There are a number of festivals, holidays and other events celebrated in Frankfurt each year.
The main ones are listed below.
On the first of May, it is customary to offer a sprig of lily-of-the-valley to close ones. Many vendors occupy the pavement on that occasion!October 3 : German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit - national holiday)
Commemorates the anniversary of Germany's reunification in 1990. Festivities in Frankfurt include a celebration at city hall with music and speeches.December 25 - December 22 : (Weihnachtstag - national holiday)
Although these events now pop up each year in many cities, Frankfurt's Christmas market on historic Römerberg Square is one of the oldest and largest in Germany. The huge Christmas tree in front of the Römer, festooned with thousands of lights, and the nearly 250 colourful and elaborately decorated market stalls, where you can find handcrafted toys, ornaments, candles and other gift ideas, along with delicious treats like gingerbread and mulled wine, are certain to get you into the festive spirit!December 25 : Christmas (national holiday)
|Month||Min. Average Temperature (°C/F°)||Max. Average Temperature (°C/F°)||Average Rains (MM)||Best Time to Travel|
|January||-2/28||3/37||44/1.7||Not the best period to go|
|February||-2/28||5/41||40/1.6||Not the best period to go|
|March||1/34||10/50||51/2.0||Not the best period to go|
|April||4/39||14/57||52/2.0||Not the best period to go|
|May||8/46||19/66||61/2.4||Not the best period to go|
|June||11/52||22/72||70/2.8||Good period to go|
|July||13/55||24/75||63/2.5||Good period to go|
|August||13/55||24/75||65/2.6||Good period to go|
|September||10/50||20/68||48/1.9||Good period to go|
|October||6/43||14/57||51/2.0||Not the best period to go|
|November||2/36||8/46||59/2.3||Not the best period to go|
|December||-1/30||4/39||54/2.1||Good period to go|
The Frankfurt Airport (Flughafen Frankfurt) is located 13 kilometres (8 miles) south-west of the city centre.
Public transport is the best way to get around Frankfurt, although the fares are relatively high.
There are 9 U-Bahn urban rail lines with 86 stations (58 of which are above ground) covering the entire metropolitan area. The network of bus lines also offers very dense coverage and some of them operate at night. To reach cities near Frankfurt, there are also nine S-Bahn suburban rail lines. Rail services generally operate from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.
To discover all of Frankfurt's cultural attractions, this range of passes is a great and affordable option. Apart from unlimited rides on all of the city's rapid transit services, including the train to the airport, the passes also allow you to receive discounted admission at museums, the Frankfurt Zoo, the Palm Garden, on sightseeing tours and pleasure cruises on the Rhine and the Moselle, etc.
Upon your arrival in Frankfurt, you can get in touch with local tourism professionals for further information and to help organize your stay.Tourist Information Offices operated by Tourismus und Congress Frankfurt
Offers sightseeing recommendations, tourist information and brochures.
Hauptbahnhof (main train station)
See your doctor before you travel. It is also recommended to take out insurance covering medical expenses and repatriation before your trip. Frankfurt counts several hospitals and medical institutions, as well as quality medical practitioners and health specialists.Vaccinations
There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to Germany.
For more information, contact Air France's international vaccination centre:
There are no food safety risks in Frankfurt.Water
Tap water is safe to drink in Frankfurt.
For stays of less than three months, travellers from the Schengen area, as well as those from the countries of the European Union not included in the area, need only be in possession of a national identity card or a passport valid for the duration of their stay.
As a general rule, travellers from all other countries are subject to visa requirements, although foreign nationals from certain countries may enter Germany for up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes.
For further information, visit the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees:
To enjoy peace of mind during your stay in Frankfurt, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country.
Here are a few basic German phrases that will make your stay in Frankfurt a little easier:
Hello / Good morning / Good afternoon: Guten Morgen (morning) / Guten Tag (during the day)
Good evening: Guten Abend
Goodbye: Auf Wiedersehen
No, thank you: Nein, Danke
Thank you very much: Vielen Dank
I don't understand: Ich verstehe nicht
Could you repeat ?: Können Sie bitte wiederholen?
What time is it ?: Wie spät ist es?
Airport: der Flughafen
Train station: der Bahnhof
Taxi: das Taxi
Hotel: das Hotel
Hospital: das Krankenhaus
Bank: die Bank
Telephone: das Telefon
I'm (…): Ich bin (…)
I'm looking for (…): Ich suche (…)
How much is (…)?: Wie viel kostet es?
Do you have (…)?: Haben Sie (…)?
Where can I find (…)?: Wo kann ich (…) finden?
Where can I buy (…)?: Wo kann ich (…) kaufen?
I'd like (…): Ich hätte gerne (…)
In Germany, leaving a tip is recommended and always appreciated. An appropriate tip in this case is anywhere between 5 and 10% of the bill at restaurants or bars. Do not leave the tip on the table. It is better to hand it to the server when paying the bill.