Frankfurt is one of the rare cities in Germany, as well as Europe, where you can find all sorts of lifestyles and people in one place: from prostitutes, to bankers, and students. Due to its central location in Germany, every year Frankfurt attracts thousands of visitors as people tend to come here to transfer between different cities. Tourists who have been here are probably already familiar with the famous Red Light District, skyline, Old Town with the Römer, and so on. But to understand the beauty of this city, one should especially check where the locals usually head to.
Getting lost in Frankfurt - The city of art
For art lovers, Frankfurt may not be as exciting to visit as London, Paris, or Milan. However, this city offers many galleries and art museums throughout the city. On Schaumainkai street, there are many museums lying close to each other, such as Design Museum, Museum of World Culture, Film Museum, Museum of Architecture, Modern Museum about Human Communication, and especially Art Museum Staedel, with one of the most important collections of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures in Germany. There are always some exhibitions, fashion shows, and concerts going on every now and then.
Having a cup of coffee at the best cafe neighborhood in town
In case you happen to visit the famous Goethe House, walk to the next street corner Weißadlergasse - one of the best cafe areas downtown where cafes lie next to the other. One highly recommended place is called, ‘The Place To Be’. With nice colorful decorations, and a cozy atmosphere, young people tend to come here to sit outdoors, and chill with their friends during noon. At lunch time, bankers around the city also quickly come to this area for their lunch break as there are also a couple of nice restaurants here. Another district to have a nice lunch and coffee is called Sachsenhausen, located on the Northern side of the Main River.
Partying at Sachsenhausen
When the night comes, Sachsenhausen is also the best area to have a drink and party. Only here can you find a diverse selection of pubs: from those playing jazz or blues, to the more loudly Irish and German pubs. It’s usually free to enter local pubs, and a beer would cost around 5-6 EUR (6-7 USD). Pubs usually charge you 6-10 EUR (7-11 USD) for entrance. Come see how the Klappergasse atmosphere transforms amazingly quick, from a mini ‘old town’ to an active ‘party street’ between day and night time.
Tasting the local drinks and food at a German restaurant
Getting to know German culture should always involve tasting different dishes from the typical German cuisine. Thus, visiting Sachsenhausen during the day for a glass of Apfelwein (apple wine) and Wurst (sausage) with Green Sauce is a must-do. One of the best local restaurants in this area is called Zum Gemalten Haus (Gemaltes Haus), which often tends to be crowded during dinner time, even during weekdays.
Don't forget to go shopping in Frankfurt
There are endless things to put on your bucket list in Frankfurt, including shopping at Zeil Street, which you must not miss. Though, living here is hectic, and probably unsafe, it’s worth experiencing life in this young, and multicultural city with diverse lifestyles.
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