Straddling the Main just before it meets the Rhine, FRANKFURT is a city with two faces. On the one hand it's the cut-throat financial capital of Germany, with its fulcrum in the Westend district, and on the other it's a civilized place which spends more per year on the arts than any other city in Europe. In fact, Frankfurt is a thriving recreational centre for the whole of Hesse, with a good selection of theatres and galleries, and an even better range of museums. Over half of the city, including almost all of the centre, was destroyed during the war and the rebuilders opted for innovation rather than restoration. The result is a skyline that smacks more of Chicago than of Germany.
Things to see and do in Frankfurt
The Main Tower
The Goethe House
Cider Taverns in Sachsenhausen
Paulskirche - St. Pauls Church
Museumsufer - Museum Embankment
The Senckenberg Museum of Natural History
Shopping Street Zeil
The Museum of Modern Art
Palmengarten - the Botanical Gardens
Frankfurt is one of the warmest cities in Germany. It has a temperate-oceanic climate with relatively cool winters and mild summers. Its average annual temperature is 10.1 °C (50 °F): 14.4 °C (58 °F) during the day and 5.8 °C (42 °F) at night.