City Guide Frankfurt, Germany

Visiting Frankfurt

Its location at the crossroads of Europe has resulted in Frankfurt’s development as a centre of both trade and commerce. Today it is one of the most important financial centres on the continent and is home to an American-like skyline.

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Frankfurt Podcasts

Only in Frankfurt...

Some of the things you can only do in Frankfurt are see Europe's most spectacular skyline and try an authentic frankfurter sausage with some 'apfelwein' (apple wine). In this podcast Colm speaks to different people in Frankfurt about the things you can only do there.

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Frankfurt City Reviews

  • 40%


    First time in Frankfurt

    The city (only the city centre) that I got to explore was dirty and not very appealing to me at all. I would have say Frankfurt is not a place I would go back to. On the contrary, I've met travelers that either live in Frankfurt or have been to Frankfurt that say it is a great city if you know where to go and where to look (usually helps if you know someone from there). There are lots of places to eat in the city centre and quite a bit of shopping.

  • 70%


    Not much to visit but quite nice

    The area around the Römerberg plaza (Roemer Square) is quite nice. However, there is not much to visit. One day is enough for Frankfurt.

  • 30%


    Don't Do It

    Frankfurt was the worst city we visited on our seven city travel journey. There was little to do, people were very rude, and we got pick pocketed. I would not recommend it to anyone.

  • 60%


    Just another modern city.

    I do not have much impression on Frankfurt, as it's just too developed as a modern city. There are many high building and skyscrapers. For me I didn't find much culture value over there. But one good point is that we came during Christmas season, so the Christmas markets there provided delicious food!

    Insider Tip:Frankfurt is not worth a long stay though! Wandering around the city if you are transiting there for a few hours sounds nicer than a long stay.

  • 70%


    A weekend in Frankfurt

    Other than the museums, there isn't a TON to do in Frankfurt in comparison to cities such as Berlin & Munich. The river walk is gorgeous, and close to many museums. Other than this, walking around the old town, going up to the observation deck of the Main Tower and the shopping district could be done in a day. Gorgeous city, but not quite as 'Touristy' as the other cities that come to mind when you think of Germany.

    Insider Tip:Try the Apfelwein (Appelwine). It's a local drink, and is similar to cider. Very good! Also, take a day trip to Heidelberg if you can (~35 Euros for the round trip). It has a classic feel, and is a one hour train ride each way from the Frankfurt Hbf (main station). Sachsenhausen is a great bar district, and fun to walk around at night.

Germany: Itinerary

Munich epitomises everything about Germany – huge jugs of beer can be got in beer halls which can be found all over the city while frankfurter sausages are also freely available. But there is more to the Bavarian capital than sausages and beer and explore it and you will discover a whole lot more.

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