Frankfurt Vacations

Today, Frankfurt functions as the financial backbone of Germany and Continental Europe, facilitating commerce, trade, and transportation throughout the world. Frankfurt can be bewildering to the eye, with massive modern skyscrapers juxtaposed with medieval architecture as old as the 12th century. For a taste of gothic and 15th century architecture, ... Read more
take a stroll in Frankfurt's old town -- Römerberg -- past the Ostzeile, a half-timbered 15th reconstruction, and Alte Nikolaikirche, an early Gothic church built in 1290. Like museums? The Museumsufer district, clustered on both sides of the Main River, educates folks in Jewish history, Roman art, film and anthropology. (Walk the river on Saturdays for Frankfurt's famed flea market.) How about books? Frankfurt hosts the largest book fair in the world every October with publishers from around the world. Decompress from all this heady stuff at a nightclub (located in former bomb shelters and breweries) or one of Frankfurt's large array of hotels, from rural castles to city center skyscrapers.

Frankfurt places to stay and top hotels

Frankfurt things to do and experiences

  • River Main
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Scenic Lookout
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  • Alte Oper
    Performing Arts, Concert Hall, Opera House
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  • Römerberg
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark, Plaza
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  • Main Tower
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
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Una ciudad chula para escaparte un fin de semana. Hay buenos locales con ambiente para probar cervezas y la gente es muy amable.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersLuxury Travelers
Porto, Portugal

The financial city goes hand in hand with old town, Römer are one point of interest, and some parks near Berger strasse.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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El “Apfelwein” es la bebida típica de Frankfurt. Los locales la llaman “Ebbelwoi”. Para que tengamos una idea es como la sidra, o más bien, es sidra. Una fresca bebida alcohólica hecha a base de manzana y se fabrica en las regiones cercanas a Frankfurt. Algunas de las mejores y más antiguas tabernas de sidra, se encuentran en las muy pintorescas calles empedradas del barrio “Sachsenhausen”, al sur de la Ciudad Vieja. Sin lugar a dudas una experiencia bien típica.

Recommended for:FoodiesNightlife Lovers
Tempe, Arizona, USA

Frankfurt is a financial center in Germany. A lot of the older architecture was destroyed in WWII, but there is a smaller altstadt or old city. There are some really creative buildings. The city has several museums, and most are clustered on the south bank of the Mainz river that runs through the city. Lots of good restaurants as well.

Recommended for:Business TravelersArt & Design Lovers
Bonn, Germany

Die Kohlestadt - mit erstaunlicher Tiefe beim genaueren Hinsehen. Ich reise meistens geschäftlich hin und finde immer etwas Schönes.

Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury TravelersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Glasgow, UK

This city really depends on when you visit as there isn't a huge amount to do and it can be labelled as a bit soulless compared to some other more exciting German cities. However, come in December when the Christmas markets are in full swing and you will find that there is plenty to keep you occupied. The markets are excellent and photogenic, the Zoo is excellent and there are some great restaurants.

Recommended for:Adventure TravelersNightlife LoversTrendsters

Old tower and nice area near train station and also open air. Look cool when it sunny and sitting out with chill beer

Recommended for:Spiritual Seekers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Stayed here on a one night stop over back from Edinburgh. Has a good feel to it but unfortunately I was here on a Tuesday night in mid January when not many people go out and especially since the Christmas season is over and everyone is resting. The skyline is beautiful at night and there are plenty of things to see. The people I met were very friendly. I has a blue collar feel to it which I like. A good honest working mans city.

San Francisco, California, USA

Most people know Frankfurt because of its international airport, but it's city is worth spending a day or two in when you're flying through. Stroll beside the River Main and check out the Römerberg while you're in town.

Recommended for:Business Travelers
Seattle, Washington, USA

There is a lot to see in Frankfurt. Thrill in the midst of ancient towers and modern skyscrapers, walk along the Main River, visit the Palm Garden, parks and even visit the Zoo. See a lot on your very first day with a Hop On Hop Off bus tour (City Tour Frankfurt) -$18 for all day – ride the circuit with a professionally recorded narration synced to the busses movement – ride it again – and hop off to explore, hop back on for the next stop. Then, if you are mobile (and with Germany’s train system, everybody is) explore Hesse on your way towards Fulda.

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