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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 railway items and interior views

Bahnhofsviertel

3.5/5Good!(84 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 showing signage, street scenes and a bar

Sachsenhausen

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 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
Old Town which includes heritage elements

Altstadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(48 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
Niederrad, Frankfurt, Germany

Niederrad

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

Explore a residential area in Frankfurt where you can enjoy lush green spaces while viewing the architecture of historic and modern buildings.

Niederrad
Hoechst, Frankfurt, Germany

Hoechst

Visit a district with a picturesque old quarter full of historic constructions, including castles, churches and the remains of an ancient fort. 

Hoechst
Bornheim, Frankfurt, Germany

Bornheim

Discover an energetic district with traditional cider-houses where you can taste some of the most delicious apple wine in Frankfurt.

Bornheim

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
CA $126
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26

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! (5,039 reviews)

"It's in the airport. Quiet, Very clean and spacious room."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
4 out of 5
Bessie-Coleman-Strasse 16, Frankfurt
CA $80
per night
Feb 14 - Feb 15

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (796 reviews)

"Wonderful lobby, rooms and breakfast. Wait staff can be rude. No pool. No bathroom amenities such as hand soap, lotion, not even wash rags. Bathrooms/showers not well planned, but shower temp/pressure is fine."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 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
CA $151
per night
Feb 14 - Feb 15

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! (3,997 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(39 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(20 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(81 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(18 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(14 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(24 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

CA $115

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

CA $144

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

CA $64

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

CA $89

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

CA $14

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.

Arrival Private Transfer from Frankfurt Airport FRA to Frankfurt by Luxury Car
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Arrival Private Transfer from Frankfurt Airport FRA to Frankfurt by Luxury Car

CA $57

Enjoy a comfortable and a private transfer from Frankfurt am Main International Airport FRA to your Hotel in Frankfurt City Center in an elegant and fully equipped Luxury Car Mercedes Benz S Class or similar.

Reviews of Frankfurt

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
75
5 - Excellent 29.52755905511811%
4 - Good
126
4 - Good 49.60629921259842%
3 - Okay
45
3 - Okay 17.716535433070867%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.7559055118110236%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.3937007874015748%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

It is worthwhile to visit. It has a great old downtown with lots of places to visit. Great shopping and dining places.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 26, 2019

Good hotel however they need to replace their pillows and provide a hot water kettle in each room. Some of the very simple things missing but overall well worth the stay.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 19, 2019

Efficient and well organized. A great place to land and start your journey or ....wrap up your adventure........and make the return. This hotel puts you in the right place!

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Nov 2, 2019

We were in transit and had some family from Wiesbaden come to join us at the hotel for dinner.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 15, 2019

We were passing through on this particular journey. We have enjoyed previous trips to the city while staying downtown.

4/5 - Good

Robert-Ann

Oct 3, 2019

We decided to stay in Frankfurt for our last day in Germany, thinking we'd often flown to or from there but hadn't really visited the city. We took a city sight-seeing tour and were a bit disappointed with the quality of the commentary.

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