- By Kevin
- On Aug 3, 2017
- Travel Tips
Frankfurt,located in the federal state of Hesse,lies in the heart of central Germany.The city is the financial hub of Europe and home to the German Stock Exchange and the European Central Bank leading to the nickname"Bankfurt".Thanks to its modern skyscrapers and the river Main,which runs through Frankfurt’s center.With 660,000 inhabitants,Frankfurt is Germany's 5th largest city and the first look at Germany for many visitors.
Frankfurt's international audience means the city has stepped up its game and offers both homey German specialties and the latest in haute cuisine.If you want to get a real taste of Frankfurt’s hearty fare,look out for the famous Frankfurter Grüne Sosse,a rich green sauce made with herbs.
Or try Handys mit Musik(handcheese with music),a distinctive sour cheese marinated with oil and onions.Wash it all down with some Apfelwein(apple wine),called Ebbelwoi in the local dialect.
Frankfurt has no shortage of traditional German restaurants and wine pubs(especially in the district of Sachsenhausen).Here is a list of recommended restaurants in Frankfurt,for every taste and budget:Best Restaurants in Frankfurt
The premier place to shop in Frankfurt is the shopping street called Zeil,also called"The Fifth Avenue"of Germany.This shopping street offers everything from chic boutiques to international department chains for the discerning shopper.
If you visit Germany during Christmas(from late November to just after January 1st),you must visit one of the city's many Weihnachtsmärkte(Christmas markets).Frankfurt’s shopping areas are a part of my list Germany’s Best Shopping Streets.
Frankfurt International Airport
Frankfurt International Airport is Germany's most frequented airport and the second busiest airport in Europe,after London Heathrow.
Located approximately 7 miles southwest from the city center,you can take the subway lines S8 and S9 to Frankfurt's central train station(approximately 10 minutes).
Frankfurt's Train Stations
Frankfurt is a major transportation hub in Germany with its busiest airport,many Autobahns and German railways intersecting,the city makes a great starting point for your Germany travels.
Take a regional or long-distance train to reach almost any city in Germany as well as many European destinations.Frankfurt has three major train stations,the Central Station in the heart of the city,the South Station,and the Airport Train Station.