 1356 we held here according to the Golden Bull of Charles IV., The king elections from. Between 1562-1792 ten monarchs were crowned emperor before the coronation altar. The present church is the fifth known construction at this point. On one existing before 680 Merovingian chapel and a Carolingian church hall followed the 852 Salvator Basilica of the Carolingian Imperial Palace. The late Romanesque choir Bartholomew was ordained in 1239, named after the apostle Bartholomew, whose skull is revered as the most valuable relic of the cathedral. From 1260 began the construction and expansion of the existing to this day Gothic nave and side aisles. The representative western tower was built from 1415. 1867 the cathedral was destroyed by a major fire. Franz Joseph Denzinger who restored him novelty.Now only the tower was topped by the plans of the cathedral architect Madern Gerthener of 1415 and since then rises 95 meters in height.With the restoration of war damage in 1948, the cathedral got its present appearance. Visitors enter through the star-domed lobby of 1879-80 with the baroque Assumption Altar. In the nave, the bright red, which was applied during the restoration of 1992/94 surprised.South of the medieval High Choir is a choice chapel, the place of the king elections, from. The Cathedral Museum in the medieval cloister shows exhibits from the Cathedral and the spectacular finds from a girl spätmerowingischen grave of the 7th century.

A number Frankfurt features are an inseparable part of the city life and make the Main metropolis for locals and visitors even more charming. In addition to the Frankfurt dialect and cuisine as Handkäs’ with music and green sauce is particularly the tipple, cider, popular. Of course best served faithfully in bembel. And once in Germany is the great city of bells, when the bells of many churches play at a joint concert.

“Life on the River”, the Frankfurt city planners have placed on the agenda. The first was the newly formed East German in Mr. Shore district, with its reminiscent of Bauhaus architecture banks buildings and a skyscraper with golden pinnacles on the Piazza of the quarter. Also on the other side of the Main, an extravagant living quarters.

Demolition or reconstruction: for years was the fate of “Germany’s most beautiful ruin” to the debate.

In the photo: Suva, Angeeka, Soumen, Rakesh, Sandeep, Chaitamya, Raghvan and Sayon

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