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Visit the business hub of Germany and delight inGothic architecture, spectacular art collections and the taste of sweet applewine.

Enjoy the historic atmosphere andspectacular cityscape of Frankfurt. As one of Europe’s wealthiest cities, it ishome to the European Central Bank and boasts the distinction of havingGermany’s only skyscrapers. Photograph the stunning skyline that is its best-known landmark. Explore its world-class museums and samplesweet apple wine.

This city hides a great deal of historybehind its sleek, modern buildings. Visit the Old Town (Altstadt) for a tasteof life in Frankfurt before it became the financial hub for the European Union.Though heavy bombing during World War II damaged the area, most buildings havebeen faithfully restored to their former look.

Among the Old Town’s best attractionsyou’ll find the exquisite Römer,Frankfurt’s town hall since the 15th century. Wherever you are, try and spotthe ever-present gothic clock tower of the ancient Frankfurt Cathedral.

Head to the Museumsufer (MuseumEmbankment) to find a collection ofworld-class museums. This area, situated along the south side of the Main Riverin the Sachsenhausen district, ishome to more than 10 historic institutions. Among the museums are the German Museum of Architecture, the Senckenberg (a natural history museum),and the Städel, where you can see anexpansive collection of art dating back to the 14th century.

On the other side of the river, immerseyourself in one ofthe best collections ofpost-World War II artworks in the world at the Museum of Modern Art.

Try one of Frankfurt’s delicious localculinary treats. Sample Frankfurt’s famous Handkäse mit Musik, a tart cheeseserved with onions, or Grüne Soße, a tangy green sauce typically served witheggs and potatoes. The Ebbelwoi, apple wine, is a must for any food gourmand.Find these succulent Frankfurt specialties in Sachsenhausen.

Take advantage of Frankfurt’s efficientsubway systems, the S-Bahn and the U-Bahn, to get anywhere in or around thecity. Drivers should park at the outer stations and use the subway, asinner-city parking, although plentiful, can fill up quickly.

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Where to stay in Frankfurt

Bahnhofsviertel showing interior views and railway items

Bahnhofsviertel

3.5/5Good!(36 area reviews)

Bahnhofsviertel
Sachsenhausen featuring street scenes, a bar and signage

Sachsenhausen

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Sachsenhausen
Old Town which includes heritage elements

Altstadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 area reviews)

Altstadt
Niederrad, Frankfurt, Germany

Niederrad

3/5(1 area review)

Niederrad
Hoechst, Frankfurt, Germany

Hoechst

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Hoechst
Bornheim, Frankfurt, Germany

Bornheim

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
NZ$158
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

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! (5,114 reviews)

"Best place to stay overnight before flight :) Nice service, clean rooms, comfy beds."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
4 out of 5
Bessie-Coleman-Strasse 16, Frankfurt
NZ$100
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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! (843 reviews)

"Very convenient shuttle from airport. Nice room. Good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2020

Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt Airport
Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt Airport
3.5 out of 5
Thea-Rasche,6, Frankfurt, Hessen
NZ$115
per night
Mar 27 - Mar 28

Located in Frankfurt Airport Area, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gateway Gardens and The Squaire. Lufthansa Flight Training Center and Frankfurt City ...

4.1/5Very Good! (736 reviews)

"Free Buffet Breakfast with Eggs, Bacon and fresh fruit"…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt Airport

Popular activities in Frankfurt

Alte Oper
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Alte Oper

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Catch a world-class orchestral performance or a lively musical in Frankfurt’s historic former opera house.

Commerzbank-Arena
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Commerzbank-Arena

4/5(6 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(12 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(22 reviews)

A visit to this expansive town hall is a visit to the heart of Frankfurt, in its historic importance, central location and its beloved three-gabled façade.

Zeil Shopping District
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Zeil Shopping District

3.5/5(11 reviews)

Browse high street retailers and boutique fashion outlets and pick up local produce at a farmer’s market as you explore Frankfurt’s premier shopping district.

Congress Center Messe Frankfurt
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Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

3.5/5(7 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 activities in Frankfurt

Heidelberg Tour incl. Castle entrance & Wine barrel
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Heidelberg Tour incl. Castle entrance & Wine barrel

82% of travellers recommend
NZ$134
Per adult
Upper Middle Rhine Valley Tour with Wine Tasting & Lunch
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Upper Middle Rhine Valley Tour with Wine Tasting & Lunch

84% of travellers recommend
NZ$169
Per adult
Wertheim Village Shopping Express from Frankfurt w/Gift Card
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Wertheim Village Shopping Express from Frankfurt w/Gift Card

80% of travellers recommend
NZ$75
Per adult
Tigerpalast Varieté Theater Show
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Tigerpalast Varieté Theater Show

98% of travellers recommend
NZ$104
Per adult
Hop-On Hop-Off Express City Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Express City Tour

NZ$17
Per adult
City Tour, Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Cruise & Wine tasting
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City Tour, Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Cruise & Wine tasting

80% of travellers recommend
NZ$186
Per adult

Reviews of Frankfurt

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
19
5 - Excellent 20%
4 - Good
53
4 - Good 55.78947368421053%
3 - Okay
18
3 - Okay 18.94736842105263%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 3.1578947368421053%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 2.1052631578947367%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Dec 17, 2019

It was just a stopover after arriving from NZ. Did not explore Frankfurt

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 6, 2019

Use public transport to get around- it is frequent and cost effective (group day ticket is excellent value for money)

4/5 - Good

ALAN

Oct 22, 2019

When you come out of the hotel, turn left otherwise you end up in the red light district. A bit creepy at night but still relatively safe.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 8, 2019

Quiet little city. Personally I would have preferred to visit during the Christmas season as I have heard wonderful things from friends and family about the markets and spirit at the time, but alas work did not allow it.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Oct 1, 2019

Nice enough city, however, there are more Germanic cities to visit than Frankfurt

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 30, 2019

We sadly didn't spend much time in Frankfurt this year. The hotel staff were really great and got extra pillows as requested. The room was comfortable but very warm, with only a fan but was a little noisy to have the balcony door open over night.

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