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      First-time visiting Frankfurt? We want you to get the most from your car hire Frankfurt experience. For this reason, we have enlisted the support of a local travel expert to help get you on the road. Follow these important travel tips and appreciate the finest that Frankfurt is offering...

      See: Frankfurt with an open mind. The city is not just a boring place full of businessmen and bankers. There is, in fact, quite a lot to see. Take the Museum Embankment, a fascinating mix of beautiful old villas-turned-museums and modern buildings that put the city firmly on the map as a top cultural destination: Ten museums covering everything from painting to sculpture and including film, the history of communication and architecture are lined up on the south bank of the Main in the Sachsenhausen district. Over a dozen more are in the direct vicinity. Don’t miss the wonderful Städel showcasing one of Germany’s grandest art collections (and its very good Holbein’s restaurant). A great way to explore the Museum Embankment is the annual Museum Embankment Festival on the last weekend of each August, transforming the river front into one big party mile.

      To get an overview of Frankfurt, nicknamed Mainhattan because of the skyscrapers, whizz up to the viewing platform on the 56th floor of the Main Tower to see sights such as the Paulskirchein the city centre, a pivotal building in German history which hosted the first German National Assembly in 1848. Or the Römer, Frankfurt’s city hall, and the surrounding Römerberg square with its ensemble of reconstructed timber-framed houses, a meeting point for tourists from all over the world and location of the highly recommended Christmas Market.Schirn Kunsthalle, also on the Römerberg, is a major venue for international contemporary art, as is the nearby Museum for Modern Art, housed in a striking post-modern building.

      Bockenheimer Depot, a former listed tram depot, is a fantastic location for theatre and dance and residence of the Forsythe Company founded by master of contemporary dance William Forsythe in 2005.

      To make the most of one of Frankfurt’s biggest delights, the extremely approachable river Main which runs right through the city centre, take a boat tour or walk over the Eiserne Steg bridge to hire a pedal boat – weather permitting - from one of the suppliers on the south bank and navigate your own way along skyscrapers and historical buildings. Unique.

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      Shop: Mainstream shopping is happening all along the Zeil, the large pedestrian zone in the city centre. Department store Peek & Cloppenburg is very handy for a variety of labels all under one roof. A must for book worms is Hugendubel for book browsing over four floors, comfy sofas for the odd read included.

      Bordering the Zeil is Fressgass(fressen = to gorge), taking its name from the many cafés, restaurants and food-related shops here including Zarges, a delicatessen shop and restaurant. Parallel to it runs über-posh Goethestrasse. Even if you can’t afford all the luxury labels here, it’s nice for a stroll. Stop by Parfümerie Albrecht, dating back to 1732, which can count Frankfurt’s famous son Goethe among its clients.

      For a more down-to-earth experience, both easy-going Berger Strasseor Leipziger Strasse in the city’s Bockenheim student quarter are authentic Frankfurt neighbourhoods featuring a mix of small shops, markets, cafés and restaurants.

      Eat: As one of Germany’s most cosmopolitan cities in terms of its population, Frankfurt’s culinary scene is very varied. A great feature are the numerous food markets all over town, featuring fresh products and food stands (very popular with office workers during their lunch break), such as the Bauernmarkt (farmers market) near Konstablerwoche twice a week. For hearty food, try a Schnitzelbrötchen (Schnitzel on a bread roll), some swear by it. Central Kleinmarkthalle is a wonderful market hall dating back to the 19th century, featuring an amazing choice of products.

      For local specialities, Sachsenhausen is the place to go with its many rustic Ebbelwoi (apple wine) taverns, such as Wagner, where you can try Handkäs mit Musik (hard cheese with chopped onions) or Grüne Soße (sauce made up of seven different types of herb and eaten with potatoes and hard-boiled eggs).

      A bit more refined, A Casa di Tomilaia, also in Sachsenhausen, is all about great Italian food, featuring wines from their own estate in Tuscany. Nearby Lobster is a cosy wine bistro and Exenberger a cool take on a traditional Imbiss (snack bar) where Frankfurt dishes are given a modern twist. On the other side of the main on Berger Strasse, Gingkois a relaxed café and restaurant.

      For gourmet cuisine in stylish surroundings, treat yourself to a dinner at Villa Merton, a member’s club in a villa in Frankfurt’s ‘diplomat’s quarter’, featuring a distinguished wine list and Michelin star cuisine.

      Drink: What wheat beer is for Munich, Ebbelwoi is for Frankfurt. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, the Ebbelwoi Expresstakes you on a tram city tour including Ebbelwoi sampling en route. Bit touristy but can be fun.

      For something completely different, take a panorama lift up to the 22nd floor of the Eurotheum tower. Here the 22nd Lounge is a classic cocktail bar featuring a piano player and great views over Frankfurt including the Alte Oper, beautifully illuminated at night. Chalet Multilounge in the Westhafen development on the Main is a tongue-in-cheek take on an Alpine ski lodge coupled with a stylish bar. For a proper night out, King Kamehameha club on Hanauer Landstrasse in the city’s east that comes alive at night with various bars and clubs is a Frankfurt institution that combines a bar in the ‘garden’ area of the club with the main dance floor area.

      Stay: Given its strong business focus, Frankfurt has all the usual international chains from Hilton to Marriott. For something more individual, design hotels such as Roomers (super stylish), Hotel Nizza (the parquet floored rooms are much liked by the media and artist crowd), Goldman 25Hours (funky and colourful) or Pure(ultra-modern and, as the name suggests, very white) are good choices.

      Traditional Frankfurter Hof (run by Steigenberger) is a proper grand hotel. Rocco Forte’s Villa Kennedy provides pure luxury including a lavish spa. An interesting and fairly recent addition is the Gerbermühle, a former mill from the 16th century on the banks of the Main. The estate has been completely renovated including adding a hotel with only 13 tastefully furnished rooms to the already existing restaurant and beer garden.

      For stylish budget accommodation, the dependable Motel One chain has one property in the city centre and one close to the airport.

      Walk: Definitely along the Main. The river adds hugely to the quality of life in Frankfurt and in particular in summer, there's no better place for walks, sitting in the sun and enjoying the many waterside eateries and bars.

      A few tram stops outside the city centre, the Stadtwald covers 5000 hectare and, as part of Frankfurt’s green belt, is Germany’s largest urban forest .Some 450 km of trails offer ample opportunities for walking. The city centre also features numerous green spaces such as Grüneburgpark or the Botanical Garden. Holzhausenpark, a bit further off the beaten track in the Nordend, features the Holzhausenschlösschen; a moated baroque summer residence.

      Combining walking and sightseeing, an architecture tour offers an interesting insight into the city’s development from the Middle Ages to modern-day Mainhattan.

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      Get out: Frankfurt is less than an hour’s drive from the Rheingau, one of Germany's foremost wine-growing regions, and pretty villages like Eltville with its picturesque castle and Schloss Reinhartshausen, a wine estate and luxury hotel combined.

      Bad Homburg, a short S-Bahn ride away, is a classic spa town where emperors took mineral baths at Kaiser-Wilhelms-Bad. Nowadays visitors can relive this experience with ‘Kur-Royal Day Spa’ pampering sessions. Likewise, Wiesbaden with its spa park, Therme and casino is just round the corner, as is down-to-earth Mainz where a museum is dedicated to the city’s most famous son, Johannes Gutenberg, who revolutionised the world in the 15th century when he invented modern day printing with movable letters.

      Last but not least, the Taunus, one of Germany’s low mountain ranges, is a hiker’s paradise featuring a number of nature parks, parts of the Roman Limes including Kastell Saalburg and historic villages.

      Listen: Frankfurt played a major role for German Techno music when the wave crashed over the country in the 90ies. Legendary clubs such as Dorian Gray at the airport and Omen are now closed, DJ Sven Väth, however, a pioneer of the German rave scene, is still on the decks of his Cocoon Club in Frankfurt.

      Batschkapp and Sinkkasten are long-established live music venues, more leaning on the independent and alternative side.

      Avoid: The area around the main train station is a bit down-at-heel. And on football match days, the narrow nest of bar streets around Paradiesgasse in Sachsenhausen can get rowdy.

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