Frankfurt, also known as the gateway to Europe is Germany’s financial hub and one of the most exciting European cities, for its cultural diversity, its intricate mix of the old with the new and it is a city that has a lot to offer its visitors. It is also one of the world’s favourite stops to hire a super car to drive limit free Autobahn, German highway or motorway. One can experience the speed of their favourite sports car, be it the great German engineeringof a Porsche or the timeless elegance of an Italian Ferrari or Lamborghini, Germany is the place to experience the car’s full potential, in a safe and legal way. Plus, due to Frankfurt’s key location within Europe, one can easily drive from one main city to another cross border. Germany is also one of the most affordable countries in Europe for car rentals.
The Staff First Choices at Luxury Car Rental Club are the following:
- THE MAIN TOWER
The Main Tower is the only city’s high rise, open to the public and it offers spectacular views of the city. Named after the river, the Main Tower also holds a fabulous restaurant on the top floor, offering delicious, international cuisine and 360° of Frankfurt’s outstanding skyline. It certainly is a wonderful experience and a great option for an intimate romantic evening in the sky.
- THE GOETHE HOUSE
Frankfurt, the birth place of the famous writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, holds his family home as a museum of the writer’s artefacts and writings. The house was destroyed during the second world war; but it has been restored since and today visitors can enjoy original furnishings, including the writer’s desk where he wrote his famous masterpiece,”The Sorrows of Young Werther”. You can also enjoy paintings and books once owned by the Goethe family.
- CIDER TAVERNS IN SACHSENHAUSEN
Frankfurt is known for its apple cider, a bitter sweet alcoholic drink they locally “Ebbelwoi”. It is produced in the area and as such the city holds numerous cider taverns, offering its visitors a delicious traditional German meal accompanied by the local apple cider drink in a friendly atmosphere. The oldest and most traditional apple cider tavern are located in the cobblestone streets of Frankfurt’s district “Sachsenhausen” in the southern part of the old town.
- THE RÖMERBERG
The Römerberg is an oddly shaped square situated in the heart of Frankfurt’s old town (Altstadt) and home to a beautiful fountain of justice (Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen). The busiest pedestrian square of the city, The Römerberg is known for its numerous tourist attractions and unique (Kulturschirn) open-front shops typical to this area and offering a very picturesque tableau of ancient Germanic culture, with its old 15th to 18th century buildings, including the city’s orginal town hall (AlresRathaus) boasting a spectacular Imperial Hall (Kaisersaal). The present town hall is also located in this area (NeuesRathaus) which was built in 1908. There is a sensational 14th century Gothic Church, St. Leonhard well worth visiting and St. Nicholas Church, known for its carillon. Built in 1878, the history museum (HistorischesMusuem) has a rich collection of Frankfurt’s long standing cultural history exposing artefacts from the medieval times all the way through to modern times. Finally the Ostzeile is a traditional construction including six buildings.
- FRANKFURT’S MUSEUMS
Frankfurt has an array of museums worth visiting, each with its own theme.
The Senckenberg is the natural history museum, home to Senckenberg Gardens, one of Frankfurt’s famous gardens, is one of the biggest and most modern museums of natural history. The Senckenberg museum proudly exhibits a large display of our planet’s biodiversity and the evolution of organisms and holds includes Europe’s largest collection of dinosaurs, including life-size replicas. It has the world’s largest collections of birds and has a fantastic display of the development of mankind.
The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art (MMK Museum fürModerneKunst Frankfurt), holds one of Europe’s most precious exposition of contemporary art. Located in fabulous post-modern in the centre of Frankfurt, the museum holds over 5000 pieces of contemporary artwork of some of the most famous artists of our times, exposing the period from the 60’s up to today. The collection includes artists the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Francis Bacon. It also has a section exhibiting the work of artists that have yet to be known.
The Städel Art Museum includes a fantastic collection of 14th century artists, including works of Rembrandt and Goya.
The Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art (Museum fürangewandteKunst) showcases over 30,000 artefacts of European and Asian applied art.
The museum district includes the film museum, museum of ancient sculptures, architectural museum, and the world culture museum. Each boast a fantastic collection according to their theme.
6. THE OLD OPERA HOUSE
An outstanding architectural wonder, Frankfurt’s old opera house (AlteOper) was built in 1880 representing a masterful architectural beauty of Italian renaissance. It is situated in the heart of Frankfurt’s Opera Square (Opernplatz) and to this date, holds Franfurt’s most important concert venues. The new opera house, also located here is Frankfurt’s main theatre hall.
7. BARTHOLOMEW’S CATHEDRAL
This is a Gothic style Roman Catholic Cathedral (Dom St. Bartholomäus), built of red sandstone in the 13th and 15th centuries. This is the place where the coronation of Emperors took place from the 16th to the 18th century. Underneath the cathedral lies the spectacular Crucifixion sculpted by Hans Backoffen in 1509. The cathedral boasts beautifully carved side altars and is home to the skullcap of St. Bartholomew.
8. THE HAUPTWACHE
This area of the city is an intricate play between the old and the new. Ancient buildings standing proud next to their modern counterparts provide for a unique experience and certainly a spectacular view. Another lovely pedestrian area of the city, this area is home to the all famous Baroque Guard House, which was once the city militia’s headquarters, a prison, and later, a police station. Now it is a lovely café venue, where people can sit and enjoy their surroundings. Also one of Frankfurt’s best shopping area, it includes a very big underground shopping centre.
9. THE PALM GARDEN
The Palm Garden, (Palmengarten) is the largest botanic garden in Germany. The botanical exhibits are exposed in different sections, according to their geographical location. There are also spectacular greenhouses boasting an array of exotic, tropical wonders. The gardens also offer recreational facilities such as boating, a children’s playground, and picnic spots.