Frankfurt is one of Germanyís major cities and is located on the Main River. The city has many skyscrapers, with the Maintower offering an observation desk that is open to the public. The Zeil is Frankfurtís main shopping street and is fully pedestrianised. Other sights include the Old Opera House and St Paulís Church. Flights are available to Frankfurt with Lufthansa from cities including Chicago, Boston and Denver. American Airlines also flies from Chicago, with US Airways offering flights from Philadelphia. www.frankfurt.de.
Visitors to Germany do not find much to make
them linger in the sprawling city of Frankfurt on the River Main,
unless their purpose is business rather than pleasure. For most
visitors to the country, however, Frankfurt's huge showpiece
airport is the point of arrival and departure. The city is a major
transport hub and an industrial and financial metropolis that
ensures it is the economic powerhouse not only of Germany, but
central Europe. Frankfurt is home to Germany's central bank, the
Bundesbank and Europe's most important stock exchange, which has
been trading since 1585.
Zoologische Garten Frankfurt
Frankfurt's large and well-maintained zoo is
home to about 600 different species and a total of 5,000 animals,
mostly kept in enclosures resembling as closely as possible their
Botanical Gardens Frankfurt
The well ordered and interesting Botanical
Garden in Frankfurt is administered by the University.
Germany's most favoured spa resort lies about
25 miles (40km) west of Frankfurt in a valley between the Rhine
River and Taunus Mountains.
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