Frankfurt is known as the financial center of Germany – but it does not usually come out on top as a tourist destination, e.g. like Munich, or a cultural hotspot, e.g. like Berlin. But I have grown to like Frankfurt for what it is – a contrast of new and old, a small city with a big heart, outward looking, and always a bit understated.
And, though, I have been living for the last 3.5 years in Munich, Frankfurt still feels like home to me.
The skyline of Frankfurt’s business district – 8 out of 10 photos of Frankfurt highlight its skyline.
The new European Central Bank is a landmark in itself situated along the Main river
The luxury Jumeirah hotel contrasts with the St Pauls Church on the left and old customs watchtower in the foreground on the right – that’s Frankfurt for you.
A walk by the river – with its old tram tracks is an experience in summer and in fall.
Step out of the city and in 20 minutes you are in the Taunus mountains.
This is close to where I stay and a walk on a spring day through the surrounding farmlands is like chicken soup for the soul.
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