Souvenir Shops in Frankfurt am Main

So you’re in Frankfurt and buying souvenirs to remember your time here is on your list of ‘things to do’.  But what should you get? And where should you go to purchase your memento??  Let’s take a look…  Souvenirs – the Usual Range Walk in and around the Römer in Frankfurt and you will see a number of shops selling t-shirts, fridge magnets, bags, tea towels and other typical souvenirs.  There is a great selection of items with ‘Frankfurt’ emblazoned on them or featuring the skyscrapers or the River. Simply make your selection.     Traditionally German Germany produces a wonderful range of wooden ornaments andRead More →

One entertainment option in Frankfurt

Maybe you’re planning a trip to Frankfurt and would like some ideas for an evening of entertainment in English or perhaps you are already here and want to take some time out from sightseeing and simply enjoy a movie.  Whether you prefer the theatre, an opera, a concert or a film, you can find it Frankfurt.   Watch a movie There are a number of cinemas in Frankfurt, but just be aware that in Germany films are dubbed into German.  However, it is possible to watch a film in English, or other languages for that matter. The EKINOS Cinema, located right at the Hauptwache shows moviesRead More →

Fresh food in Frankfurt

Frankfurt has all the International food options and as well, there are plenty of opportunities to feast on hearty German fare.  But when in Frankfurt, you really should do as the locals do and eat some of the specialty foods that Frankfurt has to offer.  Green Sauce – Grüne Soße This is more than just one of the specialty foods of Frankfurt, it’s a delicacy throughout Hesse.  The ‘green’ comes from the blend of herbs – you finely chop them and mix them into a base consisting mainly of sour cream and yoghurt.  For ‘true’ Green Sauce, you need parsley, borage, sorrel, chives, cress, chervilRead More →

ICE Train in Frankfurt Central Station

As Frankfurt is quite centrally located in Germany, there are numerous day trips that you can organise.  Even going across the border into a neighbouring country is doable in one day.  It really depends how much time you want to spend travelling versus exploring.  The following options are definitely not the only day trips possible from Frankfurt, but they are popular destinations and the travelling times should leave you with ample opportunity to have a good look around. Around Frankfurt Königstein and Kronberg These are towns to the north west of Frankfurt.  They have beautiful half-timbered buildings and quaint little streets for you to wander. Read More →

S-Bahn in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is well located in Germany and Europe as a whole and has great transport infrastructure.  Whether by plane, train or bus, getting here is easy. Frankfurt International Airport Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) is one of the biggest (and busiest!) in Europe and less than 15 minutes by train from the city.  Don’t get confused by the name – Frankfurt Hahn Airport is further away (about 2 hours by bus – there’s no train connection) and has far fewer flights. The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt International Airport to the city is by using a commuter train (S-Bahn) or a regional train.  They runRead More →

Eisenersteg over the Main

There are plenty of things to do in Frankfurt.  How long do you intend staying?? Tours Whether getting an overview of the city, or following a particular theme, there are heaps of options for experiencing Frankfurt.  Hop-On-Hop-Off Buses Always good for getting a quick feel for a place, Frankfurt has Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus tours.  These buses have various stops throughout the city, allowing you to get on and off as you wish.  On board, audio guides provide a running commentary in various languages, including English.    Walking Tours Of course, of you prefer a bit of exercise to sitting on a bus, or need to stretchRead More →