One day in Frankfurt Itinerary – The best things to do in Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt is not only one of the most visited cities in Germany but is also among the top 15 most popular cities in Europe. Of course, the fair in Germany’s “Mainhatten” attracts many visitors, but Frankfurt am Main also has a lot to offer as a tourist destination.

The colorful mixture between tradition and modernity, skyscrapers, and medieval building complexes, nightlife, and culture, as well as business and leisurely sightseeing, has been enchanting its visitors with a unique charm for years.

We were lucky enough to spend one day in Frankfurt on our last return from Asia while we waited for our flight back to Barcelona. And we were more than excited about this great city.

In this article, we will show you how a day in Frankfurt am Main can be a complete success. We’ll visit the most important things to see in Frankfurt with you and take you on tour through the traditional city center. Besides our comprehensive Frankfurt itinerary 1 day, you will find some practical travel tips. So let’s go and experience this extraordinary city on the Main!

What makes Frankfurt so unique?

This unique mix between a modern city and a medieval city center makes Frankfurt am Main such a great travel destination. No matter what you want to experience on your trip, you will definitely find it in Frankfurt (ok, let’s be honest, there is no beach, but otherwise, there is a bit of everything). Whether young tourists interested in partying and shopping or families who want to enjoy their day in a relaxed atmosphere.

With its impressive skyscrapers, Frankfurt offers the ultimate big city feeling and can therefore keep up with cities like New York and Hong Kong. On the other hand, you will find picturesque half-timbered houses here, as you do in popular travel destinations such as Rothenburg ob der Tauber or my stunning German hometown Goslar am Harz.

Frankfurt Facts

  • The largest city in the federal state of Hesse (but not the capital)
  • The fifth-largest city in Germany with approx. 763,000 inhabitants
  • First mentioned in a document in 794
  • One of the most visited cities in Germany
  • One of the most important international financial centers
  • The seat of the European Central Bank
  • Exhibition center of Germany
  • Not to be confused with the city of Frankfurt (Oder) in Brandenburg

The best time to visit Frankfurt

Frankfurt is worth a visit at any time of the year. In terms of weather, the months of May to September are considered the best for a trip. But a visit to Frankfurt is also worthwhile during the Christmas season when the streets are decorated, and the Christmas markets delight visitors with a Christmas atmosphere.

How to get to Frankfurt

Getting to Frankfurt by train

Traveling to Frankfurt by train is particularly worthwhile within Germany or from surrounding European destinations. Not only because the train is one of the most environmentally friendly means of transport, but also because the fair city of Frankfurt has train connections to all of Germany.

As always, it is worth reserving your ticket in advance with Deutsche Bahn to benefit from discounts and early bird offers.

Getting to Frankfurt by bus

Bus travel is becoming more and more popular, and so there are more and more providers and routes available. Often, you can save a lot on bus trips compared to other modes of transport so that taking the long-distance bus is particularly worthwhile.

There are bus connections from almost all important surrounding cities and starting points throughout Germany. You can find cheap offers on long-distance bus comparison sites such as Busbud.com. Arguably the most famous provider in Germany is Flixbus.

Getting to Frankfurt by plane

It’s very likely that you have heard of Frankfurt Airport before. It is not only the largest airport in Germany but also the fourth-largest in Europe after London, Paris, and Amsterdam. In a global comparison, it is ranked in the top 15 and is, therefore, one of the most important airports in the world.

As Lufthansa’s home airport, there are connections from Frankfurt from all over the world. So, of course, you can also travel to Frankfurt by plane. From the airport, you can get to downtown Frankfurt quickly and easily by train.

The earlier you book, the better are your chances of finding a great bargain. Personally, I use Skyscanner to find the best deals.

Getting to Frankfurt by car

If you don’t like to use public transport, you can, of course, also drive to Frankfurt by car. Located directly at one of the busiest motorway junctions in Germany, you can also easily reach the fair city by car from all parts of Germany.

There are P + R (Park & Ride) parking spaces outside the city center to park your car. From here, there are good transport connections by bus and S-Bahn that will take you to the center of the city.

You can get there in your private car or rent a car.

Extra info: Note that you need a green environmental badge for entering Frankfurt. Only the exhibition center is accessible without an environmental badge.

Frankfurt Transport – How to get around

Frankfurt am Main, Skyline at night

On Foot

Most of the main attractions in Frankfurt are not located too far from each other, so you can comfortably walk to them (we recommend comfortable shoes!). This not only saves you transport costs, but you can also discover more of the city at the same time.

By Public Transport

In Frankfurt, various underground and S-Bahn lines are waiting to get you from A to B quickly and easily. Of course, you also have the option of taking the bus. Those who want to experience the city’s famous nightlife can make use of the night bus routes on weekends.

A day pass that includes transport within the city currently costs € 5.35 (as of 2020). To include transport to the airport, the ticket costs € 9.75. With the Frankfurt Card from 11 €, up to 5 people can use the city’s transportation. (More on this later in this article).

You can find the timetable information for Frankfurt and the entire Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund here.

Getting around by tourist bus

Like almost every tourist metropolis, Frankfurt also has a tourist bus with a hop-on hop-off service. This type of tourist bus is excellent for those who are not good at walking but still want to see all of the city’s main attractions. It’s also perfect for those who don’t have much time to discover Frankfurt in a day.

The tourist bus operates between all of the city’s major attractions in a circular line. With your ticket, you have the option to get on and off at all points to take a closer look at the Frankfurt sights that interest you in particular.

In addition, there is an audio guide available on every bus that will provide you with exciting information about the city and the individual tourist attractions of Frankfurt.

You can buy the tickets for a hop-on-hop-off bus, either on-site or online here in advance.

Getting around Frankfurt by bike

Of course, you also have the opportunity to discover Frankfurt from the saddle of a bicycle. You can either use your own bike, rent a bike on-site, or take part in a guided bike tour through Frankfurt.

By boat

The Frankfurt skyline on the banks of the Main is probably the city’s trademark. So wouldn’t it be a great way to discover the city also from the water? You can do this by taking a sightseeing boat trip.

You can book such a tour either on-site or online here in advance.

Guided City Tour

One last option is to see Frankfurt on a guided city tour. You can discover some corners that you might not have found on your own, receive a lot of interesting information about the Frankfurt attractions, and can ask specific questions.

You can discover the best city tours in Frankfurt here.

One Day in Frankfurt Itinerary to the best things to see

 

Bankenviertel (Banking Quarter)

Frankfurt banking quarter, financial district, skyscrapers

Station: Taunusanlage

We start our Frankfurt one day itinerary in the city’s financial district. The so-called Bankenviertel (banking quarter) is home to numerous banks and financial institutions. This area of the city, which by the way is not an official district of Frankfurt, only became so crucial for the country after World War II. Before the war, the most important financial institutions in Germany were still located in Berlin.

Since then, however, more and more important companies have settled here. In addition, more and more high-rise buildings and skyscrapers are being built. Even today, new buildings are still being constructed to provide modern office space for the city.

In no other German city, you can stroll through the streets and discover so many skyscrapers at once. A visit to the banking district is therefore definitely recommended.

Main Tower

Main Tower, Skyline Frankfurt, banking quarter

Station: Taunusanlage 

Opening Hours Main Tower: Sun – Thu: 10 am – 07 pm (Winter) /09 pm (Summer); Fri + Sat: 10 am – 09 pm (Winter)/ 11 pm (Summer)

Entrance Fee Main Tower: 7,5 €

Update: Currently closed due to corona! (As of October 2020)

Now that you’ve had a look at the financial district from below, you’ll undoubtedly want to get a view of it from a lofty height. You have an excellent opportunity to do this from the observation deck of the Main Tower.

Because while the Main Tower, like its neighbors, is mainly used as office space, it has a unique feature: Even if you don’t work there, you can visit the impressive tower and enjoy the view from here.

There is also the possibility to visit the restaurant on the upper floor of the tower.

Fun Fact: The name Main Tower doesn’t refer to the English word “main” (as a synonym to “primary”) but the river Main. That’s why it’s pronounced like 9 just with an “m” instead of the first “n”.

Goethe House

Black and white goethe books

Station: Willy-Brandt-Platz & Hauptwache

Opening Hours Goethehaus: Mon + Wed + Thur: 11 am – 05 pmr; Fri – Sun: 10 am – 06 pm; Closed on Tuesdays

Entrance Fee Goethehaus: 7 €

A visit to the Goethehaus is not only a must-do for literature enthusiasts. Here you can immerse yourself in the birthplace and the life of one of the most important German personalities. Filled with all kinds of information about the house itself and its residents, there are new interesting things to discover in each room on the three floors.

But the Goethe Museum is also worthwhile. Because here, you will find works of art originating during Goethe’s lifetime in German-speaking countries.

St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul's church in the city center of Frankfurt

Station: Dom/Römer; Willy-Brandt-Platz; Hauptwache

Opening Hours St. Paul’s Church: 10 am – 05 pm

Entrance fee St. Paul’s Church: free of charge

Paulskirche (St. Paul’s Church) is one of the most historic buildings in Frankfurt. Because this was the seat of the first elected representatives in 1848. For this reason, St. Paul’s church is still recognized today as the birthplace of German democracy.

This makes the church one of the most visited places in the city. What might seem surprising is that the church has not been used as a church since the 1940s. That’s because it was completely destroyed during World War II. Although it was rebuilt and restored after the end of the war, its religious interior was never restored. Instead, it is mainly used today as a memorial, as a meeting room, and for special and permanent exhibitions.

Römerberg

Römerberg Frankfurt Christmas Market
A view of the Christmas market on the Römerberg

Station: Dom/Römer

Opening Hours Römersberg: Public Square

Römerberg is considered the center of Frankfurt and should not be missing on any Frankfurt am Main itinerary. The square is popular with visitors and residents alike and is therefore always well visited. Besides the namesake of the place, the Rathaus Zum Römer, all kinds of impressive and picturesque half-timbered houses contribute to the medieval atmosphere of Römerberg.

Römerberg, which by the way, is also known as the Samstagsberg (Saturday Mountain), can look back on a long history. Because since the Middle Ages, it has been considered the city center of Frankfurt and an important event location in the city.

The square suffered severely during the Second World War, and many of the buildings were destroyed. Despite everything, extensive renovation work took place here, especially in the 50s and 80s. Nowadays, the medieval buildings of the square shine in new splendor and make the square a real eye-catcher and one of the most popular places in Germany.

A visit here is particularly worthwhile at Christmas time. Because then one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany is located at Römerberg. It is definitely worth a visit. Incidentally, the mulled apple wine with cinnamon totally won us over.

Town hall Der Römer

Römer at night, Frankfurt

Station: Dom/Römer

Der Römer (“The Roman”) is probably the city’s most famous building and landmark. Already since the 15th century, the town hall has been used as the seat of the city council. Although actually only the middle of the buildings is called “Haus zum Römer”, the entire building complex is known today as Römer.

In addition to the seat of the mayor, the building also functions as a registry office. That means that you can even get married in this important building. However, visitors usually only see the building from the outside, as there is no museum or similar inside.

Fun fact: To date, it is not known why the building is called Römer. Although there are some theories about the origins of the name, it has not yet been clarified.

Frankfurt Cathedral – Kaiserdom St. Bartholomäus

Kaiserdom St. Bartholomäus, Frankfurt Cathedral

Station: Dom/Römer

Opening Hours Cathedral: Sat – Thu: 9 am – 8 pm Fridays: 1 pm – 8 pm

Entrance fee Cathedral: free of charge

Opening Hours Cathedral Tower: 10 am – 5 pm

Entrance fee Cathedral Tower: € 3

Cathedral Museum Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 10 am – 5 pm Sat + Sun: 11 am – 5 pm; closed on Monday

Entrance fee Cathedral Museum: € 3 (free on the last Saturday of the month); Guided tour at 3 pm € 2

The Imperial Cathedral of St. Bartholomew is another religious building in the city that is also deeply anchored in German and even European history. Because from the 14th century, the Frankfurt cathedral was the place of choice for the German kings and later the coronation place of our German emperors.

But even today, a visit to the cathedral is truly impressive. Whether you just take a look around the church itself, learn more about the history of the cathedral and Saint Bartholomew in the museum, or enjoy the view over Frankfurt from the cathedral tower.

Old St. Nicholas Church – Nikolaikirche

Old st. nicholas church at Römer, Frankfurt

Station: Dom/Römer

Opening hours St Nicholas Church: 10 am – 8 pm (summer) / 10 am – 6 pm (winter)

Entrance Fee St Nicholas Church: free of charge

Author’s note: This is the Old St Nicholas Church. The New St Nicholas Church is located a few meters further on.

The late Gothic Old St Nicholas Church stands out a bit from the cityscape with its red bricks and its long green church tower. And that although the house of God seems to be relatively small for a church. Despite everything, a visit is worth it.

This church, which is dedicated to St. Nicholas, has stood in the center of Frankfurt since the middle of the 12th century. In the beginning, it was mainly used as a royal palatine chapel.

Extra tip: try to plan your visit at 9 am or 12 pm to experience the church carillon.

Eiserner Steg – Frankfurt’s Iron Bridge

Eiserner Steg, footbridge in Frankfurt at night

Station: Dom/Römer; Schweizer Platz

Opening Hours Eiserner Steg: Jederzeit öffentlich zugänglich

Eiserner Steg (Iron Footbridge) is probably one of the most famous pedestrian bridges in Germany since it’s considered one of the landmarks of Frankfurt. It connects the historic old town with the famous Sachsenhausen quarter.

Fun fact: The locals like to refer to the direction of the bridge as “From Hibdebach to Dribdebach”.

The bridge is a great place to take a look at the impressive Frankfurt skyline or to enjoy the view of the Main or the Nice Gardens.

The Eiserne Steg has been rebuilt twice since it was built in 1869. Once after the bridge was blown up at the end of World War II and the second as part of renovations in 1993.

Option: Discover the nightlife in Sachsenhausen

If you have the time, you should definitely experience Frankfurt’s nightlife. Sachsenhausen is one of the most popular nightlife areas in the Main metropolis. Whether you prefer to take a romantic stroll along the river promenade or sip a cocktail with a view of the water – in Sachsenhausen, there is definitely the right place for everyone – whether you prefer clubs, bars, or cultural events.

In addition, Sachsenhausen offers a large selection of diverse restaurants of various flavors.

More sights in Frankfurt

Palmengarten – Botanical Gardens

red flower in Palmengarten in Frankfurt

Station: Bockenheimer Warte

Opening Hours Palmengarten: 09 am – 06 pm

Entrance Fee Palmengarten: € 7

For plant enthusiasts and park lovers, a visit to the Palm Garden in Frankfurt is essential. Because here, you can discover various types of flowers and plants from various climate zones within a vast park and greenhouse complex.

Alte Oper Frankfurt (Old Opera)

alte Oper in Frankfurt, old opera house

As you can see from the name, the Alte Oper (Old Opera) is a concert and event venue located on Opernplatz. When it was completed in 1880, it was a popular cultural building in the heart of the city. Like many others, the opera fell victim to the air raids of the Second World War. Since a new opera was already being built, it took until the early 1980s for the opera to be rebuilt and restored.

And the restoration was worth it! Today the old opera shines in its ancient splendor and is definitely worth a visit.

Große Bockenheimer Straße – Freßgass

If you come to Frankfurt, you should definitely not miss the excellent food that the city has to offer. The Große Brockenheimer street has been full of small cafes, restaurants, and local gourmet shops since the First World War. This street is, therefore, a real must-see for all foodies and German food-lovers.

Besides traditional German cuisine, if you come to Frankfurt, you might also want to try some regional dishes that are famous in Frankfurt. So here are a few ideas.

Ebbelwoi (Apple wine)

Apple wine belongs to Frankfurt, just like the Römer town hall does. So when you’re visiting, be sure to try a cup (or more).

Handkäs mit Musik

I have to admit, the name sounds strange at first (it can be translated to “hand cheese with music”), but it’s definitely worth trying. The hand cheese is a sour milk cheese that is often eaten as a starter.

Frankfurter Kranz

This specialty is well known all over Germany, but only here, you can really try the original. Trust me; you will gladly accept a few calories for this delicious round buttercream cake.

Grie Soß with eggs and potatoes

The green sauce is trendy in Mainhatten and is always served with pleasure. Usually with hard-boiled eggs and potatoes.

Frankfurter Würstchen (Sausages)

I am sure you have heard of the typical German sausages. If you visit Frankfurt, you should, therefore, definitely enjoy a real Frankfurt sausage.

The Museums at Museumsufer

Frankfurt Museums, Liebighaus
One of the museums in Frankfurt: The Liebighaus

If you have a little more time in Frankfurt, you should definitely take the chance to visit some of the great museums that are waiting for you in Frankfurt. Many of these are located along the city’s museum bank. In the following, you will find a small overview of the most important museums in Frankfurt.

Museum of Applied Arts (Museum für Angewandte Kunst)

Opening Hours Museum of Applied Arts: Tue + Thu – Sun: 10 a. – 6 pm; Wed: 10 am – 8 pm; closed on Monday

Entrance fee Museum of Applied Arts: € 12

The white building with many windows invites you to rediscover art. With a focus on design, fashion, and the performative, you can explore the question of what applied art is today within various exhibitions.

World Culture Museum (Weltkulturenmuseum)

Opening Hours World Culture Museum: Tue + Thu – Sun: 11 am – 6 pm; Wed: 11 am – 8 pm; closed on Monday

Entrance fee World Culture Museum: € 7

As the name suggests, the World Culture Museum deals with cultures from all over the world. So it offers an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in distant traditions and cultures without leaving Frankfurt.

Museum for Communication (Museum für Kommunikation)

Opening Hours Museum for Communication: Tue – Sun: 11 am – 6 pm; closed on Monday

Entrance fee Museum of Communication: € 6

In this museum, you can learn a lot about the future, present, and history of communication. Whether in the leading exhibition or special exhibitions – find out more about media and various forms of networking.

German Architecture Museum (Deutsches Architektur Museum)

Opening Hours Architecture museum: Tue + Thu – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm; Wed: 10 am – 8 pm; closed on Monday

Entrance fee architecture museum: € 9

This museum is great for anyone passionate about architecture. The museum, also abbreviated to DAM, deals not only with national but also international architecture.

German Movie Museum (Deutsches Filminstitut und Filmmuseum)

Opening Hours Movie Museum: Tue – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm; closed on Monday

Entrance Fee Movie Museum: permanent exhibition: 6 €; Special exhibition: € 9; Combined ticket: € 12

For film and cinema lovers, a visit to the DFF (Deutsches Filminstitut Filmmuseum) is an absolute must-do when visiting Frankfurt. In addition to a fascinating permanent exhibition, as well as a cinema, various special exhibitions await you, which provide a lot of background information about the world of movies and cinema.

Liebighaus – sculpture collection

Opening Hours Liebighaus: Tue, Wed, Fri – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm; Thu: 10 am – 9 pm; closed on Monday

Entrance fee Liebighaus: € 10

The historic Liebighaus is not only a real eye-catcher from the outside. Because inside, there are over 5,000 years of sculpture history with over 3,000 sculptures.

The Städel Museum

Opening Hours Städelmuseum: Tue, Wed, Fri – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm; Thu: 10 am – 9 pm; closed on Monday

Entrance fee Städelmuseum: € 14

There are over 700 years of art history to discover in Germany’s oldest museum foundation. With a large number of national and international works of art such as paintings and sculptures, the Städelmuseum is perfect for any art lover.

Where to stay in Frankfurt? – Accommodations

If you have enough time or are in Frankfurt on a business trip, you are certainly looking for a perfect place to stay in Frankfurt. We definitely recommend the city center to stay overnight. From there, you can quickly and easily (and on foot) discover the best sights in Frankfurt.

If you are mainly in Frankfurt for the trade fair, the neighborhoods Bockenheim and Westend (south) are ideal. But since we assume in this article that you come to the city as a tourist, we only present accommodations close to the city center. If you come because of the fair, you can look for suitable accommodation here.

a&o Frankfurt Ostend

This accommodation offers twin, quadruple, family rooms, or dorm beds of good quality. It is located a little outside the city center, which makes an overnight stay here much more affordable.

Benefits a&o Frankfurt

  • Outstanding Price-performance ratio
  • modern and clean

Who is this accommodation suitable for?

It’s perfect for those who want to save money on their accommodation but don’t want to compromise on quality. It is also an advantage if you are good on foot.

Check further information, prices, and availability of a&o Frankfurt

Motel One Frankfurt-Römer

This quality accommodation is located right in the center of Frankfurt and offers double beds in king-size and queen-size. The rooms come with a private bathroom, air conditioning, and heating.

Benefits Motel One Frankfurt-Römer

  • located right in the center
  • very good reviews

Who is this accommodation suitable for?

This accommodation is perfect for those who would like to stay in the center and stay in good quality.

Check further information, prices, and availability of Motel One Frankfurt

Jumeirah Frankfurt

This accommodation offers its visitors absolute luxury. Spacious deluxe suites and deluxe rooms combined with outstanding service await you here. The hotel also features a pool, exercise facility, and a spa. The whole experience is only topped by the view over the rooftops of Frankfurt from your room.

Benefits Motel Jumeirah Frankfurt

  • located right in the city center
  • very good reviews
  • luxurious complete package

Who is this accommodation suitable for?

This accommodation is suitable for all visitors who would like something a little more luxurious. Especially if you are visiting Frankfurt on your honeymoon or a wedding anniversary, this accommodation will make your stay truly memorable.

Check further information, prices, and availability of Jumeirah Frankfurt

Didn’t find the perfect place?

To see all accommodation in Frankfurt offered on booking.com, click here.

Is the Frankfurt Card worth it for a day?

Like many other tourist cities, Frankfurt also has a tourist discount pass for purchase. The Frankfurt Card includes a wide range of discounts for all of the city’s major attractions. The pass also includes unlimited travel on public transport in Frankfurt (including the airport).

Frankfurt Budget Tip: Think in advance about which things to see in Frankfurt. This way, you can know for sure whether the pass is worthwhile for you or not.

What does the Frankfurt Card cost?

  • 11 € per Person for one day
  • 16 € per Person for two days
  • 23 € for a group ticket (1 Day – up to 5 people)
  • 22 € for a group ticket (2 days – up to 5 people)

Is the Frankfurt Card worth it following our Frankfurt one day itinerary?

If you follow the Frankfurt one-day itinerary presented in this post as a single traveler or as a couple on foot, the Frankfurt Card is usually not worthwhile (see table). In this case, the Frankfurt Card does not pay off, especially if you arrive by train and can easily walk and, therefore, don’t need local public transport.

Frankfurt Card for solo travelers or couples

SightPrice without Frankfurt CardPrice with Frankfurt Card
Main Tower7,5 €6 €
Goethehaus7 €3,5 €
St Paul's Churchfree of chargefree of charge
Römerfree of chargefree of charge
Cathedral Museum3 €1,5 €
St Nicholas Churchfree of chargefree of charge
Eiserner Stegfree of chargefree of charge
Total Price17,50 €22 €

Frankfurt Card for families or groups of 4/5 people

For groups of 4 or 5 people, the Frankfurt group card is usually worthwhile, even without using public transport, as you can see in the following table.

SightPrice for 4 people without Frankfurt CardPrice for 4 people with Frankfurt Card
Main Tower30 €24 €
Goethehaus28 €14 €
St Paul's Churchfree of chargefree of charge
Römerfree of chargefree of charge
Cathedral Museum12 €6 €
St Nicholas Churchfree of chargefree of charge
Eiserner Stegfree of chargefree of charge
Total Price70 €67 €

Conclusion – Should I purchase the Frankfurt card?

It all depends on your personal sightseeing itinerary. It’s best to think about what you want to see and whether you need public transport before you arrive. This is the only way you can determine whether the card is worth it for you. The more you want to see during your time in Frankfurt, the more the card is worth it.

If you are traveling as a group or family, the card is usually worthwhile. If you are traveling alone or as a couple, it all depends on what exactly you want to see and whether you are arriving from the airport or whether you want to use public transport.

Where can I buy the Frankfurt Card?

You can purchase it online in advance from reputable providers, e.g. on GetYourGuide here. You can also buy them at various tourist information centers or at Frankfurt Airport.

FAQ about Frankfurt travel

How many days in Frankfurt are enough?

In theory, you can discover the city’s main attractions within a day. If you want to see one of the many interesting museums or other sights, you should plan in 2-3 days in Frankfurt.

Is it easy to explore Frankfurt on foot?

Definitely. Because many of the city’s hotspots are located in the city center. Therefore, Frankfurt can be easily explored on foot.

Is Frankfurt expensive?

Of course, that depends on your travel style and the sights you want to see. Basically, Frankfurt is not more expensive than other German cities. You can even discover some of the sights for free. The average traveler spends around 100 € a day while visiting Germany, while budget travelers spend about 40 € a day.

Which food is famous in Frankfurt?

Frankfurt is famous for various Hessian delicacies such as Cider (“Ebbelwoi”), Handkäs mit Musik (cheese), Frankfurter Kranz (cake), Grie sauce with eggs and jacket potatoes, and Frankfurter sausages.

Can I drink the tap water in Frankfurt?

Yes, the tap water in Frankfurt can be drunk without any concerns. Despite everything, the water here is considered to be very calcareous, so that some people prefer to buy bottled water.

What is a typical souvenir from Frankfurt?

In addition to the typical magnets, bags, or T-shirts, souvenirs relating to the apple wine of the region are particularly popular. It is also available as a soap, jelly, or as a set.

Should I tip in Frankfurt?

In Germany, tipping is widespread. Even though it’s not obligated, it’s usually the normal thing to do. Thus, if you experience good service, the general rule of thumb is to leave 5 – 10%. Anyway, if the service is terrible, you don’t have to feel forced to leave a tip.

What currency is used in Frankfurt?

Like in most European Countries, Germany uses the Euros.

Are dollars accepted in Frankfurt?

No, Dollars are usually not accepted. You should change your dollars to Euros when starting your trip.

Can I pay with Credit Card in Frankfurt?

In accommodation and big shops, it’s common to pay by credit card. Anyway, since Germans usually pay with German debit cards (“EC-Karte “) or cash, make sure to always carry some money with you, just in case.

What plugs do they use in Frankfurt?

In Germany, type F plugs are used. If you are traveling from countries that use other kinds of plugs (such as the USA or Great Britain), you need an adapter to charge your electronic devices. We recommend you to carry a world adapter, so you can use it everywhere in the world instead of buying one for every country you visit.

Do I need a visa to visit Frankfurt?

When it comes to visa, you cannot answer this question across the board – it depends on the passport you own. If you live in the European Union, you can visit Germany and Frankfurt just by carrying your ID. If you are visiting as a US-citizens, you can visit Germany for tourist purposes for up to 90 days without a visa. However, make sure to always check the current entry requirements at official sources before you start your trip.

How is the level of English in Frankfurt?

The level of English throughout Germany is usually pretty high. Especially the younger generation usually speaks decent English. However, you shouldn’t expect everyone to speak (fluent) English.


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