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A February 2005 trip to Frankfurt by panda2

Döner Hütte Photo, Frankfurt, Germany More Photos
Quote: Frankfurt is known as "Bankfurt" and "Mainhattan" for its large banking and insurance businesses.

FRA

Overview

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Eiserner Steg foot bridge is a pretty sight to see and walk across. Take a little rest at Feinkost inside Die Kleinmarkthalle. Frankurter Goethe-Haus und Goethe-Museum, Museum für Moderne Kunst, and Schirn Kunsthalle are museums worth going to. Römerberg is a must-visit site. Quick Tips: Purchase your Die Bahn Eurorail pass prior to entering Europe and validate your pass while at the airport. Make your rail reservations here (6€ per person per booking), as it's less expensive in Germany than doing it prior to your arrival. Get a Frankfurt Card (1 day for 7,80€ or 2 day for 11,50€). A Kombi ticket pass for public transportation and discounts to some museums are available from the hotel reserva...Read More

Steigenberger Airport Hotel

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Hotel

Steigenberger Airport Hotel Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Steigenberger Airport Hotel, , is rated a 5-star hotel. My partner insisted on staying at this place after viewing its website and wouldn't be satisfied staying anywhere else for our last night in Frankfurt before the early morning departure. We were first looking for a hotel close to the airport with an early 5am shuttle service to the airport. This airport claims to be the only hotel with continuous 24-hour, 15-minute interval shuttle service. A bus is provided for service to Terminal 1 and a van is provided for Terminal 2.The receptionist who checked us in was friendly, cheery, and spoke English well. Later, though, I spoke ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 27, 2005

Steigenberger Airport Hotel
UNTERSCHWEINSTIEGE 16
Frankfurt, Germany
49-69-69750

Best Western Hotel Scala Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Best Western Hotel Scala offers nice accommodations for €90, including a breakfast buffet from 7am to10am for €11 per person. For every two paying adults, a child under 13 is free. Check-in is at 2pm, and check-out is at 12pm. The receptionist was knowledgeable, friendly, and fluent in English, and she set a nice, pleasant tone for our stay.The room was small and clean. We were able to get a good, comfortable sleep. The bathtub was short, but I did not have a problem taking a shower.Email: ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 27, 2005

Best Western Hotel Scala
Schaefergasse 31
Frankfurt, Germany 60313
+49 (0)69-138 1110

Unterschweinstiege

Restaurant

Unterschweinstiege Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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The Forest restaurant, Unterschweinstiege, (here is the menu) was the place my partner wanted to dine, and on Fridays, there is the Heurigen buffet for €24.50 of Austrian specialties, but it was disappointing, with the food having been sitting at the table for too long when we arrived close to end of the buffet, and only a few of the items were good. I usually go for a second plate, but the food wasn't good enough for me to desire to. Booking may be done online, though it wasn't crowded when we inquired about it with the hotel reception, so we chose to just walk into the restau...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 27, 2005

Unterschweinstiege
Unterschweinstiege 16
Frankfurt, Germany
49 (0) 69/69 75 0

Döner Hütte

Restaurant

Döner Hütte Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Döner Hütte, a little Turkish restaurant established in 1980s, serves the popular, low-cost döner kebab, which consists of thinly sliced beef slow-cooked on a vertical pit served on pita bread and topped with salad, dressing, and red pepper flakes for dining in or takeout.

We were hungry late one night on our way back to Hotel Scala. As soon as we turned the corner of the block, we could smell something good to eat was in the air. Our hotel receptionist informed us of this place close by. Yum, yum. I would have preferred lamb, but the meat is beef.

This type of Turkish food has taken over by storm. The food is good, quick and low cost.

Hours: 9am to 5am

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 28, 2005

Döner Hütte
Schäfergasse 42
Frankfurt, Germany
(069) 293017

Feinkost

Restaurant

Feinkost Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Feinkost is a small café/market on the first floor inside the Kleinmarkthalle open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6pm and Saturday 7:30am to 4pm. It was open with side seating for some drinks. We order our drinks there and were served at our table. It gave us a chance to rest our feet and quench our thirst. They have coffee and Italian sodas, as well as other goods.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 18, 2005

Feinkost
Hasengasse 5-7
Frankfurt, Germany
069 284880

Goethehaus

Attraction | "Frankurter Goethe-Haus und Goethe-Museum"

Goethehaus Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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The Frankurter Goethe-Haus und Goethe-Museum is the museum and home of Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Non-flash photography permitted. The museum houses many artworks of Goethe. It's interesting to see this large four-floor home and how heating such a large place is done, the laundry press, and the library, including a unique clock with a bear that will fall over when it's in need of being rewound. Tours are available at 10:30am-2pm.Goethe House and Museum: Sunday to Friday and holidays 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and the last Saturday of each month 10am-8pm. Library: Monday to Friday 10am-12pm and...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 3, 2005

Goethehaus
Großer Hirschgraben 23-25
Frankfurt, Germany 60311
+49 69 138800

Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum of Modern Art)

Attraction | "Museum für Moderne Kunst"

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Museum für Moderne Kunst displays a wonderfully done architectural design by Hans Hollein, a Viennese architect, resembling a triangular shape from the outside. It is an experience to wonder through the inside and enjoy the large, light space and angles. One of the highlights is the artist Joseph Bueys, with his recording of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee playing through a series of speakers in the walls. Non-flash photography is permitted after filling out a form agreeing that the photographs are only for personal use, not for publication. A tag is given you to put on so the guards will not bother you. Admission 6€, reduced 3€; free last Sat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 13, 2005

Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum of Modern Art)
Domstraße 10
Frankfurt, Germany 60311
+49 69 2123 0447

Kleinmarkthalle

Attraction

Kleinmarkthalle Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Kleinmarkthalle is a market with many vendors selling meats, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables and bakeries.

We wanted a place to sit, rest and have a drink. We found a place in the back on the ground level with tables and chairs.

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-4pm

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 14, 2005

Kleinmarkthalle
Hasengasse 5-7
Frankfurt, Germany 60311
+49 69 2123 3696

Schirn Kunsthalle

Attraction

Schirn Kunsthalle Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Schirn Kunsthalle, a museum next to the Dom, has no permanent exhibits, changes 8 to 10 times a year. We went to see the exhibit "The Naked Truth."

Telephone: (069) 299882-0

Tue, Fri, Sat 10am-7pm; Wed, Thur 10am-10pm
Admission varies by exhibit €4-7

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 14, 2005

Schirn Kunsthalle
Römerberg
Frankfurt, Germany 60311
+49 69 2998820

Eiserner Steg

Attraction

Eiserner Steg Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Eiserner Steg is a footbridge for pedestrian use that was built in 1869 connecting central Frankfurt/Main with the apple/wine district of Saxonia. They charged a use fee until 1886.

You see pretty sights walking across this bridge.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 14, 2005

Eiserner Steg
Eiserner Steg
Frankfurt, Germany 60596

Römerberg-Main Square in Old Town

Attraction | "Römerberg"

Römerberg-Main Square in Old Town Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Römerberg is a picturesque scenery of wooden timber architecture with a fountain in the square but was drained when we visited. This is where a lot of the picture postcards of Frankfurt are photgraphed.

Römer U-bahn U4; Hauptwache S-bahn S1-6, U8, U9, U-bahn U1-3, U6, U7

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 14, 2005

Römerberg-Main Square in Old Town

Frankfurt, Germany

Struwwelpeter-Museum

Attraction | "Struwwelpeter Museum"

Struwwelpeter-Museum Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Struwwelpeter Museum displays the works of physician/illustrator Heinrich Hoffmann from the 19th and 20th century of children's books, who used his drawings and manuscripts as a tool to keep his patients occupied and stop crying while he examined them. No photography permitted.

Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm, free

Tel +49 (0) 69 28 13 33

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 18, 2005

Struwwelpeter-Museum
Römerberg
Frankfurt, Germany 60311
+49 69 281333

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Frankfurt International Airport, established 1936, is a large busy airport in central Germany connected with other transportation modes and with two terminals. Terminal 1 has gates A, B, and C and Terminal 2 has gates D and E. They are connected via the Frankfurt Airport Sky Line - People Mover, an internal rail transport taking about 2 minutes to ride between the two terminals.There's a shower facility on the ground level of Terminal 1, and the restroom is by a bookstore vendor. See the restroom attendant, and the cost is €6. You better have the correct change, as the attendant was reluctant to give change back if you strongly desire a...Read More