“Mainhattan” is the affectionate nickname for Frankfurt am Main. The capital of Hesse owes it to its skyline, which is reminiscent of New York. The skyscrapers of the city center form Frankfurt’s banking district and can be seen from far away.
But Frankfurt offers much more than its skyline: Goethe’s birthplace can be visited here, as can the Städel Museum, which features paintings by Rembrandt, Cranach and Botticelli.
In Frankfurt’s old town, things get really cozy: the pub district Sachsenhausen surprises with tiny alleys, bubbling fountains and old half-timbered houses and transports its visitors to another time in no time.
Stock Exchange & Banks
Frankfurt is the world’s third largest trading center for securities. It is also home to the European Central Bank and the headquarters of numerous German banks.
City of Literature
Frankfurt is not only the home of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, probably the most famous German writer, but also the location of the world’s largest book fair.
The “Stöffche”, made from apple juice, is the national drink of the people of Frankfurt. Served in style in a stone jug (Bembel) and a cut glass (Gerippte).