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Frankfurt is Europe’s financial heart, headquarters of the European Central Bank. In addition to the ECB, the German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) also has its seat in Frankfurt. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is a giant of the German market, handling very nearly the entire turnover in the country’s market. This city, known as Mainhattan because of its distinctively New World skyline, is has room for more than just business though. Major works of art from 1960 onwards are on display at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main, housed in an attention-grabbing triangular building. The world famous Städel art museum reaches much further back in time. Its collection spans over 700 years of Europe’s art and contains many of its master’s works, from Rembrandt to Picasso. A more traditional German town aesthetic can be found at the nucleus of the Altstadt, or old town, in the city’s old medieval square, Römerberg. It is close to the Moderne Kunst and surrounded by picture-perfect reconstructed half-timbered buildings. The square is named because of the nine houses, which make up Frankfurt’s town hall, Römer, on its edge. Opposite Altstadt is the neighborhood of Sachsenhausen. On the other bank of the Main River, it is the perfect place to take a stroll and gain a sense of what Frankfurt looked like in bygone days with cobblestoned streets and old-fashioned houses.
Travel from Jeddah to Frankfurt
An effortless yet effective way to see the city is to take a cruise down its river, an attraction in and of itself. If the city sounds are beginning to overwhelm, the botanical garden, PalmenGarten, has a rainforest, a succulent garden, and even a sub-Antarctic house you can take refuge. There is also a Goethe-Garten. Goethe is one of Frankfurt’s most famous and loved sons and his birthplace (Goethe-Haus) became a museum. The city continues with its rich literary tradition: Frankfurt’s annual Book Fair in October is the biggest in the world. Moreover, the literary world is just the start of Frankfurt’s prominence in international exhibitions. Messe Frankfurt is the world’s very largest trade fair.