The fifth biggest city in Germany, Frankfurt has attained substantial economic power – both within Germany and abroad – thanks to its position as a key transport hub and its status as a major venue for international trade fairs and other business events. Located in the middle of the highly productive Rhine-Main region in Germany, right at the center of Europe, the city is the financial heart not only of Germany but also of the European Union, pumping Euros into the world economy.
Frankfurt Photo Gallery
Just in the last 2 decades, Frankford has become quite the cosmopolitan international town, home to the Germany stock exchange and 350+ financial institutions. The architecture and tone is distinctly the American look, like a mini Manhattan. However, don’t be confused. Frankfort is still home to more arts and museums than most any European city other than Berlin. The airport is massive, only Heathrow is bigger. Downtown are FKK spas to enjoy if you want, but we’re taking you a bit out of town for the cream of the crop.
Same as cold US states, winter is from November to February. Bitter cold if you’re into that. Summer is June to August.
Entry Requirements :
Passport of course. Departure tax just $5 right now.
Airport Information :
Flughafen Frankfurt/Main (FRA)
Tel: (069) 6900. (website: www.frankfurt-airport.de)
Frankfurt Main airport is located eight miles southwest of the city center. It is the largest airport in continental Europe, handling more than 40,000 flights from 110 airlines every week and serving over 290 destinations in 109 countries. It is a major European transport hub alongside London, Paris and Amsterdam. Terminals one (concourses A, B and C) and two (D and E) are linked by free Skyline shuttle trains.
The national airline is Lufthansa (tel: (069) 6960 (local); (01805) 838 4267 (national); (website.www.lufthansa.de ) Major airlines include Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Qantas, SAS, South African Airways and Turkish Airlines.
Money Matters :
Euro rules here. In the FKK clubs, they don’t accept AMEX, and they pad all Credit card bills 10%.. .pay cash.