When you visit Frankfurt am Main, the first thing you do is crane your neck. Germany's banking metropolis offers a spectacular skyline with the highest skyscrapers in Europe. For example, take advantage of the observation deck of the 200-meter-high Main Tower to experience a panorama in a class of its own. You will look at the gleaming outer facades of the Trianon, Silver Tower or Messeturm and get to see the Westend and Westhafen Tower. 

On the opposite bank of the Main, 15 museums are located directly on the water, including the famous Städel, the German Film Museum and the German Architecture Museum. The buildings on the so-called Museumsufer are literally worth seeing from the inside and outside. Afterwards, you can relax on the leafy walkway along the waterfront under tall trees. The Eiserner Steg (iron footbridge) then provides easy access on foot to Frankfurt's historic heart with the Römer, Dom, Paulskirche and Äppelwoi inns. 

Skyline meets old town

In contrast to this are the historic buildings of the old town, which immediately catch the eye with their beautiful half-timbered style. Frankfurt is bisected by the Main River, next to it borders a huge forest area in the south of the metropolis. It is truly an exciting experience to see the sights on foot, by boat or by car.

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Stroll along the bridges over the Main river to reach the magnificent imperial cathedral in the old town. The west tower dates back to the 15th century and is visible from afar. Linger at Römerberg, the city's marketplace, and look around. You will discover fantastic half-timbered buildings, the town hall and the Old Nikolai Church are probably the most beautiful photo motifs. Paulsplatz is not far away, take the chance here to get to know Frankfurt's most charming cafes and stores.

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