08th August, 2019: Frankfurt is well known as the financial heart of Europe along with being a tourist hotspot. The skyscrapers of big banks are symbol of the metropolis on the Main owing to the name "Mainhattan". On the other hand, the city is deeply rooted with culture and tradition and one can experience the diversity in the historic buildings and museums.
Here’s a tip for a perfect summer day in Frankfurt, starting with a bountiful breakfast and ending the day marveling the glittering skyline while taking a midnight stroll.
Begin a sunnyday with a traditional German breakfast at one of the many cozy café’s in Frankfurt. Our pick is the Roseli Café. Situated in Frankfurt’s bustling city centre, Roseli Café is a culinary gem: guests sit comfortably under a canopy of green while enjoying the café’s sweet or savory breakfast delicacies, including Hoernchen, Kissinger, marmalade, cheese and cold cuts. After a sumptuous breakfast, we suggest a stroll along the river Main to breathe in the diverse culture of Frankfurt.
Arrive at the Museumsufer, an important location in Frankfurt adorned along the river Main. This unique boulevard of museums offers rich cultural exhibits ranging from applied arts and architecture to film, fine arts, Jewish history, antique sculptures and much more. The Städel Museum, founded in 1817 is the most iconic of them all showcasing more than 700 years of art under one roof and much thought after traveling exhibitions.
Continue the leisurely day and walk on from the Museumsufer to the Goethestraße. Make a brief stop at the famous Café Wacker for an espresso brew. There are hundreds of coffees from across the globe to choose from and it is a must-visit on Kornmarkt. Goethestraße is Frankfurt’s premier, quiettree-line street for exclusive shopping. ‘Shop till you drop’ on the Zeil promenade, home to a wide range of high-street fashion stores and malls offering the latest, hip collections.
After an incredible shopping spree, head to the Café & Bistro Laumer to enjoy a traditional German lunch. Started in 1919, this is one of the oldest family run café’s in Frankfurt with a beautiful terrace and garden seating, ideal on a warm, sunny afternoon.
No summer day is complete without a visit to the park. Chose between Palmengarten and Rothschildpark to relax and enjoy an idyllic summertime setting. Rothschildpark is a popular, serene picnic spot in a serene with a playground. Or explore tourist attractions like the Opera house, the unique Commerzbank tower build by I.M.Pei, the tallest tower in Frankfurt at 259m. The only observation deck is at the Main tower where unparalleled views of the city and Taunus region can be enjoyed.
Head back to the Main area, cross the river on Holbeinsteg, a pedestrian bridge to reach the bustling street of Schweizer Straße in Sachsenhausen, famous for‘Applewoi Kneipen’ or pubs serving traditional apple wine and local fare like Frankfurt’s traditional green sauce made with seven unique herbs. There are many such restaurants like ‘Zum Gemalten Haus’, ‘Wagner’ and ‘Kanonesteppel’, to mention a few.
Marvel at the glittering skyline of Frankfurt and stop to take a picture that will enclose memories to last for a lifetime before checking into one exquisite hotel like the traditional Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, the chic Villa Kennedy - A Rocco Forte Hotel, Sofitel Frankfurt Opera that will promise the perfect end to the day!