• Frankfurt, Germany
    Römerberg and Old Nikolai Church


Frankfurt, while low on Old World charm, offers a good look at today's no-nonsense, modern Germany. There's so much more to this country than castles and old cobbled squares. Cosmopolitan Frankfurt is a business hub of the united Europe and home to the European Central Bank; a quarter of its 700,000 residents carry foreign passports. Though it's often avoided by tourists who consider it just a sterile business and transportation hub, Frankfurt's modern energy, fueled in part by the entrepreneurial spirit of its immigrant communities, makes it a unique and entertaining city well worth a look.