With Frankfurt being a central German city, Hayley has decided to put some fun facts together for you to read. Maybe there’s something you didn’t know about this fascinating city? If there is then you will find it here.
Quality of Life
Frankfurt has a rank of having the seventh highest quality of life in the world. It is one of the most desirable cities to visit and live in. It is perfect for a weekend break, if a short break with fascinating history and stunning sights is something you’re looking for.
Famous City Hall
Having been the city hall for over 600 years, the Romer is one of the most important landmarks in Frankfurt. This medieval building with it’s three-gabled roof is located in the centre of this stunning city, and is a great sight to see.
Large Stock Exchange
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is the tenth largest in the world, known as The Frankfurter Borse. It was built in 1843 and features two bronze statues of a bull and a bear that stand outside. These symbolise how the stock market is constantly up and down.
We know them as Frankfurters. The long thin sausages made with pork. A law was established in 1860 to protect the Frankfurter. According to this law only the sausages that were actually made in the city or surrounding areas of Frankfurt, can actually be called “Frankfurters”. Any that were made out of these areas must be called “Nach Frankfurter Art”. This means they were made exactly like Frankfurters but not in the Frankfurt area.
Frankfurt is home to the third largest airport in Europe and the tenth busiest in the world. There is a whopping average of 56 million passengers that pass through the airport every year.
Unique Cultural Experience
Both sides of the main river in Frankfurt have a selection of museums. The south bank alone hosts 9 of them including the Museum Giersch and Deutsches Architekturmuseum. After all this city is second to Berlin with regards to the amount of museums it has
Tax Free Shopping
Frankfurt is great for tax-free shopping. If you are looking for those top designer buys then you will more than likely find it on the Zeil. This is Frankfurt’s popular shopping street, with plenty of department stores, small boutiques and a market. Zeil is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy shopping.
Large Botanical Garden
Frankfurt is home to the largest botanical garden in Germany. Known as the Palmengarten botanical gardens is spread over 22 hectares and was established in 1871. It showcases on e of the largest varieties of flora and fauna in Germany.