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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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  • Currency: Euro(EUR)
  • Language: German
  • Capital: Berlin
  • Austrian flight destination: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Usedom
  • 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

  • from FRA
  • to FRA
11:40 +1
1 Stop
travel duration: 11:30

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Where to shop in Frankfurt

Where to shop in Frankfurt
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.

Where to stay in Frankfurt

Where to stay in Frankfurt
Pension Backer
If you are looking for a cheap yet comfortable pension in Frankfurt, this is the place for you. Ideally located, only ten minutes from the Frankfurt Trade Fair and 15 minutes from the city centre, the Pension Backer offers the perfect base camp for outings and projects of all kinds. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished, the breakfast room welcomes you with the charm of the 50s. It's a place to feel at home, though you cannot expect too much comfort - the guests of the 25 rooms share the showers. The flip side is the reasonable price. In any event, the Pension Backer is a good alternative to a youth hostel and very popular among backpackers. No wonder, with prices like 25,- euros for singles and 40,- euros for doubles a night
Hotel am Berg
Fleming's Deluxe

Where to eat in Frankfurt

Where to eat in Frankfurt
The name EDMW stands for EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN of the Ang Lee movie. The topic? Asian cuisine arts and human relationships. The name says it all. In the unadorned restaurant you'll receive liquid and solid delicacies of Asian cooking: Buddha rolls, spring rolls, shrimp skewers in peanut sauce. If you want to taste it all, choose the Tapas - a perfect cross-section of the edible Asia. DRINK is part of the programme, too. At the bar you get all sorts of colourful cocktails, including Martini Cocktails, Gin Fizz, Pina Colada, Swimmingpool and Vodka Sour. The open room concept invites you to have good conversations in large groups, and those who prefer two-some privacy can choose one of the calm, more intimate corners. The ambiance is classy but still inviting. Giant aquariums create a bluish light, the fish calmly swim their rounds and make the EDMW a perfect place to start into the night.
Orfeo's Erben

What to see in Frankfurt

What to see in Frankfurt
Der Goetheturm
Look up once with awe, tie your shoes, take a deep breath and go for it... 196 steps are ahead of you. But they are worth the effort! And then? Look down in awe, shake out your legs and take a deep breath...The 43 metre high Goethe Tower is the highest wooden tower in Germany. Its foundation is located 147 metres above sea level, 54 metres higher than the Main, and that's definitely impressive. The reward of the trip up: A beautiful view of the skyline, the Stadtwald forest, the entire Rhein-Main area, plus the feeling to be above all that. Afterwards the paths in the Stadtwald around the tower invite you for a stroll in the woods, and if you are here with kids, you'll have to make a stop at the Waldspielpark playground with its giant slide, paddling pools and adventurous rides.
Bartholomäus Dom
Städel Museum

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