Frankfurt doesn't quite resemble what you might be picturing for the Black Forest. The skyline is all glistening skyscrapers and futuristic design, resembling the city's role as Germany's financial capital. But from the upper echelons of the towers, you can see the rural landscape start to spill out and far beneath the clean lines, you wil find a history that contrasts the cityscape. Frankfurt has been around since before the Romans, the home of dozens of monarchs and a place of Renaissance revival. Unfortunately, not that much survived World War II, so you'll need an expert local guide to unravel the compelling contrasts.
You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to a five-star hotel that's been built into one of Frankfurt's finest old buildings. Settle in, rest, relax, and head out on a Frankfurt tour whenever you are ready. A local guide connects the different sides to the city, enabling you to explore the unique design of the financial district and then head into the streets that showcase Frankfurt's past. Travel at a relaxed pace and the tour can be extended in a variety of directions dependent on your energy levels; choose to return to the hotel for an early dinner or find the artistic treasures in the city's galleries.