Frankfurt is a city located in west Germany with the Main river running alongside it. It has a population of around 753,056 that is very culturally diverse, with residents coming from a variety of different backgrounds. The city has several prestigious educational institutions and a wide range of attractions, including museums and zoos.
Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.
- Emergency Services: 110 and 112
- Language: German
- Currency: Euro
- Country Code: GER
- Travel Visa: None required
- Population: 753,056
Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;
Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.
- Like everywhere else in Germany, every shop will close on a Sunday. Make sure to stock up on essentials in advance.
- Many restaurants that aren't incredibly formal won't require you to wait to be seated for a table. Unless it says otherwise at the entrance, feel welcomed to just sit down at a vacant seat.
- Many museums in Frankfurt offer free entry to those under the age of 18. Look out for signs on your visit and you could save some money!
For the Emergency services just dial 110 for police or 112 for fire and ambulance services.
Hospitals in Frankfurt
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What are some common crimes in Frankfurt?
Beware of pickpockets as they tend to operate in tourist areas, keep your belongings secure at all times and be careful if strangers try to make conversation or distract you as it could be an attempt to steal your valuables.
The crime rate in generally quite low in Frankfurt, one problem that tourists might experience is been offered drugs. Firmly say no and walk away and you should experience no more problems.
Are there any areas to avoid?
Although Frankfurt has Germany’s highest crime rate it is still an incredibly safe city. In Germany crime is not much of a problem and Frankfurt is regularly ranked as one the safest cities in the world. Of course, as with any city, still be aware of your belongings but Frankfurt is known to be perfectly safe and so you can relax!
Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.
Nacht der Museen known as The Long Night of Museums takes place during the last week of March. Museums stay open later than usual and allow you to visit special presentations. If you love museums this is an annual event not to miss!
Each year during the last week of October, the streets of Frankfurt attract thousands of participants who can either run, wheelchair or skate this magnificent 26 mile course!
This annual review of the world’s best jazz musicians is broadcasted throughout Germany. The Hessicher Rundfunk Broadcast Studio at 8, Bertramstrasse hosts this week long annual broadcast every October.
What are some of the top attractions?
St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche)
Sanctified in 1833, St Paul’s Church has seated the German nation assembly in 1848 and still provides the basis for the Germans constitution. Today, the site hosts a number of political and cultural events and presentations. The church is an amazing feet of architecture and well worth a look, inside and out.
This factory is the first ‘Transparent Porcelain Manufactory’ worldwide! There are showrooms and directed exhibitions. It begins with preparing the porcelain mass, modeling and hand painting all of which you can watch and experience up close in different production departments. There is even a video presentation which explains the history of Höchst Porcelain and the manufactory. Furthermore there is the opportunity to visit the Porcelain Museum Kronberger Haus and receive a guided tour through the city of Höchst. The Manufactory is even available to book as an extraordinary event location for up to 120 people!
When is the best time of year to visit Frankfurt?
Like most places, summer is most popular time of year to visit Frankfurt. Temperatures can soar up to 30 degrees and the days are blessed with around 16 hours of daylight each day. However, we recommend visiting in spring in order to beat the crowds and still make the most of some pleasant weather.
Winters in Frankfurt are cold, however if you are brave enough to venture outside you will be presented with some truly picturesque Christmas markets that stretch all across the city.