Frankfurt (Oder) is a border city which, together with Słubice, forms a cross-border agglomeration. It is a city with a long history, and it received city rights in the middle of the 13th century. According to historical data, in the Middle Ages, trade and goods were highly developed in the region, and the port on the Odra River was used to transport goods.
During the World War II, the city was severely damaged and many monuments have not survived to our times. In 1945, the Potsdam Conference was held, at which it was decided that Frankfurt became a border city, and the Dammvorstadt district was transformed into the neighboring Polish city, today's Słubice.
Currently, Frankfurt (Oder) has 60,000 inhabitants and together with Słubice they share border crossings and widely understood cooperation. The region attracts many tourists and students. The city is a university region which has educated many famous personalities such as journalists, writers, diplomats and others. The European University of Viadrina, which is located in the city, has a deep history and has been in existence since 1506. Currently, the university's priority is cooperation with its Polish neighbor. Together with the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, they created a unit called Collegium Polonicum, which is located in Słubice.
The city is most proud of its association with the famous playwright of the romantic movement Henrich von Kleist, who not only spent his childhood in the city, but was also a student at the University. He created remarkable works whose plays were exhibited all over the world. In the city, tourists can visit many places related to the artist.
Frankfurt invites to visit tourists who want to rest and experience history in some parts of the city. When crossing the border between Słubice and Frankfurt, remember to visit the currency exchange office and buy Euro.<< Blog