Continental Europe’s financial capital
Attracts more than bankers in their skyscrapers. Frankfurt (or Frankfurt am Main, to give it its full title) is home not just to some of Germany’s most powerful companies, but to five different festivals and 20-or-so important museums, not to mention the world’s largest motor show and book fair.
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|Flight Time:||1 hour 40|
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|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 9.7°C
Rainfall: 691.9mm a year
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Take in the city from the comfort of your very own saddle. The railway company Deutsche Bahn will hire a heavy but serviceable two-wheeler to you for the princely sum of €15 a day.
Must eat at:
Fit in culture and cuisine in the one sitting by booking a table at Emma Metzler at the Bauhaus-influenced Museum of Applied Arts, not far from the river.
Must be there for:
The Frankfurt Motor show, held every two years in mid-September, sends the city a little car crazy. With practically every manufacturer represented with ever more lavish multimedia stands, and a growing ‘fringe’ of trade events, it’s an astonishing eye-opener for the auto enthusiast. The next show is scheduled for 17-27 September 2009.
· Club goers with a love of house and electronica should give the Velvet Club in the city centre a try.
· The nearest thing in town to a dedicated gastronomic district would undoubtedly be Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse. As that’s a bit of a mouthful, simply ask for the ‘Fressgass’ instead.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Germany.
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