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The warmest season of the year is coming to an end, but in Frankfurt even the early autumn brings with it many warm days and beautiful sunsets. The city’s scenic skyline and the spectacular setting sun make an excellent team, Frankfurt being known by many as a place of particularly beautiful sundowns. We are in fact oftentimes asked from where this natural spectacle is best viewed. In reply, we are today presenting to you some of our favourite places from where to watch the sun meet the horizon:
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The Maincafé
As the last rays of sun sparkle on the water, the sun slowly disappears behind the skyline: the Maincafé on the southern riverside is a great place from where to watch this daily miracle of Mother Nature. The café is open Mondays to Fridays from 12:00 pm until sunset during spells of fine weather. On Saturdays and Sundays, it opens as early as 10:00 am.
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The Main Cocktailbar
A bit of spontaneity is needed to enjoy the views from the Main-Cocktailbar. That’s because the decision to open the mobile bar on the Sachsenhausen side of the River Main is taken only at approximately three o’clock of every afternoon. A visit of the bar during times of fair weather is thereby a very worthwhile undertaking, with guests lounging in deck chairs along the riverside while taking in the stunning sunset with a cool beverage in hand.
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Restaurant “Oosten”
Restaurant “Oosten” is not only a great place to wine and dine, it is also a great place to enjoy the setting sun. The restaurant is situated right alongside the European Central Bank in the eastern part of Frankfurt, from where it offers guests a spectacular play of eventide colours. Aside from the skyline, which sparkles in every conceivable shade of orange and red, there’s also the evening sun mirrored fantastically on the glass façades of the ECB to marvel at.
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The Bridges of the River Main
When the setting sun begins to bathe the River Main in colours of red and orange, it’s time to head to one of the many bridges spanning Frankfurt’s majestic waterway. The eastern bridges in particular – Eiserner Steg, Alte Brücke, Flößerbrücke and Deutschherrnbrücke – provide breathtaking views of the river with the skyline in the background.
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Upon the Main
How about heading off on a cruise on the River Main as the sun sets behind the skyline? It’s a great way to see the city illuminated by a glow of red and orange from very unusual perspectives.
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The Gerbermühle
This traditional restaurant, a one-time tanning mill, has been a popular local eatery for centuries. In fact, even J.W. Goethe, Germany’s most famous poet, used to dine here. We’re not sure whether he was ever here at sunset. Either way, the outdoor dining area is the perfect place to enjoy a cosy evening with typical green sauce or Frankfurter sausages and memorable views of the river and the skyline.
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The MAIN TOWER in downtown Frankfurt offers some of the most spectacular views of the city and its environs. A visit of the high-rise’s rooftop observation platform is particularly worthwhile at sunset, offering spectacular vistas of Frankfurt and its surrounds bathed in orange, red and gold from some 200 metres above the city streets. Summertime opening hours are valid until 26 October: Sundays to Thursdays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.
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At the Main Train Station
Who would have thought that a railway station would serve as the scene of a beautiful sunset? The hustle and bustle of Frankfurt’s main train station is briefly forgotten when one takes in the view of the last rays of a setting sun beaming through the steel and glass roof of the station building.
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Restaurant “Franziska”
Restaurant “Franziska” at Henninger Turm – the old tower of Frankfurt’s famous brewery – is always worth a visit, even more so at the end of the day, when the views of Frankfurt are particularly picturesque. Take in the breathtaking scene of the sun setting behind the skyline while enjoying regional cuisine and other German favourites amidst a unique sky-high atmosphere.
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On the Streets of the Big City
Those who can’t make it to the riverside or one of the many other urban vantage points to witness the day’s last rays of sunshine still have the option of seeing the sunset from the roadside of the metropolis. Before finally disappearing behind the horizon, the sun first bathes the streets and façades of the city in myriad shades of red and orange.
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Managing Director: Thomas Feda, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann
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