It might be home to one of the world's largest stock exchanges and the European Central Bank but Frankfurt is unexpectedly traditional and charming too. The metropolis is Germany's fifth-largest city and is situated on the river Main.

VGF's Ebbelwei-Express

While the city can be explored in a multitude of ways, nothing beats discovering it via VGF's Ebbelwei-Express. The tram provides a first-class view of the city's sights and travellers will get to indulge in pretzels and a generous glass of original Frankfurt cider while on their trip.

The Old Opera House

After burning down in 1944, The Old Opera House narrowly avoided being replaced. Frankfurt residents would have none of it and the Italian Renaissance-style concert hall was reconstructed and completed in 198Today, it resembles the original and regularly hosts national and international ensembles and soloists.

Staedel Museum

With an outstanding collection of European art by Dürer, Rembrandt and Picasso among others, Frankfurt's Staedel Museum is right up there with the world's best art galleries. The gallery doesn't only exhibit work by the masters but houses contemporary works by the likes of Francis Bacon and Gerhard Richter too.

Kaiserdom St Bartholomäus

The city's magnificent red-sandstone cathedral, Kaiserdom St Bartholomäus, is a sight to behold. The cathedral is dedicated to the apostle St Bartholomew – from here its name – and has a 95m-high Gothic tower.


Kleinmarkthalle is a bustling traditional market with stalls selling everything from smoked sausages to pretzels and fresh Italian pasta. Need something to wash down all that goodness? The upper-level has a wine bar, which opens onto a terrace.

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