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Destination Guide: Frankfurt

Medieval sights and gleaming skyscrapers
Take a tour through the shady calm of the Old Town and the palm trees of Nizza Garden for a picnic by the River Main.

Food and Drink

Dine like a poet or pack a picnic. Goethe's favourite meal - roast beef brisket and potatoes in herby Grüne Sosse sauce - is still a fixture in convivial Zentrum restaurants. Jump on the colourful Ebbelwei Express tram to catch the sights over fruity Ebbelwei apple wine.

Sightseeing and relaxation

History, palm trees and views from the river. Wander past the Holy Roman Empire's coronation cathedral, the Dom, and the half-timbered Römerberg city hall en route to Goethe's House. Stroll through swaying palms and tropical plants in Nizza Garden to catch a River Main cruise - the view from the deck takes in medieval shops framed against gleaming skyscrapers.

Shopping

Fine wines and high-tech cameras. Splash out on delicate porcelain homewares from Höchster Porzellan or lust after the latest cameras and stereos on bustling Kaiserstrasse. Fruity Rhein wine and German cheeses tempt gourmets to the centuries-old shops of Grosse Bockenheimerstrasse.

Nightlife and Entertainment

Enjoy traditional cabaret or relax over drinks and conversation. Reserve a tiny candlelit table at the Tiger Palast to see two hours of whirling acrobats, shadow puppeteers and choreographed big cats. Sachsenhausen's friendly apple-wine taverns are the perfect start to an evening's bar-hopping - the area is also home to buzzing all-night clubs