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It doesn't matter if you're travelling with family or on the road on your own, Frankfurt promises something for everyone.
Did you know 650,000 people call this part of Hessen home? You're bound to have met a fair few of them by the time your trip comes to an end!
It lies 8 miles away from Niederdorfelden, and 260 miles away from Berlin, the country's capital.
A visit to the German Film Museum or Titus Thermen is a great chance for a bit of quality family time. If you're hunting for even more fun and excitement, Wasserpark and the Kinder Museum are a couple of additional options.
A few animal snaps will certainly add some fun to your holiday album! Take the family to see, discover and photograph the variety of interesting wildlife at the Frankfurt Zoological Garden and the Zoo Vivarium Darmstadt. The Zoo Frankfurt is another great place which aims to teach visitors about the need to take care of our environment.
You don't have to be an experienced gardener to enjoy the exquisite gardens at the Palmengarten and the Botanical Gardens.
Slip off your shoes and enjoy the grass beneath your feet at an urban oasis like Martin Luther King Park or Herrengarten. Also think about spending a leisurely day roaming the grounds of Wetterpark Offenbach and Riedwiesen Nature Reserve.
Grosse Woog and Langener Waldsee are wonderful places to run off to if you're looking for a bit of peace and quiet. Look for a seat by the water and appreciate the charming views.
Travellers that love the outdoors will have lots to add to their agenda. A day trip out to Naturpark Hochtaunus and Alter Flugplatz is sure to recharge those batteries. You won't want to miss Stadtwald either. The natural surrounds here are what dreams are made of.
Intriguing displays await you at the Museum of Modern Art and the Staedel Museum. They're serene sites to take a break or escape a wet-weather day. The Senckenberg Museum and the Jewish Museum are also top options for museum buffs.
Stimulate your curiosity with a trip to the Experiminta, where you'll witness the latest from the world of science.
We don't quite know how the Hessisches Landesmuseum and the Haus der Stadtgeschichte have managed to assemble so many of this planet's treasures into just two spaces. Time spent at either will captivate you for hours on end. For more exhibits from the natural world, visit the Frankfurt Archeologic Museum.
Art fans come from all over the globe to check out Frankfurt's sensational collections, and the Liebieghaus and the Museum of Applied Arts are often at the top of their schedules. More bright canvases and sumptuous sculptures are waiting for you at the Darmstadt Artists Colony and the Kunsthalle Darmstadt.
Learn about Frankfurt's past and understand the present with a visit to the Historical Museum. The Bibelhaus and the Dommuseum are also passionate about preserving and telling the story of the region's rich heritage.
Dropping by significant historic sights is a terrific way to gain a deeper understanding of bygone times. Immerse yourself in Frankfurt's past at the Roemer and the Goethe University Frankfurt Campus Bockenheim. If that's not enough to satisfy your inner history nerd, keep going to Messel Pit Fossil Site and the Technical University Darmstadt.
As suggested by their magnificent façades, they pulled out all the stops when it came to constructing Darmstadt Palace and Rumpenheim Palace. Schlossmuseum shouldn't be missed either.
For a magical trip back in time, head over and behold the enchanting impression of Burgruine and Burg Kronberg. If you're hoping to learn more about these fascinating cultural monuments, why not head to Schloss Rumpenheim and Schonhof too?
Learn more about the area's cultural traditions at Frankfurt Cathedral and St. Paul's Church. In addition, enquire into touring St. Catharine's Church and Russian Chapel.
When you're on the road, it's sometimes the less hyped destinations that burn brightest in your memories once you get home. Two places which fall into that category here are the Stadtbibliothek Offenbach and the BraunSammlung. Holbeinsteg and Eiserner Steg are also worth considering.
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Whether you're looking for a simple room to spend the night or one with the whole kit and caboodle, this city has you covered. For great service at an affordable price, check out the InterContinental Frankfurt (Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 43) or the Premiere Classe Frankfurt-Offenbach (Sprendlinger Landstraße 177a). But if a bit of luxury is more your thing, then the Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy or the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel will take care of you.
The Church of St. Bartholomew, as it is officially known, dates back to sometime between the 13th and 15th centuries, although it was rebuilt a handful of times, including after a fire in 1867 and after World War II. It has beautiful stonework and a frieze of St. Bartholomew, part of the original design. You will also see a very famous sculpture of the crucifixion by Hans Backoffen. For centuries, emperors were crowned at the altar of this important imperial cathedral.
This garden contains wondrous plants from every part of the planet. There are many spectacularly designed gardens and greenhouses, including an underwater plant-life display and a ‘tropicarium’ that displays the flora and fauna of several tropical landscapes. Come take advantage of the changing exhibitions, a pond area with rowing boats, the little railway, and a miniature golf course. And in June, take part in the beautiful Rose and Light Festival.
These buildings stand at the place of author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s birthplace. Bombs destroyed the original 17th-century house during World War II, but the building and its furnishings have since been carefully restored to honour the original. The museum houses an impressive collection of paintings and busts dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, showcasing the author’s affinity for art.
The people of Frankfurt, with civic protests and numerous donations, demanded that this significant landmark from the Wilhelminian era be rebuilt. It had suffered heavy bombing, leaving only its foundation walls. In August of 1981, the goal was finally realised; the Old Opera House celebrated its inauguration. There is a wide variety of entertainment to choose from here, including the subscription series, musicals, jazz, rock, and family concerts. The beautiful structure can also be used for meetings, receptions, and company presentations, and it hosts the annual Opera Ball.
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At the Zeil street, home to a mile of shopping destinations, tourists can find just about anything they want. The large department stores are located here, as well as other shops and boutiques, offering many assorted goods. There are many cafes and restaurants, as well as a farmers’ market on Thursdays and Saturdays. For those whose tastes run more expensively, check out Goethestraße, which is full of high-end designer shops, from Versace to Cartier and Tiffany’s.
Before Frankfurt hosted the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the Commerzbank Arena was completely rebuilt for that occasion. The local team, Eintracht Frankfurt (Bundesliga) now plays there for an enthusiastic, sell-out crowd of fans. Check out a game for an insight into German sport culture. There is also a big hockey team in town, the Frankfurt Lions, with a good deal of talent.
There are many companies that provide mini cruises of the Main River. The views of Frankfurt are unbeatable from the boats. These cruises can be as brief as half an hour to as long as several days of floating down the Main and then on to the Rhine. To book a tour, you can check the local listings or simply walk along the river and hop on a boat from there.
Only 75 miles from Frankfurt is the starting point to the famous Romantic Road, a breathtaking 261-mile scenic route through Bavaria. The trip ends 82 miles from Munich. Along the drive, you will see picturesque landscapes, old monasteries, medieval castles, and vineyards.
After travelling through the Bavarian Alps, you will reach the trip’s destination, the romantic Neuschwanstein castle. The route gets quite popular during summer, so it would be better to plan your trip for winter, spring, or autumn. The Romantic Road can be seen by bus as well, which makes for a beautiful, relaxing journey.
The Westin Grand Frankfurt Hotel is a remarkably luxurious, modern place to stay, and it is located quite close to the Zeil shopping area. The staff is polite and accommodating, and the hotel is ideal for business travellers, as there are 12 sleek conference rooms. There is also a health centre with pool, sauna, and a spa providing numerous rejuvenating treatments.
The Center Plaza Frankfurt Hotel opened in 2006, so everything is new and clean, and being situated right in the heart of Frankfurt, it is convenient for business travellers as well as tourists. The hotel is very elegant, providing guests with free breakfasts, a health centre, room service, and a restaurant.
The InterCity Frankfurt Hotel is modern and superbly located in the centre of Frankfurt. Even more, it offers guests free access to all of the city’s public transport. The 382 guestrooms and two suites have tea and coffee machines and free wireless Internet. Free newspapers are also provided.
The Hilton Frankfurt Hotel is gorgeous, situated right next to the stock exchange. The Alte Oper concert hall and Main Tower are also located within walking distance. The hotel has a beautiful indoor heated swimming pool and a health centre. Indulge yourself with the hotel’s spa services or with fresh Californian cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, Pacific Colors. Lovely garden or city views can be enjoyed from each guestroom. And there is no need to feel guilty for leaving Fluffy at home; four-legged guests are welcome too!
Flughafen Frankfurt-am-Main is the largest airport in the country. There are local trains and S-Bahn connections located below Terminal 1. Trains from the local station run between 5 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. There are ticket machines located in Terminal 1, Level 0.
There are also plenty of taxis that can be hailed outside of either of the airport’s terminals—be sure to use one with a meter. Also, many hotels in Frankfurt run shuttles every half hour or every hour from the airport.
Frankfurt has an exceptional transport service (RMV) that incorporates all tram, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, and bus lines. Single tickets can be bought from the machines at any stop. Zone 50 encompasses the majority of Frankfurt.
Taxi ranks dot the city, but taxis are pricey in Frankfurt.
The city is ideal for bicyclists, with plenty of well-maintained bike lanes. Günter Storch at Rödelheim train station rents bicycles for €12/day. Make sure to bring your passport with you.
If you are planning to travel around outside of Frankfurt, there are long-distance buses that depart from the south part of the Hauptbahnhof where a Eurolines office is located. German Eurolines services are run by Deutsche Touring.
The Hauptbahnhof is the train station, and the information office, where tickets are purchased, is at platform 9. Take advantage of the Hessenticket for €25; it grants a whole day of regional travelling by train for up to five passengers.
Consider car hire in Frankfurt as well, as driving is relatively straightforward both in the city and beyond.
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