We mainly know Frankfurt as the city where the European Central Bank is located, but what else does the German city have to offer? The city has a modern look because it was very battered from the Second World War. Because of this and because of its location on the Main it is sometimes called the "Mainhattan" of Germany.
Frankfurt am Main (FRA) is one of the largest airports in Europe and is often used as a stopover to around 275 destinations. No less than 70 million travelers leave and arrive here every year. The airport is literally in the city forest, about 12 kilometers from the center. The travel time is slightly less than 15 minutes.
The Dutch airline offers numerous flights to Frankfurt. They are in the Skyteam alliance, together with airlines such as Air France. Very useful when you have a connecting flight with another airline of the alliance.
Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany and has its home base in Frankfurt. Today, it flies to around 18 domestic and 197 international destinations in Europe, Africa, America and Asia. It is a member of Star Alliance and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. In addition, it also has several subsidiary companies.
Direct flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt have a flight duration of around 1 hour and 10 minutes. From London you can reach Frankfurt in 1 hour and 35 minutes. Here, British Airways and Lufthansa are the airlines that offer direct flights.
The Main Tower is the second highest skyscraper in Frankfurt and therefore a striking sight in the skyline of Frankfurt. It has a panoramic terrace on the roof where you can enjoy the view for a fee.
As mentioned earlier, Frankfurt was very battered from WWII, leaving little of its historic center. However, this Altstadt was one of the most beautiful in Germany. They try to reconstruct that glory again through the DomRomer project. From the medieval half-timbered houses to the cozy squares.
This museum area along the Main has no fewer than 15 museums and is therefore a hotspot for culture lovers. You will find the Icon Museum, the German Film Museum and the German Architecture Museum. The Museumsuferfest is held every year on the last weekend of August. During this event you can visit all participating museums for a ridiculously low amount.