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.
The year 1984 saw the opening of Colosseum Fitness and it has been an upward climb ever since. Spread over 14,000 square feet, this fitness center is complete with technologically advanced exercising equipment, cardio-equipment, yoga, pilates and body-styling sessions. You will also find a solarium wherein the emission of controlled UV rays has a positive effect on the body along with a sweat sauna which stimulates body circulation. A great place to begin your fitness journey, Colosseum Fitness is your one-stop exercising haven.
The spectacular coral sandstone facade of St.Paul's Church is a landmark and also a unique anomaly in Frankfurt. Paulskirche (St. Paul's Church) became famous not as a church, but as a meeting place. Built to replace the Barfüßerkirche (Church of the Barefooted), it was opened in 1833. The first freely-elected German parliament sat here in 1848; it met 99 times and passed 59 articles which are still part of the German constitution today. Destroyed in an air-raid in 1944, the church was rebuilt immediately after World War II as a memorial to the aftermath of war. The simple hall is now a venue for important events such as the annual German Peace Prize ceremony and the City of Frankfurt's Goethe Prize awards.
City Fitness is a popular gym in the Bockenheim neighborhood, which not only offers you a chance to work out on their high-end, well-maintained equipments but also offers customized professional guidance. A free weight area, an indoor swimming pool, a steam room and sauna are the other facilities on the premises of City Fitness. The sleek and spacious gym, provides a great concentrated atmosphere to work-out in. Still unsure? You can arrange your own trial run for a week at City Fitness and then decide.
Freibad Schwimmbad Maaraue is the largest outdoor swimming pool in the state where swimmers can take a splash or indulge in water sports along with facilities available for tennis and beach volleyball. It also has a wading pool, a children's pool and a pool with a small slide and is surrounded by lush greenery. A perfect haven for swimmers.