This place of worship is the oldest church in Frankfurt am Main. First erected in the 7th Century, a triple-nave basilica with a T-shaped ground plan and sandstone columns was added in the 9th Century. During the 15th Century, the building (then used as a parish church) slowly began to take the shape we know today, with its Gothic chancel, three chapels with fan vaults and a main portal. The column arcades from the original nave remain intact.
Rising majestically near Main River, the Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew is one of the most historically rich monuments in the city. Its russet Gothic style facade has become a part of Frankfurt's spectacular skyline. With its origins dating back to 7th Century BCE, the church is steeped in royal chapters of Roman history. The cathedral is renowned for being a coronation church for Roman emperors from the years 1562 to 1792. Withstanding ravages of Second World War, the church was rebuilt in 1970s. Housing several relics and prized possessions, the sculpture by Hans Backoffen depicting a scene of Christ's crucifixion is a masterpiece belonging to early Renaissance. While its status as an imperial church declined after Roman Empire's fall, it became a beacon of national integrity after 19th Century.
Acquiring its name from the renowned Main River, Main Tower is a stunning 56 story architectural structure that also happens to be one of the most important buildings around the Innenstadt neighborhood. Through its spectacular blue glass facade, the tower reflects the bustling streets and city life of Frankfurt. The two attached towers are considered to be the fourth tallest structure in Germany. They comprise the German offices of the famous Standard & Poor's, Merrill Lynch, the Hessischer Rundfunk television studio and many others. The Main Tower Restaurant & Bar on the 53rd floor serves eclectic Euro-Asian cuisine that is loved by patrons.
The English Theatre Frankfurt was founded in 1979 and has moved around to few locations before settling in its present location. The charismatic theater is home to Broadway and West End shows, musicals and comedies. As there aren't many English language theaters in the region, the theater is popular with school classes who come to improve their English. Visitors can relax in the bistro before or after performances.
The Städel Museum holds a number of art exhibitions every week. You can find exquisite art exhibitions featuring old masters like Caravaggio, Michelangelo as well as contemporary regional artists. The permanent collection includes works by the likes of Renoir, Botticelli, Rembrandt, extending from the medieval age to the contemporary era. Admire the numerous sculptures, art installations and photography collections on display as you explore themes like nature, history, religion, violence and love. The museum also houses a bookshop, a café and a library. Various seminars, events and workshops are organized throughout the year. Guided tours are available.