There are a number of festivals, holidays and other events celebrated in Frankfurt each year.
The main ones are listed below.
On the first of May, it is customary to offer a sprig of lily-of-the-valley to close ones. Many vendors occupy the pavement on that occasion!October 3 : German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit - national holiday)
Commemorates the anniversary of Germany's reunification in 1990. Festivities in Frankfurt include a celebration at city hall with music and speeches.December 25 - December 22 : (Weihnachtstag - national holiday)
Although these events now pop up each year in many cities, Frankfurt's Christmas market on historic Römerberg Square is one of the oldest and largest in Germany. The huge Christmas tree in front of the Römer, festooned with thousands of lights, and the nearly 250 colourful and elaborately decorated market stalls, where you can find handcrafted toys, ornaments, candles and other gift ideas, along with delicious treats like gingerbread and mulled wine, are certain to get you into the festive spirit!December 25 : Christmas (national holiday)
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|July||13/55||24/75||63/2.5||Good period to go|
|August||13/55||24/75||65/2.6||Good period to go|
|September||10/50||20/68||48/1.9||Good period to go|
|October||6/43||14/57||51/2.0||Not the best period to go|
|November||2/36||8/46||59/2.3||Not the best period to go|
|December||-1/30||4/39||54/2.1||Good period to go|
The Frankfurt Airport (Flughafen Frankfurt) is located 13 kilometres (8 miles) south-west of the city centre.
Public transport is the best way to get around Frankfurt, although the fares are relatively high.
There are 9 U-Bahn urban rail lines with 86 stations (58 of which are above ground) covering the entire metropolitan area. The network of bus lines also offers very dense coverage and some of them operate at night. To reach cities near Frankfurt, there are also nine S-Bahn suburban rail lines. Rail services generally operate from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.
To discover all of Frankfurt's cultural attractions, this range of passes is a great and affordable option. Apart from unlimited rides on all of the city's rapid transit services, including the train to the airport, the passes also allow you to receive discounted admission at museums, the Frankfurt Zoo, the Palm Garden, on sightseeing tours and pleasure cruises on the Rhine and the Moselle, etc.
Upon your arrival in Frankfurt, you can get in touch with local tourism professionals for further information and to help organize your stay.Tourist Information Offices operated by Tourismus und Congress Frankfurt
Offers sightseeing recommendations, tourist information and brochures.
Hauptbahnhof (main train station)
In order to travel in the best conditions and for your health and safety, we invite you to check all information regarding preventive measures and best practices to be respected, available on the official website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/
Your comfort, well-being and health are at the heart of Air France's concerns, and we want to help you prepare for your trip in the best way possible. Find out more about the measures taken to ensure safe travelling on our website: https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/common/page_flottante/information/coronavirus.htm#notre-engagement-sanitaire
See your doctor before you travel. It is also recommended to take out insurance covering medical expenses and repatriation before your trip. Frankfurt counts several hospitals and medical institutions, as well as quality medical practitioners and health specialists.
As a French citizen, you do not need to obtain a visa if you will be staying in Germany for less than three months. For stays longer than three months, you will need to apply for a residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) from the Immigration Office (Ausländeramt). You will need to provide proof of sufficient financial resources to fund your proposed stay and proof of accommodation in Germany (Wohnungsbescheinigung). You will also need to be in possesssion of a valid national identity card or passport.
To enjoy peace of mind during your stay in Frankfurt and Germany, be sure to check with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your home country for the latest travel information and recommendations. Comprehensive information that may be helpful for international visitors is also provided on the Germany page of the U.S. State Department’s travel Website: view information for travellers to Germany view information for travellers to Germany
Legal counsel and consular services of the Embassy
Here are a few basic German phrases that will make your stay in Frankfurt a little easier:
In Germany, leaving a tip is recommended and always appreciated. An appropriate tip in this case is anywhere between 5 and 10% of the bill at restaurants or bars. Do not leave the tip on the table. It is better to hand it to the server when paying the bill.