Put Frankfurt at the top of your list of short break and weekend break destinations, and let the Co-operative Travel show you a city that's about far more than making money and changing planes.
Thought of by many a simply a transport hub and financial centre, clean and efficient Frankfurt nevertheless has all the trappings which make a city break so attractive.
The birthplace of the man considered by many German's the greatest ever writer, Johan von Goethe, Frankfurt is still an artistic and cultural beacon for Germans and many others. Its collection of galleries and museums is considered one of the world's finest, with contents which reflect this high standing.
Shoppers will be in their element on a Frankfurt city break, with the wallet-stretching delights of the Zeil, with its upmarket department stores and boutiques offering a marked contrast with the nearby Fressegasse, whose food stores will draw you in with their delicious smells, and where you can linger among the delicatessens, gift shops and cafes.
For a taste of the local speciality, head to a riverside café and order a Frankfurter hackensteak.
Spend your evening exploring Sachsenhausen, where the international flavour encompasses Irish bars, funky Latin clubs, discos and traditional Bier Kellers, where the Germans' love of beer can be fully appreciated.
As you'd expect of a major strategic city, hotels encompass all styles and budgets, so you can tailor your accommodation to the budget for your Frankfurt city break.
A short break in Frankfurt can be especially appealing as the festive season approaches, as the city holds a month-long Christmas fair where unique gifts of traditional local arts and crafts are on sale - and delightful local delicacies can be sampled.
Find out what makes Frankfurt tick on a short break from The Co-operative Travel, and you'll discover a city that's rightly proud of its culture and history - and of its position at the very heart of modern Europe.