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Frankfurt is a diverse trade city in Germany. Nicknamed “Mainhattan”, Frankfurt is Germany’s business center and one of the most important financial hubs in Europe. No wonder the city’s skyline is studded with skyscrapers. Did you know that 14 of Germany’s 15 skyscrapers are in Frankfurt?
Often called the gateway city, Frankfurt is also a major transportation hub. It has one of the largest airports in Europe, and it’s an intersection for many trains and railways.
With a rental car, you can navigate Frankfurt’s city center with ease or venture out to the countryside to explore Germany’s smaller towns and surrounding cities. Also, visit Mainz as it has many ancient forts, castles, and cathedrals, or spend the day exploring the romantic Rhine Valley. The latter is a UNESCO World Heritage region, which has ancient castles, wineries, and sweeping valleys.
Travel back in time and visit Old Town to experience Frankfurt’s rich history. Visit Romerberg, one of the most historic public squares in the city. This is a fantastic place to people-watch! At the square, check out the historic landmarks like the Fountain of Justice and Ostzeile, a row of six half-timbered houses built in the medieval times.
For views of the city skyline, stand on one of the Main River bridges. For a different perspective, visit the Main Tower’s observatory on the 54th floor. When you’re in the city, don’t forget to visit the Senckenberg Natural History Museum, which has Europe’s largest dinosaur exhibition, or the Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art.
Experience an oasis within Frankfurt’s city center at the Palm Garden. This garden features a rockery with an impressive waterfall, tropical underwater plants and lots more. The garden also has a playground, mini golf, and a pond for row boats.
Since Frankfurt is conveniently located near small medieval towns in the countryside, renting a car is optimal. Hop in your rental car and drive to the medieval city of Heidelberg. Only an hour away, Heidelberg has many picturesque bridges, small shops, and galleries. Admission to the 16th century Heidelberg Castle is free and you can also visit the ancient Church of the Holy Ghost. You can also venture outside of the city for day trips to spa towns, thermal springs, fortresses and lots more.
With a rental car, explore Frankfurt’s city center or the surrounding small towns tucked in the countryside. With our low rates and wide selection of car classes at Orbitz, you’ll find a compact car or SUV that will take you where your heart desires and at your own leisure.