Frankfurt (Germany)

Frankfurt is a big city in central Germany. Frankfurt is famous as economic center and it is also the location of Germany's busiest airport. The city is also home to the European Central Bank and Germany's largest banks. Frankfurt's attractions are i.a. major trade fair events such as the Frankfurt car show, as well as the most modern and strangest-looking skyscrapers. Frankfurt is also the point, where the German autobahn- and rail networks intersect. There are also some famous historical buildings such as the Gothic cathedral.

Population: 701,350
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: German
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to tip 5 to 5% if the service is good. For exceptional service, you might leave up to 15%.
Time in destination: Dec 5, 2019, 8:26:04 PM

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Weather Forecast

Thu
05.12

Partly cloudy

32°F

Sat
07.12

Light rain

41°F

Sat
07.12

Partly cloudy

48°F

Sun
08.12

Rain

48°F

Mon
09.12

Rain showers

45°F

Tue
10.12

Partly cloudy

43°F

Wed
11.12

Rain showers

43°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Frankfurt's weather is different across the year. Most rainy days are from November to March, and the temperature is colder. But there are still great places that you can visit if it rains, so a trip to Frankfurt can be worthwhile any time of year. There is a jazz festival in March, so if you are a jazz buff this is definitely the time to visit.

Other than that, the best time to visit would be summer between the months of April and September. The city celebrates a lot of events and festivals almost throughout the year. Spring or early autumn brings reasonably pleasant weather and smaller crowds.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 34.7 39.2 29.7 9
February 36.1 42.1 29.8 7
March 43.0 50.7 35.4 9
April 49.1 58.1 39.4 8
May 57.7 67.1 47.1 9
June 63.1 72.1 53.1 10
July 67.1 76.6 56.7 9
August 66.4 76.6 56.1 7
September 58.8 68.2 50.2 8
October 49.6 57.2 42.8 9
November 41.0 45.9 35.8 9
December 36.7 41.0 - 9

More information: Frankfurt forecast and weather conditions monthly

Sights

Frankfurt 12 most important sights:

Recommendation for one day:

  1. The morning is great for climbing to the best view of the city. You can go to the Main Tower, one of the highest buildings in Frankfurt and climb to the top of this 200-meter high building.
  2. Visit Palmengarten, Frankfurt's beloved botanical gardens are home to 50 acres of tropical trees, orchids and ferns.
  3. Near the garden you can find Museumsufer, a stretch of the best walking areas of Frankfurt, with museums on one side and the river on the other.
  4. Go to Senckenberg Natural History Museum, it's one of the most modern museums of natural history in Europe, and the second largest of its kind in Germany.
  5. Sign up for a trip with Primus-Linie with the Nauheimer family. Tey've been in boating and shipping since 1880, when Peter Nauheimer bought the steamboat "Germania," refurbished it and launched it under the name of "Frankfurt.

More information: Frankfurt sights on map

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Accommodation Area

The recommended accommodation areas for Frankfurt are:

Cheap area: Zeil, Allerheiliugentor

Central location: Innenstadt, Vilbeler

Beach area: Orange, Galerie, King Kamehameha

Nightlife: Alte G.

More information: Recommended districts of Frankfurt on map

Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Frankfurt is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $61.50, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $225.12, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $64.82
  • Hotel (3 stars): $77.09
  • Hotel (4 stars): $91.45
  • Hotel (5 stars): $148.67
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.63
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.15
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.88
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.86
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $11.08

More information: Frankfurt price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Frankfurt destination map

Safety

Frankfurt has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 60.3 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.8 (a little better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 48.9 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Frankfurt safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe