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Darmstadt

Darmstadt is a city in Hesse, Germany with a population of 149.000, located south of Frankfurt.

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Bensheim

Bensheim is a town in South Hesse, Germany.

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Heppenheim

Heppenheim is a town in South Hesse, Germany along the Bergstraße, a mountain road running on the western edge of the Odenwald mountain range.

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Weinheim

Weinheim is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, approximately 15 km north of Heidelberg and 10 km northeast of Mannheim. It has about 43,000 inhabitants. Weinheim was first mentioned in 755 AD in the Lorsch Codex and mentioned as a city in 1264 AD. Weinheim is situated on the eastern slopes of the Odenwald, called the Bergstraße, one of the warmest regions in Germany.

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Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a city in the state of Baden-Württemberg in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Mannheim

Mannheim is a city in the northwest corner of the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. It is close to Ludwigshafen.

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Schwetzingen

Schwetzingen is in Baden-Württemberg.

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Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe is a city on the Rhine in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is in the north of the Black Forest, close to the French border. Karlsruhe is famous in Germany for both hosting two federal courts and being a major hub for science and technology. With 300,000 people, Karlsruhe is the largest city within 60 km. It is not usually visited by tourists from abroad, but is a relaxed and pleasant city to work and study in.

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Heilbronn

Heilbronn is a city with 117,000 inhabitants in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

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Stuttgart

Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Strasbourg

commune in Bas-Rhin, France

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Cologne

city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Sights

Dom-Römer Project

Urban revitalization of the Dom-Römer complex, in which a number of old historic buildings have been rebuilt from scratch – incorporating only a few original artifacts – based on old pictures and drawings. The area includes the Steinerne Haus at Markt 44, a medieval-looking building first erected in 1464 that had already been rebuilt in the 1960s. The street known as Alter Markt or simply as Markt was in fact one of the most important ones in the old town. Upon being crowned in the cathedral, the new emperors of the Holy Roman Empire would take this path to proceed to the Römerberg and Römer, where the ceremonial procedures continued. This area also includes the remains of an ancient Roman settlement that used to be known as the Archäologische Garten, but reopened indoors as part of the new Dom-Römer-Areal revitalization project. The completed area was officially inaugurated in September 2018.

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Frankfurt Cathedral

The main cathedral with its 95 m high tower, built in Gothic style in the 14th century. From 1562 to 1792, emperors of the Holy Roman Empire were crowned in the cathedral. It is possible to ascend the tower to a platform at 66 m height, affording excellent views over the city. For this, you will need to enter via a separate entrance at the southern side of the cathedral and climb over 300 steps in a narrow winding staircase.

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Caricatura Museum Frankfurt

Museum for comic art, i.e., satire and illustrations. Located in the old Leinwandhaus (Linen House), a historic building that was first constructed in 1396–1399, but only reopened in 1984 after suffering substantial damage in World War II.

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Staufenmauer

Remains of the old city wall (1138–1254) can be seen in the Fahrgasse and at the Liebfrauenkirche. More prominent examples of the city fortification built in later years include the Eschenheimer Turm (1428) near Hauptwache and the Friedberger Warte (1478, rebuilt 1637), which is on the Friedberger Landstraße a bit outside the main city centre.

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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

A museum specializing in contemporary art. It is located just off the Römerplatz. There are two exhibition spaces that rotate every month or two.

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Dreikönigskirche, Frankfurt

By crossing one of the bridges from the city centre you reach the Sachsenhausen part of the city south of the Main river. The old town part, 50.105478.690121 Alt-Sachsenhausen, especially in Kleine Ritterstraße and Große Ritterstraße (two streets near Affentorplatz), is famous for its old cider bars (see the "Drink" section for more information) and traditional half-timbered houses, many of which survived World War 2 (unlike much of the city centre). The 50.1072178.6851361 Dreikönigskirche (Church of the Three Kings) at Dreikönigsstraße 30 was built in 1880, replacing an older 14th century chapel. The Catholic 50.10648.688331 Deutschordenskirche (Church of the Teutonic Order) dates to the Middle Ages but suffered substantial damage during World War 2 and needed to be restored after the war. You can also walk along the river bank or visit the Schweizer Straße (see the "Buy" section).

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Römerberg (Frankfurt)

Römerberg is the historic centre of Frankfurt, with a number of beautiful buildings, including the town hall and a church from the 14th and 15th century. The name Römer itself refers to the town hall of Frankfurt, which itself received this name from the prominent main building 50.11058.681631 Haus zum Römer, which has existed since at least 1322 and was bought by the city administration in 1405. Fortunately, large parts of the Römer's façade survived World War II. The 50.11038.682221 Fountain of Justice marks the centre of the Römerberg, while the 50.1100416666678.68244444444441 Alte Nikolaikirche (a 12th-century church, current form since the 15th century) is on its southern side. The square is replete with beautiful half-timbered houses, many of which were destroyed during World War II, and completely rebuilt afterwards. One exception is the 50.1094448.6821 Haus Wertheim (also known as Haus Wertheym), which was first mentioned in 1383 and for which the current building dates from around 1600, presumably making it Frankfurt's oldest historic restaurant. Walking towards the Main river, you can further see the 50.10928.682311 Wharfinger's Tower (Rententurm), a 15th-century fortified tower in late Gothic style, which is connected to the 50.10928.68251 Saalhof, a 12th-century castle building that was later modernized but never completely destroyed. Numerous cafés and shops can be found at the square itself and in the vicinity. Behind and north of the Haus zum Römer, the town hall was extended in 1900–1908 with the construction of the Neues Rathaus building complex, a series of Gothic/Renaissance style buildings. This includes a tower known as 50.11048.679781 Langer Franz and the 50.11068.68051 Seufzerbrücke, a bridge connecting two buildings within the complex, both best viewed at Bethmannstraße/Paulsplatz.

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Old St Nicholas Church

Römerberg is the historic centre of Frankfurt, with a number of beautiful buildings, including the town hall and a church from the 14th and 15th century. The name Römer itself refers to the town hall of Frankfurt, which itself received this name from the prominent main building 50.11058.681631 Haus zum Römer, which has existed since at least 1322 and was bought by the city administration in 1405. Fortunately, large parts of the Römer's façade survived World War II. The 50.11038.682221 Fountain of Justice marks the centre of the Römerberg, while the 50.1100416666678.68244444444441 Alte Nikolaikirche (a 12th-century church, current form since the 15th century) is on its southern side. The square is replete with beautiful half-timbered houses, many of which were destroyed during World War II, and completely rebuilt afterwards. One exception is the 50.1094448.6821 Haus Wertheim (also known as Haus Wertheym), which was first mentioned in 1383 and for which the current building dates from around 1600, presumably making it Frankfurt's oldest historic restaurant. Walking towards the Main river, you can further see the 50.10928.682311 Wharfinger's Tower (Rententurm), a 15th-century fortified tower in late Gothic style, which is connected to the 50.10928.68251 Saalhof, a 12th-century castle building that was later modernized but never completely destroyed. Numerous cafés and shops can be found at the square itself and in the vicinity. Behind and north of the Haus zum Römer, the town hall was extended in 1900–1908 with the construction of the Neues Rathaus building complex, a series of Gothic/Renaissance style buildings. This includes a tower known as 50.11048.679781 Langer Franz and the 50.11068.68051 Seufzerbrücke, a bridge connecting two buildings within the complex, both best viewed at Bethmannstraße/Paulsplatz.

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Sachsenhausen (Frankfurt am Main)

By crossing one of the bridges from the city centre you reach the Sachsenhausen part of the city south of the Main river. The old town part, 50.105478.690121 Alt-Sachsenhausen, especially in Kleine Ritterstraße and Große Ritterstraße (two streets near Affentorplatz), is famous for its old cider bars (see the "Drink" section for more information) and traditional half-timbered houses, many of which survived World War 2 (unlike much of the city centre). The 50.1072178.6851361 Dreikönigskirche (Church of the Three Kings) at Dreikönigsstraße 30 was built in 1880, replacing an older 14th century chapel. The Catholic 50.10648.688331 Deutschordenskirche (Church of the Teutonic Order) dates to the Middle Ages but suffered substantial damage during World War 2 and needed to be restored after the war. You can also walk along the river bank or visit the Schweizer Straße (see the "Buy" section).

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Historical Museum, Frankfurt

Historic museum of the city of Frankfurt and its citizens. Today it offers a wide collection of the history of the city.

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Römer

building in Frankfurt

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Eiserner Steg

Relatively well-known bridge for pedestrians, built in 1869. It is just a minute away from the Römer. Crossing the bridge leads you to Sachsenhausen and provides good views of the skyline.

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Liebfrauen, Frankfurt

14th century Roman Catholic church and monastery.

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St. Paul's Church, Frankfurt am Main

A church with important political symbolism in Germany. This was the seat of the first democratically elected parliament in Germany in 1848. Here the revolutionaries wrote the 1848 constitution that sadly was never put into effect. Like most historic buildings in the city centre, it was destroyed during World War II, but was also among the first buildings to be rebuilt after 1945 (with different interior). Today the building is used as a memorial site and an event centre, including hosting the awarding of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

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St. Leonhard, Frankfurt

Late Romanic church built in 1219, and transformed in accordance with the Gothic style in the 15th century. English-language Catholic mass service on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Palais Thurn und Taxis

18th-century palace of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis. In the 19th century, it served as the parliament of the German Confederation. Unfortunately, apart from the front façade, most of it is reconstructed. The reconstruction has a smaller scale than the building's original 18th-century size.

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St. Catherine's Church, Frankfurt

Baroque-style Lutheran church at Hauptwache. Constructed 1678 to 1681 at the site of a former monastery, destroyed during World War II, and restored 1950 to 1954. The tower stands 54 m tall.

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Eschenheimer Turm

landmark of Frankfurt

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Hauptwache (Frankfurt am Main)

A public area that is often considered the central hub of Frankfurt's modern downtown area due to its importance as a public transportation station and its central location, right between the main shopping street (Zeil) and the Rossmarkt (another public square), and just south of the 15th century Eschenheimer Turm (Eschenheim Tower). The place is named after a Baroque building ("Hauptwache") more or less in its centre. The building was constructed in 1730 to house the local city militia, as Frankfurt was an independent city at the time. When Frankfurt became part of Prussia, the building gradually lost its original function. Since 1905, it has instead been serving as a café ("Café Hauptwache"). Other attractions include the Katharinenkirche, and the Palais Thurn-und-Taxis.

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Museumsufer

locality with 15 museums in Frankfurt am Main

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Goethe House

Birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany's most famous author and poet. It's a museum and picture gallery devoted to Goethe.

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Henninger Turm

A 120 m (330 ft) tall grain storage silo tower. Inaugurated in 1961, it remained by far the highest silo tower in the world until 2005. The top part used to have rotating restaurants and observation decks. Unfortunately, the original silo tower was demolished in 2013, and rebuilt as a modern 120 m (390 ft) tall residential tower with a similar external appearance. A new restaurant is slated to open at the top.

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Städelschule

art school

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Seat of the European Central Bank

This skyscaper complex is the seat of European financial power and decisions. The building was completed in 2014. Guided tours are available but advance registration is required.

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Grüneburgpark

This is Frankfurt's largest public park. Even though there are many parks in Frankfurt, the Grüneburgpark is probably the most liked. It is close to two campuses of the university: many young people meet there, and many business people jog there after work.

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Bornheim (Frankfurt am Main)

A nice residential quarter with a lively market and beautiful medieval houses which survived the war intact (unlike the city centre). The most important and lively street is the Berger Straße, which runs from downtown all the way to the oldest parts of Bornheim. The more central downtown part of the Berger Straße (actually in the Nordend district) features a variety of small and often trendy little stores, cafés, and restaurants. Alt-Bornheim, the older part of Bornheim around the northeastern part of the Berger Straße (within walking distance from subway stop Bornheim Mitte  U4 ), is famous for its historic Ebbelwoi (a local cider) taverns, some of which have been around for several centuries.

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Messe Frankfurt

architectural structure

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Bad Homburg vor der Höhe

seat of Hochtaunuskreis and city in Hesse, Germany

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Saint Justin's Church, Frankfurt-Höchst

The old town of Höchst with its castle and small medieval streets full of half-timbered houses. 50.09818.546941 Höchst Castle is actually an ensemble of multiple castles dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. 50.0989768.5488031 Saint Justin's Church (Justinuskirche) dates to 850, making it Frankfurt's oldest surviving building and one of the oldest churches in Germany, a rare opportunity to see a church with Carolingian architecture. Further east, the baroque 50.1011118.5522221 Bolongaro Palace was built from 1772 and includes a beautiful garden complex with pavilions, sculptures and the Neptune Fountain. It was constructed on behalf of the Bolongaro brothers, who had come from Italy and set up Europe's largest snuff tobacco factory in Frankfurt. Höchst is also known as the 2nd-oldest porcelain manufacturing site in Germany. The 50.1060118.5553981 Höchst Porcelain Manufacturing Centre (Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur, Palleskestr. 32) welcomes visitors wishing to learn about the traditional manufacturing process, while the beautiful 16th century 50.0996668.5484521 Kronberger House houses a museum with over 1,000 porcelain exhibits.

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Taunus

low mountain range in Germany

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Frankfurt Main Cemetery

Main cemetery, where you can find several mausoleums, over 150 year old tombstones, and the final resting places of philosophers Arthur Schopenhauer and Theodor W. Adorno.

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Zwingenberg Castle

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Moselle Valley

geographical region in Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg

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Middle Rhine Valley

(Mittelrheintal) – part of the Rhine River is a UNESCO Heritage Site between Bingen/Rüdesheim and Koblenz; the valley is famous for its wines

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Schwäbisch Hall

town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Black Forest

(Schwarzwald) – You are likely to think "cuckoo clock" or cherry pie, and you'd be forgiven, but there is much more to this region than that

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Kehl

town in southwest Germany

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Frankfurt

Germany
Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse, and is considered the business and financial centre of Germany. It is the fifth largest city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne. The city is known for its modern skyline, and for hosting the headquarters of the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Börse stock exchange and numerous German financial services companies. Furthermore, it hosts some of the world's most important trade shows, such as the Frankfurt Auto Show and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Located on the river Main at a crossroad of the German Autobahn system and connected to several high-speed rail lines, with Germany's busiest airport on its outskirts, Frankfurt is one of the most important transportation hubs of Europe.

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5.9°C-1.1
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10.7°C2.1
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15.4°C4.9
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20°C9.1
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23.1°C12.3
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25.5°C14.4
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25.1°C14
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20.3°C10.5
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14.6°C6.6
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8.4°C2.8
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4.9°C-0.1
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