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FrankfurtGermany

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.

Frankfurt Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Airport Area, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Frankfurt Airport Area

4/5Very Good!(66 area reviews)

Frankfurt Airport Area is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Lufthansa Flight Training Center or The Squaire.

Frankfurt Airport Area
Bahnhofsviertel which includes railway items and interior views

Bahnhofsviertel

3/5(144 area reviews)

Bahnhofsviertel is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Kaiserstrasse and Museumsufer, and you can get around town on the metro at Central U-Bahn.

Bahnhofsviertel
Sachsenhausen which includes signage, street scenes and a bar

Sachsenhausen

4/5Very Good!(19 area reviews)

Known for its abundant dining options and stunning river views, there's plenty to explore in Sachsenhausen. Top attractions like Staedel Museum and German Architecture Museum are major draws, and you can catch the metro at South U-Bahn or Schweizer Place U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Sachsenhausen
Innenstadt, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Innenstadt

Enjoy the popular shops in Innenstadt. Romerberg is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Frankfurt (M) Hauptwache Station or Dom-Romer U-Bahn to see more of Frankfurt.

Innenstadt
Old Town which includes heritage elements

Altstadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(76 area reviews)

Altstadt is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Romerberg and Alte Oper. See more of Frankfurt by jumping on the metro at Frankfurt (M) Hauptwache Station or Dom-Romer U-Bahn.

Altstadt
Bockenheim, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Bockenheim

3.5/5Good!(20 area reviews)

Noted for its shopping and museums, there's plenty to explore in Bockenheim. Top attractions like Senckenberg Museum and Grüneburgpark are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Frankfurt - West S-Bahn or Kirchplatz Station to see more of the city.

Bockenheim

Top hotels in Frankfurt

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
NH Collection Frankfurt City
NH Collection Frankfurt City
4.5 out of 5
Vilbeler Str. 2, Frankfurt, HE
The price is £52 per night from 8 Oct to 9 Oct

Located in Innenstadt, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Zeil Shopping District and Konstablerwache. Romerberg and Frankfurt Cathedral are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (954 reviews)

"Room was a bit warm but then again it was 36 outside. Bar was a bit overpriced. Breakfast was great. Staff was very pleasant and helpful close to shopping district restaurants and river. Overall very good unfortunately while we were out someone stole my wife’s passport so she was not able to fly ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

NH Collection Frankfurt City
MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Airport
MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Airport
Bessie-Coleman-Straße 11, Frankfurt, HE

Located in Frankfurt Airport Area, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Gateway Gardens, The Squaire and Lufthansa Flight Training Center. Frankfurt City Forest ...

3.9/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Arrived at the airport and went outside T1 to get a shuttle bus to the hotel. There is a sign besides the shuttle bus stand with each surrounding hotels info number. I rang the Meininger number and an automated message played stating that the shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes. This was infact faulse ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Airport
Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport
Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport
4 out of 5
De-Saint-Exupéry-Straße 4, Frankfurt, HE
Free cancellation
The price is £71 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct

Located in Frankfurt Airport Area, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Gateway Gardens, The Squaire and Lufthansa Flight Training Center. Frankfurt City Forest ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,048 reviews)

"Super new and clean hotel. We will definitely stay there the next time..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020

Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport

Top Holiday Rentals in Frankfurt

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend
Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend
4 out of 5
Osloer Strasse 3, Frankfurt, HE
The price is £81 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Located in Gallus, this aparthotel is steps away from Financial District, Frankfurt Trade Fair and Skyline Plaza. Festhalle Frankfurt and Congress Center Messe ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (676 reviews)

"Lovely establishment, everything you need away from home, clean with a beautiful decor and very friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

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 £113 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Innenstadt, this boutique aparthotel is steps away from Goethestrasse and Maintower. Alte Oper and Zeil Shopping District are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (395 reviews)

"Clean, spacious, great location!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

INNSiDE by Melia Frankfurt Eurotheum
THE FLAG Oskar M.
THE FLAG Oskar M.
3 out of 5
Oskar-von-Miller-Straße 10, Frankfurt
The price is £89 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

Located in Ostend, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museumsufer and Zeil Shopping District. Romerberg and Frankfurt Cathedral are also within 15 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)

"Excellent hotel. Thanks for the upgrade. Really good location."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

THE FLAG Oskar M.

Popular places to visit in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Trade Fair
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Frankfurt Trade Fair

4.5/5(44 reviews)

Find out what's happening in Frankfurt Trade Fair during your trip – a top convention centre in Frankfurt. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Alte Oper
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Alte Oper

4.5/5(44 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.

Deutsche Bank Park
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Deutsche Bank Park

4/5(34 reviews)

Experience the excitement of a sporting event or concert at this iconic stadium, which has hosted World Cup and Confederations Cup games. 

Romerberg
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Romerberg

4.5/5(55 reviews)

Admire the medieval architecture and experience the charm of a magical Christmas market at this pretty square, which marks the center of the Old Town.

Römer
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Römer

4.5/5(92 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(44 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. 

Top things to do in Frankfurt

Skip the line Neuschwanstein Castle & Rothenburg day tour
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Skip the line Neuschwanstein Castle & Rothenburg day tour

£271
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
City Tour, Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Cruise & Wine tasting
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City Tour, Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Cruise & Wine tasting

£99
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Rhine Valley Half-Day Tour with Wine Tasting & Dinner
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Rhine Valley Half-Day Tour with Wine Tasting & Dinner

£81
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Frankfurt

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Top Destination

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4 - Good 49.328859060402685%
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3 - Okay 18.120805369127517%
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4/5 - Good

Phoebe

2 Feb 2020

Quaint city, brilliant for eating and recommend the view point at Mainetower

4/5 - Good

dellani

2 Jan 2020

Very cute and great for a leisurely day trip

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

31 Dec 2019

It's an OK city. Nothing major.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

24 Dec 2019

Neutral about the city. There are a lot of homeless and generally it is not great to walk around. On the other hand there is good shopping and night life.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

24 Dec 2019

It's ok but not the best city in Germany.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 Dec 2019

Worth a visit, loved the Christmas Market.

Cities near Frankfurt

Photo "Neu-Isenburg" by qwesy qwesy (CC BY) / Cropped from original

Neu-Isenburg

Offenbach am Main featuring a sunset and a bay or harbour as well as a small group of people

Offenbach am Main