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What’s new in Frankfurt's old town?

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postedJune 5, 2018
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Opened last month in Frankfurt, the new DomRömer-Quartier is a reconstruction of the German city’s historical town that was once at the center of political, social and commercial life.

The “new old town” features 15 reconstructions of original buildings and 20 new buildings including shops, museums and restaurants. Tours of the area will be offered daily, June through October, then Thursday through Saturday in November and December, in both English and German. The quarter’s opening ceremony will be September 28–30.

“This is a wonderful addition to the city of Frankfurt because it extends the already existing cultural offer in a unique way, and it lets the old heart of Frankfurt beat in a new rhythm,” says Charlotte Lockert Jakobsen, senior project manager with Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region.

Tour highlights include the Hühnermarkt (the marketplace), the Römer (the town hall square), the Emperor’s Cathedral St. Bartholomew and the Archeological Garden.

The region is full of cultural attractions, like Elvis Presley’s European home in Bad Nauheim. Visitors can see the house Presley lived in during his military service in the 1950s and the shops where he purchased his musical equipment and can attend the European Elvis Festival, which takes place every August.

The organization has also put together suggested single-day tours, and some of those are:

Historical Highlights  See Frankfurt’s medieval town square, learn the history of leather production at the German Leather Museum in Offenbach and visit the Einhardsbasilika in Seligenstadt.

A Day on the Rhine  Board a KD river boat in Wiesbaden-Biebrich for a cruise to Rüdesheim, where visitors can ride a cable car up to the Niederwald Monument.

Health and Wellness Day  Visit the Kur-Royal Day Spa in Bad Homburg’s Kurpark and visit Europe’s largest Art Nouveau spa in Bad Nauheim.

For more information, email Jakobsen or visit frankfurt-rhein-main.de/en.

Top photo: The Römer
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