Frankfurt may be known as a hub for business travellers but it͛s also home to medieval buildings, museums and a vibrant food scene.
It’s known to many as ‘Mainhattan’, thanks to its skyscrapers and position on the banks of the River Main, but also for its abundance of cultural attractions and nightlife.
Arriving at Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt’s airport is one of the busiest in Europe, providing a major gateway to the continent. If you’re planning to stay in Frankfurt itself rather than continue onwards, you can reach the city centre via public transport within minutes.
The DB Rail Terminal located below the airport allows travellers to easily travel on to other locations in Germany and beyond. To head straight into Frankfurt, the S-Bahn is the quickest and easiest option, taking you directly to the main railway station in about 10 minutes. Tickets can be bought from the RMV machines and cost just €4.50.
Travellers can also take a bus from the arrivals level of Terminal 1 or level 2 of Terminal 2. A taxi into the city should take around 20 minutes and cost approximately €25.
Food and drink
Frankfurt’s food and drink scene is gaining in international reputation, with a stack of traditional and contemporary dining and drinking options to choose from.
Traditional food and drink
The city is known for its many cider taverns (Zur Sonne and Adolf Wagner are among the best) where you can enjoy a jug of Apfelwein. Other local specialities include Handäse mit Musik (rolled curdled quark cheese eaten on brown bread with vinegar, onions and caraway seeds), Grune Sosse (a green sauce made from quark and several herbs), and Bethmännchen (marzipan biscuits).
This indoor market hall is the place to head for both grocery shopping and traditional street food. Try the hot wurst in a bun for a delicious lunch-time snack, or head to the Rollanderhof wine bar to enjoy a refreshing drink.
Thanks to its financial centre and international inhabitants, Frankfurt’s restaurant scene is a melting pot of cuisines, with everything from Japanese to Spanish flavours catered for. There are many Michelin-starred restaurants offering gourmet dining experiences all across the city, while traditional restaurants serving classic German food are also abundant.
Frankfurt’s Old Town is home to many of the best restaurants in the city, housed in both modern glass buildings and traditional timber-framed structures. Head to Metropol for a classic German breakfast, Steinernes Haus for classic dishes or Salzkammer for the best schnitzel in town.