Art, music, culture, shopping, frankfurters and apple wine - Frankfurt holidays have a lot to offer. Nestling on the banks of the River Main, old meets new on a grand scale in Frankfurt, from Frankfurt Am Main?s towering skyscrapers and the Main Tower to the charming old buildings of the Old Town and Romerberg Square. Frankfurt is packed with lots of things to see and experience, making it an ideal destination for a city break. Culture fans will delight in Saint Bartholomeus Cathedral, the Architecture Museum and Museum of World Cultures, while for art lovers there?s modern art at Kunsthalle Schirn. Take a stroll in the 48mý City Forest at the heart of the city or explore the tranquillity of the Palmengarten botanic gardens. Shop til you drop on the Zeil main street, Schweizer Strasse and Berger Strasse. Frankfurt has a full calendar of events including the popular Frankfurt Motor Show, Frankfurt Book Fair and The Fressgass Festival. Winter brings snow and sets the festive scene for the nearby Wiesbaden Christmas Market. All of this is under a two hour flight away from the UK, making holidays to Frankfurt perfect for short breaks and long weekends.
You'll be spoilt for choice of things to see and do during a holiday in Frankfurt. Hop on the Ebbelwei Express tram for a city tour. Dancing on ice is fun at one of the city's many ice rinks. Get up close to the monkeys, lions and crocodiles at Frankfurt Zoo. For family fun: see the T-Rex dinosaur at the Senckenberg Museum, the interactive exhibits at Experiminta Science and Technology Centre or a visit to Spielzimmer Toy Store is a must. Try out the high rope courses, climbing walls and sports facilities at Sportpark Kelkheim. Take the lift to the 54th floor of the Main Tower for great views.
Frankfurt really comes to life after dark with a great choice of bars and nightspots to choose from. Sachsenhausen is lined with traditional German bars, while "Jazz Alley" (Kleine Bockenheimer Strasse) is home to the best live music bars. Das 21 and U60311 are two of the most popular nightclubs to dance the night away.
Frankfurt streets are lined with tasty delis, cafes and restaurants. Regional specialities to enjoy are the famous frankfurter sausages and apple wine. International cuisine to tempt your taste buds includes Italian, American, Mediterranean and French flavours. Visit during May to July and enjoy the Fressgass Festival with its food stalls, drinks and live music.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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