Frankfurt, Germany. Apfelwein (apple wine) pubs next to high-rises, gardens like Bologarogarten & Nizza take days to explore. Shopping the Zeil, Fressgass and Goethestraße (German "Fifth Avenue") offer about everything. www.europeantravelcheap.com
Frankfurt where almost one in three inhabitants do not hold a German passport has some areas which look quite old, however they are nothing but reproductions of old buildings. WWII virtually destroyed the city and it’s claim to fame is being the financial and transportation center of Germany. Others may say it’s claim to fame is having a red light district rivaling Amsterdam’s.
Frankfurt is a multicultural city. I spent a night there on my way to Munich and tried to find a restaurant serving German food - settled in a nice Greek dinner instead. I took some time to walk the city center and found it to be like any modern city and frankly I don’t know if I would recommend it as a destination to someone visiting Europe for the first time. It’d be a more enlightening experience to stay in one of the smaller towns 20+ kilometers outside of the city to get a feel for Germany.
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