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By admin | October 4 2007
We asked Frankfurt’s top concierges to share their personal recommendations for the perfect day
ASSISTANT HEAD CONCIERGE, VILLA KENNEDY
+49 6971 712 1300
Kick off your day with a dip in Villa Kennedy’s 50-foot pool, a good workout in the gym and a well-earned full breakfast in Restaurant Gusto’s sun-filled garden.
Start to explore the city with a short walk along the Main River to the Museum Embankment. Stop by at the Städel Museum and experience the marvelous selection of art on display there. Should there be a special exhibition then have your concierge organize VIP tickets.
Your first impression of Frankfurt’s culture scene starts with a visit to Old Sachsenhausen, a historic part of the city famous for its architecture that dates back to the 12th century and its bustling “Ebbelwoi Pubs”.
Not being far from the city center we suggest a little walk over the bridge which brings you to Römer Square with its old houses, Town Hall and Paulskirche (Paul’s Church). Here you will find several restaurants, but we recommend Zum Storch am Dom, a casual place with an excellent German kitchen and great service.
A visit to the Main Tower’s panoramic terrace will give you a brilliant view over Frankfurt. Being just a few steps away from Goethestrasse (Goethe Street), one of the best shopping areas in the city with numerous high-end boutiques and big labels, a visit to Main Tower is a must.
After returning to your hotel for a rest and perhaps a cocktail at the bar, have a limousine take you to Zenzakan restaurant, where you will experience excellent food in a very special atmosphere.
Up for a little boogie in style? Then don’t miss out on King Kamehameha Club with its stunning architecture and ambiance; a perfect way to end a beautiful day.
Taunusanlage 15, 60325
Cuisine: Contemporary colonial
Taunusanlage 15, 60325
Liebigstrasse 15, 60323
Frankfurt is a vibrant metropolis and the possibilities for shopping are endless. All the important international labels have their outlets in Frankfurt, from luxury articles such as perfumes and jewelry to fashion by some of the world’s top designers. In addition you can find handicrafts and pieces of art as well as original pieces from young designers – a huge variety of unique and fun items are also available from a range of small shops that have opened in Frankfurt over the last few years.
Goethestrasse is the Bond Street or Fifth Avenue of Frankfurt. One of Germany’s most prestigious shopping areas, the street is full to the brim with the most renowned labels and designer stores.
On eight floors, with spectacular light-flooded architecture, MyZeil combines familiar international labels and regional stores, bringing fashion, accessories, jewelry, shoes, handbags, restaurants and electronics all under one roof.
FRONT OFFICE MANAGER, VILLA ROTHSCHILD KEMPINSKI
+49 617 429 080
Explore the Limes border defense, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Europe’s answer to the Great Wall of China. Built by the Romans in AD122, today it serves as a spectacular reminder of one of the greatest empires ever to rule this land.
The Städel Museum has gained international acclaim as one of the world’s leading art museums. Its collections of paintings range from the Middle Ages to the present day and are supplemented by countless examples of graphic art and sculptures. The list of artists reads as a who’s who of the art world.
CHIEF concierge, STEIGENBERGER FRANKFURTER HOF
+49 692 1502
A perfect weekend in Frankfurt should begin with a Champagne breakfast at one of the most beautiful terraces in the city, the Ehrenhof Terrasse at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hotel.
After breakfast, take a stroll around Frankfurt’s city center taking in the great sights, such as the opera house, and sampling the cafés, restaurants and delicatessen shops in nearby Fressgass. Walk on to baroque Hauptwache in the historic Römerberg and marvel at the cathedral. Foodies should visit the Frankfurter Kleinmarkthalle, an indoor market offering the most sought after delicacies of the region – a real gourmet heaven. For the best view of the city visit the terrace of Main Tower, a viewing platform on the building’s 54th floor at an altitude of 660 feet. From here you can see all of the neighboring skyscrapers and far into the Taunus Mountains. Anyone interested in culture should visit at least one of the 30 brilliant museums that range from modern art at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst to the Schirn with its fabulous exhibitions.
In the evening see one of the shows at the award-winning Oper Frankfurt and afterwards have a drink at the nearby 22nd Lounge and Bar, which offers stunning night views over the city.
Restaurant Français (at Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof)
Cuisine: Michelin-starred French
Am Kaiserplatz, 60311
Cuisine: Michelin-starred Italian
Arnoldshainer Strasse 2, 60489
Cuisine: Fusion, Austro-German
Karl Benz Strasse 21, 60386
Holbein’s – for good international and regional cuisine.
Wagner – a typical Frankfurt Apfelwein tavern.
The Ivory Club – for contemporary colonial cuisine.
Goethestrasse offers a wide selection of shops with brands ranging from Chanel and Louis Vuitton to Tiffany and Cartier.