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What You Should Know More About Frankfurt

  • Travel Advice

    ·         There are certain local rules and traditions applicable in every country, make sure you adhere to it.

    ·         Do not indulge in any fight or brawl with any individual.

    ·         Do not flaunt your valuables in a public space.

    ·         Make sure you are always alert and active.

    ·         Gather enough information about every destination you are traveling to.

    ·         Avoid undertaking a hike to an unknown destination.

    ·         Do not leave your valuables or cash in the hotel room.

    ·         Keep away from the touts.

    ·         Do not get involved in drugs of any forms.

    ·         If you come across any foreigner in torn clothes or anyone who seems suspicious to you, make sure you avoid eye contact and try and get away from that situation.

    ·         In case ever need any help, be gentle and seek help from the locals.

    ·         To better interact with the locals, it is important for you to learn few words from the local language. 

    ·         Always take a room in the hotel that is known and famous.

    ·         Make sure your hotel is not located in any shady area.

    ·         Do not click pictures in an area that forbids you from taking pictures.

              Do not film or shoot any area without legal permissions from the authority. 

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Frankfurt is 16 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    The Romerberg


    The Romberberg is also known as Frankfurt's Old Town Center. The square has the Justice Fountain right at its centre and it looks just beautiful. It is a visual treat for the tourists of the city and more than that, Romerberg is the most crowded as well as the busiest pedestrian zone in the city. There are various popular tourist attractions around the square which attracts a lot of tourists. Tourists just love the picturesque locations which consists of some beautiful architectural monuments as well as various churches as well.  


    Goethe House and Museum


    Frankfurt is also widely known throughout the world because it is the birthplace of one of the finest German writers, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. You can visit the house where he was born and lived a large part of his life, it was also his family home. Right next to the home, there is a museum dedicated to Goethe known as the Goethe Museum which showcases various artworks from the famous writer's life. It is a treat to watch, especially for someone who admires Goethe's work and his contribution in literature.  


    Senckenberg Natural History Museum


    Senckenberg Natural History Museum is one of the must visit places in Frankfurt as it is among the most modern museum for natural history in the whole of Europe. It is also the second largest natural history museum in Germany and has a huge variety of collection to interest the visitors. Most of the collection depicts the evolution of the humans and the biodiversity around it. The museum is also home to Europe's largest dinosaur exhibition, so if you are on a holiday to Frankfurt, definitely visit the museum. 


    Art City: The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art


    People who crave and admire modern art will have a great time at the Art City: The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art. Various experts regard it as one of the most important galleries in the wide field of contemporary art throughout the Europe. There are more than 5000 pieces of exemplary modern art works at display which is made possible by around 450 different artists. It is a spectacular museum and is loved by all those who visit it. People are awestruck by the capabilities of these talented artists to create such a beautiful piece of art. 


    The Old Opera House


    The Old Opera House is one of the most prominent landmarks located at the Opera square in the Frankfurt city. The city has been nicely planned and people can roam around to explore the city according to their interests. The Old Opera House was built in the year 1880 and has become a popular tourist attraction since then. It is also Frankfurt's one of the most significant concert venues where various kinds of events take place. Since this is the old Opera House, the city's new venue of Opera has also been opened just a few minutes away from this place which is also a popular must visit place in Frankfurt.

  • What you will like there?

    Unique Atmosphere 


    The city of Frankfurt is said to be the gateway of Europe. It boasts of its cultural expressiveness and vast diversity. You have a number of places to see ranging from the sites with the historic buildings to the modern architecture, fabulous shops, live performances and definitely people watching. What really makes Frankfurt all that unique in Germany is that it is not really all that touristy. Here you can enjoy the German people and culture without much of congestion and hullabaloo of Germany as well as its other prominent attractions.  


    Landmark Buildings 

    You can enjoy the panoramic view of the cityscape of the magnificent Frankfurt by climbing atop the Main Tower. Soaring at a height of 200 meters in the city’s skyline, it is one of the best places to click pictures, get a better sense of the local vibe by looking at the charming city from above and marvel at the picturesque sunset. Another attraction that you must not miss here is the home of the renowned late writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who is one of the most renowned former inhabitants. You can see the desk where he used to write and even take a trail down the halls of the recreated version of where he wrote and lived.  


    Sachsenhausen Cider Taverns 

    Frankfurt is immensely popular for its Ebbelwoi or Apfelwein, by which it is largely known as. This is a crisp and delicious alcoholic apple cider which is produced with enthusiasm and love in the enveloping regions of the city. You can explore some of the most incredible old apple cider bars on the magnificent cobblestone streets of the Sachsenhausen district. This area is said to be located on the Southern end of the Old Town and is a delicious and a delightful place for you to spend a relaxing afternoon.  


    Museumsufer and Flea Market 


    Planning to go to a museum in Frankfurt? You need to make your way down to Museumsufer. At this place, you can find a number of museums for you to explore. You just need to take a quick stroll down the main river here and then walk straight through the centre of Frankfurt. Here you can find some exceptional display of culture and art. If you happen to take a stroll down the Museumsufer on Saturday, you can be assured of finding some incredible bargains at the largest Flea Market of Frankfurt. It is not uncommon for people to get their hands on the most uncommon treasures here such as beautiful clothing and vintage jewelry. Shopping for these items is a great thing to do.  


    Shopping on Zeil Street 
    If you want to shop some more you can head to the rather more energetic pedestrian zone known as Zeil. At Zeil Street, you can find some of the best shopping that the city has on offer. It is fondly known as the The Fifth Avenue of Germany and has a number of luxury boutiques along with a huge 10 story shopping mall known as the Zeil Galerie. If you are ardent lover of name brand and high spirited shopping, this street has a lot on offer for you.  


    Museum of Modern Art 

    Another famous sightseeing attraction here is the Museum of Modern Art. The place is incredibly popular for its phenomenal collection of works from some of the best modern artists as it is known for the phenomenal architectural achievement which houses them. The museum was designed by Hans Hollering and is constructed in a beautiful triangular shape. Locals regard to this as the ‘cake.’ Inside the area you’ll find pieces from some of the biggest icons such as Gerhardt Richter, Joseph Beuys and Andy Worhol.   


    Palmengarten botanical garden 

    Frankfurt has a lot of greenery for you to explore. If you wish to see the best of the Frankfurt’s greens, you ought to take a stroll through the Frankfurt's botanic garden. It is more or less like taking yourself on the horticultural adventure which sprawls all round the globe. You can experience everything by starting with the rainforest and then the indigenous plants of the African savanna. You can even get a great experience of checking out the fragrant experience of flower gardens in Europe.


    Sip a jug of Liquid Gold


    For past 250 years, Apple wine is one of the most popular drink here. One of the best ways to do it is jumping on board the ‘Ebbelwei Express’. ‘Ebbelwei Express’ is a multi colored tram which takes you on an hour tour of the city accompanied with a glass or two of apple wine, pretzels and traditional music.  

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  • When is the best time to visit Frankfurt?

    The ideal time to plan a visit to Frankfurt are the times ranging from late Springs season to early Autumn season. The summers, however, are warm and sunny while the winters are cold accompanied with rain. Snowfall is quite rare in Frankfurt.

    If you plan to visit the place while fairs are held then make sure to pre-plan your stay as well as accommodation as the place is hugely crowded at such times.

    The perfect times to visit Frankfurt during fairs are as follows:-

    •       Frankfurt Motor Show - mid-September in every two years
    •       Book Fair - mid-October each year

  • How to reach Frankfurt?

    Being the heart of the center of Germany, Frankfurt offers excellent connectivity via air, the road as well as rail.

    •    By Air - Frankfurt accommodates one of the busiest airports in Europe. All the major airlines, as well as airline alliances, frequently fly to and from Frankfurt connecting it to almost all the continents and important cities. The main airlines of Frankfurt is Lufthansa. The airport is conveniently connected to the center of the city by buses, taxis as well as commuter trains called S-Bahn.
    •    By Rail - Frankfurt accommodates two main train stations. One of them called Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof is one of the busiest as well as biggest railway stations in Europe. Various speedy Express trains connect the city to various other destinations.
    •    By Car - Frankfurt having convenient connectivity to various autobahns is easily accessible by cars.
    •    By Bus - Frankfurt accommodates the services of many European buslines such as Eurolines. If you desire to explore the city on a tight budget then this is an ideal way of doing so.

  • What are the things to do in Frankfurt?

    Taking a trip to Frankfurt gives you get an opportunity to indulge in various interesting activities. Some of which are as follows:-

    •       Participate in free tours such as Frankfurt Walking Tour and Architectural Photo Tour of Frankfurt.
    •       Take a walk along the Main river in the warm summer months. Cafes and restaurants located in close vicinity allow you to enjoy drinks and food.
    •       Witness an Opera performance at Oper Frankfurt.
    •       Enjoy a breathtaking view of the surroundings from Maintower, Neue Mainzer's skyscraper.
    •       Witness ice hockey matches played amidst local teams or indulge into ice-skating activity yourself.
    •       Watch a play at the popular English Theatre, the largest theatre (English language) amidst continental Europe.
    •       Take a walk in the largest forest located in the inner city in Germany called City Forest located in southern Frankfurt.
    •       Watch a film at Cinestar Metropolis which offers English films for the masses.
    •       Enjoy a swim session at Rebstockbad or Titus-Thermen which also offer sauna as well as whirlpools for the visitors.
    •       Enjoy sports at Sportpark Kelkheim, a sports complex offering provision to indulge into various sports including Golf, Rope courses, Squash, Bouldering, and many other activities.
    •       Witness the beauty of the surroundings from the top of Mount Feldberg. Get on the apex of the observation tower and experience the breathtaking beauty.

  • What is the local food of Frankfurt? Which are the best places to taste this food?

    Frankfurt cuisine involves a number of dishes without tasting which your trip might be considered incomplete. Some of them are noted below:-

    •       Gruene Sosse also known as Green Sauce is a delicious emulsion of oil and eggs cooked with a variety of herbs including sorrel, parsley, dill as well as chives. This is quite often served with meat and potatoes mixed with strong apple cider called Apfelwein.
    •       Frankfurter Wurstchen is a sausage served along with a Broetchen and mustard or Sauerkraut.
    •       A cooked pork called Rippchen which is served with Sauerkraut as well as mashed potatoes.
    •       Boiled eggs along with Tartarrenbrot or Gruene Sosse. Tartarrenbrot is an open-faced delicious sandwich with pickles, onions as well as raw beef.

    Popular outlets serving Frankfurt cuisine are as follows:-

    •       Zum Feuerrädchen
    •       Sachsenhäuser Warte
    •       Apfelweinwirtschaft Adolf Wagner
    •       Zum Gemalten Haus

  • What is the best public transport to commute around Frankfurt?

    The underground, as well as overground commuting buses and trams, also known as U-Bahn, are the perfect means of public transportation available. If you want to connect to the suburbs then S-Bahn must be preferred. The best part being, you can travel using single, weekly as well as all-day tickets. There is also a provision to avail group tickets for up to 5 members traveling together.

  • What is the local language in Frankfurt and which are the most commonly used greetings?

    The officially spoken language used in Frankfurt is German but a Hessisch dialect called Frankfurters is often used by the local people. But being an extensive business and educational hub English is quite commonly spoken and understood. Some of the common greetings in German are as follows:-

    •       Hello - Hallo
    •       Morning - Morgen
    •       Evening - Abend
    •       Night - Nacht-

  • Which are the best shopping places in Frankfurt and what are they famous for?

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    Frankfurt offers various options for the shopaholic travelers. Some of the best places to visit in order to shop are as follows:-

    •       Zeilgalerie - this shopping center is jam-packed with amazing home-grown as well as international brands. Additionally, the rooftop offers a mesmerizing view of the skyline of the city.
    •       Zeil - this is the most popular shopping lane of Frankfurt since the nineteenth century. This street lodges the topmost international brands including Calvin Klein, Adidas, H&M, Swarovski as well as the popular German departmental store named Galeria Kaufhof.
    •       Goethestrasse - one of the luxurious most streets of Frankfurt this place is an exclusive shopping street for international labels. You will find brands like Versace, Tiffany, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Hermès, Miu Miu and various others.
    •       Neue Kräme - this place accommodates various unique and independent boutiques that offer beautiful offerings.
    •       MyZeil - newest built shopping center of Zeil, MyZeil is one of the most popular shopping destinations of Frankfurt. It accommodates all that one can ask for including regional brands, international brands, cafes, restaurants etc.
    •       NordWestZentrum - this place is extensively known for its brilliant architecture of shops. This place is one of the most attractive shopping places offerings a variety of stuff to shop for.
    •       Weekly markets - Frankfurt holds weekly markets where ample of unique alternatives are offered to the permanent shops of the city. This market has shops that offer everything including vegetables, fruits, fresh flowers, furniture, antiques and many others.
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  • Which are the famous historical monuments to visit in Frankfurt?

    Frankfurt lodges a number of historical monuments which are a must visit while on your trip to this beautiful place. Some of them are as follows:-

    •       Römerberg
    •       Eiserner Steg
    •       Dom
    •       Hauptwache
    •       Börse
    •       Alte Oper
    •       Sachsenhausen
    •       Paulskirche

  • How is frankfurt for a Honeymoon couple?

    Frankfurt is a place that positively buzzes with luxurious outlets where one can head to for parties, drinks and spend the night away with fun and frolic. Whether you wish to hit a lounge or pub or desire to enjoy a live show, Frankfurt offers it all.

  • How is the nightlife in Frankfurt?

    Frankfurt is an ideal location for Honeymooners. It is an extensively organized and ordered city which is no less than a delight for couples. Frankfurt is a place that has almost every aspect of an ideal vacation including historical monuments, shopping spots, pubs and lounges for parties, luxurious resorts, churches, sightseeing spots etc. Another highlight of the city for honeymooners is Palmengarten, a popular Botanical Garden where couples can take long, lovely walks.

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