Frankfurt is one of the largest cities in Germany. It has a very large airport (FRA) providing many international connections from within and outside of Europe. To travel from the airport to the city, use Germany’s renowned train system. Be sure to purchase a ticket before boarding from one of the kiosks at the airport. Note that there is no specific location where you must use this ticket to board the train, and often you will not show your ticket to anyone. However, the conductors complete random checks and if you do not have a ticket, you must pay a hefty fine.
Frankfurt is a large city. Depending on where you plan to visit, you may be able to cover a lot on foot. For areas that you are unable to access, use taxis or the train if needed.
If visiting for pleasure, try to stay in or around the Old Town (Frankfurt Altstadt) or near the city center (Innenstadt). Both are nice areas to use as your home base.
Old Town area with cute architecture
Main shopping street
Stroll along the river for nice views
Picturesque timber houses in downtown Frankfurt found in the Old Town and nice area to walk around
Climb the tower for a nice view
Delicious restaurant with high quality food for the price. The steak is phenomenal and cheaply priced
Visit this rooftop for a great view over the city. It makes for a good spot to grab a drink at sunset
There are constantly different festivals or events being put on in and around the city. From food stands to wine and beer festivals where everyone is gathering outside in groups for drinks, you will constantly find there is something going on to bring the locals out and together.
Germany is known for having some of the best Christmas markets. Be sure to wander around those in Frankfurt during the holidays and grab some mulled wine and a snack outside.
Transportation and Accommodations
Things to do and see
Food and Drinks