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Centuries of Architecture Intrigue Visitors to Frankfurt

October 21, 2011 - 2:25am
Centuries of Architecture Intrigue Visitors to Frankfurt
Known as the financial and transportation center of Germany, Frankfurt has become a popular tourist destination. With a population of more than 688,000, Frankfurt is one of the largest cities in Germany and home to a number of striking landmarks.

Like many cities in Germany, Frankfurt has a number of buildings that date back centuries, and one of the most easily recognizable is Saint Bartholomeu's Cathedral. The enormous Gothic building was constructed between the 14th and 15th centuries and remains an important part of the city. After being heavily damaged during World War II, it was reconstructed and is still a popular spot for tourists.

Frankfurt also houses the Römer, one of the most unique features of the city. The collection of medieval buildings has been used as the city hall for more than 600 years and boasts one-of-a-kind architecture including its famous facade.

Modern architecture has also made its mark in Frankfurt, namely by way of the Commerzbank Tower, which holds the title as the tallest skyscraper in the European Union. Opened in 1997, it stands 984 feet tall and was one of the first buildings to be constructed with a sky garden. 

A trip to Frankfurt may feel more like time travel than ordinary tourism. With centuries of architecture lining the streets, this metropolis promises a memorable experience.