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Since the past 130 years, German-made Wempe has been a big name in the jewelry and watch making business. The brand is renowned for their collection of some of the finest in the category and makes for a great gift or even a personal buy. Established by Gerhard D. Wempe, there are beautiful watches for both men and women with leather accents and metal belts. In the jewelry section, there are rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets.
Renowned cartoonists and caricature artists have showcased their creations at the Caricatura Museum. Funny pictures with funnier captions will catch your attention and you might even spontaneously break into a laughing fit looking at some of the hilarious ones. This museum is a part of the well-known museum in Frankfurt am Main called the Historisches Museum.
Located in a beautiful villa on the Museumsufer, the Weltkulturen Museum was fully renovated and reopened in 1998. The museum now houses temporary exhibitions devoted to different regions, cultures and ways of life, with the aim of promoting mutual understanding. The presentations deal with issues such as the environment, economics, politics, science, art, medicine, parenthood, law and religion. Founded in 1904, the museum houses over 60,000 artifacts from Africa, South East Asia, America, the Pacific and Europe. The gallery on Schaumainkai 37 displays works by unknown artists from Africa, Latin America and Asia.
The town library, which was destroyed during the World War II, has one remaining relic: the neo-classical Portikus ('portal') dating from 1825, located on Frankfurt's Obermainbrücke bridge. In 1987, the interior of the Portikus was turned into a forum for contemporary art, run by the well-known Städel College of Art. The pleasant and bright exhibition room with its eight glass domes makes for a wonderful backdrop for the modern artworks. Internationally recognized artists, unknown artists and students can display their works here. Check website for more details.
The Bibelhaus is a museum that explores the history and origins of the Bible, seeking to analyze and contextualize the Bible, not only in the religious aspect but also in the social and historical aspects. The Bibelhaus features four distinct spaces, to explore the different facets of this fascinating topic, and children can actually physically interact with the exhibits, distinctly helping them understand the complex topics within the book.
Frankfurt's nightscene is incomplete without the pop-up nightclubs in the happening districts. One such smaller venue in the Banhofsviertel is Orange Peel. Playing host to local bands, DJs, dance parties and open-mic jam sessions, this nightclub has quickly become the talk of the town. The crowd is eccentric, mostly young; but no one at Orange Club is too old for a groovy and fun night-out!
Located in the city center, Bethmannpark, occupying 3.1 hectares (8 acres) of land area, is a splendid treat which also features a Chinese garden. The beauty of the park is accentuated by stunning trees, a playground for children, a chess field, and ponds.
From sophisticated designs to cute crockery, NIMA is an eclectic boutique that has a wide selection of products. Florals, pastels, and intricate patterns greet you as you step into this store, with products being artfully arranged for maximum effect. The store also has a wonderful collection of children's clothing and accessories in adorable styles to outfit your little one. If you're redecorating, you may want to pop in and take a look at their home accessories too.
If you are a price conscious traveler and don't want to splurge much on shopping then Escatira in Frankfurt is for you. This place is ideal for people looking to enjoy great finds at dirt-cheap prices. Established by a mom and son duo, this store has many great brads like Zara, Armani and others, which will enthrall you. All the pieces are very carefully selected only after it is made sure that they are not damaged in any way. Well-cared for pre-owned garments at bargain prices, with the occasional designer find, this vintage shop is a hidden gem in the Northend district.
Perlenfischer is a stamp design studio and store in Frankfurt's vibrant Northend. This unique shop is ideal for stationery enthusiasts and those who love to embellish their stationery with a personalized touch. Designed in Frankfurt, these one-of-a-kind stamps come in a variety of shapes and sizes that can be mixed and matched to suit your needs. Anchors, squirrels, boats, diamonds, and other delightful motifs can be found here. Make each piece of paper your own with one of these stamps. Those with a crafty side will also love the handmade paper and other specialty items found here.
Originally part of the Holzhausen family's estate, this beautiful park was bought by the City of Frankfurt in 1910. Since then, the park has been a retreat from the chaos of city life. Adolph von Holzhausen Park is especially wonderful for children, they can enjoy themselves on the swings, sandpits and the little playhouse. At the centre of the park is the splendid Holzhausenschlösschen, built in the French Baroque style. The castle is a major attraction for visitors, and holds exhibitions and concerts as well as special events for children.