Frankfurt unveils new Old Town “Dom Römer Quarter’

Frankfurt adds new architectural highlight to city’s touristic portfolio ahead of busy summer season

Shopping, Cruises and Memorable Gastronomic Experiences Await Tourists


Dubai, 12 June 2018  

The German city of Frankfurt is all set for a vibrant season attracting GCC holiday-makers during the summer and the upcoming Eid Holidays, offering a greater variety of touristic attractions with the official opening of a brand new historical site in its city centre.

Frankfurt proudly announced the completion of its major architectural development close to the famous Römer square after years of reconstruction, reclaiming an important part of its urban history, which had been destroyed by air raid during World War II.

Spread out over 7,000 square metres, the “new old town” features some 15 historical townhouses that have been rebuilt in its typical style, while 20 new buildings have been erected in the DomRömer Quarter. The new district promises to be a lively meeting place, with an interesting mix of shops, restaurants, museums and residential flats.

In former times, Frankfurt was known for its beautiful medieval timber-framed old town, and widely regarded as one of Germany’s largest and most celebrated city centres. With its reconstruction finally completed, preparations are underway for its official inauguration in a major festive ceremony to be held next September, promising a booming season for tourism.

Frankfurt is famous as a centre for business and finance, its skyscrapers housing more than 300 of the largest international banks and financial corporations, insurance and business services corporations.

That said, Frankfurt also ranks as the second most frequented German destination by GCC tourists after Munich and counted 211,720 overnight stays from Gulf nationals in 2017. The city’s 700,000 inhabitants navigate the city with great ease, thanks to well-planned and executed infrastructure, which is considered one of the best in Germany.

A Flavour for Every Taste

Frankfurt’s cosmopolitan atmosphere offers a wide range of touristic attractions rarely to be found together in any other German city. The city centre bustles with premium hotels, renowned restaurants and great shopping facilities such as the Goethestrasse, where most luxury brands can be found. Tourists find several points of attractions along the river Main, suitable for individual holiday-makers and families. In addition to a vast range of cafes and trendy pop up beach clubs to enjoy lounging at, cruise trips along the river depart from nearby “Eiserner Steg Bridge” and offer a different experience of the city in a charming and romantic setting.  

Luxury Seekers

Travellers seeking a luxurious and exceptional experience can enjoy custom-tailored VIP services from the moment they land at Frankfurt airport. The VIP-Services offered by Frankfurt Airport range from receiving personalized reception services, to the use of exclusive limousines and the choice to unwind in one of six sumptuous VIP lounges, and many other customisable details that can be booked in advance.

A Promising Season

With its many attractions, Frankfurt joins the diverse mix of German destinations that are set to welcome GCC travellers in the upcoming summer season. Recent statistics have shown that the Gulf region ranks as the third largest non-European source market, after China and the USA and is one of the top 20 source markets for German tourism.

For the eight consecutive year, the number of international visitors to Germany in 2017 reached record levels, showing a 3.6 % increase overall to 2016. According to the Federal Statistical Office, there were 83.9 million international overnight stays recorded in accommodation establishments with at least ten beds.

About GNTB

The headquarters of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) are in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It works on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) to represent Germany as a tourist destination and is funded by the Ministry in accordance with a decision taken by the German Bundestag. The GNTB develops and communicates strategies and products to promote Germany’s positive image abroad as a tourist destination and to encourage tourists to visit the country. The GNTB is currently represented in 32 countries.

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