Immerse yourself in the 1,200-year history of the Main metropolis. Countless sightseeing attractions serve to highlight both the former and the current importance of Frankfurt am Main. The city stands for innovation and development, and it is a place where trends are set and ideas become reality. Frankfurt's architecture ranks among the most modern in all of Europe. Trendy bars, pubs, up-and-coming fashion labels and a booming creative industry mirrors Frankfurt zeitgeist.
Frankfurt's significance as a bustling international trade and finance location dates back to the Middle Ages. Today, the city is a popular shopping paradise, offering a colourful range of products and services for every taste and every pocketbook.
The city also has a warm and cosy side: rest and recuperate at one of the traditional apple wine pubs of Old Sachsenhausen, visit one of the 48 beautiful parks and gardens or stroll along the river Main, Frankfurt's majestic water-way, which meanders gracefully through the heart of the city.
Alt-Sachsenhausen, with its apple wine pubs, historical half-timbered houses and narrow alleys, stands for Frankfurt cosiness and hospitality. No sojourn in Frankfurt is complete without a quick visit for a glass of the renowned "Frankfurt Ebbelwei".
This is the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28/08/1749) and the place of his youth. Of greatest historical significance is the "Dichterzimmer" (poet's study) on the third floor, which is where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived and wrote such celebrated works as "The Sorrows of Young Werther" and the beginnings of "Faust".
Alt-Sachsenhausen, with its apple wine pubs, historical half-timbered houses and narrow alleys, stands for Frankfurt cosiness and hospitality. No sojourn in Frankfurt is complete without a quick visit for a glass of the renowned “Frankfurt Ebbelwei”.
Good to know
Frankfurt's local transport consists of commuter trains, streetcars, buses and an underground system. The Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main - or Frankfurt Transport Authority (VGF) - is Frankfurt's main public transport operator. The public transit system in Frankfurt is also part of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) who is the operator of one of Germany's largest public transport networks.
There are several types of tickets to buy whether you are a day guest or travelling in a group. Tickets can be bought from four sales outlets of VGF, (Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, Bornheim Mitte underground station, Höchst station) including from ticket machines, card-o-mat machines and at numerous private sales outlets. You can also get your ticket on the bus. Weekly, monthly and annual tickets can be ordered online. Tourists can also purchase a "Frankfurt Card" with unlimited travel, discounts at museums and guided city tours. The card is available at visitor information centres, travel agencies, the main train station and the airport.
The buses also run every night between 1:00 and 4:00 (www.nachtbus-frankfurt.de).