Frankfurt am Main – also dubbed Mainhattan, is one of the most dynamic cities in Europe and the home of many financial institutions, including the European Central Bank, with its gleaming HQ. But this is a city that punches well above its weight – its airport is one of the busiest in the world and the city’s fairs attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. It would however be unfair to brand the city as a mere business hub. Frankfurt boasts a very pretty Old Town and it has a thriving scene, thanks to the many students who live here.
Germany has some of the best legal provisions when it comes to LGBT rights, though same-sex marriage has not arrived here yet (but civil unions give equivalent rights). Though Frankfurt hasn’t got the same eclectic and alternative scene as Berlin, visitors will find a very established gay scene, with venues catering for all tastes.