Frankfurt and the Taunus – Germany′s Finance Capital and the Surrounding Landscape | On Tour | DW | 16.04.2012
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Frankfurt and the Taunus – Germany's Finance Capital and the Surrounding Landscape

Frankfurt is the first port of call for many visitors to Germany – thanks largely to its airport, a major hub.

Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main

The Saalburg

The Saalburg

But the city is certainly worth exploring in its own right, for its architecture, history and renowned museums.

Frankfurt is the biggest financial center in Germany, so we also take in a tour of the banking district with its prominent skyscrapers. We also examine the history of the city, visiting the famous medieval Römer building (the original town hall) as well as the cathedral, where the Holy Roman Emperor was crowned for more than 200 years.

There’s history and culture at every corner you turn in Frankfurt. It has an extremely high concentration of museums, among them the famous Städel Museum with its underground extension opened at thestart of 2012.

For a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the city, try a trip to the Taunus region northwest of Frankfurt. The low mountains and forests are ideal for hikers and mountain-bikers alike. There are also half-timbered facades and castle ruins to admire – plus the Saalburg, a reconstructed Roman fort.

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