Tips for trips
Cities, wine, activities
Rheingau, Taunus, cities (Mainz, Wiesbaden, Aschaffenburg, Darmstadt, Seligenstadt, Bad Nauheim, wellness in Bad Homburg, ...)
With over 50 million airline passengers per year, Frankfurt Airport is one of the largest aviation hubs in the world.
Whether you are starting your tour of Germany from here or want to experience its unique international atmosphere as a visitor, Deutsche Bahn will take you where you want to go!
Hop on one of Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance services (IC/EC, ICE or ICE International) or the S-Bahn’s Lines S8 and S9 which depart every 15 minutes from Frankfurt Central Station.
And with AIRail, the service offered jointly by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa, you can travel comfortably by train to your flight. With bonus miles and seating reservation included, the service departs daily from the stations in Stuttgart, Cologne and Siegburg.
Trade fairs / congresses
Frankfurt am Main – city of trade fairs and conventions
Frankfurt has one of the world’s major fairgrounds. Messe Frankfurt’s ten large halls and convention center offer plenty of space for large national and international trade fairs and conventions, including the Frankfurt Book Fair and the IAA International Motor Show. Frankfurt is also a popular place to meet in Germany because it is easy to reach and has a variety of event venues and good hotels.
Frankfurt Events 2009 - 2010
Every Sep. + Mar.: Dippemess Volksfest – every Oct. 3: Jazz zum Dritten – every Oct.: Frankfurt Book Fair – every Oct.: Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt – Nov. 13, 2009-Feb. 28, 2010 Botticelli exhibit in Städel – Nov. 25-Dec. 22, 2009 Frankfurt Xmas market – Feb. 5-May 9, 2010 Georges Seurat exhibit – Apr. 11-16, 2010 Luminale 10 – Apr. 24, 2010 Museum Night – July 4, 2010 Ironman European Championship – last weekend in Aug: Museumsuferfest
Green belt, zoo and Palmengarten in Frankfurt
With its more than 45 parks, Frankfurt is one of the most wooded major cities in Germany. The city is surrounded by the 75 km Frankfurt Green Belt, a huge local recreation area with hiking and bike paths. The Goethe Tower in the city forest provides wonderful views. The Frankfurt Zoo is known for its nocturnal house, while the botanical oasis of the Palmengarten is one of Europe’s most frequented gardens.
Museums & culture
Museums and culture in Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt invests proportionally more in culture than any other German city and has the finest in culture on offer. From the prize-winning Opera House to the Hinterhof-Theater, the curtain rises more than 100 times a week on opera, stage plays, cabaret and other shows. Frankfurt’s Museumsufer, a unique ensemble of architecture and space, has something for everyone: painting, sculpture, design, architecture, ethnic art and much more.
Frankfurt am Main – a shopper’s paradise
When it comes to shopping, Frankfurt lives up to its reputation as a world-class city. The city has everything a shopper could want, from “Zeil,” the street with the highest sales in Germany, where shopping temples such as MyZeil and Zeilgalerie are located, and luxury labels on Goethestraße, to young designers and curiosities on Berger or Schweizer Straße. Many colorful weekly markets round off the offerings in this city of contrasts.
Sightseeing in Frankfurt am Main
Your sightseeing tour begins with arrival in Frankfurt as the skyline welcomes you. The Römer, the cathedral, St. Paul’s Church and Goethe’s house are located in the city center and are all within sight of the modern financial district where you can see the city from 200 m up in the MAINTOWER. A world of museums awaits you on the unique “Musemsufer.” And in the evening? What else but a “Geripptes” full of Frankfurt’s national drink – apple wine.