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Frankfurt Holidays

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Fall in love with Frankfurt

Frankfurt holidays are a gateway to stunning architecture both old and new, fascinating cultural sites and an array of contemporary attractions in one of Europe’s financial powerhouses.

This is one of Germany’s biggest, liveliest and most varied cities and there is always something to see and do, whatever the time of year.

Begin your explorations in the old town – Altstadt – home to medieval buildings, cobblestoned streets and the famed Römerberg Square.

Step inside historic St Paul’s Church to admire the colourful stained-glass windows before trying out one of the neighbourhood’s cosy cafes.

Innenstadt is filled with designer boutiques, while bohemian Nordend boasts beautiful buildings and lush parks. Get back to nature at the leafy Palmengarten botanical garden or gaze out over the city’s glittering skyline from the Main Tower.

frankfurt old town square at sunrise

Things to do in Frankfurt 

Wherever you go during your holiday to Frankfurt, you’ll find traditional German culture alongside futuristic buildings in one of the country’s most modern cities. It’s a destination that has it all.


Discover the story of Frankfurt

Renowned German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – author of Faust, among numerous classics – was born in the city and his former residence is now a museum in the Innenstadt district. 
The same neighbourhood is also home to the Old Opera concert hall, which dates back to the 1880s.

Alternatively, head to the Stadel Museum to view thousands of paintings and other works of art, including pieces by Rembrandt, Botticelli and Vermeer.

Where to stay in Frankfurt

The old town 

The Altstadt – or old town – area is an ideal base for a Frankfurt city break.

Timber-clad buildings line the streets, setting the scene for a truly memorable trip.

This section of the city dates back to the eighth century and the sights of Römerberg Square reflect its medieval heritage.

Stay at the Jumeirah Frankfurt and you’ll be just a few minutes’ walk from one of the city’s most magical spots.

coloured houses in frankfurt aldstadt
aerial view of frankfurt commercial centre

The commercial centre 

Innenstadt is Frankfurt’s upmarket commercial heart and there’s plenty of excellent accommodation in this area.

Hotels such as the Ramada by Wyndham Frankfurt City Centre & Financial District are a useful base if you’re keen to spend time browsing glitzy designer shops and independent boutiques. 

You’ll also be close to various acclaimed restaurants and the charming English Theatre Frankfurt. 

A touch of class

If you’re looking for a luxury Frankfurt package, head to glamorous Westend.

This is an upmarket neighbourhood with many top-quality hotels sitting close to grand university buildings.

SAKS Urban Design Hotel Frankfurt has comfortable rooms, large beds and city views, as well as a sauna, steam room and on-site health club.

frankfurt university at night
frankfurt skyline at sunrise

All you need to know about Frankfurt

Local currency 

Frankfurt, like the rest of Germany, uses the euro as its currency. ATMs are widely available and major credit cards are accepted across the city.

Getting around 

Frankfurt has an extensive and efficient public transport network. Its one-ticket system covers journeys on all buses, trams, U-Bahn (metro) and S-Bahn services.

Languages spoken 

As you’d expect, German is the main language in Frankfurt. English is also widely spoken, particularly in major stores, hotels and tourist attractions.

Public holidays

Public holidays in Germany include Labour Day (1 May) and Tag der Deutschen Einheit, or the Day of German Unity, on 3 October.

More about Frankfurt 


The city plays host to a packed and varied programme of festivals and events throughout the year. 
Highlights include the arts-centred Museum Embankment Festival and the  Opera Square Festival, which showcases some of the local culinary delights. 

There are also lively folk festivals known as Dippemess in the spring and autumn, featuring fairground rides, market stalls and fun for all the family. 

This is a city where there’s always something happening.

frankfurt festive heart shaped chocolates
frankfurt crown cake with fork

Local cuisine 

Frankfurt’s food scene is thriving. From hearty, traditional dishes to delicately decorated desserts, there’s a wealth of local specialities to try.

Rindswurt is one such favourite – beef sausage often served as a simple snack with rye bread and mustard.

It's a good idea to start your culinary adventures in the cafes of Frankfurt’s Zeil shopping promenade. 

Here you can settle down on a terrace for fresh coffee and handcrafted sweet treats.

Food markets are also popular in Frankfurt and you can follow produce back to the source at Kleinmarkthalle.

Take your pick from locally made cheeses, plump olives, cured meats and tempting baked goods.

Gateway to Germany 

With its extensive and efficient public transport network, Frankfurt itself is easily navigable, but you can also venture beyond the city to other parts of Germany using the country's acclaimed rail system.

Setting out from Frankfurt's Hauptbahnhof station, you can get to Berlin in just over four hours and see why the German capital is one of the world’s most talked-about destinations. 

Other cities that could feature in your travel plans include Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart, all of them with their own special character and varied points of interest.

train arriving into frankfurt central
frankfurt bavarian pretzels at a market

Why we love Frankfurt 

“Frankfurt has fantastic art and culture as well as a food scene that draws people back year after year. Dine in Michelin-starred restaurants or fill up on pretzels as you explore the fabulous sights of this fascinating city."

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