Introducing Gay Frankfurt
Gateway and Cosmopolitan Frankfurt
Germany’s capital of finance and big business, Frankfurt, is a metropolis at the heart of Europe characterized by multicultural, tolerant inhabitants and affectionately called “Mainhattan”.Nearly 50,000 gays and lesbians live in the city and many more in the rural Rhine-Main area.
Frankfurt’s small but cozy scene caters well to its local clientele. Venues can sometimes seem like a mini-United Nations as gay and lesbian expat employees from the city’s large businesses head out for the night. Due to the influx of international businesses and visitors the volume of English spoken in the city also makes holding a conversation much easier than in other towns and regions. Frankfurt’s community is a good start to Germany’s gay and lesbian scene – small but very tolerant and cosmopolitan.
By day, Frankfurt is an exciting mix of fine dining, stunning galleries and some of the best shopping in the country. A stroll down the Zeil is a great way to get a handle on the city’s layout. One recommended sightseeing option is a trip up Main Tower where you get the best panoramas of the town from 650 feet above the city. Goethe House, birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, provides a fascinating insight into upper-middle class life in the mid-18th century. Of all Frankfurt’s buildings, St. Paul’s Church has perhaps played the greatest historical role: this is where Germany’s first freely elected parliament met in 1848. Römerberg Square and the old town hall, known as the “Römer”, are at the very heart of the old quarter. To find out more about Frankfurt’s attractions check the links below and click here for further information.