Operating as its own city-state for almost five hundred years, Frankfurt is now the capital of Germany’s federal state of Hesse situated on the River Main.
With historic districts preserving the homes of some of history’s most famous writers and composers, antiquated streets meld seamlessly with the skyscraper-endowed “Mainhattan” area of the city. Art museums, natural history collections and plenty of great beer and Deutsche victuals, this is one of the country’s premier cities.
Frankfurt is the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a main population of about 800,000 and a wider metro area sprawling into well over 2 million people. Food markets, art galleries, unbelievable shopping districts – the city caters to all manners of visitors. Be sure to take some time to explore some of the more engaging neighborhoods during your stay including the aforementioned Mainhattan, the “old town” area of Altstadt, Innenstadt, Sachsenhausen, Alt Sachsenhausen, Nordend, Westend, Bornheim and the racier red-light district of Bahnhofsviertel.