Frankfurt

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This European economic capital on the Main River features world-class museums, sweet apple wine and Germany’s only skyscrapers.

Frankfurt is the financial center of Europe. It is home to the European Central Bank and is one of the wealthiest cities in Germany. As the only city in the country to feature skyscrapers, Frankfurt has a skyline that is its best-known landmark. The city is also known for its world-class museums and apple wine.

The city is not just modern buildings. Visit the Old Town (Altstadt) to get a sense of how Frankfurt looked before it became the financial capital of the European Union. Though much of the city was destroyed in Allied bombing during World War II, many of the buildings of the Old Town were salvaged or faithfully rebuilt. Gabled townhouses make up the Römer, Frankfurt’s town hall since the 15th century. The gothic clock tower of the ancient Frankfurt Cathedral looms overhead.

Frankfurt has many world-class museums. More than 10 of them are located in Museumsufer (Museum Embankment), an area along the south side of the Main River in the Sachsenhausen district. Among the museums is the German Museum of Architecture, the Senckenberg, a natural history museum, and the Städel, which has an impressive collection of art that spans more than 700 years. Across the river, visit the Museum of Modern Art to see one of the best collections of post-World War II and contemporary art in the world.

In addition to the German staples of beer and sausage, Frankfurt has its own culinary specialties. Eat Handkäse mit Musik, which is a tart cheese served with onions, or Grüne Soße, a tangy green sauce typically served with eggs and potatoes. Accompany it with Ebbelwoi, apple wine. Sachsenhausen provides plenty of traditional bars and restaurants in which to sample these special Frankfurt concoctions.

Frankfurt has one of the most extensive subway systems in the world. Split between the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn, public transportation serves nearly the whole city, as well as the surrounding areas. If you are driving, it is recommended to park near an outer station and take the train from there, because inner-city garages quickly fill up.

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Where to stay in Frankfurt

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
4 out of 5
Flughafen Terminal 1, Hugo-Eckener-Ring 15, Frankfurt, HE
The price is ¥14,630 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 6
Located in Frankfurt Airport Area, this family-friendly Frankfurt hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Squaire and Gateway Gardens. Lufthansa Flight Training ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,296 reviews)
"Not exactly the most family-friendly place, but they were patient with our kids and everything else was excellent"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
3 out of 5
The Squaire, Am Flughafen, Frankfurt
The price is ¥16,840 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
This family-friendly Frankfurt hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Gateway Gardens, The Squaire, and Lufthansa Flight Training Center. Hoechst ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,039 reviews)
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Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
Hilton Frankfurt Airport
Hilton Frankfurt Airport
4.5 out of 5
The Squaire, Am Flughafen, Frankfurt
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The price is ¥16,840 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
Located in Frankfurt Airport Area, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Squaire, Gateway Gardens, and Lufthansa Flight Training Center. Opel Factory ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (976 reviews)
"The WiFi was a bit weird, making me fill out all kinds of info. I was worried it wasn’t free, but I didn’t get charged for it. Other than that, an awesome stay!"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2021

Hilton Frankfurt Airport
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Citadines City Centre Frankfurt
Citadines City Centre Frankfurt
4 out of 5
Europa-Allee 23, Frankfurt, HE
The price is ¥8,791 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Gallus, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Frankfurt Trade Fair, Financial District, and Skyline Plaza. Kap Europa and Festhalle Frankfurt ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (297 reviews)
"Property is beautiful and in a great location, Staff is courteous and very helpful. Early check-in was very easy."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Citadines City Centre Frankfurt
Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend
Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend
4 out of 5
Osloer Strasse 3, Frankfurt, HE
The price is ¥11,032 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Gallus, this aparthotel is steps from Frankfurt Trade Fair, Financial District, and Kap Europa. Skyline Plaza and Festhalle Frankfurt are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (713 reviews)
"The staff was great!"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend
INNSiDE by Melia Frankfurt Eurotheum
INNSiDE by Melia Frankfurt Eurotheum
Neue Mainzer Str. 66-68, Frankfurt, HE
The price is ¥15,850 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Innenstadt, this boutique aparthotel is steps from Goethestrasse, Financial District, and Maintower. Alte Oper and Opera Square are also within 5 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (407 reviews)
Nice, but a bit pricey for what you get
"Excellent view from the 28th floor. The room was very simple, while the size was ok. It's a bit pricey for what you get. But the view is fantastic and the breakfast was good. Communication and staff was excellent."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

INNSiDE by Melia Frankfurt Eurotheum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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