Frankfurt is like no other German city; bustling with commerce, Frankfurt is home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. Visitors can enjoy open parks and museums, excellent restaurants and night life.
Its reputation as the financial capital of continental Europe means that Frankfurt is often dismissed as a dull business city and is almost completely overlooked by UK city breakers. But it makes a perfect weekend destination – the swanky hotels are a bargain at weekends when the businessmen have left, there’s a thriving bar, restaurant and club scene, and a huge number of cheap flights from many of the UK’s local airports, including Glasgow and Southampton. Plus, it hosts one of the oldest and biggest Christmas markets in Germany, perfect for picking up presents or just getting into the festive spirit.
A romantic getaway
Frankfurt is a city of many contrasts, a place of tradition and modernity, commerce and culture, business and discovery. Here, visitors are confronted with a variety of excellent choices: famous historical locations, internationally renowned museums, the rustic atmosphere of the traditional apple wine pubs….
The best advice we could give you is to go out and explore Frankfurt!
What to do in Frankfurt
- The Main Tower: no better way to see Frankfurt than from the top of this incredible tower!
- The Goethe House: the birthplace of Germany’s most important writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
- The Römerberg: historic heart of Frankfurt and home to its City Hall, which dates back to 1405 (picture above)
- Museum Embankment: Frankfurt’s city centre is lined on both sides by some of best museums in the country
- And much more…
On arrival, head to the Tourism Office to pick up a map of Frankfurt.
For Christmas 2014, Frankfurt’s Christmas market runs from 26 November to 22 December. This event dates back to 1393 and is one of the most important Christmas markets in Germany. Stand decorations are elaborate and very creative. The huge Christmas tree at the centre makes the Römerberg and Paulsplatz places even more beautiful.
Where to stay in Frankfurt
A hotel from the Wilhelmine era, built in 1890. A place like no other in the heart of the city.
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
One of the best hotels in Frankfurt’s city centre, minutes walk from the trendy district of Sachsenhausen (and its apple wine pub), the Old Opera, theatres, galleries and museums like the Städel.
The Westin Grand Frankfurt
Located in the middle of the vibrant metropolis, this hotel offers 371 elegant hotel rooms and suites and a complete range of treatments along with unique dining experiences at its restaurant.