Frankfurt Travel Guide

Explore Frankfurt

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. The Main metropolis is also well connected with the rest of the nation via the local autobahn network. Frankfurt is a great walking city. The vast majority of its downtown destinations may be reached on foot. There’s also a well developed public transport system, which connects Frankfurt with the surrounding Rhine-Main region both quickly and easily.


TOP THINGS TO DO

The New Old Town

Frankfurt’s reconstructed old town is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Here, they’ll have the chance to enjoy a coffee, a museum visit or a shopping spree, all the while basking in the aura of a time-honored old town nestled in the heart of an international metropolis. The harmonious architectural blend of the new quarter calls to mind the moving history of Frankfurt. The old town’s archaeological gardens feature the remnants of a former Roman settlement and an imperial palace dating back to Carolingian times, explained by way of a special video animation. Last but not least, there’s the so-called Coronation Route, which follows the footsteps of former kings and emperors to the place of their crowning.

Main Tower

The Main Tower, designed by the architect’s office Schweger und Partner and completed in 2000, invites the general public to visit its rooftop observation platform, where they are met by a spectacular panoramic view of Frankfurt and the surrounding region some 200 meters above the city streets. A highlight for every urban explorer!

River embankment

When the weather is nice, this place is swarming with people. Lawns and seating areas invite the people to relax and enjoy. At the center is the ‘Nizza’ or ‘Nice’ Garden – with palms, banana trees, stone pines, cypresses, cork trees and other southern plants, one of the most diverse southern gardens north of the Alps.

Goethestraße / Neue Rothofstraße

Goethestraße is Frankfurt’s premier place for high-end shopping. Brand-name boutiques located west of the Zeil promenade carry current collections of top-class international designers. Newly added are the Ma’ro Opera Quarter and One Goetheplaza, home to famous brand names like Versace, Omega and Louis Vuitton.

Palmengarten

In the city’s botanical gardens the guests experience flora from a variety of climate zones within a park area of over 20 hectares of parklands and 9,000 m² of conservatory space. A special greenhouse was erected to house the plants, enabling visitors to meander through a jungle-like tropical environment.


RECOMMENDED PLACES TO EAT

Sachsenhausen

Try Frankfurt’s specialties such as green sauce with hard-boiled eggs and potatoes. The sauce is made from seven different kinds of herbs. You can try this and other dishes such as Frankfurt sausages or “Handkäs’ with music” in the traditional restaurants in Old Sachsenhausen.

Fine Dining

Frankfurt also offers a large number of gourmet restaurants with award-winning chefs serving exclusive menus at elegant eateries all across the city. Many of them are holders of the prized Michelin star, the ultimate culinary seal of approval. Wherever these artisans ply their trade, diners may expect innovative cuisine of the very highest quality.

Farmer’s Markets

On the weekly farmer’s markets you can find fresh produce and countless specialties from the surrounding region. What’s more, these weekly markets also are popular meeting places for locals as well as visitors, who come here to enjoy some food or the latest regional vintages. Frankfurt’s largest outdoor grocery market is the farmers’ market held every Thursday and Saturday at Konstablerwache. Here, one finds fresh regional products to take home or enjoy on site.

Main Train Station District / Münchner Strasse:

People from different nations all of the world live in the multi international area of Frankfurt, so called the main train station district. Here, beneath Frankfurt’s imposing skyline, one finds a sort of urban microcosm, with mosques, schools, shops, offices, cultural facilities and residential buildings standing harmoniously side by side. The area around the train station has cemented its reputation as one of the city’s most interesting places, with new restaurants and galleries.


Recommended places to stay

Jumeirah Frankfurt

Located right in the heart of the city next to the Stock Exchange, the hotel offers direct access to the most exclusive shopping areas and Frankfurt´s business district. Comprising 168 guestrooms and 49 suites

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Villa Kennedy – A Rocco Forte Hotel

Villa Kennedy is a stylish combination of tradition and innovation, with a central courtyard that is a significant feature of the hotel. The hotel has 163 bedrooms, including 36 suites

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Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

opened in 1952, is the only privately owned 5 star accommodation in Frankfurt The 121 elegant rooms and suites are tenderly and individually equipped with furniture of different style

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Sofitel Frankfurt Opera

The French way of life drifts through our elegant city hotel like the scent of a delicate perfume, adorning it with art, culture and lively charm. L’art de vivre at the Sofitel Frankfurt Opera – the French way to discover Mainhattan.

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Best Time to Go

April through September is the best time to visit Frankfurt; it is when the city enjoys mild temperatures and sunny days when the numerous parks are in their full green glory. During this time the temperature varies from 30 to 25 degrees, and rarely drops below 17 degrees.

Whatever time of year, you will see locals out in full force on weekends (especially on Sundays, when most shops are closed) determinedly traipsing parks and riverfront walkways for the habitual weekend walk. Many restaurants have outside seating. Countless outdoor events and festivals attract locals and visitors alike.

Daylight lingers around 16 hours per day, means the sun does not set until around 09:30pm but be aware that evenings tend to be cooler so you will want to pack a light jacket.
In winter Frankfurt’s temperatures are just above freezing. In December, the Frankfurt Christmas market sprawls through the scenic Römerberg, St. Paul’s Square, Hauptwache and Friedrich-Stoltze-Square areas. Get up early to catch the sun-short days means it disappears around 04:30pm.


Getting There

There are Many direct flights from Saudi Arabia to Frankfurt, like Saudi airline and Lufthansa

Frankfurt Airport, the largest in all of Germany, services more than 450,000 flights a year. From here, planes regularly depart to some 250 destinations in 100 countries across the globe. There are over 60 direct flights to Frankfurt from major European cities and more than 350 non-stop connections to North America every week.

GETTING FROM AIRPORT TO CITY
  • By Train

    Getting to downtown Frankfurt from the airport is just as easy a 15-minute train ride and you’ll find yourself in the old town center. Go to the Regional train station and take one of the arriving trains direction to Frankfurt Main Train Station.



EXTRA TIPS
  • River Cruises :
    Do you want to take a look at Frankfurt’s skyline from an entirely different perspective? The relaxing scenic river cruises that take you up and down the river Main provide you with the best view of Germany’s most stunning skyline. This trip shows you the urban areas of Frankfurt towards the Western harbour, past Frankfurt’s impressive skyline or it takes you past the beautifully fashioned banks of the Main, with a detour to Frankfurt Osthafen.

  • Velo Taxi:
    Enjoy a relaxing tour through the green Frankfurt walkway. The e-mobile Velotaxis are an eco-friendly transportation service that offers you an unforgettable driving pleasure to every place. The tour will take you to a number of touristic places as well as to see the different walk-ways and parks in Frankfurt. Enjoy an impressive view of the skyscrapers in the financial district.

  • Hop On–Hop Off:
    Discover the most interesting sides of Frankfurt with unforgettable Hop On – Hop Off City Tours on double-decker busses. Take in the sunshine and the sights on the open upper deck, from where you are guaranteed the superb views of Frankfurt’s many sightseeing attractions. Get on and off the bus as you like and discover Frankfurt your own way. The tours depart several times a day. The tour commentary is available in various languages via headset.

  • Rooftop :
    Summer in the city – locals as well as visitors enjoy the unforgettable view over the skyline and the river embankment from above. Go to the hot spots of Frankfurt, the rooftop. With a pool, sandy beach, palm trees and deck chairs, Citybeach Frankfurt offers you the best skyline view as well as a relaxed and urban summer feeling. The atmosphere is relaxed as you can listen to some music while enjoying food and drinks. The Long Island Summer Lounge is located on a car park. Here you will find yourself in a more chic environment. Enjoy the sunset over the roofs of the city as well as a nice view of the Frankfurt skyline. On the rooftop terrace of the Oosten Frankfurt, a well-known restaurant at the river embankment, you can enjoy great food as well as a spectacular view over the river Main as well as the skyline. You can go there during the day or enjoy a nice dinner set outside in the garden area under plane trees.