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Teddy-Paradies offers an amazing selection of over 2500 different teddy bears. Whether made from wool, plastic or mohair, owner Volker Bredhauer has amassed a collection of all sorts of bears in different shapes, sizes and colors. The Big Ted (who sits outside the shop) is a sort of tourist attraction and has been photographed innumerable times!
The Nürnberg Hof, which was built in around 1410, offered visiting merchants a place to store and sell their wares. From the 16th Century onwards it was used as an inn, where the emperor Frederick III and his son Maximilian I were reputed to have stayed. In 1905, however, the building fell victim to reconstruction work which was being carried out at the time. Only the south corridor remains in its original state. The vaults containing old coats of arms are worth seeing. A Gothic door with ornamental ironwork can still be found in the west wing.
Rententurm, a tower on Frankfurt's most important shipping trade square, which was built between 1455 and 1456, has earned the recognition of officials and the harbor. It belonged to the late Gothic town defense system. The square, four-story building came equipped with a pointed roof and an oriole tower. In the 19th Century, the tower lost around 4 meters (13.12 feet) in height due to the expansion of the river Main. On the Main side of the river you can see the remains of a two-headed imperial eagle, and further down still, water depth marks. The Expressionist poet and dramatist Fritz von Unruh lived here before the First World War.
Opened in the December of 1977 by Friedrich Müller, Japan Art is the sole gallery in Frankfurt dedicated to Japanese folk art and craft. The gallery is nestled in the historic center under the shadow of the Museum of Modern Art. Collection encompasses works of art by obscure as well as renowned Japanese artists with focus on contemporary and folk art. Certain works are also put up for sale. Check out the website for more information.
Watch your little ones' imagination come to life with the world-famous building-block toys from LEGO. Whether it's a dream castle, a skyscraper or even a sports car, the LEGO Store located along the famous shopping strip, the Zeil, has everything to get the kids in construction mode. Apart from the wildly popular plastic bricks that have made the brand so famous, this store also offers adorable mini figures in varying themes, superhero games, cars and more. Regular fun activities in-store promise an exciting time on every visit.
The Kindermuseum (Children's Museum): a part of the Historisches Museum (Museum of Local History) aims to bring children closer to the past. Throughout the year, it offers events especially for children, including creative workshops on paper making, prints and radio; projects, activity days: like painting parties, computer parties and so on; Special exhibitions are organized to enhance the child's lateral thinking abilities. Model making, music and role-playing all help to make history much more fun than most kids would have ever thought! Special activities are organized during the school holidays. Check website for further details.
Whether you are a child or adult, Bären-Treff never fails to attract candy lovers. The shop confuses you by offering over a 100 shapes, sizes, flavors and colors of gummy bears to choose from. In addition, feast on the jellies, jelly beans, fruitsnacks, and specially prepared gummy bears for the diabetics. And the variety is endless. Check out the website for more information.
The Medieval city walls from the 12th Century comprise a deep moat, high outer walls and gates. The 6-8 meters (19.6- 26.2 feet) high city wall was further strengthened by archers' bow windows at the top. After the expansion of the town in the 14th Century, the Jewish population settled in the eastern part of Frankfurt, behind the walls. Today, the remains of the defenses can be viewed near the Zeil, where Töngesgasse and Fahrgasse meet. The route of the wall can still be observed in Frankfurt's road system today.
Baby Walz has everything to fit mothers and mothers-to-be's needs. Besides a great selection of clothing for pregnant women, they also have everything to prepare for the upcoming baby like cribs, outfits or toys. You can now arrange your new baby's room! For your kids, buy clothes from famous brands like Sanetta, Schießer, Hummelsheim, Kanz and MiniMexx. Also, they offer special services: a playground for children waiting for their mom, changing tables and a quiet corner for sleeping babies. If you can't make it to the store, order on line or check their website for other locations.
If complete relaxation and a luxurious vacation is on your mind, then all you have to do is book a room at the The Westin Grand Frankfurt. Lavishness spread across its guest rooms and suites, it is designed to give the inhabitants ultimate comfort. Each room with its colorful walls and classy décor exudes warmth. Start your day on a good note with breakfast at one of their in-house restaurants. After a shopping spree at the most popular shopping street, Zeil, soothe your aching muscles at their Emotion spa or simply sip a drink at the bar. The conference and meeting rooms are armed with modern and latest equipments. Be it a business trip or a family holiday, the friendly and the warm services make it memorable.
It was in Frankfurt that renowned playwright Friedrich Schiller's play 'Kabale und Liebe' was first performed. This monument to Schiller was produced by sculptor Johannes Dielmann in 1864. It stands in the city center, just in front of the Deutsche Bank's twin towers - a place where culture and commerce merge.