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Why fly to Frankfurt?
It is the home of one of Germany's most renowned writers, as well as a stunning cathedral dating back more than a thousand years. Frankfurt is full of possibilities, at one time Johann Von Goethe wrote his finest pieces of work in the city but today it is stockbrokers jotting down big numbers.
The city is Germany's business, finance and industrial capital and home to the country's central bank and stock exchange. The city has strong roots in industry with a large number of Frankfurt's populations employed in the several thousand factories that speckle the city.
Frankfurt is also home to the largest book fair in the world, something Johann Wolfgang Goethe could be quite proud of. The International Book Fair brings in international publishers and authors from around the world in October, filling up hotels, restaurants and every other nook and cranny in the city.
Visitors can take in the city's lovely galleries and museums like the Staedel Museum which has great collection of contemporary art. Industry and finance have made a commitment to supporting the arts in the city which has led to great collaborations and has really helped young artists in the city.
Along with great culture is five-star food, you couldn't expect anything else from a city that welcomes business leaders from around the world who are accustomed to the best in cuisine. Some of the top international hotels have their finest fronts in Frankfurt.
Frankfurt has warm summers with July and August hovering in the pleasant mid 20s. Winters in Frankfurt are very cold with temperatures from December into February in the minuses. Spring and fall weather is fair to cool.
When to fly to Frankfurt
Frankfurt is a hopping city for most of the year. But flight tickets to the city are particularly high during the summer months when holiday travellers make their way to the city. September and October are also fairly busy times due to trade fairs.
The winter months, January through March are fairly cold and in turn don't bring in many visitors, even trade and convention organizers try to put off events until the summer months. So this period is a great time to visit the city, and since most venues are indoors the cool weather outside should not affect your trip too much.
Getting into Frankfurt
Visitors will arrive at Frankfurt Airport which is just 15 minutes outside of the city center. You have a number of options for transportation into town, the fastest way being the train, which will take you into the centre of the city. You can also use the bus service or taxi.
Getting around Frankfurt
Frankfurt boasts a great interconnected public transportation network. You can easily get around using bus, subway, train or tram. Rental cars or taxis are also an option.
- In the city center you will find a magnificent cathedral that has seen the crowning of 10 emperors. Once you are inside the cathedral explore the museum, which houses relics dating back to the 14th century. After the museum head to the cathedral's tower and climb to the top where you will get a fantastic view of the city. .
- Take in a stroll through St. Paul's Square, which is a beautiful piece of living history. If you are in the city during Christmas, the square will be filled with Christmas Market stalls that sell wonderful arts and crafts as well as great artisan foods.
- Take a breather from the cityscape and head to Frankfurt's botanical gardens.The Palmengarten provides a wonderful escape to a warm climate and green gardens from around the world.
- Visit Goethe House where you can get acquainted with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's belongings, like the desk where the writer worked as well as paintings and books that hung in the family home.
- Head to Skyline Plaza, Frankfurt's newest megamall where you can shop for international brands.
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