Frankfurt's art and architecture
The city of Frankfurt in Germany is considered to be the gateway to Europe. It's a friendly destination with plenty of things to do and see. There are historical buildings nestled alongside modern architecture, fabulous shops, museums, churches, art galleries and public gardens.
Best for Frankfurt travel
Frankfurt is an exciting all year round travel and holiday destination. The summers are warmer than in the UK while the winter months are colder. Why not arrange a vacation to Frankfurt to coincide with the city's holidays and festivals? During March and April, Dippemess is a big festival held in the Rhine area. The Carnival known as the Fifth Season also takes place in February/March.
Prior to getting to Frankfurt
There are two Frankfurt airports. Frankfurt Main Airport is close to the city centre and easy to reach by public transport. Frankfurt Hahn Airport is used by many low cost airline carriers and it takes around a 2 hour journey time to drive to the city centre. The cost of living in Frankfurt is generally lower than in the UK. Eating out in the city's restaurants and cafés is cheaper compared to the UK.
Frankfurt: Local info
Transport to the city centre is easy to arrange. Take the local trains S8, S9 or RE80, which costs around 4.50 Euros to central Frankfurt. Remember to buy tickets at the vending machine before boarding. Taxis take about 20 or 30 minutes to reach the city centre. Hostels in Frankfurt will cost you around 20 Euros per person while hotels are available for about 50 Euros per person. It's recommended to book accommodation early especially when the city is holding trade fairs. Frankfurt has a very reliable public transport system. There are trams, S-Bahn, underground and buses. Buy a Frankfurt Card which also includes offers for museums and other attractions. Taxis are more expensive and slower than using public transport. Once you settle into your accommodation, head to the city's tourist office at the main station [Hauptbahnhof]. Alternatively the Romer, one of Frankfurt's most famous landmarks opposite the Old St. Nicholas Church, is also a popular meeting point.