:D Bwahaha! Go to the train station, get yourself a ticket and go somewhere else!
The rhine valley might be good from a tourist point-of-view and is just a short and (relatively) cheap hop on the train away.
Bur Frankfurt... Nightlife-wise you should be fine there, but as daylight settles you should really try to get away from that dump
OzTech From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3009 times:
Frankfurt is not a dump...
Opposite Central Station (Haupt Bahnoff) is an Irish pub which is always the best tourist guide you can get. Talk to the barmaids and they will tell you what is hot and what is not..
Go to the Saxenhausen if you like to sample food and beer from all over the world..
Frankfurt is a great plece, you just have to know where to go
No defect too big, no defect too small, nothing in the log --- No defect at all !!
Oh, the cosmopolitic expert from "thrilling" Poland speaks!
Okay, I see, you are living in Hamburg, which is my favorite German town. And you´re very young and no member of the Jetset, so with a high chance not a very good judge in these matters.
Quoting Iairallie (Thread starter): We are delayed here in Frankfurt, Germany another 2 days. What is there to do for fun in this town.
Frankfurt, where I´m living, is not a place to love at first sight, ok, so much I will agree. But it has lots of attractions and nice surroundings.
The question is, what is fun in the town for you?
Frankfurt has lots of museums of high quality, especially the "Museumsufer", the southern banks of the river opposite the city, is literally one museum next to the other.
I´m not into nightlife very much, so cant give you many advices. The central pub area of Sachsenhausen is not my cup of tea, I have been there not more than once a year.
For the daytime, and if you´re into shopping, let me tell you, that one of the largest shopping centers has just opened earlier this month on the main shopping street "Zeil".
The "Metropolis" is a great cinema center in the city. There are, not surprising, many restaurants. Hard to pick one. I like "Moschmosch" near the expensive shopping street "Goethestrasse" (Japanese/Asian, mainly soups, not Sushi), or "Coa" (similar, near the Europan Central Bank). If you are into luxury, maybe a diner the "Ivory Club" next to the Deutsche Bank HQ. Nearby is the "King Kamehameha", a fashionable club/restaurant. And its next to the beautiful old Opera house, a nice spot to sit during sunny daytime and sink a coffee or two. For local food try Sachsenhausen, like the "Kanonesteppel" or "Gemaltes Haus". "Suwadee" is a fine Thai restaurant (there are two). For a quick "Currywurst" go to Snackpoint/Grüneburgweg, its always filled up (only daytime, and you eat outside).
As an aviation fan you might want to visit the small "Zeppelin" museum in Zeppelinheim, a rather expensive suburb close to the airport.
PanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
Frankfurt is actually a cool city with lots of stuff to see and do... I mean there are worse places to be stuck in. You just have to know where to go... NA has already mentioned a lot of things above.
I can still recommend going up the Main Tower at night and have a drink there.
Go to the Berlin Airlift Memorial ( a short walk along the Highway from Terminal 2).
Walk along the Main river and definietely do go to the bar district in Sachesenhausen.
If you want to get out of Frankfurt and do something take the S-Train to Wiesbaden or go to Heidelberg.
In case you get bored let me know, I'll take you around, give you the essential tour and show you all the fun stuff...
Have a good time in Frankfurt and enjoy your stay here
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1412 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2835 times:
Frankfurt seems to attract opposite opinions even among Germans.
You either love it or hate it.
I personally like it a lot.
I like the mixture of super modern skyscrapers (Mainhattan) and shopping areas (the already mentioned Zeil) as well as the nice elegant neighborhood, the river, the Römer district.
Nightlife might not be like in Berlin or Köln or major cities in Europe but it certainly is varied and big.
Many German cities have been partially or totally destroyed during the war and quickly rebuilt in the ´50s, ´60s through the ´80s, very often losing the original beauty (wanna talk about Mannheim, where I live?). However, they almost always offer a high quality of life,
many green areas, bike lanes, places to eat and drink and convenient public transport networks.
YooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2809 times:
I love Frankfurt and not just because i was born there.
The city offers so much for a person. When i get a chance to return i don't do things that a normal tourist does.... i retrace my footsteps of my youth visiting different parts of the city and surrounding areas. But there are wonderful places to visit, places to see and great food to eat. The other posters mentioned a lot of them.
Sketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2783 times:
I cant wait to visit FRA.
The first reason is to fly on a BA 767 but I also want to see the city and see whta life is like in a German city.
I know that Berlin and Munich are quite popular but for some reason the cities of FRA and HAM stick in my mind as the first places to visit
Kingsford From Belgium, joined Nov 2003, 427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2683 times:
I am happy to still call Frankfurt home on the week-ends, I have lived a couple of years in Kronberg in the suburbs of this great city, and we have now moved to the new area by the Main river called Westhafen. Frankfurt is impressive like a downtown US city however has real life in it too, great shopping, quality restaurants, great walks and vistas on the banks of the Main river, great musea (This week-end was Museum Night - great fun). It is a safe city with a human dimension and a great international airport that is not far at all. It is also in the middle of a great region to visit with Mainz, Wiesbaden, Heidelberg, Worms, Losch, Michelstad, Weinheim, which are great day trips in a 100km radius. I can only recommend to use FRA as a hub for unforgettable holidays but prepare your trip or you might end up clueless in a city that has a user manual to it.