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Main Tower

Neue Mainzer Straße 52-58, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Located in the Innenstadt disctrict, the Main Tower is 4th tallest building in Frankfurt, nearby Main river. It is a 56-storey, 200 m (656 ft) skyscraper with 5 underground floors and 2 public viewing platforms. It is the only skyscraper in Frankfurt with a public viewing observatory. You don't have to climb it on foot, the elevator leaves you at 190 meters and you only have to climb 1 floor of stairs to the top. The entrance costs 4,60€ and till 22:00 is opened to visitors.

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Goethe House & Museum

Großer Hirschgraben 23-25, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

webgoethehaus-frankfurt.de phone+49 69 138 800

The famous German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749 right in this building where is currently Goethe House & Museum. Main features include Goethe's original writing desk and the library on the 4th floor, where he composed his famous epistolary, The Sorrows of Young Werther, and where he began writing Faust. The rooms are decorated with a charming mix of reproduction and original furnishing. The museum is a picture gallery dedicated to the Age of Goethe.

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Römerberg Altstadt square

Römerberg Altstadt square, Franfurt am Main, Germany

Römerberg is the central and most beautiful square in Frankfurt's Altstadt (Old Town). There are various buildings and a church from 14-15th century. During World War II were almost destroyed and completely rebuilt afterwards. The Römer itself is the town hall of Frankfurt. Within walking distance you can find the Zeil shopping area and the Main river. Next to the cathedral, at the Archäologische Garten, you can see the remains of the Roman settlements that gave this place its name. At the Römer, you can also visit the Alte Nikolaikirche (12th century church, current form since the 15th century).

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Siesmayerstraße 61, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

webpalmengarten.de phone+49 69 212 33939

Located in the Westend-Süd district, the Palmengarten (22 hectares) is the largest botanical garden in Germany. Like many public sites in Frankfurt, it was privately financed and founded by the architect Heinrich Siesmayer. It was completed in 1871. One of the famous visitors was the American adventurer Buffalo Bill. Directly next to the Palmengarten is the Frankfurt Botanical Garden. The exhibits are organized according to their origin in free-air or climatized greenhouses, which also contain numerous tropical and subtropical plants.

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Museumsufer (Museum Embankment)

Schaumainkai, 60500 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

webmuseumsufer-frankfurt.de phone+49 69 212 36325

The Museumsufer Frankfurt located between Eiserner Steg and Friedensbrücke comprises 13 museums by the river alone and just as many and more in the vicinity. On the south side there are e.g. Ikonenmuseum, Museum der Weltkulturen - Ethnological Museum, Deutsches Filmmuseum, German Architecture Museum, Museum für Kommunikation, Städel - fine art museum... On the north side there are Jewish Museum and Historisches Museum.

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St. Paul Church (Paulskirche)

Paulsplatz 11, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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The Paulskirche - important political symbolism in Germany - was built between 1789-1833 at the center of Old Town. By 1849 it had become the seat of the 1st freely elected Frankfurt parliament, which gathered in the building's circular hall. Today St. Paul's is no longer used as a church, instead it became a venue used for various events. The most well-known is the annual awarding of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade during the Frankfurt Book Fair. In 1963, US President John F. Kennedy gave a major speech here during his visit to Germany.

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Alte Oper (Old Opera House)

Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

webalteoper.de phone+49 69 1340 0

Located in Opernplatz (Opera Square), the Alte Oper is a concert hall and former opera house. It was inaugurated in 1880, bombed in 1944, and rebuilt slowly in the 1970s, reopening only in 1981. The city's opera company operates now at a nearby modern building while the Alte Oper serves as home to the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Important works have been premiered at the Alte Oper, including Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in 1937.

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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew

Domplatz 1, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Dating from 1260, Saint Bartholomew's Gothic Cathedral ((Kaiserdom Sankt Bartholomäus) is one of the symbols of the city as ten emperors were crowned here between 1532 and 1792. The damage caused to the building by bombing raids during the World War II was quickly repaired. The tower, which stands at 310 feet, offers a magnificent view over the surrounding areas. It is located in the centre of city.

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