Frankfurt is often seen only as a transit hub or a business centre, but it’s so much more. It boasts Germany’s most spectacular skyline, mirrored in the Main River, and Europe’s tallest office building. It’s also the country’s most international town; more than a quarter of its citizens are foreign.
In 1990, a second footbridge was built over the river Main to connect the district of Sachsenhausen with the city. This modern suspension bridge was constructed by a well-known Frankfurt architect and hangs from red and blue cables which, in turn, hang from two pairs of pylons. The views from the bridge are great: in one direction you have a great view of the museums, and in the other, you can marvel at the impressive Frankfurt skyline.
The Rhine River
One of the most important waterways in Germany and is linked by canals to other major rivers in Western Europe. Many German manufacturing and industrial cities are located along the Rhine, and the river is important for shipping and transportation. We too a cruise along the river and saw many castles along the river shores.
Here you can see the most important medieval fortresses, castles and palaces on the Rhine river between Rüdesheim / Bingen and Koblenz. The German Castle Association, located in the Marksburg in Braubach on Rhine, is responsible for the preservation of these monuments. Rheinfels Fortress below.
Stopping for lunch by the The Rhine River
A street in the city centre of Frankfurt, Germany. Since the end of the 19th century it is one of the most famous and busiest shopping streets in Germany. Before World War II it was also known for its grand buildings but most of them were destroyed and not rebuilt.
Named after the devastation of World War II and the wave of destruction to buildings of historicism in the sixties and seventies of last century and one of the last remaining avenues of Frankfurt. It is often used as part of Frankfurt’s red light district. However, this applies only to the part near the main train station and, again, red light establishments have become rare. Near the city there are no porn movies and more cheap shops, but there are more cafes and jewelers. The tolerance zone for prostitution begins only a few steps further along the northern side streets.
Frankfurt has many different weekly markets. Many parts of the city have their own market, which takes place at least once a week and where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, cheese and dairy produce, flowers and many other products. We stopped by at the flea market and had some beer, sausages, and burgers for breakfast.