City Slicker: Frankfurt – There’s life outside trading hours in Germany’s financial centre. Mark Rowe offers top ideas for new and returning visitors.
As the financial centre of Germany and continental Europe, Frankfurt suffers from an image problem. Surely a visit to this city of Mammon will do little more than confirm all those dreary stereotypes about hard-working, financially prudent Germans, manacled to workstations late into the night. But while Frankfurt is home to the European Central Bank – currently acting as a life-support system for many of Europe’s ailing economies – this is a city that manages to be both dynamic and homely.
This article was published in The Independent on 27 November 2011. Read it here.