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Frankfurt

Frankfurt
To most, Frankfurt is an airport, because here many flights connect from north to south, east to west and continent to continent. To other people it is the destination of business flights, because here the biggest banks in Germany have their headquarters, overshadowed by the European Central Bank. The biggest book fair in the world brings authors and publishers together every year, which is fitting for a city that was the birthplace of Germany’s most famous writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. His birthplace is a famous tourist spot during the book fair and after.

The most beautiful and quaint place is the Römer, Frankfurt’s city hall, one of the most beautiful and oldest town halls in Germany. The Saint Bartholomew’s Imperial Cathedral was the coronation site of German emperors. On the other hand of history is the St. Paul’s Church, where the first German Parliament tried to establish Democracy in 1848. The Old Opera House is another highlight, situated directly across the modern central building of the Goethe University. In the evening, the small lanes of the Sachsenhausen quarter invite you for a taste of “Ebbelwoi“, the Frankfurt version of Cider. Frankfurt is also known as a centre of electronic dance music, so dance the night away to the sounds of famous DJs in the clubs of the city. Have fun in Frankfurt!

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Worth knowing

Germany
  • Currency: Euro(EUR)
  • Language: German
  • Capital: Berlin
  • Austrian flight destination: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Usedom
Airport
  • Airport Frankfurt (FRA): The airport is located 12 km (8 miles) southwest of Frankfurt city center.
  • Address: Flughafen Frankfurt, 60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Telephone: +49-180 53 72 46 36
  • Airport Frankfurt You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.

Timetable Frankfurt

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16:40
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travel duration: 16:25
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17:40
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OS129 operated by AUSTRIAN AIRLINES
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travel duration: 12:00
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What to see in Frankfurt

What to see in Frankfurt
Palmengarten
Roses, stone, heath and rhododendron garden, long walking paths lined by tropical plants and then a romantic waterfall. If you need some downtime from the stress in the city, if you want to take a deep breath, and be one with nature, the Palmengarten (palm garden) is right for you. With 22 hectares this is the biggest palm garden in Germany, and if you manage to go with the calm flow, you'll feel like in paradise. Aside from beautifully designed walking paths, a boat rental at the pond as well as shady green areas with reclining chairs, the different exhibition spaces such as the palm house, the petal or the subantarctic house invite you to discover botanical diversity. With an entry-fee of only 5 euros for adults, the green oasis is a reasonably-priced option for relaxing and revitalizing in the middle of the city.
Der Goetheturm
Der Eiserne Steg

Where to shop in Frankfurt

Where to shop in Frankfurt
Organicc
Never before has eco fashion, also beyond the eco scene, been as hip as it is today. There are more and more shops that fit this category. Organicc is a special one among them: Owner Gerd Palmer only sells clothes and accessories that were produced under fair working conditions. Moreover, they should be made of organic or recycled materials. The cotton for the clothes is grown in an environmentally friendly way, and the switch to different cultivation methods is supported financially. Child labour or the exploitation of workers are a taboo. For Palmer, eco is not a hip trend that you can turn into gold, but an attitude towards life. Designers such as Katherine E Hamnett, Bono's label EDUN or Ivana Basilotta are part of the collection, as are shoes by Terra Plana!. The selection of wearable and modern street ware is great, and on top of that you'll get the feeling of having shopped responsibly for free.
Kleidermarkt
MyZeil

Where to stay in Frankfurt

Where to stay in Frankfurt
Motel One
Motel One makes it into the top 3 budget hotels in Germany. Stiftung Warentest (German testing organization) gave Motel One the overall mark of 2.1 (pretty good), and you should do the same. At an absolutely cheap price (doubles start at 75,- euros) you will experience tasty design and a perfect service in this hotel. The rooms are stylishly furnished and very clean, the rain shower in the bathroom revitalises you after a tiring day, and in the queen-size or twin bed you will rest wonderfully afterwards. Start the next day in the comfy One Lounge. It's fitted with design furniture and bodies of light, allowing for a perfect start into the day with a generous breakfast buffet. If you get hungry during the day, you can get warm and cold snacks as well as drinks in the One Lounge, easily making you forget about the fact that there's no room service.
Fleming's Deluxe
Hotel am Berg

Where to eat in Frankfurt

Where to eat in Frankfurt
Tiger-Restaurant
You'll realize that the Tiger Restaurant is something very special upon entering: The walls are decorated with posters from the world of performing artists, as well as relevant wall paintings. Delve into this world of high-flying dreams. The food in this international gourmet restaurant is just as great as the variety show in the house. Enjoy the light, French cooking that follows the seasons. Taste a shellfish cream soup with shrimp balls, peas and mint, after that a tranche of deer's back with celery nut crust and barberry sauce and as a dessert toffee brittle bar with compote and pear sorbet. This doesn't only sound delicious, it is, and it is confirmed by the star, which the international hotel and restaurant guide Michelin has been awarding since 1997. The menu is excellent, the wine selection, too, and the service team around the chef and sommelier Miguel Martin top class. Tip: Enjoy a menu in the Tiger Restaurant and a late show of the excellent artists and acrobats.
Orfeo's Erben
EDMW

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