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New and old meet in Frankfurt

Book flights to Frankfurt to see this economic powerhouse up close. Amid the steel, glass and bustle of the stock exchange, you’ll also find tranquillity and history.

Visit Frankfurt to discover city that rose from the ashes of war to boast some of Germany’s best museums.

old town square in romerberg frankfurt

At the heart of the old town (Altstadt) is the iconic Römerberg. With its half-timbered buildings and beautiful Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen fountain – the Fountain of Justice – it’s one of Europe’s most stunning squares.

Many of the picture-perfect buildings were meticulously restored after damage in the Second World War. The exception is the 17th-century Haus Wertheim, which survived unscathed.

The Innenstadt district is home to Main Tower. Head to the 54th floor observation deck for panoramic views over Frankfurt. For a more relaxing way to see the sights, take a scenic river cruise along the Main.

Book plane tickets to Frankfurt with Etihad Airways to travel in comfort to this dynamic city.

What’s the weather like in Frankfurt?

What’s the weather like in Frankfurt?

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With a continental climate, Frankfurt enjoys warm summers and cold winters. Fly to Frankfurt from April to September for long, sunny days and temperatures between 12°C and 19°C.

Between December and February, you may see snow in Frankfurt – adding festive magic to your trip if you visit towards the end of the year.

Reasons to visit Frankfurt

old town frankfurt

Understand the Römerberg

Amid the towering skyscrapers and business hubs stands beautiful Römerberg square – the heart of the old town. Most streets in Frankfurt are dotted with stunning medieval architecture, but its old town – Altstadt – is perhaps the most picturesque. The half-timbered houses and Gothic museum buildings here will take you back in time.

Visit the nearby Historisches Museum to get a better understanding of the Römerberg’s place in history. From its influence on the Holy Roman Empire to how it was painstakingly rebuilt after the Second World War, the old town has been at the centre of it all.

traditional crown cake frankfurt germany

Get lost on Museumsufer

Frankfurt’s collection of museums is second only to Berlin in Germany, with institutes honouring everything from film to European art. The Museumsufer (museum bank) is the perfect setting for a day of culture and discovery.

What’s more, the riverside location is also a great spot for eating and drinking. Try the local Frankfurter kranz – the city’s speciality cake – as you watch the city whirl past. For the perfect end to a day of local culture, take a scenic river cruise and see the city as night falls.

frankfurt christmas market

Fun at festivals and fairs

One of the main reasons people book flights to Frankfurt is to join some of the city’s many events. Across the year, there are more than 100 festivals and traditional fairs, with the festive markets a major draw in late November and December.

In August, the Main Festival features fireworks, fairground rides and even a fisherman’s joust. September’s Autumn Dippemess is a lively blend of folk music and market stalls, while the eclectic festive markets bring the streets of Altstadt alive with food, music, lights and handmade gifts.

Be sure to book accommodation in advance if you’re looking to visit Frankfurt during these busy festival periods.

Things to know before you fly to Frankfurt

plane Airport transfers

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is located a short distance from the heart of the city. Book your transfer with Etihad and your driver will be waiting for you when you land. The airport also has its own train station – the S-Bahn connects you with Frankfurt’s Hauptbahnhof in just 10 minutes.

bus Getting around Frankfurt

An extensive public transport network runs throughout the day and most of the night, offering easy access to much of the city. The city operates a one-ticket system for its buses, trams, U-Bahn and S-Bahn. If you plan to travel frequently during a 24-hour period, a day pass is a good idea.

holiday Public holidays

There are various public holidays in Germany throughout the year, including Easter in spring and Christmas in late December. Some shops may be closed on these days, though restaurants generally remain open.

meals Food

Frankfurt is known for several local delicacies in addition to the German classics. Try Frankfurter rippchen – cured, slow-cooked pork cutlets. This is usually served with mashed potato, sauerkraut and mustard. The city’s famous sausages – the Frankfurter – can be found across the city.

Flying to Frankfurt: FAQs

Which museums should I visit in Frankfurt?

There are many museums to choose from in Frankfurt. Visit the German Film Museum to learn about the movies or view natural history relics at Senckenberg Museum. A Museumsufer Ticket grants you two-day access to 34 city museums.

How many days should I spend in Frankfurt?

Fly into Frankfurt for three days to see the city’s main sights. Staying longer is definitely worth it – especially if you’re here for a festival or if you’d like to explore other nearby sights such as the beautiful Rhine Valley.

Can you visit other cities from Frankfurt?

Frankfurt is often referred to as ‘the gateway to Germany’. With excellent transport links and a central location, you can use it as a base to reach other German cities. Trains run regularly from Hauptbahnhof to Berlin, Munich and Cologne. You can also travel to international destinations such as Paris and Amsterdam.

Where should I stay in Frankfurt?

To soak up the city’s history, stay in the Altstadt. Medieval buildings and welcoming coffee houses will add to the charm of your stay. For something a little different, the riverside port district of Gutleutviertel offers stylish restaurants and peaceful walks.

Why we love Frankfurt

“Frankfurt is a great city to relax in. You’ll love the traditional German food, the old town’s lively markets, the riverside walks and the regular festivals. It’s also a great starting point for exploring more of Germany.”

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Weather in Frankfurt

20 °C
Thursday24 Sep 2020
14 °C
Friday25 Sep 2020
13 °C
Saturday26 Sep 2020
12 °C
Sunday27 Sep 2020
14 °C
Monday28 Sep 2020
18 °C
Tuesday29 Sep 2020
18 °C
Wednesday30 Sep 2020
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