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Visit Frankfurt

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.

Where to stay in Frankfurt

Bahnhofsviertel showing interior views and railway items

Bahnhofsviertel

3.5/5Good!(349 area reviews)

Frankfurt’s train station district is experiencing a rejuvenation and today is one of the city’s up-and-coming neighborhoods.

Bahnhofsviertel
Sachsenhausen which includes a bar, street scenes and signage

Sachsenhausen

4.5/5Wonderful!(32 area reviews)

Come to this neighborhood south of the Main River to enjoy Frankfurt’s many culinary specialties and museums as you pass through narrow cobblestone walkways.

Sachsenhausen
Congress Center Messe Frankfurt featuring modern architecture

Innenstadt

Enjoy the popular shops in Innenstadt. Alte Oper is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Frankfurt (M) Hauptwache Station or Dom-Romer U-Bahn to see more of Frankfurt.

Innenstadt
What would Germany be without pretzels and beer?

Frankfurt Airport Area

4/5Very Good!(1,109 area reviews)

Travelers come to Frankfurt Airport Area for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like The Squaire and Lufthansa Flight Training Center while you're in town.

Frankfurt Airport Area
Old Town featuring heritage elements

Altstadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(268 area reviews)

Frankfurt’s historic heart is a dazzling district home to atmospheric squares, medieval landmarks, art galleries, museums, boutiques and centuries-old taverns.

Altstadt
Bockenheim which includes a park and a pond

Bockenheim

4/5Very Good!(72 area reviews)

Noted for its shopping and museums, there's plenty to explore in Bockenheim. Top attractions like Senckenberg Museum and Leipziger Strasse are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Frankfurt - West S-Bahn or Kirchplatz Station to see more of the city.

Bockenheim

Top Hotels in Frankfurt

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
3 out of 5
The Squaire, Am Flughafen, Frankfurt, HE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥11,209
per night
Feb 14 - Feb 15

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5,011 reviews)

"Great hotel in great location. Makes travel very easy and convenient. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and the checkin counter is right around the corner. Perfect for us!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
4 out of 5
Bessie-Coleman-Strasse 16, Frankfurt
¥6,725
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in Frankfurt Airport Area, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from The Squaire and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Lufthansa Flight Training Center. Commerzbank-Arena ...

4.2/5Excellent! (788 reviews)

"Comfortable Clean Unique Professional Good attitude"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center
5 out of 5
Flughafen Terminal 1, Hugo-Eckener-Ring 15, Frankfurt, HE
¥13,531
per night
Jan 18 - Jan 19

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,986 reviews)

"The room was clean with comfy beds and pillows We were in late out early"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center

Popular things to do in Frankfurt

Alte Oper
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Alte Oper

4.5/5(248 reviews)

Once the city’s opera house, this building is now a concert hall that hosts some of the world’s greatest classical music ensembles.

Commerzbank-Arena
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Commerzbank-Arena

4/5(130 reviews)

Experience the excitement of a sporting event or concert at this iconic stadium, which has hosted World Cup and Confederations Cup games. 

Römer
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Römer

4.5/5(433 reviews)

Frankfurt’s vast town hall is a city landmark with a three-gabled facade and a rich history dating back over six centuries.

Congress Center Messe Frankfurt
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Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

4/5(129 reviews)

Join thousands of fellow participants at one of the many events held at Frankfurt’s largest conference center, and enjoy its state-of-the-art facilities and impressive architecture. 

Staedel Museum
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Staedel Museum

4.5/5(83 reviews)

Browse through more than 700 years of art history in the extensive collection of this museum of fine art, which was initiated by a Frankfurt banker.

Maintower
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Maintower

4.5/5(101 reviews)

Experience the thrill of standing at the top of Frankfurt’s diverse skyline from one of the two observation decks in this modern tower.

Top activities in Frankfurt

Heidelberg Tour incl. Castle entrance & Wine barrel
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Heidelberg Tour incl. Castle entrance & Wine barrel

¥9,530

Regarded as one of the most romantic cities in Germany, Heidelberg is a charming place to visit. Enjoy a leisurely tour with an expert guide through this delightfully cultural city famous for its university, Baroque old town, and 12th-century castle.

Upper Middle Rhine Valley Tour with Wine Tasting & Lunch
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Upper Middle Rhine Valley Tour with Wine Tasting & Lunch

¥11,942

Travel to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on a full-day guided tour. Take in the splendid views, enjoy a delicious lunch in a riverside restaurant, and taste local wine varieties. Hop on a scenic boat cruise on a Rhine steamer past verdant hills and picturesque towns, or visit a magnificent medieval fortress.

Wertheim Village Shopping Express from Frankfurt w/Gift Card
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Wertheim Village Shopping Express from Frankfurt w/Gift Card

¥5,308

Tucked away in one of Germany’s picturesque wine-growing regions, Wertheim Village is a short hop from the cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt on the Shopping Express luxury coach service.

Tigerpalast Varieté Theater Show
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Tigerpalast Varieté Theater Show

¥7,358

Experience an extravaganza of entertainment, so close that you can almost touch it. This sophisticated, sellout event gathers artists from around the globe for a lively and enthralling performance.

Hop-On Hop-Off Express City Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Express City Tour

¥1,182

Immerse yourself in the historic landmarks and modern charms of Frankfurt on a hop-on hop-off bus that lets you craft your own itinerary. Listen to engaging commentary as you ride between stops, and hop off whenever you'd like to get a closer look at a monument, museum, or particular neighborhood.

Private Departure Transfer: Bad Homburg or Oberursel to FRA Airport
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Private Departure Transfer: Bad Homburg or Oberursel to FRA Airport

¥1,833

With online booking, you can avoid long waiting in taxi queues. Your driver will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby and assist you during your transfer to the airport. Enjoy the comfort of a private transfer, which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking.

Reviews of Frankfurt

4.2

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 17, 2020

Good city if you have time to visit the museums. Trains are fairly easy to use.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

It was a nice stopover for 2 nights.

4/5 - Good

Traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Good city but you can see it pretty quickly.

4/5 - Good

Audrey

Jan 5, 2020

Theatre and museums are great!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 3, 2020

Great city, highly walkable with lots of diversity for food, sightseeing and shopping, and many options for easy day trips with trains.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 30, 2019

Christmas market was very nice.

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