Should You Visit Frankfurt?

Is Frankfurt worth visiting?

Yes, Frankfurt is worth visiting for a number of reasons. This is a city that everyone should explore, and we loved our time here.

Whether you're a traveling as a family, a couple, or a backpacker, this city has a lot to offer. Any local will tell you what makes it special is the fantastic museums and spectacular food.

It's often mentioned as one of the best places to visit in major publications, such as in U.S. News Best Places to Visit in Germany.

Frankfurt is a huge financial city and a major transportation hub for Europe. The city has a charming old town with a nice square. There's also an impressive Museum District and many great restaurants. Whether you're looking for culture, restaurants, or nightlife, Frankfort has it all.

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6 Reasons to Visit Frankfurt

1. Museums

Many sights are concentrated in the old town center. Highlights include the Historical Museum and St. Nicholas Church. Elsewhere, make sure you check out Maintower, the Städel Museum, and the Museum District.

2. Food

In addition to a number of international restaurants, the city also has a strong regional cuisine. Some of the most interesting local dishes include Frankfurter Sausage, Rindwurst, Grüne Soße (an herb sauce), and Handkäse mit Musik (marinated sour milk cheese). Also make sure you sample the Apfelwein.

3. Nightlife

It's a vibrant city with many trendy clubs, cocktail bars, music venues, and more. You can enjoy techno, hip hop, and almost any style of music. There are also festivals, beer halls, and classic pubs.

4. Shopping

It's a financial capital in Europe, and as such there are plenty of high end shopping opportunities. MyZeil is a major shopping mall in the city and Kleinmarkthalle is a more classic market. Popular shopping neighborhoods and streets include Goethestrasse, Sachsenhausen and Berger Strasse.

5. Historical Sights

Many museums and cafes are concentrated in the old town area.

6. Authenticity

Frankfurt has an authentic vibe where you can experience local culture, cuisine, and activities without the large tourist crowds of other popular destinations.




Is Frankfurt worth visiting in the Summer?

Summer is the high season for travel in Frankfurt, so expect more visitors and higher prices. This destination is fairly touristy, and in the high season it's busier than usual.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during summer with average temperatures around 19°C (67°F).

The activities of the city are numerous, and this is a great time of year to explore all of them. From family-friendly attractions to romantic getaways, as well as budget-friendly things to do, there's something for everyone. Famous landmarks, museums, tours, and more are all available. You'll also find it quite easy to get around on foot, because this is a very walkable city, especially in the nice weather. You'll find plenty to do during summer, as you'll be able to browse through museums, discover the big city activities, and browse around the old town. Also, you can check out the nightlife.


Summer Weather in Frankfurt
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
July 19°C (67°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
August 19°C (66°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
September 16°C (60°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)

Is Frankfurt worth visiting in the Autumn?

This is the shoulder season for travel in Frankfurt. Even though Frankfurt is fairly busy with tourists, in the shoulder season there will be smaller crowds and better prices.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during autumn with average temperatures around 11°C (51°F).

Autumn is a great time of year to explore the numerous museums and landmarks around town. They are fun for the whole family as well great for couples. During this season it's fun to experience the historic old town, the famous sights and museums, and the big city activities.


Autumn Weather in Frankfurt
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
October 11°C (51°F) 51 mm (2 in)
November 5°C (42°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
December 2°C (36°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)

Is Frankfurt worth visiting in the Winter?

The weather in Frankfurt can be quite cold during winter, and averages around 1°C (34°F). But be prepared for much lower temperatures, too.

The low season for travel in Frankfurt is during the winter. This destination is fairly touristy, but in the low season you can find fewer crowds and better deals.

You'll like that you can take public transit easily in the winter, too. You can get around quickly while avoiding bad weather if needed. This is a great time of year to browse the museums, enjoy a meal at a restaurant, and admire the historic sights. Also, you can experience the nightlife and the big city activities.


Winter Weather in Frankfurt
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
January 1°C (34°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
February 3°C (37°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
March 6°C (43°F) 51 mm (2 in)

Is Frankfurt worth visiting in the Spring?

Spring is the shoulder season for travel in Frankfurt. Even though Frankfurt is fairly busy with tourists, in the shoulder season there will be smaller crowds and better prices.

The weather in Frankfurt can be quite cold during spring, and averages around 10°C (50°F). But be prepared for much lower temperatures, too.

You'll find plenty to do during spring, as you'll be able to find the best deals at the shops, spend time at the museums, and browse around the old town. Also, you can take advantage of the local nightlife.


Spring Weather in Frankfurt
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
April 10°C (50°F) 52 mm (2 in)
May 14°C (58°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
June 17°C (63°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)

Things to Consider Before Visiting Frankfurt

Not As Romantic
For couples, this destination does not have a great vibe for romance compared to other places.

The Cost
Depending on your budget, schedule, and travel style, Frankfurt might be an expensive destination for you. You can find out the travel costs for Frankfurt here or see if Frankfurt is expensive here.

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What is Frankfurt most famous for?

Frankfurt is most famous for its financial industry, its popularity as a transportation hub, and its active nightlife. People visit this impressive city for its great museums, food, nightlife, and shopping. Also, it's known for historical sights. It is often described as accessible, modern, connected, energetic, dynamic, and diverse.


What is the most famous sight in Frankfurt?

The most popular sight in Frankfurt is The Old Town Center. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Frankfurt on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for The Old Town Center and other attractions here.

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How touristy is Frankfurt? Is it a popular city to visit?

Frankfurt is more popular with local tourists than with international visitors. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)


    • from historic treasure Rothenburg, private 1 day Tour: $299
    • Jet Boat Tour: $88
    • Explore Bird & Marine Wildlife private Boat Tour in English: $110
    • magnificent historic Heidelberg, private Tour, from Frankfurt: $134
    • Wiesbaden Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $240
    • Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour: $182
    • Frankfurt Highlights Guided Walking Tour: $28
    • Segway Tour Frankfurt: $63

    How long should I spend in Frankfurt?

    The ideal length of time for a trip to Frankfurt is one to three days. Since Frankfurt has activities such as dining, nightlife, shopping, and museums, many visit for up to three days.

    If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Frankfurt? and Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Frankfurt?.