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Frankfurt Local History

Frankfurt was established as a trading centre in Roman times and by the 12th century its trade fares were attracting Visitor's from as far away as the Baltic and Mediterranean. Although Frankfurt bought its autonomy from Germany in 1372 for a fee of 8800 Guilden it was still occupied by invading forces on numerous occasions.

Frankfurt held an important position in the Holy Roman Empire of Germany until it ended in 1806, following that the a confederation of 35 states was formed with Frankfurt hosting its Reichstag

In 1848 Germanys first parliamentary delegation met in Frankfurt's Paulskirche, an event that prompted US President John Kennedy to describe Frankfurt as 'the cradle of democracy in Germany' over a century later. Frankfurt was virtually destroyed by Allied bombing during World War 11 and was later completely rebuilt into a modern metropolis with international appeal as the economic and transport centre of Germany.

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Frankfurt is famous for its Apfelwein (hard cider) Bottles can be obtained from any grocery store but for a more enduring souvenir go to Frankfurter Dippemarkt where you can buy Bembel pitchers and glasses that are part of the Apfelwein tradition

Frankfurt Activities

There are a number of hands-on exhibits for the children to get involved with
Frankfurts Childrens Museum -.The museum presents exhibitions on topics of local historical and cultural interest.

Frankfurt Restaurants and Bars

Traditional German sausages and beer are favourites here but local specialties include Handkase mit Musik; cheese curd with raw onions and grune Sosse; green sauce with herbs usually

Frankfurt Restaurants

Buffalo Kaiserhofstr.18 This steak house is popular with the American community. Apart from the excellent steaks you can also get good tacos and enchiladas.

Eckstein An der Staufenmauer 7. If you want to treat yourself try this very formal end expensive restaurant that serves the best of European haute cuisine.

Lalibela Klingerstr 2. For a completely different experience go to this Ethiopian restaurant where eating with your fingers is the norm. Beleagured vegetarians will find a good range of dishes to choose from here.

Tse-Yang Kaiserstr.67 Frankfurt's leading Chinese restaurant, the business lunches are particularly good and excellent value for money.

Frankfurt Bars & Clubs

Club Voltaire Kleine Hochstr. 5 A diverse clientele meet here, musicians, Greens, political activists and gays amongst them to set the world to rights and to eat the reasonably priced, good bistro type food that is served here.

Altes Cafe Schneider Kaiserstr. 12. Some of the best kaffe und kuchen is served in this popular traditional cafe.

Deelight Holzgraben 9. One of the most popular gay bars in the city.

Brotfabrik Bachmannstr. 2-4 A very innovative venue featuring live and disco music from all over the world. Salsa. African and Asian music are popular. There is also a Spanish restaurant and a cafe on site.

Cooky's Am Salzhaus 4. This is the most popular and well-known disco in Frankfurt. Popular with the young locals as it features dance and chart music.

Frankfurt children's activities

There are a number of hands-on exhibits for the children to get involved with
Frankfurts Childrens Museum -.The museum presents exhibitions on topics of local historical and cultural interest.

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