Venue and Hospitality, Frankfurt, Germany 2017

Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. It is the most important commercial and economic center on mainland Europe.
Frankfurt is culturally and ethnically diverse, with around half of the population, and a majority of young people, having a migration background. Frankfurt is an alpha world city and a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. It's the site of many global and European corporate headquarters.


Best Things to Do in Frankfurt



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1. The Römerberg - Frankfurt's Old Town Center

What You Can Expect:
In the heart of Frankfurt's Old Town Altstadt, the Römerberg is an irregularly shaped square with the Justice Fountain at its center. Not only is it Frankfurt's most picturesque public square, it's the city's busiest pedestrian zone, home to numerous tourist attractions from its many Kulturschirn, a form of open-fronted shop once common throughout the old town, to the Römer, a complex of 11 lovely old buildings from the 15th to 18th centuries that include the Old Town Hall with its Imperial Hall, once the scene of splendid banquets. Other notable buildings include the New Town Hall from 1908, the 14th-century Gothic Church of St. Leonhard, and St. Nicholas Church, notable for its carillon. Also of interest are the Historical Museum founded in 1878 with its collections related to Frankfurt's rich cultural history from medieval to modern times, and the six traditional-style buildings of the Ostzeile.



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2. Goethe House and Museum

What You Can Expect:
Frankfurt has the distinction of being the birthplace of Germany's greatest writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. His family home, Goethe House, is where Goethe was born on August 28, 1749, and where he lived until 1765 and shows how the well-to-do family and their staff would have lived. There are many rooms to explore, from the sumptuous décor of the Dining Room on the main floor to Goethe's writing room on the top floor where he penned many of his early works, and where he played as a child with his puppet theater. Next-door is the Goethe Museum, a 14-room gallery showcasing artworks from the writer's time, including masterpieces of the Late Baroque and Romantic periods.



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3. Senckenberg Natural History Museum


What You Can Expect:
In Frankfurt's Senckenberg Gardens, the Senckenberg Natural History Museum is one of the most modern museums of natural history in Europe, and the second largest of its kind in Germany. Along with its numerous displays relating to our planet's biodiversity and the evolution of organisms, the museum houses Europe's biggest exhibition of large dinosaurs, making it particularly popular with families. It's also home to the world's largest collection of stuffed birds, along with an extensive exhibit outlining the development of mankind.


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4. Art City: The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art

What You Can Expect :
The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art is widely regarded as one of Europe's most important galleries of contemporary art. Opened in 1991 in a stunning post-modern building in the heart of the city, the museum's vast collection includes some 5,000 fine examples from more than 450 leading artists spanning the 1960s to the present, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Francis Bacon. The museum also operates MMK Zollamt, a satellite exhibition space featuring works by younger unknown artists. Other art-related attractions of note are the Städel Art Museum with its excellent collection of paintings from the 14th century, including works by Rembrandt and Goya; the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art with its more than 30,000 items of European and Asian applied art, including furniture, tapestries, glass, ceramics and books; and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt with its exhibits of both modern and contemporary art.


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5. The Old Opera House

What to expect:
In the heart of Frankfurt's Opera Square, the Old Opera House was constructed in 1880 in the style of the Italian High Renaissance. Destroyed during WWII, it was rebuilt and reopened in 1981 as one of the city's most important concert venues. The city's new opera house, Oper Frankfurt, and the drama theater Schauspiel Frankfurt share a contemporary state-of-the-art venue known as Opern-und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, about half a mile away on Willy-Brandt-Platz, near the river.


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6. St. Bartholomew's Cathedral

What You Can Expect:
Roman Catholic St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, was built of red sandstone in Gothic style between the 13th and 15th centuries, and at 95 meters, still manages to stand out in this city of skyscrapers. One of only a handful of churches in Germany to be designated as an Imperial Cathedral, it was here from 1562 to 1792 that the coronation of Emperors took place in the Election Chapel. Beneath the tower is the magnificent Crucifixion by Hans Backoffen, sculpted in 1509, while in the Marienkapelle is the Maria-Schlaf-Altar from 1434. Other highlights include the grave-slab of King Günter von Schwarzburg who died in Frankfurt in 1349, as well as numerous carved side altars dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The cathedral's most important relic is the skullcap of St. Bartholomew, kept in the Late Romanesque Bartholomew's Choir.


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7. Zoo Frankfurt

What to expect:

Home to more than 4,500 animals representing at least 450 different species, Zoo Frankfurt covers 32 acres near the city's old Friedberger Tor. Founded in 1858, it's Germany's second oldest zoo and is noted for its many excellent animal houses, including the unique Grzimek House with its displays of Madagascar's diverse fauna. Also of interest is the Exotarium with its many animals from different climatic regions, including marine life, reptiles, and crocodiles. The Borgori Forest is also a must see, and has a superb Ape House in an authentic jungle setting. Other highlights include the Nocturnal Animals House and the Bird Hall. A variety of fun events and programs are offered, including family festivals, exhibits, and themed tours.


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8. Rhine Valley

What You Can Expect:
The Rhine is not only one of Europe's most beautiful rivers, it's also one of the most important waterways, flowing some 1,320 kilometers from Switzerland all the way to the Netherlands and the North Sea. One of the most appealing sections of this mighty river flows through Germany's Rhine Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty that draws large numbers of tourists each year. The stretch of river extending from Mannheim in the south to Koblenz in the north boasts scenery so spectacular that a large section of the Rhine Valley has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its many castles and historic towns, this stretch of the Rhine has, for centuries, influenced artists, authors, and composers. These days, it's as popular among day-trippers as it is with those staying for longer visits, offering numerous long-distance trails and bike routes, along with a wide variety of river excursions.


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9. The Palm Garden

What to expect:

On the Bockenheimer Landstrasse is the beautiful 54-acre Palm Garden, the largest botanic garden in Germany. An instant hit with the public upon its opening in 1871, it attracted some of the top performers from around the world, including Buffalo Bill who visited with his Wild West show in 1890. Highlights of a visit include outdoor botanical exhibits laid out according to their geographical location, along with a number of greenhouses containing subtropical and tropical plant species. The gardens also offer recreational facilities such as boating, a children's playground, and picnic spots. From Palmergarten, the Europaturm - a telecommunications tower also known as the Tower of Europe - is just a short walk away, and worth visiting for its viewing platform and restaurant. Other Frankfurt parks of interest are the 72-acre Grüneburgpark Botanic Garden, and the even larger Nidda Valley People's Park covering some 415 acres on the outskirts of the city.

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