German Culture: Facts, Customs and Traditions – SA Consultants



there are some cities which refuse to lay down they possess a certain spirit which can push through the rubble of history's most turbulent times to grow flourish and flower the German city of Frankfurt is one such city for centuries Frankfurt has been one of Europe's most important and enduring trading capitals who spied for history of fires plague occupation and or it continues to rise Frankfurt today is home to the European Central Bank the German Stock Exchange and an airport which handles almost 60 million travelers a year yet surprisingly it's relaxed too and the place where tradition and beauty are lovingly cultivated and enjoyed this balance of dynamism and tradition is best exemplified in the city's architecture Frankfort is often called Manhattan due to its position on the mine River and the skyline that often feels more American than European yet the city which was once home to one of the most glorious medieval centres in Europe still nurses its proud heritage through rebuilding and restoration projects despite his stature as a financial giant Frankfurt remains surprisingly compact most of its attractions are clustered close to the city centre making the city perfect for exploring on foot or by bicycle cross the eyes honor speak the city's beloved pedestrian bridge into Frankfurt's ancient heart the homer back since the ninth century this medieval Square has witnessed the very best and worst of times from fairs tournaments and coronations to executions and fire storms after being devastated by a light bombs in world war ii many of the squares and most important buildings have been lovingly restored overlooking the squares the homer which served as frankfurt city hall for over 600 years just across the square rise some of frankfurt iconic half-timbered houses as well as the spire of old st. nicholas church which miraculously survived the almost total destruction of the old town from the Houma plants it's time to head deeper into the old city whichever direction you take Frankfurt's historical treasures await just a three minute walk to the east visit the city's Cathedral the kaiser dome in all its red sandstone and golden glory just to the west of over plans is the cradle of German democracy the Powell's kill here with the country's first elected parliament met in 1848 wilds as two blocks further is another of the country's most important birth places the Goethe house it was here in 1749 just as the clock stock made a at one of Germany's greatest writers and poets Johann Wolfgang von Goethe came into the world from the Goethe family home head north to the helped father turn left to admire the symphonic curves of Frankfurt's historic Opera House or turn right and head into the future along the tile Germany's equivalent to Fifth Avenue just a few blocks away explore the sometimes perplexing world of Modern Art at the mmk a triangular-shaped gallery that Frankfurt has referred to as the piece of cake while bound by the river at the Historical Museum the story of Frankfurt unfolds in all his triumphant and trying chapters when it comes to Germany's great museum cities Frankfurt is one of the Great's we crossed the river to its southern embankment the museum's oofah in the 18th century the city's elite built elegant villas across from the old town today many of these villas house specialists museums such as the German film museum here you can follow the history of film from the earliest optical entertainments to all the elements that go into crafting the blockbusters of today just next door at the German architecture museum spent an hour or two exploring the thousands of plans and hundreds of scale models would have helped shape the world's skylines [Applause] lovers of fine art are also catered for at the straddle Museum a world-renowned gallery which houses treasures from many of Europe's classical and modern masters frankfurters have turned relaxation into an art form to whether it's just soaking up the sunshine on the banks of mine or sharing a few bambbles of apple wine with friends just behind the museum embankment lose yourself in old saxon housing may you'll find narrow lanes lined with traditional houses and some of the city's coziest bars and apple y pass once you've replenished your energy up on a tram to the city's northwest and spent a few hours walking with all the creatures great and small at the na2o museums and convert most popular of all other remarkable remains of fifteen million year old dinosaurs many of which were unearthed just 22 miles away at the famous Messel fossil a bit insist to the north of the Natural History Museum and whined amid the forests floral displays and lakes of the Frankfurt Botanical Gardens then enter the extraordinary world of tropical and sub-tropical plant life at the pullman garden seventy years ago as the city smelled it from war few could have imagined that these green houses would ever again see such beauty that this city would ever again experience such peace and prosperity but prosper it has and now this prosperity is a bounty that the entire world can share you

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  1. Nice – a random tourism video about Frankfurt – just with a click bait title which is not the content of the video at all.

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