"Frankfurt on the..." Germany Favorite Tip by karakal73

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Favorite thing: Frankfurt on the Main
Frankfurt on the Main (so-called to distinguish it from Frankfurt on the Oder) is the financial and geographical centre of western Germany. Its inhabitants produce a disproportionately large part of Germany's wealth, and over 10% of the city's taxes are devoted to culture; here you'll find the richest collection of museums in the country. The Städel Museum surely has more great art than is fair, with a world-class collection of works by artists from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The Museum of Modern Art also houses a magnificent collection. Frankfurt's music scene is lively and the jazz is of especially high quality. Frankfurt is also notable for its local poison, a deceptively strong sort of cider called Ebbelweï. There are about 1500 trains a day passing through Frankfurt so you can basically get here from anywhere and get anywhere from here. An hour north of Frankfurt is the charming town of Marburg, a bustling university town with a happening café scene and a raucous pub culture which spills onto the cobbled streets at night.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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