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Tour of Frankfurt, Germany

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Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse, the fifth-largest city in Germany. The city is situated at a ford on the river Main. The area was first populated by Germanic tribes named the Franks, and the German name fo ford is furt, so this is how the name came about, the Ford of the Franks.

Between October 1943 and March 1944, the old town of Frankfurt was extensively damaged by bombardments of the Allied Forces.

The currency in Germany since 2002 is the Euro. Beer Prices . Currency Converter.

Flights take about 1 hour 40 minutes between UK Airports and Frankfurt Airports.

Frankfurt International Airport / Wiki, for British Airways and BMI and International Airlines, is situated about 8 miles southwest of Frankfurt. This is one of the world's busiest airports. Bus, Train and Taxi information. For the local buses to Frankfurt, outside the Terminal One Arrivals Hall, you can buy your tickets from the driver upon boarding, costing about 5 Euro, travel time about 25 minutes to the City Centre. There is also a shuttle service offered by Lufthansa Airlines that will pick you up from a designated bus stop and bring you to the airport (or vice versa). Taxi Prices are about 40 Euro between the Airport and City Centre. Google Map.

Ryanair provide regular flights between Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and UK Airports such as: Dublin . Edinburgh . London/Stanstead .

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport / Wiki for Ryanair flights is situated about 70 miles west of Frankfurt. There is a regular bus service between Frankfurt and Frankfurt-Hann Airport. Travel time between Frankfurt and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is about 1 hour 45 minutes, price about 15 Euro. More Information & prices . The bus stop in Frankfurt is next to the main Train Station. Google Map.

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Frankfurt was the largest old Gothic town of Central Europe before being extensivley dammaged during WWII. Between October 1943 and March 1944, the city was bombed six times by Allied Forces.

Over one thousand buildings of the old town were destroyed, most of them half-timbered houses.

The view left shows the mix of modern buildings with the pre-war buildings that remain.

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The Main Square and City Hall, Romerberg/Romer Plaza, is situated in the old town of Frankfurt. This is scenic square with the Justice Fountain in the center, normally a favourite meeting place for tourist.

The square had to be rebuilt after severe damage during the Second World War. That work was completed in 1986. The square has many open fronted shops, that were once common in the old town.

The square is situated about 1 mile east of the Main Railway Station.

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Frankfurt Cathedral is situated just off the northeast corner of the Main Square.

This is the largest church of Frankfurt, built in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Kings of the Holy Roman Empire were elected here from 1356, and Emperors were crowned here from 1562 - 1792.

The cathedral was severely bomb damage during WW II, with the interior burned out completely. It was reconstructed in the 1950s. The height of the spire is 311 ft.

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Boat Tours depart from about 200 yards south of the Main Square.

The tours consist of short trips through the city on an excursion boat, or longer boat cruises to interesting towns and cities on the Rivers Main and the Rhine.

The main landing stage and ticket kiosk is situated close to the Main Square. You can also take a number of boat tours from other landing stages along the river.

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The Stadel Museum is situated about 0.7 miles southwest of the Main Square.

In 1815, the merchant and banker Johann Friedrich Stadel of Frankfurt, left his vast collection of paintings, engravings, art objects, and wealth to the people of Frankfurt. This allowed the construction of one of Germany’s oldest art museums, the Stadel Museum .

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The Bull and Bear are situated in front of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange about 0.5 miles north of the Main Square.

The Bull and Bear represent the terms bull market and bear market, used by bankers to describe upward and downward movements in the stock exchange.

The expressions bullish and bearish can also mean optimistic and pessimistic.

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The Old Opera House built in 1880, is situated about 1 mile northwest of the Main Square.

The Opera was extensively damaged During World War II. It took forty years for reconstruction to begin with the Opera reopening in 1981.

The building now serves as a congress and concert hall. The exterior of the Opera House is in the style of the Italian High Renaissance. Its main hall seats 2,500 people.

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The Deutsche Bank Twin Towers are situated about 1 mile northwest of the Main Square, close to the Old Opera House.

This is most prominent modern building in Frankfurt, the headquarters of Deutsche Bank, in the banking district.

This is one of the best known buildings in Germany, due to its high media coverage.

The towers were originally planned as a hotel for the American Hyatt Hotel Group.

The largest man-shaped monolith in the world is situated in front of the entrancecreated. This was built by the Swiss sculptor Max Bill.

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The Senckenberg Museum is situated about 1.7 miles northwest of the Main Square.

This is the largest museum of natural history in Germany, particularly popular with children. The Senckenberg claims to have the largest exhibition of large dinosaurs in Europe.

The top attraction is a dinosaur fossil with preserved scaled skin. The museum also holds the world's largest collection of stuffed birds, about 2000 specimens. In 2004, almost 400,000 people visited the museum.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a popular Full Day Coach Tour, about 114 miles southeast of Frankfurt.

The tour travels through the Spessart mountains, alongside the River Main, and past Wuerzburg with its impressive fortress.

The tour ends at Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a well-preserved German town of the Middle Ages, with ramparts, city gates, town hall and church with its altar by the wood carver Tilman Riemenschneider.

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For more information on Frankfurt, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt.

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