Concealed behind the gleaming glass and steel buildings of Frankfurt is a traditional and charming city. With a past that goes back centuries, this global hub of commerce, culture, and tourism has plenty to offer visitors. While reputed financial institutions occupy one half of the city, the other is dotted with quaint neighborhoods featuring outdoor cafes and cozy taverns serving apple wine and splendid local cuisine. When its window shopping or retail therapy that you seek, head to the pedestrian-only upscale area of Zeil or Goethestrasse with its designer outlets. Wander across Kleinmarkthalle as you take in the sights and smells of the city’s biggest public marketplace. The many museums of Frankfurt offer you a glimpse into the city’s history, while the lovely parks and gardens of the Frankfurter Grungurtel and scenic river walks of Mainuferpark make for a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of the city.