Frankfurt, the bustling metropolis in the heart of Europe, is known throughout the world for its exciting and unusual contrasts. There, upon the majestic River Main, tradition and modernity, commerce and culture, activity and tranquility are all harmoniously juxtaposed, with international trade shows, cultural and historical landscapes. Together, they have helped to turn Frankfurt into what it is today – a vibrant and multicultural metropolis.
Its renowned cultural venues include the concert hall Alte Oper, continental Europe’s largest English theater and many museums, 26 of which line up along the Museum Embankment, including the Städel, the Liebieghaus, the German Film Museum (de), the Senckenberg Natural Museum, the Goethe House and the Schirn art venue.
The city has many notable various green areas and parks, including the Wallanlagen, Volkspark Niddatal, Grüneburgpark, the City Forest, two major botanical gardens (the Palmengarten and the Botanical Garden Frankfurt) and the Frankfurt Zoo.