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There is life outside trading hours in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial centre.

Images VISIT FRANKFURT/HOLGER-ULLMANN

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SEE The city is passionate about its arts. Thirteen museums line the south bank of the Main, but if you need to choose just one museum to visit, make it the Städel-Museum. See the works by Botticelli, Dürer and Holbein housed with 2,700 other paintings and drawings and you’ll be an art lover, too by the end of the tour.

DO Germany’s only city with a skyscraper skyline, it’s worth strolling the city to experience the cosmopolitan vibe. For a look at its past, visit the DomRömer Quarter, Frankfurt’s new old own. Destroyed in WWII, the area used to be Europe’s largest medieval quarter in Germany with beautiful half-timbered houses. A two-hour walking tour speaks of its reconstruction from original blueprints and the residential buildings, stylish cafes, restaurants and indie shops that are a revival of the quarter’s past.

SHOP TThe weekly Genussmarkt (Pleasure Market) at the Old Sachsenhausen’s picturesque Paradiesplatz (Paradise Square) every Friday from 4pm to 10pm is a shopper’s delight. Instead of just veg and produce, you’ll discover local delicacies such as smoked salmon, Turkish delight and local baked goods. Or head over to the Zeil promenade, a pedestrian shopping district for the latest fashion trends and the most important must-haves.

STAY Few European hotels are as defined as their interiors. The Grandhotel Hessischer Hof, owned by the Hessian princely family, boasts of tasteful antiques and Art Deco-inspired furnishings. Book any room then dine at the Restaurant Sèvres where a private collection of priceless porcelain lines the walls and some of Frankfurt’s finest French cuisine is served.

For more information, go to: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

 

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