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Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?  
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

I'm considering an itinerary that gets into FRA about 9:30 AM and then departs again at 4:35 PM. Do I have enough time to go into town, walk around for a bit, enjoy a cafe, etc before heading back to the airport?

Our luggage will be checked through so I won't need to reclaim that. All we would have is our carry-ons.

Looking for people who have considerably more knowledge than I do about the airport and city.


Thanks!

[Edited 2013-02-12 16:12:26]


Christopher W Slovacek
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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25169 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

Yes plenty of time.

I have actually done business meetings with similar schedules.

The subway (S-Bahn) takes under 15-minutes into the city center. You can take it to central station (Hauptbahnhof), get out walk around (river, financial district etc), have lunch etc.. Plenty of time.

p.s. - keep in mind if its a Sunday most things will be closed.



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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Well Crap.. I will be arriving on a Sunday. Would it not be worth going to town for a few hours and walking around to see the sites, have lunch, etc before heading back?


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

While many things may be closed, it's still worth the effort (since it's so simple). I did something similar while in transit JFK-FRA-SGN


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User currently offlinestylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2968 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

well, only the shops will be closed, but cafes, restaurants, sights, museums are generally open on Sundays. it's definitely worth to go downtown and discover the old-town area as well as the riverfront.

User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

Sounds great. I'm actually considering changing my departure from Saturday to Friday so that more things will be open on a Saturday arrival.

Thanks for the helpful tips. If my lady can get Friday off, I'm going to change our award tickets.



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25169 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Only word of caution is be mindful around the Hauptbahnhof and some side streets.
Its a bit seedier part of town with vagrants and crimes like pick pocketing do occur.

Enjoy your trip.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Changed my ticket. Will be getting to FRA on Saturday now and spending time walking around the city. Can't wait!


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26951 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Certainly lots of time I have done it with 5-6 hour transits many times. Changing to a Saturday will be better. Lots of things to see you can always head to the main train station then jump onto the S Bahn to Dom/Romer :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fr...nkfurt_Römerberg_095%2B97v-fh.jpg

No issues with safety either as with any other large city be street wise but I have never had a problem in Frankfurt day or night.


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