City Manager Frankfurt

City Manager Frankfurt

Katja Becker

Good To Know

Frankfurt is well known for being a major financial and business marketplace. Most international travellers only know Frankfurt from its airport. However Frankfurt is so much more, culturally diverse, very cosmopolitan but also very tradtitional.

1.) Frankfurt offers the highest density of museums, concert halls and operas, places of literature, theatre, dance, design and new music in comparison to all other German cities!

2) Multiculturalism, openness and tolerance make the most cosmopolitan village to a love at second sight

3) "Ebbelwoi" and "Handkäs", Goethe, the German Football Association and the unique skyline

- Frankfurt Airport is only a 15 minute drive away from the city center, however, depending on the traffic, a taxi will cost between EUR 40 – 60.

The cheapest option is to take the S-Bahn Line S8 or S9 to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, Hauptwache or Konstablerwache. Cost for a single ticket: EUR 4,90 per adult.

Think about taking a Day Card when planning to do another trip (see „How to use public transport“).

Police: 110
Fire Fighters and Ambulance: 112
Main Taxi: +49 (0)69 73 30 30
Emergency doctors Frankfurt: +49 (0) 69 19292
Dental emergency services: +49 (0) 69 63015877
Pediatrician emergency services: +49 (0) 69 63 01 71 70
Lost property office: +49 (0) 69 21242403

- A single ticket is valid for a ride in a one-way direction within its tariff zone. Tickets don't have to be validated.
- There is a big range of day tickets available for individuals or groups (up to 5 people) for up to 3 days.
- A day ticket is already worth buying when using public transport for more than one time a day.
- For 1 or 2 Day Visitors, check out the Frankfurt Card, which includes public transportation (incl. Airport) and reduced entrence fees for most sights ( You can pay online and print at home.

There are probably very few things you will not get in Frankfurt – our culinary scene is multicultural but nevertheless traditional.
Apart from the world-famous Frankfurt sausages the following Food specialties you shouldn't miss out on:
„Handkäs“ (hand cheese)- small round cheese (lactose-free), that is marinated in oil, vinegar and chopped onions, served with bread and butter.
- „Grüne Soße“ (green sauce)- cold green sauce (dairy based) served over boiled potatoes and boiled eggs. Made out of seven different herbs, which gives it its green colour.
- „Frankfurter Kranz" (Frankfurt crown cake) – very rich cake made out of nut brittle and butter cream.
- The local beverage „Ebbelwoi“ (Apple wine) is drunk from a special ribbed glass and is compareable to the french cidre.
- Tipping: about 10 % of the total bill
- Tap water is safe to drink

Prices vary from your choice of place.
Average Costs:
- Cup of Coffee at a Café app. € 3.50
- Glas of Beer 0,3 l app. € 3.70
- Glas of Apple Wine 0.3l € 2.30
- Lunch at a restaurant € 12
- Taxi ride: € 3.50 base price + app. € 1.80 per kilometer

- For relaxed Bars and Restaurants until 1.00 p.m. Go on 2.9 km long „Berger Strasse“.
- Brückenviertel in Sachsenhausen with some hip bars and restaurants and some very creative concept just a minute walk away from the old apple wine quarter „Alt Sachsenhausen“. On weekends this spot will turn into Ballermann.
Usually places around here close at 2.00 p.m.
- In the city centre you will also find some Clubs and Bars. Clubs will usually close around 4:00 a.m.

Shop until you drop... Absolutely possible in Frankfurt:
- Shopping promenade „Zeil“ where you will find all the big brands and retail chains.
- On „Goethestrasse“ you will find most international luxury brands
- For those who are looking for smaller and individual stores in combination with nice cafés go to „Berger Strasse“.
- „Brückenstraße“ in Sachsenhausen is where you will find creations of local designers. Very individual and very worth checking out.

- Aldi, Lidl, Rewe, Penny
Opening hours:
Mon. - Sat. open (9.00 – 20.00). Closed on Sundays.

Most Rewe shops are open from 7.30 – 23.00 Mon. - Sat.

- Frankfurt is a very multicultural city
- You can get by well with English in Frankfurt
- Alcohol is not permitted on public transport, offering a seat to those who need it, definetly is!
- Return your bottles in order to redeem „Pfand“
- Frankfurt is not the state capital of Hesse
- Frankfurt has 736.000 inhabitants
- 52% of the cities surface is covered by local parks and open space
- 14 of the 15 highest buildings in Germany are located here
- 71 m² is the average size of a Frankfurt flat and living space is rare

Hello: Guude
Good Day: Guten Tag
Thank You: Danke/Dankeschön!
Please: Bitte
Good Bye: Auf Wiedersehen!

- Most hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and some cafés offer free Wifi.

- Call a Bike ( Rental system from Deutsche Bahn
- Nextbike via App or Hotline

You will find alot of places for Sunday Brunch in Frankfurt. Most hotels and some Cafés will offer Sunday brunch. My favourite places for Sunday brunch are:
- Stattcafé (Bockenheim)
- Café Karin (City Center)
- Croneria (Dornbusch)
- Walden (City Centre)
- Fleming's Club (City Centre at Fleming's Hotel)

As Sunday Brunch is something very popular, either come early or make a reservation.

My souvenir recommendations



This Speciality is something for marzipan lovers. Other ingredients are almonds, powdered sugar and a pinch of Rose water. Frankfurter Bethmännchen are named after the banking family Bethmann. Buy them at a local patisserie or at Eilles Tee Handel Hauptwache 12 Gr. Eschenheimer 1 60313 Frankfurt

Hessenshop Hessenshop , Leipziger Str. 49, 60487 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

Hessenshop Hessenshop , Diesterwegstraße 22, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

Naschmarkt am Dom Naschmarkt am Dom , Domstraße 4, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

Kleinmarkthalle Kleinmarkthalle , 1, Hasengasse 5-7, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

Hessenshop Hessenshop , Berger Str. 148, 60385 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

Snuggle Jug

Snuggle Jug

Special souvenir for all of you that like it cosy. Frankfurt snuggle jug is the perfect travel companion. Available at Frankfurt Tourist Info on Römerberg or at Central Train Station. You can also order online:

Frankfurt Tourist Information Center Frankfurt Tourist Information Center , Römerberg 27, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

City Managers favorite places

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