Location, Climate: Frankfurt is one of the largest cities in Germany that is situated in the region of Frankfurt Rhine-Main. The city is surrounded by the Taunus Mountain and Main River. The climate in Frankfurt is oceanic climate having warm summers and cold and sometimes rainy winters. The best time to visit Frankfurt is during spring and autumn when the weather is mild. Brief History : The first settlers in Frankfurt were the Romans who have shown evidence of existence dating back to the 1st century. The Germanic tribe called the city Franconofura because the Franks stayed there until 749. After that, Charles the Great took over the city and named it the Council of Frankfurt. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Frankfurt hosts many festivals yearly and one of the biggest cultural event is the Museums Riverbank Festival which is held every August at the riverbanks of Main where one can find many museums. There are also dance shows, concerts, food stalls, booths and firework displays during the festival. The best place to start sightseeing in Frankfurt is at the Romer where one can find several historic sites including the Town Hall, Old Nicholas Church and Wharfinger's Tower. Other famous historical attractions are the Frankfurt Cathedral, St. Paul's Church, Old Opera and Iron Bridge. Those who love to shop should check out the great finds at the Zeil shopping district. Transportation: The fastest way to get around Franfkurt is via tram, underground railway or bus. The city is also bike-friendly so this is advisable for short-distance travels. Taxis in Frankfurt are affordable because the city is not that big.