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Cheap Flights, Holidays and City Breaks to Frankfurt, Germany from Ireland

If you are deciding where to go for a short getaway, look no further. Frankfurt is definitely the place for you, and we have great deals on flights, holidays and city breaks to Frankfurt from Ireland. Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and it is the fifth largest city in Germany with a population of 695,624.

Frankfurt is located on both sides of the Main River southeast of the Taunus Mountain Range. There is so much to see and to do in Frankfurt. Frankfurt has an open and hospitable atmosphere, which stems from its centuries-old role as a trading centre.

Frankfurt is the financial and transport centre of Germany and the largest financial centre in Continental Europe. It is also the seat of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, Frankfurt Trade Fair as well as several large commercial banks. For the chance to see Frankfurt’s financial centre, check out our super deals on city breaks, holidays and flights to Frankfurt at the best rates available.

This fascinating German city is also steeped in history. You will certainly enjoy exploring Frankfurt’s hidden wonders and seeing the history of Frankfurt come alive during your visit.

The city of Frankfurt was severely bombed during the Second World War (1939-1945) but post-war reconstruction in a simple, modern style changed the architectural face of Frankfurt.

During your visit to Frankfurt am Main, you have to visit some extraordinary and magnificent Frankfurt landmarks. Romer is a must see for any keen traveller to Frankfurt. Römer is a complex of nine houses, which forms the Frankfurt City Hall (Rathaus). The middle house became the city hall and was later connected with the neighbouring buildings. It is located on the upper floor and it is the Kaisersaal (Emperor’s Hall), where the newly crowned Emperor’s held their banquets. It was partially destroyed during the Second World War and it was later rebuilt. The surrounding square of Romberg is named after the City Hall.

When in Frankfurt, a trip to Eiserner Steg is a must. Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge) is a pedestrian-only bridge over the River Main and it connects Römerberg and Sachsenhausen. It was built in 1868, only the second bridge to cross the River in Frankfurt. Today, around 10,000 people cross the bridge on a daily basis.  On the other side of the Main, you will find a fantastic collection of 13 museums that you have to visit when you are here in Frankfurt, with holidays and flights to Frankfurt from Ireland always available all-year round. Those of you who travel to Frankfurt should marvel at its stunning architecture. The view of Frankfurt’s bold high-rise architecture is just as attractive and yet very different.

Why not enjoy one of Frankfurt’s best sightseeing tours. Sit back, relax and enjoy Frankfurt’s famous Apple Wine, the local drink of preference in this part of the world. Sample the tasty pretzels and enjoy the music while you are escorted through Frankfurt’s Old Town Centre as well as the Apple Wine district of Sachsenhausen. It is great fun for the entire family so if this captures your interest, call us today about our cheap flights, holidays and city breaks to Frankfurt.

Frankfurt is one of the few European cities with a significant number of skyscrapers. Twelve out of the thirteen skyscrapers in Germany can be located in Frankfurt. Most of the skyscrapers and high-rise office buildings in Frankfurt are located in the Financial District (Bankenviertel) near the city centre.

The Zeil is a must see when you are in Frankfurt. The Zeil is Frankfurt’s central shopping street and it’s one of the most crowded in Germany. Shoppers who visit this wonderful German city will be thrilled that there are so many shopping malls on the Zeil including Zeilgalerie, Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt.

Goethestasse is a fantastic street to visit for all you fashion lovers out there. It is Frankfurt’s most expensive shopping street where you will find prestigious shops like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Tiffany, Giorgio Armani, Cartier, Burberry, Bulgari, Versace and Vertu. If you love fashion, Frankfurt is for you.

After your shopping extravaganza, you have to make your way to Kaiserstrasse, It’s one of the best-known streets in Frankfurt and it is considered one of the most beautiful due to its amount of grunderzeit-style buildings.

Other must-see tourist attractions are the Oper Frankfurt and Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Oper Frankfurt is a leading opera company in Germany and one of the most important opera houses in Europe. The Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof is the largest railway station in Germany according to its railway traffic.

Holidays to Frankfurt give tourists the opportunity to experience this magical city, with a large variety of bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Frankfurt's nightlife is second only to Berlin and it is the only serious rival to the German capital.

Many nightclubs can be found in and around the city centre and in the Ostend District, mainly close to Hanauer Landstrasse. You are sure to find bars and pubs throughout the city, with large concentrations in Nordend, Bornheim, Bockenheim and Sachsenhansen.

Frankfurt is a fantastic holiday or short city break destination at any time of the year. So visit soon and see what you are missing!

If you'd like to visit other parts of Germany, we also offer cheap Munich flights and holidays, or you could plan a Kiev holiday during your stay in Frankfurt.

For cheap flights, holidays and city breaks to Frankfurt from Dublin, Cork and Shannon, call us today.

 

 

 

 


Information & Facts

Activities

Frankfurt Walking Tours

Primus-Linie River Cruise

City Sighseeing Frankfurt

Ebbelwei Express

Climate

Frankfurt has a temperate-oceanic climate with relatively cold winters and warm summers. Frankfurt's average annual temperature is 10.6 degrees Celsius, with monthly mean temperatures ranging from 1.6 degrees Celsius in January to 20.0 degrees Celsius in July.

Eating Out

Lieb and Steele, Kornmarkt 11 (near Hauptwache): Traditional German Cuisine in a convenient location right in the heart of Frankfurt.

Orfeo's Erben, Hamburger Allee, 45. +49 6970769100: It is one of the most popular restaurants in Frankfurt.

Iwase, Vilbeler Strasse, 31 (near Konstablerwache): Considered to be the best Japanese food in the city.

Nizza, Untermainkai 17, +49 69/299207511: Amazing Mediterranean Food. They have a very nice terrace in the summer on the River bank.

Getting Around

By Bike: Frankfurt is a bike friendly city. Look out for Frankfurt's Rental Bikes. They are marked in the colours red and white with the letters ''DB.''

The best way to travel around Frankfurt is by the Underground, Tram and Bus. Metro Stations signed with a white capital ''U'' on blue background. You must use ticket machines to purchase a ticket before boarding. You have to press Einzelfahrt Frankfurt for a single-trip in the city and Tageskarte Frankfurt for a day ticket in the city.

If you are visiting attractions and museums, then you should consider buying a Frankfurt Card. The Frankfurt Card allows unlimited travel on Frankfurt's public transport system (city zone/airport) and discounts in many museums. It is available as a one or two day ticket. You are able to buy the Frankfurt Card at travel agencies, railway stations, at the tourist information desk at Hauptbahnof or at the tourist information desk at Romer.

Kids Attractions

Main Tower

Palmengarten

Commerzbank Arena

Frankfurt Zoo

Guntheersburgpark - A great place to go with the children

Museum of Modern Art - Definitely not to be missed during your Frankfurt holiday

Language

German, English

Money

Euro

Nightlife

As the city of Frankfurt is a young city, socialising and parties are always taking place. The areas of Bockenheim, Nordend, Bornheim and Sachsenhausen as well as Frankfurt city centre are the main areas where you will find plenty of action.

In Frankfurt city centre you will discover the rather seedy red light district -which is heavily patrolled by police and local council officials close to the main station (Hauptbahnhof).

The high profile Frankfurt venues usually open late and finish in the wee hours of the morning while bars close at around 23:00-01:00 and the small clubs will close their doors at 03:00-04:00 on Saturday nights. For those of you who wish to enjoy an all-night party is to head to Alt-Sachsenhausen. You will find plenty of bars that will definitely remain open until sunrise.

There are so many clubs in Frankfurt, which cater to business people and they can also organise corporate events for you and your group. Germans seem to favour electronic music and a number of Frankfurt clubs offer this type of music. Get ready to party Frankfurt style!!!

Restaurants

The food and drink scene is second to none and it is one of the top attractions in Frankfurt. Restaurants in Frankfurt offer visitors a tour of the entire world as well as a wide variety of German style restaurants that you definitely must try.  

If you are interested in sampling traditional German cuisine, you have to venture into one of Frankfurt’s many Äbbelwoi kneipe’s (applewine taverns) where you will be able to feast upon interestingly sour homemade apple wine, vast arrays of meats and sausages, handkäse cheese and other scrumptious German treats.

Shopping

Frankfurt is a fantastic destination for shopping. This striking city on the Main has some superlative outlets for the discerning shopper.

The Zeil is the most popular shopping area in Frankfurt and you definitely have to visit this famous shopping street during your Frankfurt holiday. It begins at Hauptwache and it stretches all the way to Konstablerwache, with the city’s main department stores (Kaufhof and Karstadt) as bookends.

You will discover small shops and boutiques with clothes, shoes, leather goods, and plenty of fast-food joints and bakeries that will certainly keep you busy.

Beautiful Goethestrasse, which runs parallel to Freßgasse is where you will come across high end and haute couture collections. This elegant strip of shops is home to some of the most famous designers in the world, including Versace, Gucci, Prada, and many other world renowned boutiques.

For more funky boutiques, second-hand outlets and hard-to-find items, try Berger Straße, where shops extend from the Merianplatz to Bornheim Mitte U-Bahn stations, or else Leipziger Straße in Bockenheim.

If you adore your street markets, Frankfurt is definitely the destination for you. They are predominantly filled with fresh foods and flowers, and few retail items. However, Saturday mornings the Mainufer is turned into a large flea market with a huge selection of used items.


Shopping hours in Germany have remained a long-fought battle, but recently the government approved Monday to Saturday shopping until 20:00. Everything is closed on Sundays, except for the souvenir shops at the Römerberg, and shops at the Hauptbahnhof and the airports.

 

Glückliche einkaufen!!!

Sightseeing

The Alte Oper: The Alte Oper is a concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main. It was inaugurated in 1880, bombed in 1944 and it was re-built slowly in the 1970's, only re-opening in 1981.

Frankfurt Zoological Garden: The Frankfurt Zoological Garden features over 5,000 animals of more than 600 species on more than 13 hectares. It was founded in 1858. The zoo is the second oldest in Germany.

Palmengarten: Palmengarten is one of two must see Botanical Gardens and it is the largest garden of its kind in Germany. It is located in the Westend-Sud District.

Main Tower: Main Tower is a 56-storey 200m skyscraper in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt. Named after the Main River. The building is 240m when its antenna spire is included.

Romer: Romer is a medieval building and it is one of Frankfurt's most important landmarks. It has been the city hall for 600 years.

Zeil: The Zeil is a famous street in the heart of Frankfurt, which dates back to the 14th Century.  Since the end of the 19th century it has been one of the most famous and busiest shopping streets in Germany. Before the Second World War it was also known for its grand buildings, but most of them were destroyed and not rebuilt. The western part of the Zeil is a pedestrian zone between two large plazas, Hauptwache in the west and Konstablerwache  in the east. These two plazas serve as major intersections for underground trains, trams and buses. The eastern part of the Zeil, called "New Zeil", connects Konstablerwache with the Friedberger Anlage. The Zeil underwent a major renovation from spring 2008 until summer 2009. The pedestrian zone was extended to the west as far as the Börsenstraße.

Westhafen Tower: Westhafen Tower is a 109.9 metre 30 storey skyscraper in the Gutleutviertel District of Frankfurt. The building was designed by the architects Schneider and Schumacher. It was completed in 2004.

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Frankfurt, the Financial Capital of Germany

Frankfurt has an open and hospitable atmosphere, which stems from its centuries-old role as a trading centre. Frankfurt is the financial and transport centre of Germany and the largest financial centre in Continental Europe. It is also the seat of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, Frankfurt Trade Fair, as well as several large commercial banks. Frankfurt is one of the few European cities with a significant number of skyscrapers. The view of Frankfurt's bold high-rise architecture is just as attractive and yet very different. This fascinating German city is also steeped in history. You will certainly enjoy exploring Frankfurt's hidden wonders and seeing the history of Frankfurt come alive during your visit. Club Travel -- Irish travel agents specialising in holidays and city breaks to Frankfurt and cheap flights. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for competitions, updates and last minute holiday deals to Frankfurt.

 

 

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