Holidaymakers planning their next trip might want to consider heading to Germany for a break in Frankfurt – a truly charming city.
While it is probably most famous for being one of Europe's largest financial centers, Frankfurt has much to offer as a tourist destination in its own right, rich as it is in history and interesting sights.
If you're a culture vulture, why not begin with a trip to the Museumsufer? Here, you will find 11 famous museums waiting for you to discover them – all lined up next to one another on both sides of the street.
Visit Hirschgraben and you will find the birthplace of the acclaimed writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, an attraction that is so popular it is visited by more than 130,000 people every year.
The Romer is another must-see sight, as this is where the councilors of the city meet and you are likely to recognize the building's three-gabled facade, which was restored in 1975 and features a balcony from which many famous people had traveled to the crowds below.
Another idea could be to make your way to the Frankfurt opera house to take in a performance. The Tiger Palace Variety Theater could be a great way to spend a few hours, particularly if you're looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary.
Here, you will be able to listen to music from Las Vegas and watch acrobats from Italy, trapeze artists from Kazakhstan, gymnasts from Switzerland and jugglers from New York.
If you've bought your children along with you for the holiday, you should make your way to the Papageno Musical Theater. You will be able to treat your little ones to productions of famous stories and fairytales, such as Jim Knopf, Tom Sawyer, The Little Magic Flute and Little Peter's Journey to the Moon.
You do not need to worry about yourself either, as adults are also catered for, with performances such as song recitals, opera plays and Die Fledermaus.
Those keen to go shopping while on holiday should certainly head to Zeil – the famous shopping mile – in the heart of the city.
Here, you will find well-known store chains and specialist shops hawking a wide variety of products. You could also go to the Zeilgalerie shopping center. There is a viewing platform on the roof of this building that gives you wonderful vistas of the whole city and across to the Taunus mountains – perfect for photos.