Frankfurt: Places to Explore

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  • Altstadt

  • Bad Homburg

    Emperor Wilhelm II, the infamous "Kaiser" of World War I, spent a month each year at Bad Homburg, the principal city of the Taunus Hills. Another frequent visitor to Bad Homburg was Britain's Prince of... Read more

  • City Center

    Frankfurt was rebuilt after World War II with little attention paid to the past. Nevertheless, important historical monuments can still be found among the modern architecture. The city is very walkable... Read more

  • Höchst

    Höchst, a town with a castle and an Altstadt right out of a picture book, is now part of Frankfurt. It wasn't devastated by wartime bombing, so its castle and the market square, with its half-timber houses... Read more

  • Kronberg

    The Taunus town of Kronberg, 15 km (9 miles) northwest of Frankfurt, has a magnificent castle-hotel originally built by a daughter of Queen Victoria, and an open-air zoo. Kronberg's half-timber houses... Read more

  • Messe and Westend

    The city’s huge, sprawling convention center (Messe) is one of the busiest in Europe, and the area around it isn’t especially interesting. Westend, on the other hand, is a charming residential neighborhood... Read more

  • Nordend and Bornheim

    Nordend was the center of antigovernment student demonstrations in the 1960s and 1970s—it still retains a little shabby, bohemian flavor. For its part, Bornheim holds on to some of the liveliness it had... Read more

  • Ostend

    Named for its location around the city's East Harbor, the business-oriented Ostend is sprouting new restaurants and cafés, attracting by the 2014 opening of the new European Central Bank headquarters building... Read more

  • Sachsenhausen

    The old quarter of Sachsenhausen, on the south bank of the Main River, has been sensitively preserved, and its cobblestone streets, half-timber houses, and beer gardens make it a popular area to stroll... Read more

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