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Castle Höchst was built between 14th and 16th century and is beautifully located right at the riverside with a nice view. Apart from two museums you will find a nice Café, a moat to explore and the Castle square which is highliy frequented by tourists all year long.
You can stroll along the river, enjoy a coffee or have a traditional german meal in one of the three restaurants on the castle square.
A superb botanical showcase that was originally established in 1871. Overall it is a beautiful park in the middle of the city where you can spend a relaxing afternoon with your family. Take a small boat out on the pond or drive with an old train thru the Garden. On hot summer days children can enjoy the water playground.
If you're hungry afterwards: eat a cake at Siesmayer Café – truly one of the best cake shops in the city.
The European Central Bank moved to this building only in 2015. The ECB consists of three buildings connected to each other and centred around the landmarked former whole sale market of Frankfurt.
You can visit with different tours or on your own (visitor centre only). When visiting on your own you have to register in advance via e-mail. Please check the website.
The New Old Town or DomRömer Quartier is the rebuild historic city centre of Frankfurt which was destroyed during WW II. The area between the Cathedral (Dom) and the Roman Mountain (Römerberg) includes 15 reconstructions and 20 new buildings and covers an area of 7.000 m².
If you want to indulge a quiet moment visit early in the morning.
The IG Farben headquarters was built at the end of the 19th century on the grounds of the municipal nuthouse. Throughout its history, the building has been an insane asylum, corporate headquarters, US military headquarter and to this day part of the University Campus of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
On the large area of Campus Westend, one can still use one of the few paternoster elevators in Frankfurt in the main building.
The Römerberg (Roman mountain) has been one of the most important public venues since the 15th century and is Frankfurt's town hall square. The Römerberg has been coronation site and Frankfurt's Christmas Market takes place here.
It's very likely to see married couples coming out of the town hall just after having their civil marriage ceremony.