About Frankfurt: Frankfurt am Main is the fifth-largest city in Germany. Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as "Mainhattan", a portmanteau of the local Main River and Manhattan. The banks of the Main River are, on one side, surrounded by a forest of skyscrapers and, on the other side, surrounded by the historical old town. There is a stark contrast between the two, yet also a sense of perfect harmony. Altstadt, the historical old town was more or less completely destroyed in World War II. However, it was rebuilt afterwards and has since been restored to it's former beauty. You can go to the Former Residence of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to explore the author's life. From the banks of the Main River, to the Eiserner Steg (the steel footbridge that crosses the Main), to the Museumsufer (the museum district), you will be able to feel and appreciate a rich cultural atmosphere. Frankfurt is Germany’s—and all of Europe's—most important financial center. The big blue Euro symbol at the entrance of the Eurotower and the bronze bull and bear figures at the door of the stock exchange are frequently seen in media reports on financial developments.