Frankfurt Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)

Frankfurt Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)


There are some cities which refuse to lay down. They possess a certain spirit which can push through the rubble of history’s most turbulent times, to grow, flourish and flower. The German city of Frankfurt is one such city. For centuries, Frankfurt has been one of Europe’s most important and enduring trading capitals. Despite a history of fires, plague, occupation and war, it continues to rise. Frankfurt today is home to the European Central Bank, The German Stock Exchange and an airport which
handles almost 60 million travelers a year. Yet surprisingly, it’s relaxed too, a place where tradition and beauty are lovingly
cultivated and enjoyed. This balance of dynamism and tradition is
best exemplified in the city’s architecture. Frankfurt is often called Mainhatten, due to its position on the Main River and a skyline that often feels more American
than European. Yet the city, which was once home to one of
the most glorious medieval centres in Europe, still nurtures its proud heritage through
rebuilding and restoration projects. Despite its stature as a financial giant, Frankfurt remains surprisingly compact. Most of its attractions are clustered close
to the city centre, making the city perfect for exploring on foot
or by bicycle. Cross the Eiserner Steg, the city’s beloved
pedestrian bridge, into Frankfurt’s ancient heart, the Romerberg. Since the 9th century, this medieval square has witnessed
the very best and worst of times, from fairs, tournaments and coronations,
to executions and firestorms. After being devastated by allied bombs in
World War Two, many of the square’s most important buildings
have been lovingly restored. Overlooking the square is the Römer, which served as Frankfurt’s city hall
for over 600 years. Just across the Square rise some of Frankfurt’s
iconic half-timbered houses, as well as the spire of Old St. Nicholas Church, which miraculously survived the almost total
destruction of the old town. From the Romerplatz, it’s time to head deeper
into the old city. Whichever direction you take,
Frankfurt’s historical treasures await. Just a three-minute walk to the east,
visit the city’s cathedral, the Kaiserdom, in all its red-sandstone and golden glory. Just to the west of Romerplatz,
is the cradle of German Democracy, the Paulskirche, where the country’s
first elected parliament met in 1848. While just two blocks further, is another of the country’s
most important birthplaces, Goethe-Haus. It was here in 1749, just as the clock struck midday, that one of Germany’s greatest writers and poets, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe came into the world. From the Goethe family home,
head north to Hauptwache. Turn left to admire the symphonic curves of
Frankfurt’s historic opera house. Or turn right, and head into the future,
along the Zeil, Germany’s equivalent to Fifth Avenue. Just a few blocks away, explore the sometimes-perplexing world of
modern art at MMK, a triangular shaped gallery
that Frankfurters refer to as, “the piece of cake”. While down by the river
at the Historical Museum, the story of Frankfurt unfolds,
in all its triumphant and trying chapters. When it comes to Germany’s great museum cities,
Frankfurt is one of the greats. Recross the river to its southern embankment,
the Museumsufer. In the eighteenth century the city’s elite
built elegant villas across from the old town. Today, many of these villas house
specialist museums, such as the German Film Museum. Here you can follow the history of film, from the earliest optical entertainments, to all the elements that go into crafting
the blockbusters of today. Just next door at the German Architecture Museum, spend an hour or two exploring
the thousands of plans and hundreds of scale models which have helped
shape the world’s skylines. Lovers of fine art are also catered for
at the Stadel Museum, a world-renowned gallery which houses treasures by many of Europe’s classical and modern masters. Frankfurters have turned relaxation into
an art form too, whether it’s just soaking up the sunshine
on the banks of the Main, or sharing a few bembels of apple wine with friends. Just behind the museum embankment, lose yourself in Old Sachsenhausen, where you’ll find narrow lanes lined with
traditional houses, and some of the city’s cosiest bars and
ebbelwei pubs. Once you’ve replenished your energy, hop on a tram to the city’s northwest and spend a few hours walking with all creatures
great and small at the Naturmuseum Senckenberg. Most popular of all are the remarkable remains
of 50-million year old dinosaurs, many of which were unearthed just 22 miles away
at the famous Messel Fosil Pit. Just to the north of the natural history museum, unwind amid the forests, floral displays and lakes of the Frankfurt Botanical Gardens. Then enter the extraordinary world of tropical and sub-tropical plant life at the Palmengarten. 70 years ago as the city smouldered from war, few could have imagined that these greenhouses
would ever again see such beauty, that this city would ever again experience
such peace and prosperity. But prosper it has, and now that prosperity is a bounty that the entire world can share.

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  1. Never thought I'd put Frankfurt on my list of places to see… once again Expedia you've convinced me to open my horizon to new places.

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  3. I love Germany &its people so much. Germany is amazing. Iam from Nepal & i am a big fan of Germany.

  4. this video got me nostalgic… One of the most beautiful cities ever visited by me… great infrastructure, awesome Frankfurter cuisine and above all very warm people…

  5. Am a big fan of Germany. Will visit Frankfurt in Oct. Any suggestion in which area of Frankfurt I should get a hotel? Thanks.

  6. What an excellent pronunciation! One would say it is a native speaker of English… if it wasn’t that “squaaare”

  7. I really like your video, in quality image and location in the Frankfurt. So, can i get some images in this video to introduce for Vietnam's people? And I make its to NOT for trade. Thank you!

  8. Francoforte è una città interessante! Sono in parte birrerie, chiese gotiche e
    grattacieli in parte moderni. Durante la seconda guerra mondiale, le bombe alleate hanno danneggiato la città in modo orribile. Bratwurst è uno snack popolare.

  9. Just goes to show that nobody cares about skyscrapers or modern buildings. We all want to see cosy old towns centers, narrow cobbled lanes and grand churches.

  10. Wish it looked this nice when I visited 3 weeks ago. It is a dirty place full of migrants and antifa. Difficult to see a native german. Did not feel like germany more like Morroco.

  11. i have a 6 hour layover in a week in a half. what can i do thats walking distance or short cab ride with 2 bags of luggage to lug around.

  12. Frankfuuurt beste City Deutschlands. 👌💪 But its the most criminal city in Germany too. But that is Frankfurt: Criminal and assozial 😂
    I like to live in Frankfurt.

  13. With all the due respect, but these Northern European cities might have a good organisation and a good way of living, but they lack in soul, joy, happiness…in few words, they will never have a "Dolce Vita" feeling. So damn sad atmosphere.

  14. Very good brother. I love Germany than all countries in the world. Please brother create another videos concerning MUNICH,DUSSELDORF,STUTTGART,HAMBURG and other Germany cities. Please and please again brother helps us to do that. Germany is my favorite country on the earth.
    Here in expedia there are some countries like Australia all their cities explained here. And our Germany please do it

  15. if you are traveling to Germany in 2019 (or any other time in future), watch for the BEST SINGER/ENTERTAINER in the universe, Helene Fischer www.helene-fischer.de she will be on tour again in Spring-Summer 2019, you can watch some of her 2018 and previous Tour videos on her website www.helene-fischer.de und youtube.

  16. I would really live to visit this place, but the refugee problem has to be solved, cuz I dont want to be mobbed

  17. I've been to Frankfurt its very nice very, very clean compared to North West England your not dodging dog turds in Frankfurt!

  18. i was in Germany 2016, i stay in Dusseldorf then drove to Frankfurt, love both of these cities, better than paris and london

  19. Just be sure to visit the right Frankfurt (am Main) and not the shit hole Frankfurt (Oder) 💁🏻‍♂️

  20. As a German living near Frankfurt I can only advise you to go there. Other great cities where you can experience the real Germany are: Nuremberg, Dresden, Hamburg, Munich and most important of all: Regensburg. Every city has made/is still making a great and loving effort rebuilding history even tho everybody keeps attacking it. Except Regensburg. That city never got bombed.

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