Frankfurt

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt is the financial centre of continental Europe. It is the seat of the European Central Bank and one of the wealthiest cities in Germany. As the only cities in the country with skyscrapers, the skyline is the trademark of Frankfurt. However, the city is also known for its renowned museums and cider.

The town isn’t only famous for its modern, towering buildings; if you visit the Old Town, you'll get an idea of how Frankfurt looked like before it became the financial capital of the European Union. Although much of the city was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, many of the buildings were saved in the Altstadt (or, more accurately, rebuilt). The Römer, which since the 15th century has been the town hall of Frankfurt, consists of three town houses with a stepped gable. Towering above them is the gothic bell tower of the old Frankfurt Cathedral, which is quite a sight to behold.

Frankfurt has many world-class museums and more than 10 of these are in Museumsufer (Museum Embankment), an area along the south side of the Main in the Sachsenhausen district. Among these museums are the German Architecture Museum, the Natural History Museum Senckenberg and the Städel, which holds an impressive collection of art spanning more than 700 years. On the other side of the river you'll find the Museum of Modern Art with one of the best collections of post-war and contemporary art in the world.

Besides the German clichés of 'Bier und Bratwurst "Frankfurt has its own culinary specialties. Try Handkäse mit Musik, a piece of sour cheese served with onions, or Grüne Soße, a spicy green sauce that is usually served with eggs and potatoes. Wash this all down with the local Ebbelwoi, cider. In Sachsenhausen you'll find plenty of traditional bars and restaurants where you can savor Frankfurt specialties.

Frankfurt has one of the most extensive subway systems in the world. With the combination of U-Bahn and S-Bahn, public transport covers virtually the entire city and surrounding areas. If you come to Frankfurt by car, it’s advisable to park at a station on the outskirts of the city and from there take the train as the parking garages in the city fill up quick.

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Where to stay in Frankfurt

Crowne Plaza Frankfurt Congress Hotel
Crowne Plaza Frankfurt Congress Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Lyoner Strasse 44-48, Niederrad, Schwanheim, Frankfurt, Hessen
The price is £43 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Located in Schwanheim, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Frankfurt City Forest, Deutsche Bank Park and Gateway Gardens. Staedel Museum is 3 mi (4.8 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (545 reviews)
"Great hotel. Great price. There’s a Korean BBQ place right around the corner that’s amazing and I’m walking distance. The only issue I had with the hotel is the kiosk to pay for parking was broken and I had to walk around searching for another. Hotel has very nice rooms"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2021

Crowne Plaza Frankfurt Congress Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
3 out of 5
The Squaire, Am Flughafen, Frankfurt
The price is £120 per night from 6 Oct to 6 Oct
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,096 reviews)
"I liked it been right in the airport"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt Airport
Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt Airport
3.5 out of 5
Thea-Rasche,6, Frankfurt
The price is £68 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Frankfurt Airport Area, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Squaire and Gateway Gardens. Lufthansa Flight Training Center and Frankfurt City Forest ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,161 reviews)
"The price point was great. I wish my bathroom would be as gorgeous as theirs:-)"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt Airport
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Citadines City Centre Frankfurt
Citadines City Centre Frankfurt
4 out of 5
Europa-Allee 23, Frankfurt, HE
The price is £64 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Gallus, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Financial District and Frankfurt Trade Fair. Romerberg and Staedel Museum are also within 2 miles ...
4.4/5Excellent! (297 reviews)
"Property is beautiful and in a great location, Staff is courteous and very helpful. Early check-in was very easy."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

Citadines City Centre Frankfurt
Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend
Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend
4 out of 5
Osloer Strasse 3, Frankfurt, HE
The price is £80 per night from 8 Oct to 8 Oct
Located in Gallus, this aparthotel is steps away from Financial District and Frankfurt Trade Fair. Romerberg and Staedel Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km). ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (710 reviews)
"The staff was great!"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2021

Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend
INNSiDE by Melia Frankfurt Eurotheum
INNSiDE by Melia Frankfurt Eurotheum
Neue Mainzer Str. 66-68, Frankfurt, HE
The price is £117 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in Innenstadt, this boutique aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Goethestrasse, Romerberg and Frankfurt Cathedral. Frankfurt Trade Fair and Konstablerwache ...
4.3/5Excellent! (407 reviews)
Nice, but a bit pricey for what you get
"Excellent view from the 28th floor. The room was very simple, while the size was ok. It's a bit pricey for what you get. But the view is fantastic and the breakfast was good. Communication and staff was excellent."

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

INNSiDE by Melia Frankfurt Eurotheum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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