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FrankfurtGermany

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!(38 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 featuring street scenes, a bar and signage

Sachsenhausen

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

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
Old Town which includes heritage elements

Altstadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 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 am Main Süd by jumping on the metro at Frankfurt (M) Hauptwache Station or Dom-Romer U-Bahn.

Altstadt
Niederrad, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Niederrad

3/5(1 area review)

Niederrad is well liked for its shopping, and you can visit sights like Commerzbank-Arena and Skyline Plaza if you have time to explore the area.

Niederrad
Hoechst, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Hoechst

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

You'll enjoy the bars and riverfront in Hoechst. You might want to make time for a stop at Neues Theater Höchst or Hoechst Castle.

Hoechst
Bornheim, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Bornheim

Visitors to Bornheim like its shopping. Jump on the metro at Seckbacher Country Road U-Bahn or Bornheim Center Station to see top sights like Berger Strasse while you're in the area.

Bornheim

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 NZ$131 per night

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! (988 reviews)
Spring break

"Lovely hotel with pleasant helpful staff. Room was decent size with good size bathroom with good quality toiletries and decent towels. The coffee machine was a nice touch too. Everything worked as it should so we were quite happy. The location is good for the shops and only 5 minute walk to nearest ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

NH Collection Frankfurt City
MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Airport
MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Airport
Bessie-Coleman-Straße 11, Frankfurt, HE
The price is NZ$98 per night

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! (1,029 reviews)

"Transit hotel...fine for night before flight. Construction going on...nothing close by for food."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 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 cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$146 per night

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! (1,017 reviews)

"New hotel with a great vibe. Modern lobby and comfy rooms."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2020

Hyatt Place Frankfurt Airport

Popular places to visit 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.

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. 

Maintower
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Maintower

4/5(6 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

Rhine Valley Half-Day Tour with Wine Tasting & Dinner
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Rhine Valley Half-Day Tour with Wine Tasting & Dinner

NZ$155
Per adult
74% 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

NZ$190
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Skip the line Neuschwanstein Castle & Rothenburg day tour
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Skip the line Neuschwanstein Castle & Rothenburg day tour

NZ$520
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Upper Middle Rhine Valley Tour with Wine Tasting & Lunch
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Upper Middle Rhine Valley Tour with Wine Tasting & Lunch

NZ$173
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Rothenburg Day Trip along the Romantic Road
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Rothenburg Day Trip along the Romantic Road

NZ$311
Per adult
Private Transfer from Frankfurt to Prague by Business Car or Luxury Van
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Private Transfer from Frankfurt to Prague by Business Car or Luxury Van

NZ$1,405
Per adult

Reviews of Frankfurt

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 55.208333333333336%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 18.75%
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2 - Disappointing 3.125%
1 - Terrible
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

17 Dec. 2019

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Dec. 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

22 Oct. 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

8 Oct. 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

1 Oct. 2019

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Sep. 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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