Germany’s fifth largest city, Frankfurt am Main, can be found within the state of Hesse, towards the centre of the country. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Frankfurt am Main city will find that it is one of Germany’s most prosperous, as it is the country’s financial and transportation centre. It has also been ranked seventh in the Mercer annual city quality-of-life surveys. This is reflected by the excellent standard of self catering holiday rental accommodation available in and around the city, mainly in the form of spacious modern city apartments and townhouses, all well located close to the many attractions and amenities.
Frankfurt am Main is the ideal destination for visitors looking to enjoy a city break in a lively and cosmopolitan European destination. As expected, there are many exciting and vibrant urban attractions, to include a lively nightlife scene which is boosted by numerous festivals and live events. The city is also home to numerous world-class restaurants and some great shopping opportunities in its malls, department stores and boutiques. Visitors spending their holidays in Frankfurt am Main who have an interest in its more cultural attractions may wish to visit its wonderfully diverse number of museums.
Although often regarded as a modern city, Frankfurt am Main does boast numerous historical landmarks. A particular draw for visitors spending their holidays in Frankfurt am Main city are the gothic style, 14th century St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, the complex of nine Roman buildings which form Frankfurt Town Hall and the 15th century Eschenheimer Turm. There are also plenty more cultural attractions to be found within the city, such as the German Architecture Museum, Jews Alley Museum and The German Film Museum. Also well worth visiting is the 850 foot Commerzbank Tower, which dominates the city’s skyline, and until 2003, was Europe’s tallest building.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in the Frankfurt am Main city will find that it has a typically continental climate. Summers can be warm, with temperatures averaging in the early-twenties degrees Celsius, whilst winter temperatures average between 3 and 8 degrees, although this may often drop below zero. The city receives an average annual precipitation rate of around 24 inches, which may often fall as snow in the mid-winter months.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in the Frankfurt am Main city will fly to Frankfurt Airport (FRA); one of Europe’s largest and busiest. British Airways and Lufthansa operate regular flights here from the UK, departing from several regional UK airports, to include London Heathrow (LHR), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN).