Why You Should Plan a Frankfurt Layover

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GETTING INTO THE CITY FROM THE AIRPORT IS EASY!

Hopping off the plane, you immediately see signs for the S8 and S9 trains, both of which will take you to HAUPTEWACHE station, which is directly in the downtown/main area of Frankfurt.
These trains are reasonably priced (13 euro for a day pass), and come to and from the airport every 30 minutes.

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Romerberg

THE “BIG TOURIST SPOTS” ARE WITHIN MINUTES OF EACH OTHER

ZEIL GALERIE and the shopping streets are literally directly outside of the Hauptewache station where you will be dropped off via the airport trains. This mall (ZEIL) has been noted around the world for it’s innovative and creative architecture as well as it’s unique views of the city from inside!

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Zeil Mall

Next stop for you could be the ROMERBERG AREA, which is easily accessed through one of the side streets leaving the shopping area. This is the oldest part of the city, and because of that, it’s a huge tourist spot. Absolutely stunning photos will be taken here! There are also souvenir shops and plenty of restaurants and cafes to visit.

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Romerberg

The next part of the city, is a mere 10 minute walk from the Romerberg area – and that’s the MAIN TOWER. The main tower offers breathtaking views of the city and it’s incredible skyline of both modern and ancient buildings.

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Frankfurt Skyline View from Main Tower

YOU COULD SPEND YOUR WHOLE LAYOVER IN THE AIRPORT AND BE HAPPY

This airport has a surprising amount of fun things to offer you during your layover. There are tons of really comfortable places to sit, a lot of great restaurants and quite a few things you would not expect from an airport…like a graffiti wall! The Frankfurt Airport Grafitti Wall shows many of Frankfurt’s infamous scenes in the picturesque street art style, and it’s worth seeing!

There are also a ton of Behind the Scenes tours offered through the airport, which would be a really interesting way to spend your layover.

The (soon to be new and improved) Visitor’s Terrace is where it’s really at, if you ask me! Re-opening this summer, this is an area where you can enjoy yourself under pavilions or in the sunshine, watching the planes take off and relaxing on your layover.

There are also lots of Events held at the airport, so be sure to look into that, too!

 

SO MANY GREAT AIRLINES FLY IN AND OUT OF FRANKFURT

I, personally, love the Lufthansa airline group; and the Frankfurt airport has so many great airlines flying in and out of it every day. I’ve never had any luggage problems with the Lufthansa group, all of their staff seem really friendly and helpful and their planes are really modern and comfortable.

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DAY TRIPS FROM FRANKFURT ARE SO EASY

Strasbourg, Heidelburg, Rothenberg, Cologne, Munich…there are tons of great places to explore, and if you’ve already fallen in love with Frankfurt, VIATOR.COM gives you some great excursion itineraries (most of which range between 6-12 hours in time.) If you’re looking for some thrills or adventure to perk you up on your layover, there are also some more adventurous excursions like the Atta Cave & Greifenstein Castle Tour (which can be done in under 9 hours!)

 

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