Frankfurt for a trade fair
Messe Frankfurt is one of the largest trade fair and exhibition grounds in the world. The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's largest trade fair for books, with a tradition dating back to 1485. The Frankfurt Motor Show is one of the world's largest motor shows. Held every two years, it attracts almost a million visitors.
Frankfurt for shopping
The pedestrianised Zeil is the busiest shopping destination in the city. The most famous department store on the street is the Zeilgalerie, but the MyZeil shopping mall is not to be missed either. On Goethestrasse you will find the boutiques of famous fashion designers. If antiques are your thing, make sure you visit the Saturday flea market by the river.
Frankfurt for museums
Most of Frankfurt's museums are located in the Museumsufer district. They include the Architecture Museum, the German Film Museum, the Museum of Communications, the Jewish Museum and various art galleries. The Museum of Modern Art contains works by world-famous modern artists, while the Städel Museum's collection includes masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne and Matisse. Also worth a visit is the Goethe House, where Germany's most famous writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born.