Frankfurt is conveniently situated in the heart of both Germany and Europe.
Its international Airport, which is directly accessible from all across the globe, is only a few minutes from Frankfurt´s main Train Station, one of the largest in Germany.
Frankfurt is a great Walking City. The cast majority of its downtown destinations may be reached on foot. There is also a well-developed public Transport System, which connects Frankfurt with the surrounding Rhine-Main Region both quickly and easily.
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Frankfurter Neue Presse
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Most of the large department stores in Frankfurt are open Mon-Fri 9am-8am and Sat 9am-6pm.
Tourist Information Office
Main Train Station (Reception Hall)
+49 69/21 23 88 00
Mon-Fri 8 am-9 pm. Sat, Sun and public holidays: 9 am-6 pm
Römer (Römerberg 27)
+49 69/21 23 88 00
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. Sat, Sun and public holidays: 9.30am-6pm
Immerse yourself in the 1,200-year history of the Main metropolis. Countless sightseeing attractions serve to highlight both the former and the current importance of Frankfurt am Main. The city stands for innovation and development. It is a place where trends are set, where ideas become reality. Frankfurt architecture ranks among the most modern in all of Europe. Trendy bars, pubs, up-and-coming fashion labels and a booming creative industry mirrors Frankfurts zeitgeist.
Frankfurt´s significance as a bustling international trade and finance location dates back to the Middle Ages. Today, the city is a popular shopping paradise, offering a colourful diversity range of products and services for every taste and every pocketbook.
The city also has a warm and cosy side. Rest and recuperate at one of the traditional apple wine pubs of Old Sachenhausen, visit one of the 48 beautiful parks and gardens or stroll along the River Main, Frankfurt´s majestic water-way, which meanders gracefully through the heart of the city.
Frankfurt am Main, the bustling metropolis in the heart of Europe, is known for its unusual contrasts. Historical attractions, as the Roemerberg with its half-timbered houses, the Emperors' Cathedral or St Paul's Church, are just a stone's throw away from the unique skyline, extraordinary cultural offers, a real shopping eldorado and numerous events throughout the year – Frankfurt is the perfect destination for an exciting city break.
Old Opera House (Alte Oper)
Round-Trip-Cruises with KD
Applewine Express (Ebbelwei-Express)
St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche)
The Museum Embankment (Museumsufer)
Botanical Gardens (Palmengarten)
The English Theatre
Cathedral of St. Bartholomew
Frankfurt Green Belt (GrünGürtel)
Whether it’s an award-winning gourmet restaurant, a trendy eatery, international cuisine or a traditional apple wine pub, Frankfurt has something for every taste.
Classics include, amongst others, the famous apple wine, which is served in a “bembel” (a blue-grey stoneware jug) and drunk from a special ribbed glass. Apple wine pubs typically serve the popular beverage with frankfurters, green sauce or “handkäs’ mit musik”, little round cheeses marinated in vinegar and chopped onions. Most of the traditional apple wine taverns are located in Sachsenhausen.
The Freßgass', the city’s culinary main street, offers a wide range of cafés, restaurants, bistros and delis lining both sides of the street.
In Frankfurt, many different food markets take place during the week. Several parts of the city have their own market, which is organised at least once a week. There, you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, cheese and dairy produce, flowers and many other products.
Trattoria i Siciliani
Im Herzen Afrikas
Surf 'n Turf Steakhouse
Römer Pils Brunnen
Blumen - Restaurant in der Bar
Frankfurt is well-known for its apple cider, "Äppelwoi," so do not miss the city’s famous cider pubs! You can easily find a place to try the famous drink or maybe just an ordinary, nice cup of coffee together with a traditional Frankfurter Kranz, a buttercream filled cake which originated from Frankfurt am Main.
Frankfurt has a highly diversified range of offers available during the evening hours as well. Why not discover the Main metropolis from one of its many sky-high lounges, a stylish piano bar, or by way of a concert at one of the city’s many clubs?
Good places to spend your evening with a drink are Sachsenhausen with its many bars and pubs and the trendy station district where a lot of new, modern and creative bars and clubs have opened during the last years.
Maintower Lounge & Restaurant
Elfer Music Club
O'Reilly's Irish Pub
There are fun shops in most areas of Frankfurt, but the most popular shopping area is in the centre of the city. The main pedestrian street Zeil offers two classic department stores, Kaufhof and Karstadt. This is also where you will find the Zeilgalerie mall with its seven floors and a roof terrace with great views of the city.
If you are looking for Gucci, Escada and Versace your best bet is to head for Goethestrasse, a more exclusive version of Zeil.
In the Sachsenhausen area, south of the Main River, is a more charming shopping area that caters to younger people.
Those who are looking for funkier shopping should go to the Bornheim area. Bergerstrasse has exciting design, fashion and vintage shops.
Shopping at Zeil
Heinemann Duty Free
Flea market at the Museumsufer Embankment
Market on Schillerstrasse
Passport / Visa
Germany can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Flughafen Frankfurt Airport
Flughafen Frankfurt Airport is located twelve kilometres from the city centre. It is the second largest airport in Europe. At the airport you can find both a regional train station and a long-distance train station. Local trains conveniently connect the airport with the city’s main railway station. There is also a large number of buses and shuttles to get to and from the airport. You can find them outside Terminal 1 and 2. Taxis and car rental companies are represented at the airport.
Address: Flughafen Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt
Phone: +49 180 6 372 4636
The Hahn Airport, which also serves Frankfurt, is located 110 kilometres to the west of the city. Buses depart from the main terminal for the 1 hour 45 minute journey. Tickets are available on board. Taxis and car rental companies are represented at the airport. You will find the taxi stands in front of the terminal.
Taxi am Hahn
+49 65 43 35 14
+49 65 43 20 10
Address: Hahn Airport, Frankfurt
Phone: +49 65 43 5 09 2 00
Best Time to Visit
Between late spring (April to May) to early autumn including summer is the best time to visit Frankfurt. This is when the city enjoys mild temperatures and sunny days and when trees are in full bloom making it a pleasure to explore the city on foot. The summer is normally warm, atabout 25°C and this is the peak season when to expect a lot of tourists, fairs, outdoors events and festivals. However, if you are into Christmas markets then December is the period to visit Frankfurt, this is when the city hosts one of Germany’s largest Christmas markets. From mid-September to mid-October the city gets ready for the beautiful golden autumn. To get a good look at the spectacular autumn colours, head to one of Frankfurt’s sky-high towers and soak in the sight. Oktoberfest is also held in Frankfurt, it might not be as big as in Munich, but it is a celebration that kicks off mid-September and goes through the first week of October with plenty of exciting events, beer, food and music.
Frankfurt’s local transport consists of commuter trains, streetcars, buses and an underground system. The Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main - or Frankfurt Transport Authority (VGF) is Frankfurt's main public transport operator. The public transit system in Frankfurt is also part of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) who is the operator of one of Germany's largest public transport networks.
There are several types of tickets to buy whether you are a day guest or travelling in a group. Tickets can be bought from four sales outlets of VGF, (Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, Bornheim Mitte underground station, Höchst station) including from ticket machines, card-o-mat machines and at numerous private sales outlets. You can also get your ticket on the bus. Weekly, monthly and annual tickets can be ordered online. Tourists can also purchase a "Frankfurt Card" with unlimited travel, discounts at museums and guided city tours. The card is available at visitor information centres, travel agencies, the main train station and the airport.
The busses also run every night between 1am and 4am.
Phone: +49 1801 768 4636
More Information: www.vgf-ffm.de
Taxis are usually beige Mercedes cars that can be hailed on the street. Tipping is accepted at 10-15% of the final fare.
Main Taxi Frankfurt:
Phone: +49 69 73 30 30
Look for the yellow signs with the post office name on them - ”Deutsche Post AG”.
Address: Goetheplatz 6, Frankfurt
Phone: +49 228 4333111
You can easily find a pharmacy in Frankfurt.
Apotheke an der Hauptwache:
Address: Schillerstraße 4, Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69 9130 700
Country code: +49
Area code: 069