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Visiting Frankfurt

Perhaps the phrase is overused, but Frankfurt am Main truly is a city of contrasts: a berg in the heart of central Germany that’s also the country’s most international city; a global financial center and a small town that pulls out all the stops for the holidays with its Christmas Market. There is no shortage of things to do in a city of such diverse personalities, though IgoUgo members do recommend prioritizing Römerberg (the heart of the old town) and the museums of Sachsenhausen.

Sachsenhausen is the place to go for Frankfurt restaurants and nightlife as well. Post-party, head to one of Frankfurt’s many luxe but affordable hotels—the Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurt-City is a good-value favorite.

Get inspired by browsing IgoUgo’s Frankfurt photos, and remember: a trip to... Read More
Perhaps the phrase is overused, but Frankfurt am Main truly is a city of contrasts: a berg in the heart of central Germany that’s also the country’s most international city; a global financial center and a small town that pulls out all the stops for the holidays with its Christmas Market. There is no shortage of things to do in a city of such diverse personalities, though IgoUgo members do recommend prioritizing Römerberg (the heart of the old town) and the museums of Sachsenhausen.

Sachsenhausen is the place to go for Frankfurt restaurants and nightlife as well. Post-party, head to one of Frankfurt’s many luxe but affordable hotels—the Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurt-City is a good-value favorite.

Get inspired by browsing IgoUgo’s Frankfurt photos, and remember: a trip to Frankfurt pairs particularly well with getaways to other German cities, as Frankfurt Airport is one of Europe’s biggest hubs. It’s almost too easy to find a flight.    Close

Stories and Tips Frankfurt

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Frankfurt in February

Written by manatwork on 04 Sep, 2011

I've been to Frankfurt am Main twice before but both times were in the summer. We left Kuala Lumpur at a near record 90 degrees Farenheit (32 C), and came to Frankfurt am Main at a 30s' F (almost 0 C) temperature. With a…Read More


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A Walk from the Old Opera to the Romer

Written by sararevell on 07 Aug, 2011

The day after our walk along the Main to the cathedral, we embarked on a different walk but to the same end destination. We took the metro to the Alte Oper stop and ascended the escalator to the spacious plaza, dominated by the ‘Alte Oper’…Read More


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A Walk along the Main River to the Cathedral

Written by sararevell on 07 Aug, 2011

Frankfurt, Germany’s fifth largest city, may not have the most tourist attractions but it’s certainly easy to get around. The centre is flat with large areas that are pedestrian only. For visitors wishing to get around a little faster, there are a number of bike…Read More


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Museumsufer and the Museums

Written by kpvincent on 14 Aug, 2002

The Museumsufer is Frankfurt’s convenient linear offering of museums. There are ten museums lining the riverfront street of Schaumainkai as it turns into Sachsenhäuser Ufer. "Museumsufer" literally means "museum embankment". If you don’t mind spending just a half an hour at each museum, or you…Read More


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Other Sites to Visit

Written by zabelle on 26 Jan, 2004

History Museum This museum was a bit of a disappointment. Most of the exhibits are in German with only one plaque in each room having any English at all. There was no guidebook to buy or even a brochure. We were left to try to understand…Read More


Frankfurt’s Specialties

Written by kpvincent on 08 Aug, 2002

Frankfurt is known for its special alcoholic apple cider concoction, called ‘Ebbelwoi’ in the local dialect, or ‘Apfelwein’ in "proper German". ‘Handkäse mit Musik’, literally ‘cheese with music’, is an interesting mix: a small round white cheese, marinated in oil and vinegar, doused in onions,…Read More


Roland's Bakery - Infatuation with a friggin roll.

Written by jmineo on 31 Jan, 2001

I'd had my espresso in the airport terminal mostly to stay awake during my long layover in Frankfurt. That would normally suffice for my caffeine high, until I wondered outside the terminal and found a German bakery - Roland's. Actually it was my nose…Read More


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If We Only Had One More Day . . .

Written by Irene on 10 Aug, 2003

We wished we had one more day!!! After a leisurely stroll down the main drag of Sindlinger, our Frankfurt airport suburb, we paused in a small square opposite the front of the Hotel Post and browsed the posters taped on what is a monster concrete cylinder.…Read More


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Roaming the Romer Part 2

Written by Irene on 10 Jun, 2003

After all the excitement of the blushing brides, (see Part 1), we had time to explore the Romerberg Square, the old city center or Altstadt. Without modern brides tumbling down the steps, the three gothic buildings comprising the Romer, Alt Limpburg, Zum Romer and the…Read More


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Roaming the Romer and Beyond Part 1

Written by Irene on 06 Jun, 2003

Here comes the bride, here comes the bride? And they did come, down the steps, one after another they sprang down the steps of the Romer Rathaus with their grooms in tow. One bride and groom with small kindergarten scissors cut out the trace of…Read More


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