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For the keen traveler, touring
a city in just a day doesn't appear to be a good idea at all. But there
are others who would prefer to make a few rounds and see the best sights,
take photographs and possibly bring home a few keepsakes and collectibles.
Most business travelers with a spare day after or before a conference or
a business assignment fall into this category. And Frankfurt being one
of the busiest hub airports in Europe, perfectly fits into this picture.
|Start off your tour at old
town. This will probably take you half a day at the most. Before the Second
World War bombings flattened the city, this was one of Germany's greatest
and most historic places. Tastefully restored, the old streets here lead
to some of Europe's most monumental landmarks. Take a trip to Goethehaus,
the house where the greatest German writer, Goethe, was born in the year
1749. Follow the great writer's footsteps down the Altstadt, where he spent
most of his early childhood years. Another intriguing place to visit is
the red-sandstone tower of the Dom, which is also the most dominant structure
Consecrated in 1239, the
cathedral was chosen as the electoral and coronation site for the kings
of the Holy Roman Empire. This is where ten royal coronations took place
between 1562 and 1792. Today, it's significant mainly for its highly ornamented
towering Westturm or west tower. Within the church, you'll discover the
impeccable Upper Rhine craftsmanship epitomized in the mid-14th-century
choir stalls. Did you know that Frankfurt had a city hall as early as 1405?
Romer, the official seat of Frankfurt's Lord Mayor, is surrounded by three
gothic houses with stepped gables.
The Römerberg is the
historic center of the old Altstadt, and renowned for these spectacular
half-timbered houses, which have been restored to their original shape.
The second floor of the center house comprises of the Imperial Hall, where
you'll see the romanticized 19th-century portraits of 52 emperors. The
Imperial Hall can be visited as part of a guided tour, provided it's not
in use for any special events.
|At the northern fringe of
the Altstadt lies the An der Hauptwache or the Guardhouse square. The place
derived its name from the historic Hauptwache or guardhouse, which stands
on it. This square is the core of modern Frankfurt. Beneath this, you can
visit the Hauptwache U-Bahn station and explore the modern shopping promenade.
If you're an artsy person,
Liebieghaus, housed in an 1896 villa, will be a memorable treat. Rivaled
only by the Bargello in Florence, this is one of Europe's most important
sculpture museums. Visitors can take a glimpse into its impressive collection
of objects from ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, and medieval
and renaissance Europe. If time doesn't allow you to explore the entire
place, be sure check out the 8th-century B.C. bronze horse, and Roman copies
of the Torso of Polycletus, Praxiteles's Satyr, and Myron's Athena.
Lastly, visit the Stadel
Gallery, which is the most important art gallery in Frankfurt. Browse the
first floor of the gallery for French Impressionists such as Renoir and
Monet, along with German painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. Towards
evening, go to the district of Sachsenhausen on the south bank of the main.
This neighborhood is home
to Frankfurt's world famous apple-wine or Apfelwein taverns. Spend your
evening sipping wine or walk into any of the clubs or live music venues
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Plaza Frankfurt / Offenbach
ACHAT Plaza Frankfurt /
Offenbach is located in Offenbach and local attractions include Frankfurt
Zoological Garden, Frankfurt Cathedral, and Romer. Additional area points
of interest include Paulskirche and Stadel. Dining options at ACHAT Plaza
Frankfurt / Offenbach include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service
is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a sauna.
This 4.0-star property offers audio-visual equipment and business services.
Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Guest parking is
complimentary. Additional property amenities include gift shops/newsstands
and concierge services.
Western Domicil Hotel Frankfurt
Best Western Domicil is
a pleasant hotel, equipped with all the amenities to make any stay more
comfortable. This property is conveniently located in
the heart of the banking district, near the main train station in Frankfurt.
Guests will be within easy walking distance from the historic attractions
such as the Old Opera House, Town Square and historic Frankfurt pubs.
The well-maintained guestrooms provided by the hotel are comfortably equipped
with necessary amenities. The hotel offers an ample buffet breakfast
each morning with a variety of delightful menu choices. The friendly and
knowledgeable hotel's staff are ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable
stay. Round the clock reception service is also available to meet your
Boasting a tranquil ambience
with excellent service and comfortable accommodation, the Concorde Hotel
Frankfurt is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers.
Located in the heart of Frankfurt business metropolis, this property is
within easy walking distance to the exhibition centre, banking centre,
Alte Oper concert hall as well as museums. The Frankfurt Airport is just
10 kilometres away from the hotel. This property offers 45 beautifully
decorated guest rooms and spacious suites that have been elegantly furnished
with an array of contemporary amenities to satisfy the needs of discerning
travellers. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet breakfast served at the hotel
or unwind with a fine drink at the bistro-bar after a long day of touring.
Providing standard comfort
with a personal touch, the Continental Hotel has been offering warm hospitality
in the heart of Frankfurt for over a century. Conveniently located
in the heart of the city, the Continental Hotel Frankfurt is placed close
to the main train station, attractive shopping streets and the riverbank
with its many museums. The hotel offers spacious guestrooms that
are well decorated and equipped with several modern amenities. Attentive
room service is also available for your convenience.
Inn Frankfurt Airport-North
The property with
its comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities is an ideal base
for experiencing an exciting and adventurous vacation in the city of Frankfurt.
The Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport North is situated in the south of Frankfurt
between the city and the airport. The Inn is perfectly located with easy
access to the city centre, motorways and Burostadt Niederrad, where many
office buildings are placed. The Inn has cosy guestrooms that are
well furnished and equipped with a host of contemporary amenities.
The onsite restaurant serves seasonal specialities and a choice of wines.
You can also enjoy a fresh tapped beer and delicious grilled food in the
Boasting a superb location,
elegant accommodation and superior meeting facilities, this luxurious hotel
welcomes you to discover the city of Frankfurt and its attractions.
The Inter Continental Hotel Frankfurt is perfectly located on the banks
of River Main, close to the city centre. Numerous key sightseeing attractions
such as the Historical Romer, Frankfurt Cathedral, St. Paul's Church and
the Goethe House are within walking distance. Also, the theatres, museum
as well as the financial district and shopping areas are close by.
The Signatures Veranda Restaurant indulges with exquisite Euro-Asian cuisine
and the Daxx Mainhattan's Bar offers delicious cocktails, drinks and snacks.
Meridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
The hotel is situated within
easy reach from the trade fair and exhibition grounds, train station, shopping
area and the main river. Guest rooms in the business wing are decorated
in elegant maple wood accents with warm lighting, creating a comfortable
atmosphere you might never wish to leave. Art Nouveau rooms provide a chic
contrast to the grandiose splendour of the other wing of the hotel; all
300 guest rooms offer exquisite comfort and world-class amenities.
Experience superb service and excellent local and international cuisine
at the elegant restaurant Le Parc. Spend the warm months of summer at Le
Jardin, beneath the towering chestnut trees in the gardens of the hotel.
Or enjoy a classic Cosmopolitan or Martini at Casablanca Bar.
Savoy Hotel offers comfortable
accommodation and convenient facilities to make your stay in Frankfurt
a pleasant one. Centrally located, just opposite the main train station,
Savoy Hotel Frankfurt is at easy access from Frankfurt Trade Fair, city
and the airport. There are 144 spacious guestrooms at the hotel that
are well equipped with several modern amenities. Attentive room service
is also available for your convenience. The Savoy Hotel Restaurant
serves international and local dishes, wines and locally brewed beers.
The hotel's bar offers street side ambience and homemade snacks and appetizers.
Frankfurt Congress Hotel
Situated in a quiet yet
central location, the Sheraton Congress Hotel is located next to woodlands
in the direct locality of the business district of Niederrad. This property
with its strategic location offers guests excellent links to the highway,
downtown Frankfurt and international airport, central station and many
other important places of the splendid city. Luxuriously decorated
with modern amenities, this hotel offers 396 elegantly appointed accommodation
units to make you feel at home. Creating a cosy and cheerful atmosphere,
the hotel's 2 magnificent restaurants dishes out delicious Bavarian and
international specialties to assure you an wonderful dining experience.
The L44 Bar and Lounge offers distinctive cocktails for its patrons to
Frankfurter Hof Hotel
Situated in the middle of
the main Metropolis, just few steps away from the shopping, business and
cultural centres, while the Frankfurt Airport is 14 kilometres away. The
Goethehaus, Hauptwache, Alte Oper, Museum Embankment, Romerberg as well
as the Frankfurt's Exhibition Grounds and the Congress Centre are the major
attractions in Frankfurt. Designed for your comfort and convenience,
the 280 luxurious accommodation units are well-appointed and come with
all the contemporary amenities to make your stay a pleasant one.
Offering beautiful views of the inner courtyard, the Hofgarten Restaurant
serves delectable cuisine for you to enjoy. The Iroha Restaurant serves
a fine selection of seafood, vegetables and meat specialties for you to
Hotel Frankfurt City
Located in central Frankfurt,
Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurt City is connected to the airport and close
to Frankfurt Cathedral, Romer, and Stock Exchange. Nearby points of interest
also include Paulskirche and Frankfurt Opera House. Dining options at Steigenberger
Hotel Frankfurt City include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service
is available during limited hours. A complimentary hot and cold buffet
breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility.
Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities
include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and tour/ticket assistance.