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Hey guys, just wanted to share my experience while transiting for about 12 hours in the financial capital of Germany. My flight arrived early in the morning so, I went straight to city to explore it.

Enjoy! :cheers:
 

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Background information



Frankfurt am Main, better known simply as Frankfurt, is a city in the German state of Hesse and a fifth largest city in Germany with a population of approximately 733,000 inhabitants. Its urban area, however, has an estimated population of 2.3 million, while the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million.

Frankfurt is the financial and transport hub of Germany and the largest financial center in continental Europe. In Frankfurt are located in the headquarters of important financial institutions such as the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and DZ Bank.

The city is a unique in Germany listed as one of the Global Alpha cities of the world. In 2011, a Mercer company named Frankfurt as a seventh city in the world's quality of life. According to a cost-of-living survey of The Economist, Frankfurt is the most expensive German city and the 10th most expensive city in the world.
 

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Now lets jump to the pics..

Moments before landing


The bird that took me to the city :lol:


On the way to the city




Central Station
 

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Städel Museum


Some skyscrapers in Frankfurt


German Film Museum and Architecture Museum






Frankfurt Fine Arts Museum




Iron Bridge


Skyline


Cathedral Tower
 

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Goethe Tower: it was one of the largest wooden towers in Europe. Unfortunately it was completely destroyed on a fire only some few days after my visit in Frankfurt! :shocked::cripes:


View from the city





Love all these green! :cheers:


European Central Bank
 

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One of the best Skylines in Europe!








Detail of staircase. :cheers:


It's a shame that it does not exist anymore. :eek:hno::eek:hno:
 

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More pics! :D

Botanic garden




Messeturm


Bockenheimer Warte metro station entrance




Bockenheim tower


Bockenheimer Depot




Europaturm


 

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Central Station square


Central Station (the busiest in terms of train movements in Germany and second busiest after Hamburg in terms of daily passengers)




National Library (Frankfurt hosts along with Leipzig the central archival library and national bibliographic centre of Germany)








 

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European Central Bank

The European Central Bank is the central bank for the euro and administers monetary policy of the eurozone, which consists of 19 EU member states and is one of the largest currency areas in the world. It is one of the world's most important central banks and is one of the seven institutions of the European Union listed in the Treaty on European Union.








 
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