Frankfurt has been known as a major trading portal since the 13th century. Frankfurt
is still a major commercial and manufacturing center and also has the home of
the European Central Bank. There are many places you can dine in Frankfurt and
they offer an excellent selection from Thai and Japanese to Mediterranean and
the always delicious German style food. If you like sausage, then you will love
the German style sausages as they are world famous and amazingly yummy. This is
where Americans have gotten the famed Frank from, as the actual name in Germany
is called a Frankfurter. The great thing about German cuisine is that the service
charges are included in your bill so there is no extra tipping needed. If you
stay in a hotel it is recommended you tip the cleaning staff 3 Deutch Marke. Germans
are well known for their particular demeanor and enjoy welcoming the tourists.
Frankfurt’s zoo is one of the most attractive in Europe, and is very popular.
Wildlife can be watched on ten hectares (30 acres) of land. The obvious highlight
is the Grzimek Haus, where artificial darkness is created in order to observe
nocturnal animals going about their business
Sankt Bartholomäusdom (Cathedral of St Bartholomew)
Between 1562 and 1792, German emperors were crowned in the Cathedral of St Bartholomew,
hence its other name – the Kaiserdom (Emperor Cathedral). This Gothic cathedral
has a red sandstone façade and is one of Frankfurt’s most recognisable
landmarks. The present structure was rebuilt after World War II but contains a
number of original carvings. A museum full of ancient archaeological findings
is joined to the cathedral. There are also great views of the city from the tower.
Palmengarten (Palm Garden)
The Palm Garden is a wonderland of tropical plants and exotic birds. Hidden away
from the bustle of the centre, the attractions of this botanical garden include
glasshouses, 300 different palms and a boating lake. There are occasional concerts
staged here in summer.