Frankfurt is the fifth largest metropolitan city in Germany and has an urban population of more than 2.3 million people. The city is renowned for its businesses, educational institutions and cultural centres. It's has also come to be known as financial hotspot. Frankfurt has a wealth of museums and celebrates festivals all throughout the year. Although the city is now full of gleaming skyscrapers, you'll still come across century-old cathedrals and timber-framed houses as you explore heritage sites and wander the old parts of the city. Frankfurt hosts some of the most important trade fairs in the world, welcoming scores of business travellers each year.
Things to do in Frankfurt
From cosy taverns and outdoor cafes to breathtaking gardens and riverside pathways, you'll see it all in Frankfurt. There are excellent shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural offerings that attract millions of visitors. Don't miss out on an opportunity to visit this modern city that?s also rich in history. Book your air tickets to Frankfurt and find out what makes this 'Mainhattan' so famous.
Longing to explore the city? Keep our list of must-dos on hand when you head off on your journey:
Take the elevator ride up to the 650-foot high observation deck at the Main Tower and enjoy sweeping views over the city
Take a tour around Goethe's house—once home to Germany's most prolific writer
Walk about the cobblestone streets of Sachsenhausen and check out the area's oldest taverns
Visit R?merberg, the historic precinct of Frankfurt that dates right back to Roman times
Spend the morning at Paulskirche–an ancient church that once served as a meeting place for politicians
Check out the city's museum embankment that lies along the River Main
Visit the shopping strip Zeil—known for its chic boutiques, department stores and shopping malls
Spend the day at the Palmengarten and enjoy exotic plants, flower gardens and the botanical environment that surrounds you
Shop for unique clothing and apparel at the flea markets held every Saturday at Shaumainkai Street in Sachsenhausen
Walk through the world-famous Städel Museum, which now houses a fascinating collection of European masterpieces
Airports in Frankfurt
Most travellers to the city use Frankfurt Airport that serves more than 57 million passengers. There's another airport known as the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport located approximately 120 km away from the city. This airport serves a little over 3 million passengers per year.
This airport is approximately 12 km away from the city centre.
The S-Bahn S8 and S9 commuter rail lines connect passengers to Terminal 1 at the airport. There's also an AIRail service that connects passengers travelling between the main railroad station in Stuttgart and the airport. The airport is also accessible by car, bus or coach.