Frankfurt am Main is not only the capital of Germany’s Rhine-Main region, it is also the financial capital of the country. The city’s gleaming high-rise skyline towers majestically over the city from the downtown area, which houses the headquarters to the world’s largest and most important financial institutions including the European Central Bank. The city is also home to Germany’s largest international airport, which makes Frankfurt an important hub for international travel as well as global finance — a truly cosmopolitan metropolis, that is still very manageable in size.
The area known to be most popular amongst Frankfurt’s gay community is the downtown domain between Konstablerwache, Bleichstraße and Eschenheimer Turm. Plus, the Main metropolis offers members of both local and out-of-town gay communities a highly diverse program of events as well as a wide variety of clubs, bars, saunas, cafés and trendy meeting places and hot spots that are open all year round.
Featuring popular bars and clubs such as Zum Schweijk, Lucky´s LM 27, “Friends”, “Bar Central” and CK Dance studio, it’s also where you’ll find the gay and lesbian book shop, Oscar Wilde, the LIBS Lesbian Information Centre and Germany’s only exclusive female sex shop, InsideHer. This district is definitely the place to be!
Every July, downtown’s Konstablerwache plays host to CSD Frankfurt (Christopher Street Day). This three-day gay-pride festival, which consists of a massive parade, a street festival and a colorful live-music program, is without a doubt one of Germany’s biggest and best gay parties, attracting over 200,000 visitors, all of whom take to the city streets to promote their cause.
In 1994, a memorial commemorating the persecution and murder of homosexuals during the reign of the National Socialists was erected in Frankfurt am Main, the first of its kind in Germany. It can be found at Klaus-Mann-Platz, near the intersection of Schäfergasse and Alte Gasse. The sculpture of an angel represents the centerpiece of the memorial and it remains an important place of remembrance and quiet contemplation in the heart of the city.
Hotels in Frankfurt
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