Bahnhofsviertel

Frankfurt
Bahnhofsviertel

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

For many visitors to Frankfurt, this small district of the city center will be your first port of call. That’s because its name translates to train station quarter, as it lays adjacent to Frankfurt’s busy central station. Bahnhofsviertel has long had a reputation that was hard to shake, known more for its red-light district and slew of bars than its cultural offerings. However, recent years have seen a transformation and the grittiness has been offered a new light. Visit the Bahnhofsviertel for student bars, affordable restaurants and some of the city’s best nightlife.

Low rents and a central location are largely responsible for Bahnhofsviertel’s rejuvenation, with large numbers of students and artists occupying the previously undesirable apartments that line the streets. Many of the buildings on Kaiserstrasse and Münchener Strasse, two of the streets that lead towards Willy-Brandt-Platz from the station, pre-date World War II so there is plenty of fascinating architecture to take in.

Wander from the station by day to experience the eclectic blend of cultures and characters in the area. Stop for cheap food at a kebab store or a hip café before continuing to explore the area. By night a number of the city’s coolest bars become crowded and lively.

Spend an afternoon relaxing on the Main Riverbank. Located at the southern edge of Bahnhofsviertel, the grassy area is a meeting place for Frankfurt’s locals and in summer is a popular destination. People-watch or read a book as you mix with the locals.

While the region is far safer than it used to be, parts of Bahnhofsviertel remain places to avoid at night. Frankfurt’s red-light district is largely confined to Taunusstrasse and the streets that join it and photography is not appreciated in these areas.

Bahnhofsviertel is serviced by Frankfurt’s central station but can also be reached from the Willy-Brandt-Platz underground station.


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Savoy Hotel Frankfurt
Savoy Hotel Frankfurt
4 out of 5
Wiesenhuettenstr. 42, Frankfurt, HE
The price is £40 per night from 5 Nov to 5 Nov
Located in Bahnhofsviertel, this hotel is steps away from Financial District and Kaiserstrasse. Museumsufer and English Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Central ...
3.4/5 (977 reviews)
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Reviewed on 19 May 2021

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Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer
Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer
4 out of 5
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 44, Frankfurt, HE
The price is £83 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in Bahnhofsviertel, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Frankfurt Opera House, Staedel Museum and Liebieghaus. Römer and Frankfurt ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (960 reviews)
"Great view"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2021

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Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Neue Oper
Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Neue Oper
4.5 out of 5
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 6, Frankfurt, HE
The price is £101 per night from 30 Oct to 30 Oct
Located in Bahnhofsviertel, this luxury hotel is steps away from Financial District, Museumsufer and Frankfurt Opera House. Jewish Museum and Kaiserstrasse are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"The apartment hotel was exactly what I needed during a long business trip. Spacious and comfortable room, friendly staff and an attention to cleanliness. The location was also perfect, about a 10 minute walk to the main train station and just a block away from the Main river."

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2021

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Le Méridien Frankfurt
Le Méridien Frankfurt
5 out of 5
Wiesenhuettenplatz 38, Frankfurt, HE
The price is £112 per night from 30 Oct to 30 Oct
This family-friendly Frankfurt hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, Kaiserstrasse and Frankfurt Opera House. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (357 reviews)
"The view is nice"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2021

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Ramada by Wyndham Frankfurt Central Station
Ramada by Wyndham Frankfurt Central Station
3 out of 5
Weserstraße 17, Frankfurt
The price is £41 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in Bahnhofsviertel, this hotel is steps away from Financial District, Kaiserstrasse and English Theatre. Museumsufer and Commerzbank Tower are also within ...
3.9/5 Good! (29 reviews)
Perfectly located Hotel
"Sweet sweet young woman at check in counter.. when I checked in. Very helpful and smiling. My business in Frankfurt was enlarged. so booked with her 5 days more. It was a nice price. Very good Hotel if on a budget! There was advertised breakfast. But there was no breakfast.. room service wasn’t available ..."

Reviewed on 26 Mar 2021

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the niu Charly
the niu Charly
3.5 out of 5
Niddastraße 60, Frankfurt
The price is £53 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Bahnhofsviertel, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Financial District and Kaiserstrasse. Frankfurt Trade Fair and Kap Europa are also within ...
4/5 Very Good! (135 reviews)
"This hotel is quite new, with modern rooms. The rooms are a bit small. Decent breakfast. The area is a bit sketchy.. lots of homeless people on the street and can be a bit scary"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2021

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