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There’s millions of reasons why you should visit Frankfurt during Light and Building if you’re a interior design lover. Beside the obvious ones, BRABBU is presenting you with a million more! Follow us on a Frankfurt City Guide that promises to have you packing your bags by the end of this read!
WHERE TO GO
Palmengarten: One of Europe’s largest and most attractive botanical collections, these abundant gardens are very popular with residents for picnics and strolls. Enjoy a well-spent afternoon surrounded by nature.
Frankfurt Boat Tours: Frankfurt has lots of offer with sightseeing cruises of the Main River and, from the helms of these boats, views of the city are breathtaking. Enjoy a stroll by the river and hop on a boat for a even greater view.
Historisches Museum: Frankfurt’s museum, next to the historic townhouses in the heart of the city, gives an overview of the city’s history and its people through household items, toys, textiles, furniture and paintings – and has a giant interactive snow dome. If you’re into museums, Frankfurt has a wide range to offer, from Schirn (modern and contemporary exhibitions) to Liebighaus (sculpture), passing by MAK (design), you can enjoy it all!
Römer: The historic “City Hall” is actually a configuration of eight homes and was chosen as the seat of government in 1405. In the Imperial Hall, 52 portraits of the Holy Roman Emperors from Charlemagne to Francis II are exposed.
Alte Oper: Built in the 80’s, it has magnificent exterior details which make the building fun to see even from the outside. Inside, the main hall seats 2500, and several more intimate spaces accommodate anywhere from 10-700 people.
WHERE TO EAT
Main Tower: One of the many skyscrapers that dot the city skyline, it is the perfect spot to see sweeping views of the city below. Views from the observation platform of this 54-story tower are breathtaking and exciting. You can enjoy a meal and an excellent view, what a combination!
Gerbermühle: The building with historical significance is a restaurant located in an antique, stylish house directly on the banks of Main. In the summer, you can sit outside in the beer garden and enjoy the view of the river and the city skyline.
Alex Frankfurt Skyline Plaza: If you are not a fan of traditional German dishes, this rooftop restaurant directly next to the Messeturm skyscraper offers stunning views of the city’s modern Financial District, especially in the night.
Café Laumer: With especial appealing for university students since the 20’s, this in-house patisserie bakes fine cakes and pies, also serving breakfast and lunch.
WHERE TO DRINK
The Parlour: A small bar hidden on the ground floor of an inconspicuous residential building – there is no sign, lights or name on the doorbell but, once you find it and the owner himself lets you in, you won’t be disappointed. The Parlour serves the best drinks in town and offers an extraordinary ambiance in a cozy, yet exclusive lounge.
Blaues Wasser: Once a brodel, today a trendy beach bar! It’s a great spot to enjoy a drink in the garden with a river view. Moreover, Blaues Wasser keeps expanding and the owners want to turn it into a cultural center with live events.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Nizza: Right next to the river, this hotel has a somewhat minimalist and eccentric style, with some great antique furniture details, a pool and a roof garden to relax. It may not be in the quietest part of town, but is in walking distance of the train station and the important museums.
The Pure: A minimalist design hotel not far from the Bahnhofsviertel, the train station quarter with the chic bars and nightclubs.
Light and Building 2018 is waiting for you! Get to packing and plan a few days to visit Frankfurt and the trade show, Light and Building. From 18 to 23 March more than 2,600 exhibitors will be presenting their innovative lighting products and enchanting you. Don’t miss your flight!
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