Frankfurt has more to offer than gleaming skyscrapers, European Central Bank and expensive restaurants. Behind its shiny facade are medieval neighbourhoods, inviting parks perfect for a picnic and surprisingly healthy outdoor living.

Facts

Population

670,000

Currency

1 Euro = 100 cents

Opening hours

Large department stores are open Monday-Friday 9.00-20.00, Saturday 9.00-18.00.

Newspapers

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Tourist information

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Travel to Frankfurt

Book your flights to Frankfurt with Etihad Airways and prepare to enter a city of ancient beauty and culture. The site of major historical events since its founding, Frankfurt offers travellers a heady mix of history and contemporary excitement. The city’s many museums, ornate architecture, shopping districts, traditional restaurants and lovely gardens make Frankfurt a world-class destination.

Top 5 things to do in Frankfurt

In a city this vibrant and varied, you will always find plenty of things to do in Frankfurt, Germany. 

  • See Frankfurt in its full glory from the Main Tower’s public viewing observatory. Then enjoy a delicious dinner in its panoramic restaurant
  • Immerse yourself in the art history of Germany at the Staedel Museum, thought to be the finest art museum in Germany
  • Capture a glimpse of the life of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe with a tour of the Goethehaus. Artifacts from his early life are on display for all aficionados of literature, philosophy and history
  • Stroll through the 50-acre Palmengarten and delight in the gorgeous flowers and plants of this beloved botanical garden
  • Hear magnificent musical performances at the Old Opera House, a reconstructed architectural masterpiece that was once known as “Germany’s most beautiful ruin”

Shopping in Frankfurt

When it comes to shopping, Frankfurt has everything you want and more. Find a combination of international brands and specialty shops on the Golden Mile, a pedestrian zone between the Hauptwache and Konstablerwache.

Visit the architectural masterpiece MyZeil Mall and ride the six-story escalator, the longest shopping mall escalator in Europe, to the top to appreciate the impressive work of art.

Schillerstrasse is another pedestrian zone worth a visit. The shopping strip which lies between Hauptwache and Eschenheimer Turm is home to many elegant boutiques and stores selling everything from clothing to antiques. Ensure you are within your baggage allowance limit, and get in touch with Etihad Airways for special rates on any additional kilos you may need to take or bring back with you.

Restaurants in Frankfurt

Enjoy fine-dining or wallet-friendly cuisine all over Frankfurt and make sure you sample some of the local traditions. If there is one thing you are certain to find being served at restaurants in Frankfurt is Gruene Sosse (Green Sauce). This is a particularly popular choice made up of eggs, oil and a variety of green herbs, and is usually poured over potatoes or meat.

Another local and regional favourite – the Frankfurter Wuerstchen – is a must-try too. A tasty sausage served with mustard in a bun, it is simple and unbelievably tasty. 

Nightlife in Frankfurt

When it comes to nightlife and things to do in the evening, this German city will not disappoint. Book flights to Frankfurt and prepare to leave with only fantastic memories. Whether you are after a quiet night, a spot of dinner or something a little more adventurous, nightlife in Frankfurt is always good fun.

Plan your Frankfurt holiday

Museums, shopping, delicious food, gorgeous outdoor venues, fantastic theatre experiences and more await you in this picturesque and richly nuanced city. Frankfurt stands ready to provide you with cultural experiences and light-hearted fun in equal measure.

Finding flight deals to Frankfurt is easy with Etihad’s popular deals. Peak seasons are from late May to early August and late November through to December. We recommend booking your hotel and tickets to Frankfurt several months in advance if travelling at either of those times. If you wish to avoid the crowds and find cheap hotels in Frankfurt, consider visiting from September through early November or from January until early May.

Book your flights to Frankfurt

Having trouble deciding when to book your Frankfurt holiday? Frankfurt can get quite cold in the autumn and winter, making spring and summer the best time to visit. You will also find that there are hotels in Frankfurt to suit almost every budget, at any time of the year.

Affordable prices on flights to Frankfurt with Etihad Airways are easy to find. Whether you choose to fly Coral Economy Class, Pearl Business Class or Diamond First Class, you can expect the very best service before, during and after your trip. 

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