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Frankfurt at a Glance

Frankfurt is one of Europe's business and financial centers. It is also one of Germany's most livable cities with plenty of parks and lots of good nightlife. Frankfurt's museum culture rivals Berlin's with its creativity and sheer numbers of interesting things to look at. Get ready for an exciting trip. 

Frankfurt is famous for its tart apple wine, so while you are visiting, make sure to try some. Cozy taverns frequently serve the beverage which you can get along with delectable German dishes. Frankfurt has a vibrant fine dining scene as well, if you are craving an upscale experience. 

Frankfurt has many don't-miss activities that range from observing the city from the 56th floor of the Main Tower to visiting its impressive Gothic cathedral. Strong public transportation makes it easy to get around and the pedestrianized Zeil Street makes for a pleasant shopping or window shopping experience. 

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Frankfurt Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. For more information, contact a German consulate office. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Frankfurt-Main Hauptbahnhof
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Frankfurt has cool winters with occasional snow and rain. Summers are warm and sometimes humid. Pack a coat for winter travels.

      Safety Concerns Use commonsense precautions to protect yourself from crime. Avoid dark, deserted areas late at night. Protect your passport by carrying it close to the skin or locking it in a hotel safe. Avoid flashing cash and valuables. Areas around the train station are a base for the sex trade and for illegal drugs. It's best to avoid this area at night and use common sense as you pass through during the day. 

      Health Concerns Frankfurt has clean drinking water and good public health. Stay safe and healthy by practicing good hygiene.