Boyd Farrow

Frankfurt is far more than Germany’s financial capital. With its modern glass and steel skyline reflecting village-like squares and timber-framed buildings, and the banks of the Main River lined with museums, galleries and concert halls, the city has plenty to offer visitors. From bratwurst and beer joints to Michelin-starred dining rooms, there is no shortage of good restaurants—and plenty of shops and parks. Frankfurt is also the perfect base to explore the nearby Rheingau wine country and the 14th-century town Heidelberg with its famous castle, a mash-up of Gothic and Renaissance styles.