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  • Lavrente B
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    The old city center is the right place to start to discover Frankfurt history. Altekirche Nikolai and National Museum of History are representative for the beginning of the city.
    Written January 24, 2024
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  • Jacke Carimin
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    It's this sleek, modern skyscraper that totally owns the city skyline. The views from the observation deck are mind-blowing, giving you this epic panorama of Frankfurt. You can see all the cool architecture mixing old and new. Inside, it's all classy with glass and steel vibes. And guess what? There's a restaurant too, so you can munch on some amazing food while soaking in the scenery. Plus, being in the financial district adds this extra swag to the place, making it a symbol of Frankfurt's economic awesomeness. Whether you're a tourist hungry for views or a local wanting a unique dining spot, Main Tower is where it's at, capturing the vibe of Frankfurt perfectly.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,764 contributions
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    Although St. Bartholomew is called a cathedral, it is not in the Catholic sense, because it has never been the seat of a bishop. In this sense, it is a simple parish church. But in the sense of historical and political, the Kaiserdom of Frankfurt will give odds to most cathedrals in Germany, since it was the place of election of first the king, and then the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation. As is often the case, the current cathedral stands on the site of the previous ones (in this case, three) and was originally part of the monastery. The current one was built between 1250 and 1514. Almost at the beginning of the Reformation, in which Frankfurt switched to the Protestant side, but the cathedral remained Catholic except for two short periods of time. Only the walls (brick, by the way) remained of that former cathedral. First, the cathedral burned down in 1867. Frankfurt was annexed by Prussia in October 1866. In August, King William I of Prussia was going to visit the former free city of Frankfurt, which he annexed. The night before the visit, a fire broke out in a tavern in an alley next to the cathedral, which quickly spread to the roof of the Kaiserdome. The new Kaiser of Frankfurt did not manage to see the place of consecration of his predecessors, but only the embers from it. Frankfurt saw a symbol of resistance to Prussian imperialism, and Prussia saw a challenge to its dominance. A team of architects from Cologne and Regensburg was sent to restore the cathedral. The key role was played by the architect of Würzburg, Denzinger. He proposed not only to restore the cathedral, but to complete the construction of the tower, which had been frozen since 1415 due to lack of funds. Denzinger was helped by the technical culture of the Germans, because the original plan of the church by architect Gerthener has been preserved! The tower grew by 20 meters to 92 meters and acquired the shape of an Imperial crown, provided for by the previous plan. However, the Holy Roman Empire no longer existed... In addition to the cathedral itself, Denzinger demolished a number of surrounding buildings, including those remaining from the monastery. And even if he hadn't done it in the 70s of the XIX century, British bombers would have done it, burning down the largest Gothic Old City in Europe on March 22, 1944. As in 1867, the nave and transept burned down, but the tower with the bell survived. In addition, all the valuable relics left after the fire of 1867 were taken to a safe place. The cathedral was restored first of all, although in a simplified form (for example, stained glass windows). The cathedral is open until the evening, which allowed us to visit it, because for three days we found ourselves in the city only in the evening. When entering, it makes a strange impression because of its topology. The fact is that unlike most European cathedrals and churches, it has a very short nave, which is almost equal in length to the transept. It's only because of the width that you realize it's a nave. And, of course, quite modest decoration. However, after the Reformation, the fire and the British bombing, it is not surprising...
    Written December 10, 2023
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  • Mnmygys
    Las Vegas, NV79 contributions
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    Reservations were sold out for a few months Only 8 euros to tour this beautiful place! And dont miss a reservation at the Opera house restaurant! Best Steak Tartare I have ever had and the ambiance is amazing,
    Written May 31, 2023
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  • GoAlong2
    Seattle, WA909 contributions
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    I enjoyed walking this historic bridge across the river in central Frankfurt. I had good views of the city and the boats cruising the river. There are walking paths on both sides of the river and I enjoyed strolling along the river to another bridge to cross back.
    Written November 5, 2023
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  • Christina S
    Newport News, VA113 contributions
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    I was only in Frankfurt to catch a plane, but looked for something to do the day before. This turned out to be an interesting visit. Admittedly, I am not well-versed about Goethe, but know the basics. Honestly, if this had been Hans the baker's preserved house it would have been just as cool to visit. The architecture was comely, the furnishings were alternately elegant and over the top. There is a lovely garden with an immense fig tree. The still-green figs were as big as my fist! I'd have loved to have gotten a ripe one.

    Upstairs is a whole art museum. I didn't even see the entire thing. The staircase to access it reminded me of a Fritz Lang movie. If you go, you'll see what I mean.

    It was certainly worth the visit.
    Written August 17, 2023
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  • operalover939
    Toronto, Canada3,007 contributions
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    Construction in and around the station makes it a bit more difficult to use than is normally the case, but the directions within the station are clear and the platforms readily accessible. There are lots of cafes, restaurants and other amenities.
    Written October 12, 2023
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,919 contributions
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    The old town area of Frankfurt was more interesting part of the city although the 17th century half wooden houses were built to the original design in 1988. Still an interesting place for tourists and better than the more modern areas.
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • Paul P
    Dallas, TX486 contributions
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    We had a very nice lunch at the Hauptwache restaurant during the Christmas market. This place is so iconic they could scrimp on the food, but they don’t. The schnitzel, soup and sausages were great, and the service was attentive. Unfortunately, the interior of this building lacks the character of the exterior. In the summer it would be better to sit outside.
    Written December 28, 2022
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  • jordanellie41
    Longridge, UK1,068 contributions
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    The home of Eintracht Frankfurt FC, this stadium looks quite spectacular from the outside as you approach it but as you get up close and walk around it's concourse you see it's really nothing more than a giant concrete block that has been shaped into a stadium. Basically it has been done on the cheap without any nice curves or designs to give it some kerb appeal. It has it's name emblazened upon it's roof which lights up blue at night along with the top parts of all the stands lighting up red.....this looked most impressive at the night game than it did during the day.
    Inside the home fans made it a caldron of noise with an attendance of 50500 with the main home end brandishing hundreds of giant flags waving in the air and all other sides of the ground they had their black and white scarfs stretched out above their heads which made an impressive spectacle.
    Great noisy fans but not such a great stadium.
    Written October 5, 2022
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  • jordanellie41
    Longridge, UK1,068 contributions
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    Mainkai is a part of the main promenade along the river Main where you can take in exceptional views of the river, it’s bridges and skyscrapers. You can get some awesome photos especially on a clear day
    Written October 4, 2022
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  • Cme1234
    Singapore, Singapore469 contributions
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    This is a long stretch of street where there is only 1 thing to do, that’s EAT. There are many restaurants and ice-cream shops. You can eat til your heart content.
    Written June 1, 2023
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  • Kevin P
    Tempe, AZ422 contributions
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    Many of the houses look like something out of a Grimm fairytale or children's movie. Worth visiting for the fachwerk alone.
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,764 contributions
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    This church was built on the site of the old Staufen chapel in 1290, For a long time it was in the shadow of the cathedral as a daughter church of the monastery of St. Bartholomew, but gradually its importance for Frankfurters grew in parallel with the growing importance of Roemerberg in relation to the Cathedral Square. The construction of new altars and the reconstruction of the church was already at the expense of the citizens of the city and the city council. All this stopped with the Reformation, in which Frankfurt sided with the Protestants. In 1530, Catholic Mass and church services in Frankfurt were abolished. The Church of St. St. Nicholas was closed, the altars were demolished in 1543. After the Peace of Augsburg in 1548, the cathedral was returned to Catholics, and the Nikolaikirche remained closed for services and was used as an archive, warehouse and God knows what else... After more than a century and a half, the Nikolaikirche was re-consecrated in 1721 after restoration as an evangelical one. Actually, this can be seen from the modest interior. The church looks about the same as in the XVI century. Surprisingly, the terrible British bombing of 1943-44, which turned almost the whole of Frankfurt into ruins in general and the Old City in particular, did not affect the church much. Only the roof burned down, which is not much in terms of the scale of destruction of other buildings. So the church is the little that remains of the real old Roemerberg.
    Written December 6, 2023
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  • ComunicationComando
    North Lakes, Australia93 contributions
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    What an amazing experience! The Turm (Tower) is in the midst of a natural reserve on the edge of the city centre. From the top of the tower you get breathtaking views of the city skyline. There's even a terrific coffee shop at the bottom of the tower so that you can recharge your batteries with a fresh coffee & some delicious cake (or maybe a beer or two)!
    Written September 14, 2017
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