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Why Frankfurt?

International, cosmopolitan, yet faithful to local tradition and with a charming old town, Frankfurt is a melting pot of all things business, culture and history. One of Europe’s main commerce and travel hubs, this smart city is green, diverse and a genuinely pleasant surprise for visitors. Behind Frankfurt’s sleek skyline you’ll discover friendly locals, quality museums and plenty of nightlife. Scroll down for some hidden gems! Regarding Frankfurt specifically, it’s the financial hub of Germany (and arguably Europe too), so if you’re looking to get into that line of work it’s a great place to be. 


"For traditional Frankfurt food, head to Sachsenhausen where there are plenty of great restaurants that serve Schnitzel mit Grünesoße with Ebbelwoi (also known as Appfelwei) the traditional Hessische drink. It is like a bitter cider!"
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Covering all bases from film and architecture to fine art and ancient history, a trip to this dazzling array of museums and galleries is essential. The riverbank comes alive at the end of August for the Museumsuferfest (museum festival) and it’s a real spectacle.


This pop-up weekend street market serves tasty bites, plenty of wine and always delivers on atmosphere. Not to be missed.


Drink like a local at ancient Ebbelwoi (apple wine) taverns. This local tipple has an acquired taste but believe us, it’s not to be missed. Head across the river to taverns in Sachsenhausen for the most traditional experience.


Frankfurt’s jewel in the crown, this repurposed boat on the River Main is the perfect golden hour spot. Spring and Summer nights at Yachtklub offer guaranteed good vibes and gorgeous city views. Stay late to see the club come alive.

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Looking for long term stays? Read our guide below. 

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Train, bus and tram networks offer great coverage across the city, and overall it’s a very smoothly connected place. Get your travel card sorted and watch out for ticket inspectors. Head to smaller cities like Wiesbaden and Mainz to get out of the city, or Heidelberg for a day trip to a nearby student town. People generally feel safe in Frankfurt and transport should never be an issue for visitors.

Check out Flixbus for great deals on coach travel or Blablacar for car sharing trips across Germany and the rest of Europe!

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