Places in Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Unashamedly high-rise, Frankfurt-on-the-Main (pronounced ‘mine’) is unlike any other German city. Bristling with jagged skyscrapers, ‘Mainhattan’ – the focal point of a conurbation with some 5 million inhabitants – is a true capital of finance and business, home base for one of the world’s largest stock exchanges as well as the European Central Bank.
There are few city silhouettes more striking than Dresden’s. The classic view from the Elbe’s northern bank takes in spires, towers and domes belonging to palaces, churches and stately buildings. Numerous artists, most notably the Italian Canaletto, have set up their easels to capture this breathtaking panorama.
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