Frankfurt literally means Ford of the Franks and ranks almost at the top of the world’s happiest cities. That’s quite an opposite from the fact that it had suffered badly during bombarding in WWII and had been almost reduced to ruins. The Opera House here was one of the famous casualties amongst buildings, and was called the most beautiful ruins of the country. It was recently restored in 1981.
Home to the Frankfurter, this is a city of festivals, so schedule your trip after checking dates of the various festivals for the year. It’s always more fun to see a city when the people are celebrating something!
Day of the forest, festival of light, Skyscraper festival, night of the clubs, night of the museums, etc are few of the festivals which promise memorable times.
Night life here is the bomb and the city is safe, so be careful of course, but party your nights away! Ostend district had some of the most famous restaurants and nightclubs. Few must include places in your pub hoping list are Odeon, Travolta, Living XXL, Cooky’s and U60311. Despite being primarily a business city, there is a lot there for others to see and do throughout the day. The climate here is moderate and the best time to visit is between May and September.
A day of sightseeing is a must to fully understand the essence of the city. Do include The Römer, St. Bartholomäus Imperial Cathedral and Römerberg to be blow away with history and beautiful architecture. If visiting in December, the Christmas market in Römerberg is where you must head.
Also, don’t forget to stop by the Goethe House. It was one of the first buildings to be reconstructed after the destruction caused in WWII.