Frankfurt am Main, aka Mainhattan because of the huge bank buildings dominating the skyline, represents the financial capitol of Germany. Frankfurt Airport Rhein-Main is the biggest airport in Germany, with connections to all parts of the world. Frankfurt is home of the most important and biggest Trade Fair Grounds in Germany, housing big international trade fairs and conventions like the annual International Auto Exhibition IAA or the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Book Fair), attracting visitors from all over the world. Accordingly, Frankfurt has many hotels of all categories.
Frankfurt's Paulskirche (St. Paul's Church) was the site of the first German parliament of 1848, Germany's most important poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born here, not far from the Römer, Frankfurt's old City Hall, and the quarter along the MainRiver named Sachsenhausen features a lot of typical traditional cider pubs, serving the hearty local specialties.
Frankfurt is the starting point for day excursions on MainRiver, to the RhineValley or to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, an original Medieval town. Even the symbol of Romanticism, the city of Heidelberg with the world famous castle ruins is only an hour away.