Spring, Summer, Autumn
March – May
June – August
LCY → FRA
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 16 £GBP (20 min)
Bus: 8 £GBP (20 min)
Train: 3 £GBP (20 min)
Frankfurt am Main’s juxtaposition of modern glass and steel skyscrapers and the slanting, half-timbered houses of the old town give the city one of the most striking cityscapes in Europe. Due to its skyline it often called Mainhattan by the locals, only London comes close to Frankfurt’s jarring contrasts.
As the main financial centre in Continental Europe, Frankfurt has a reputation internationally for being faceless, but scratch a little deeper and you discover Frankfurt to be an ancient, cultured city that dates back to Roman times. Among the more than 40 museums that line the banks of the Main River is the 200-year-old Stadel houses one of top four collections of old masters in Germany, the city’s compact old town only fully reconstructed in the 80s following the damage wrought by World War II gives Frankfurt a convincingly historic core. Beyond the glitter of the centre of the city, the lanes in the Sachsenhausen district are packed with old beerhouses that serve the local cider - apfelwein, while some of the best nightlife after the country’s capital Berlin can be found in the gritty Ostend Docklands area.
Frankfurt experiences warm summers and moderately cold winters. Consider these facts before planning your Frankfurt holidays. The city’s annual average temperature is 10.6 degrees Celsius (51.1 Fahrenheit), with average monthly temperatures ranging from 1.6 degrees Celsius (34.9 Fahrenheit) in January to 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) in July.
As Continental Europe’s main business and financial capital, Frankfurt plays host to numerous large-scale events and trade shows, meaning regardless of your budget, be careful to try book your stay for a holiday in Frankfurt when these events aren’t happening. Hotel prices leap significantly during these events, but at any other time plenty of options at reasonable prices can be found. The most convenient accommodation, but more expensive, are located downtown.
Visit Frankfurt’s old heart and stroll around the cobbled Romerburg square if you are there at the right time maybe a market or a festival will be on. You can also see the reconstructed old town halls and other German buildings and statues.
Zeil is Frankfurt’s main shopping shigh-street and is one of Germany’s busiest shopping areas. Here you’ll find numerous department stores and the Thursday and Satruday farmer's markets at Konstablerwache.
For panoramic views over Frankfurt visit Main Tower for a full 360 degree overview of Frankfurt and the surrounding regions.
From impressive statues to fine art and classic European architecture, the Museum Embankment is a must see on any holiday in Frankfurt. Frankfurt’s number of museums means it comes second only to Berlin. They include; the German Film Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the German Architecture Museum, the natural history Senckenberg Museum, Stadelsches Kunstinstitut - another art museum, the Museum of Regional Historic Art and Culture, Goethe Haus and Museum - birthplace of the famous German author, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of Applied Arts, and many more.
After the museums stroll along the river paths, or take a River Main boat cruise.
Drink apple wine, or afelwein, in Sachsenhausen and Bornheim, and in restaurants and bars throughout Frankfurt.
Pay a visit to the Eschenheimer Tower on your Frankfurt holidays, which is a few minutes’ walk north of Hauptwache. The 50 metre (164 foot) Gothic tower is a reminder of the city’s trading history and the need to defend itself, and is a unique example of Medieval Architecture.