Frankfurt am Main
The most international city in Germany and a large financial centre. Home of the city’s most famous son, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, it is also the historical city of coronations and the cradle of German democracy.
Alte Oper Frankfurt
Once "Germany's most beautiful ruin". Thanks to civic protests and generous donations, the representative building from the Wilhelminian era, which had been bombed down to its foundation walls, was faithfully rebuilt to the original. On 28th August 1981, the inauguration of the Old Opera House was celebrated with Marhler’s 8th symphony.
Since then, around 300 concerts and events a year have been attracting many visitors to its halls.
The most important destination for Goethe-lovers is the Goethe Haus in Frankfurt, which is one of the oldest poets memorial in Germany. With interruptions he lived there until his 26th year of life. Here the works "Urfaust", "Götz von Berlichingen" and "Leiden des jungen Werthers" were created.
As the oldest museum foundation in Germany, the Städel museum shows a cross-section of 700 years of European art history from the 14th century to the present. Works by Dürer, Botticelli, Rembrandt and Picasso form a unique collection.
The windows of the Stephanskirche are unique in Germany. They were designed from 1978 on by Marc Chagall. He wanted them understood as a contribution to Jewish-German reconciliation. Until his death in 1985, Chagall created a total of 9 windows. After his death, the work on the remaining windows was continued by Charles Marq, who had worked with Marc Chagall as senior director of the glass studio Jacques Simon in Reims for 28 years.