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Frankfurt is a major city in Germany, important in terms of finance, business or education. It is also a wonderful destination with a vibrant culture and diverse neighbourhoods. From numerous museums to world renowned fairs, botanical gardens and architecture ranging from the 19th century to ultra modern buildings, there really is something for everyone in the city.
Frankfurt throughout the year
Frankfurt can be enjoyed at any time of the year, but winters are wet and cold, while summers are pleasant and warm, with temperatures reaching 25°C. When it comes to events and festivals, Dippemess is one of the major celebrations. The large traditional festival is held between March and April around the Rhine/Main area. Additionally, the Carnival is celebrated around February-March and is nicknamed the "fifth season".
Things to know before you go
Indian citizens need to have a Schengen visa to visit Germany. The cost of living in Frankfurt is much higher than in India. For instance, a basic meal costs around EUR10. In terms of arrival, the city is home to two airports of which one, Frankfurt Main, is located near the city centre. Frankfurt Hahn, on the other hand, is about 2 hours away by car or bus. While the former is a major airport in the country and is easily reachable by public transport, the latter is for the most part used by low-cost carriers.
Information about transport and lodgings in Frankfurt
After landing at Frankfurt Main Airport, it is possible to reach the city centre using local trains S8, S9 or RE80, which take around 15 minutes. A single ticket to central Frankfurt costs about EUR4.50 and it must be bought from vending machines before boarding. Otherwise, taxis are available and the journey lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. Accommodation options in Frankfurt include hostel rooms for around EUR20 per night in a dorm and hotel rooms for about EUR50 per person. Bear in mind that the city gets very busy and crowded during major trade fairs and accommodation should be booked way in advance. Those include the Motor show in September and the Book Trade Fair mid-October. Public transport is extensive, with trams, overground trains, underground and buses. Various passes are available, with day passes (ca. EUR7) or group day passes (approx. EUR11 for up to 5 people), for example. Taxis are also an option but they are more expensive and slower.