Frankfurt Pocket Guide

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First stop in Europe for thousands of intrepid travellers day after day, Frankfurt-am-Main (as it is officially known) is best-known for its position as the financial capital of the superpower that is Germany. True, this is where the European Central Bank is headquartered, and backing it up are another 325 financial institutions. But complimenting them is Europe's most spectacular skyline, a nightlife that refuses to take a break any night of the week, plus all those stereotypical things that we love about Germany like Frankfurter sausages and boisterous beer halls. Take the time to explore it, not just rest in it.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Frankfurt.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Frankfurt... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Frankfurt.

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.

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