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Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:12 am

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!

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RE: Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:23 am

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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RE: Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:31 am

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?
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RE: Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:44 am

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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RE: Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:01 am

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.
 
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RE: Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:17 pm

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.
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RE: Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:38 pm

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.
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RE: Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:09 pm

Changed my ticket. Will be getting to FRA on Saturday now and spending time walking around the city. Can't wait!
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RE: Do I Have Enough Time To Go Into Frankfurt?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:03 pm

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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