"A city better than its reputation" Top 5 Page for this destination Frankfurt am Main by dircelo

Frankfurt am Main Travel Guide: 1,794 reviews and 3,949 photos

Germany's most multicultural city

Arriving in Frankfurt's main railwaystation (Hauptbahnhof) you will not be very impressed, if you leave the station towards the city as some drug addicts and the redlight district may be welcoming you. Do not get scared of it though. You have to jump into a tram, U or S-Bahn train towards Hauptwache, Dom etc. to see the city. Frankfurt is Germany's capital of banking and commerce, it is famous for its trade fair, its airport and the only german city with an "american sky scraper skyline". It is also the heart of the Rhein/Main area, which is one of the most affluent areas in Germany.
The city has lots of things to offer, not only due to the fact that it has one of Germany's highest factors of people of all origins living here, but also due to its offerings of great public transport infrastructure, museums, restaurants, Pubs,shops, its location at the river, the green surroundings and and its local heritage.
Especially during the day you can feel the presence of Business and Commerce and the city has, also because of the near airport, an international flair.

station and fair(messe)

On the left you can clearly see the main station and above the station the trade fair complex (Frankfurter Messe).

skyline view

Frankfurt is the only german city with an north american skyline!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:you are in a city with lots of offerings.
  • Cons:you easily can escape it too!
  • In a nutshell:A city better than its reputation!
  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2007
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  • iblatt's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Hi Dirk, great tips, I'll be in Frankfurt this weekend and will certainly use them! Regards from Israel, Ilan

  • mizzzthanggg's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2007 at 12:11 AM

    wonderful restaurant tips! can't decide where to go now between cafe laumer, metropol, liebeg haus, pulse...! i suppose since i only have a few hours it's got to be the Dom and Metropol. Thx so much!

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2007 at 4:33 PM

    You have some very helpful restaurant tips - they've given me some ideas for when I visit FRA later this week.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2006 at 4:12 AM

    Useful & interesting tips. Glad you are so enthusiastic about Frankfurt!



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