Have You Been to Frankfurt, Germany?

Have You Been to Amsterdam?I have a question for the hivemind.

Have you ever been to Frankfurt, Germany?

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I'll be there all next week and I'm curious as to what you'd recommend I do when I'm there. What do I have to see and do in Frankfurt?


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Pete McPhedran

I've been in the airport at least 14 times, I recommend the Lufthansa lounge there, it's quite nice and the food was great.

I only spent 2 days in the actual city basically getting to and leaving from CeBIT in Hanover. It's a very nice city, but I got nothing other than the airport joke above...

Have a great time.

--Pete

February 21, 2013 @ 11:41 AM

Corey

Air Canada once paid my wife and I $800 each to stay for one night in Frankfurt thanks to an overbooked flight. They put us up at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel, we had a decent dinner at Restaurant Unterschweinstiege (still have my souvenir beer stein!) and had a couple drinks in the hotel bar. That about summed it up. I could be wrong, but I got the impression that staying overnight in Frankfurt was a lot like if you had to stay overnight in Mississauga. What would you do?

February 21, 2013 @ 12:44 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Corey

I haven't been there yet, so I can't vouch for this, but from what I've read it's nothing like Mississauga.

This is from the Wiki page, for example.

Frankfurt is an international centre for finance, commerce, culture, transport, education, and tourism. It is therefore considered a global city (alpha world city) as listed by the Loughborough University group's 2010 inventory. Among global cities it was ranked 10th by the Global Power City Index 2011 and 11th by the Global City Competitiveness Index 2012.

Among financial centers it was ranked 7th by the International Financial Centers Development Index 2012 and 10th by the Global Financial Centres Index 2013.
In 2011, the human-resource-consulting firm Mercer ranked Frankfurt as seventh in its annual "Quality of Living" survey of cities around the world. According to The Economist cost of living survey, Frankfurt is Germany’s most expensive city, and the 10th most expensive in the world.

But I'll let you all know next week!

February 21, 2013 @ 12:46 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Another sign it's nothing like Mississauga: all the museums!

With more than 30 museums, some of them considered international prestigious, Frankfurt has one of the largest variety of museums in Europe. 20 museums are part of the Museumsufer (Museums Riverbank), which means that their location is on the front row of both sides of the Main riverbank or within spitting distance.

Ten museums are located on the southern riverbank in Sachsenhausen between the Eiserner Steg and the Friedensbrücke. The street itself, Schaumainkai, is partially closed to traffic on Saturdays for Frankfurt's largest flea market.

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum)
Deutsches Filmmuseum (German Film Museum)
Frankfurter Ikonenmuseum (Icon Museum Frankfurt)
Liebieghaus (Museum of Municipal Sculptures)
Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts)
Museum Giersch (Museum for Regional Art)
Museum für Kommunikation (Museum of Communications)
Museum der Weltkulturen (Museum of World Cultures)
Städel, one of the most famous art museums in Germany
Bibelhaus Erlebnis Museum (Bible House Experience Museum)

Two museums are located on the northern riverbank:

Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt (Jewish Museum Frankfurt)
Historisches Museum Frankfurt (Historical Museum Frankfurt)

Not directly located on the northern riverbank in the Altstadt district are:

Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum of Modern Art)
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (Schirn Art Gallery Frankfurt)
Frankfurter Kunstverein (Art Association Frankfurt)
Museum Judengasse (Jews' Alley Museum)
Goethe-Haus (Goethe House)
Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt (Archaeological Museum Frankfurt)
Caricatura Museum für Komische Kunst (Caricatura Museum of Comical Art)
Dommuseum Frankfurt (Frankfurt Cathedral Museum)

Another important museum is located in the Westend district:

Naturmuseum Senckenberg (Senckenberg Natural History Museum), the second largest natural history museum in Germany

Other museums in Frankfurt are the Dialogmuseum (Dialogue Museum) in the Ostend district, Eintracht Frankfurt Museum at Commerzbank-Arena, Explora Museum+Wissenschaft+Technik (Explora Museum of Science and Engineering) in the Nordend district, the Frankfurter Feldbahnmuseum e.V. (Light Railway Museum Frankfurt) in the Gallus district, the Verkehrsmuseum Frankfurt (Transport Museum Frankfurt) in the Schwanheim district, the Hammer Museum in the Bahnhofsviertel district and the Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank (Money Museum of the German Federal Bank) in the Ginnheim district.

February 21, 2013 @ 12:49 PM

Corey

Gee whiz! I can't believe I missed an opportunity to visit the German Architecture Museum, or the German Film Museum. How could I have missed the Museum of Communications and especially the
Bible House Experience Museum! Damn!!! I had no idea Frankfurt was such a highly ranked financial centre either! What more could a tourist want?
Okay, I'm being facetious, but like I said, I was there for one night. I suspect there's a reason it doesn't rate on anyone's bucket list, but I'd be happy to hear that I'm wrong! Have a great trip Mike!

February 21, 2013 @ 5:47 PM

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