Frankfurt Travel Information
A fascinating city of contrasts, Frankfurt combines history and
modernity to offer world class museums, impressive galleries and a host
of cultural events.
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View over Frankfurt
Frankfurt Travel and Flight
With an international stock exchange and the
headquarters of major German banks, Frankfurt is known as the financial
capital of Germany. Its stock exchange was established in 1585, and the
city was the birthplace of the Rothschild financial dynasty.
Modern skyscrapers attest to Frankfurt's economic might and give the
skyline a North American appearance. Frankfurt is also the venue for
numerous trade fairs, conventions and exhibitions, notably the
International Book Fair and the International Automotive Show. It's a
cosmopolitan city, with a sizable number of its nearly 690,000 residents
Though extensively rebuilt after Allied bombing in World
War II, the city retains a few pockets of reconstructed pre-war
buildings, notably the Romerberg, which includes the early 15th-century
In south central Germany,
40km (25 miles) east of Wiesbaden, 100km (160km) north of Heidelberg.
10km (6 miles) north of Frankfurt Main international airport. On the River Main, 32km (20 miles) before
its confluence with the Rhine.
Where to Stay
Primarily geared to the business traveller, with many properties also
offering suite accommodation.
What to Do
Daytime: Romerberg remains the historic and geographical centre of the
city and is the first stop for most visitors; most of its medieval
buildings were destroyed in 1944, but some have been faithfully restored
to give a period flavour. The main museums are on Museumsufer (also
called Schaumainkai), parallel to the river on the Sachsenhausen side,
with painting, sculpture, film all well-represented.
A walk along
the narrow parks of Taunusanlage and Gallusanlage, circling the centre,
provides an interesting view of old and new Frankfurt. Visit the Main
Tower, with panoramic views from the viewing terrace on the 56th floor.
Nightlife: The area of Sachsenhausen, especially the streets around
Affentorplatz, where apfelwein (cider) is easily found.
Bockenheimer Strasse or Jazzgasse (Jazz Alley) is famous for its live
music. Theatre and classical music are popular. The Cafe-Theater
performs shows in English.
Visit the Romerberg square in Frankfurt, with the Kaiserdom Cathedral
and Romer town hall, and over 40 museums to view!
Enjoy a river cruise on the Main. Shop along the Zeil and Fressgass or
at the Christmas Markets held daily from the end of November up to
cosmopolitan nature is reflected in the wide choice – from fastfood to
oriental – at prices from the reasonable to the extortionate. Local
specialities include Rippchen (boiled pork chop on sauerkraut) and
Handkas mit Musik (slices of cheese with garlic, oil and vinegar).
The Zeil, and the pedestrianised zone
centred on it, is one of Germany's most exclusive shopping streets, with
famous department stores, designer boutiques and high end jewellery
Frankfurt is home to a wide range of markets, including
fruit and vegetable markets, farmers markets and flea markets selling
second hand goods.
boat trips up the Main; coach-boat day trips to Rudesheim and the Rhine
gorge; day coach tour to Rothenburg (well-preserved medieval town); day
trips to Cologne, Bonn, Heidelberg and Baden-Baden. Gambling evening at
Wiesbaden's famous casino.
As like German cities, there is a very good network of urban trams,
buses and trains. The main station and airport are among the busiest in
Frankfurt offers an efficient public transport network of trams,
underground (U-Bahn) and suburban (S-Bahn) rail.
Predominantly solo middle to
upmarket business people attending one of the many international trade
fairs or visiting one of the multinationals in the modern technology
park on the outskirts. Excellent road, rail and air links make a prime
location for conferences and conventions.
Various direct flights from the UK to Frankfurt airport are
available at discount rates.
Discount hotel rates and city breaks in Frankfurt are also available to book.
Take a stroll in the Palmengarten park in Frankfurt.
A visit to Sachsenhausen with its cider pubs is a must and Frankfurt
also boasts over 3'000 restaurants so you'll never be stuck with nowhere
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