This is the Frankfurt Design Guide, the largest city in the German region of Hesse and Germany’s fifth largest city. It’s also the financial capital of Europe and the home of Germany’s largest banks, like Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and DZ Bank! This is the Guide you must follow for your next visit to this amazing city! Located on the banks of the famous and iconic Reno River, Frankfurt is also known for some of its iconic skyscrapers, like for instance the Commerzbank Tower that serves as the headquarter of the Commerzbank. The Main Tower, the MesseTurn, the Traianon and the EuroTower are other examples of elegant and modern skyscrapers that standout on the modern skyline of the city.
FRANKFURT DESIGN GUIDE
WHERE TO STAY IN FRANKFURT
First on our Frankfurt Design Guide: Situated on the banks of the Main river and with a unique view of the city skyline. The Gerbermühleis a part of the city’s heritage, now fully refurbished and creatively designed. Travellers overnight remarkably comfortably in this Member of Design HotelsTM. Sun-lovers can relax in the popular Gerbermühle Beer Garden. Connoisseurs discover in the restaurant the Winter Garden and an adjacent Terrace that is an unparalled spot for unforgettable events and festivities. And on the first floor, ultra-modern event rooms for productive meetings and large-scale celebrations.
A place where fantasy soars and creativity is perpetually stimulated. The epiphany of burlesque elegance amidst the pulsating life of Frankfurt metropolis. Whether it’s the 116 rooms and suites, the swanky Restaurant, the award-winning Bar or the innovative Spa area – it’s always alluring to frolic from dusk ‘til dawn in Roomers. Indulge yourself in lascivious luxury with extravagant charm.
Next on our Frankfurt Design Guide: Located in Frankfurt Sachsenhausen, the restaurant Emma Metzler is right next to the Museum of applied Arts, in the beautiful Metzler park. We serve lunch until 14:00, coffee, cakes and selecet teas in the afternoon and from 18:00 on it is dinner time. We cooperate closely with our suppliers and use organic local products. The young team with international background turns the seasonal ingredients into refined bistro food, to which we serve you delicious wines from organic vineyards.
Only two vegetarian restaurants in Germany have a coveted 2018 Michelin Star, and Seven Swans is one of them. Don’t rush down the Mainkai or you’ll miss the narrow building—Frankfurt’s narrowest, in fact—that houses it. Considered among the best restaurants in the world, Seven Swans offers a seasonal menu (choose from five or six fixed courses) using regional ingredients like fennel, leeks, pumpkin, apple and asparagus; take a look at the restaurant’s well-curated Instagram page to see the extraordinary attention to detail on every plate. Reservations here are a must, and the intimate candlelight dining, complete with a view of the Main River, is optimal for two people.
WHERE TO SHOP IN FRANKFURT
At The Listener, we believe that quality is not merely an accidental feature of a good product – it is its intrinsic value. Instead of randomly following any short-lived fad, we try to offer a selection of products that last beyond the clothes hanger. As Listeners, we want to hear past the barking and howling of your next best fashion trend, singling out only those brands that meet our standards. Although quality is closely connected to authenticity, we are not blindly following traditions. We are living the Zeitgeist. We’re Listeners, and we listen closely. We aim at uniting the old and the new in harmony. After all, today’s innovation could be tomorrow’s classic. Creating this harmony is not always easy. That’s why it’s important to us to listen closely to what’s coming – without responding to every hype – and to what’s staying – without being stuck in the past.
Founded in 2010 by Susanne Theissen, 2nd Home occupies 80 square metres and is furnished like a real apartment. Everything there is available to buy, from the art on the walls to the rugs on the floor. ‘The shop is in a local neighbourhood,’ explains Maike Hertel, who has managed 2nd Home since 2012. ‘No offices, no big streets – it’s kind of hidden. But after six years it is becoming more and more known.’
WHAT TO SEE IN FRANKFURT
The multi-brand MyZeilCenter at the heart of Frankfurt am Main is one of Germany’s largest shopping and leisure complexes. Shopping, indulging, chilling, relaxing – all this over eight floors in the midst of truly extraordinary architecture. The 42-metre Expressway, Europe’s longest unsupported indoor escalator, leads you straight into the action.
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