Frankfurt Old Town

Frankfurt Old Town


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When Is the Best Time

When Is the Best Time

Immerse yourself in Frankfurt's new old town with its winding alleys and picturesque perspectives! Thirty-five houses, 15 of them faithfully reconstructions and 20 new buildings form the lively new district between the cathedral and the Römer.

Around 60 apartments, more than 30 stores, restaurants, cafés, and museums offer plenty of space to discover and explore this unique part of the city.


Best Time to Visit

Frankfurt Old Town

The best time to visit the new Frankfurt Old Town is from April to September. In April the temperatures are getting pleasant (average high 15 C / 59 F) and in September it's still warm (around 20 C average high). 

However, you can visit Frankfurt year-round. In the winter months, it can get very cold. Especially in December and January. Wear a winter jacket!


Frankfurt Old Town from Airport

Frankfurt Old Town

The cheapest way to get to Frankfurt Old Town is by S-Bahn train. At Frankfurt International Airport you enter any S-Bahn in the regional underground station in the direction of Hauptbahnhof (main station). You continue two stops until Hauptwache. From there it's a 5-minute walk. 

Alternative: You get out at Hauptbahnhof and take the underground train U4 or U5 to Römer. At Römer you can get out directly at Frankfurt Old Town.

More comfortable but also more expensive is a taxi. The fare from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt Hauptwache or Römer is about 30 Euro.


Avoiding the Crowds

Frankfurt Old Town

During the warmer months (from April to September) it can get crowded in Frankfurt Old Town. Especially in peak season from June to August. Try to avoid weekends and be there early in the morning. Crowds and tour busses start to arrive around 10 a.m.


Where and Tips

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The mixture of reconstructions and new buildings is a reminder of Frankfurt's eventful history as a European metropolis. In the Archaeological Garden, young and old can marvel at the Roman settlement's traces and the Carolingian imperial palace or follow the kings and emperors on their way to being crowned via the Coronation Route.


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