By Yasmin Balent

Frankfurt am Main is known as a financial metropolis. More than half of all German monetary transactions are handled via Frankfurt and almost half of the turnover of the German stock exchanges are handled here as well.

Also, the Airport of Frankfurt is a money printing machine. With almost 70 million passengers in 2018, it is the 4th largest airport in Europe and the 14th largest in the world. Whether business or private, the airport of Frankfurt takes you to almost every destination you want.

But Frankfurt am Main has much more to offer than just the famous banking district and its well-known airport. The breathtaking skyscrapers which shoot up directly at the riverside, which form the impressive skyline of Frankfurt and the cozy old town are worth a visit!

In the following I will give you a small private insight of the city and tell you where the locals stroll around. Which places you have to visit and where you can find delicious food.

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The railway station area

The district of Frankfurt’s train station area was mentioned in the New York times as a place to go. In 2014, the New York Times ranked the station area at number 12 on its list of their “52 Places to Go in 2014”. Which, by the way, is the only german place mentioned in the list. The station quarter was built between 1891 and 1915 based on the magnificent Paris boulevard Kaiserstraße. From the architectural point of view, this district is one of the most attractive in Frankfurt. After the 2nd World War it became a problem area and prostitution and drug traff took over. Despite the shady reputation of a red-light milieu, it has to offer a fascinating variety. From Turkish delicacies over Thai specialties to seafood, the district has everything to offer.

Some insider tips

Let’s stick to the topic of food, the nationally known “Kleinmarkthalle” should be on your “to-do List”. Here you can find everything your heart desires in the most different variations with more than 156 shops. For those who like it solid, the “Butcher’s Schreiber” is an insider tip.

Throughout the city there are delicious restaurants and cozy secret tips which are unbeatable in price. For example, the “Steakhouse Buffalo” which is located in a small side street of the “Fressgass”. Also the bars “Bar ohne Name” or “Bei Frau Nanna” belonging to the small Insider tipps, where you will expierence an unforgettable time.

Sightseeing

In the city center you should definitely stroll along the shopping street which called “Zeil”, pass the “Roemer” and go down to the “Eisernen Steg“. On your way you will find many small side streets and delicious ice cream deals. Once arrived at the “Eisenere Steg” and thus at the waterside of the Main, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the city from the outside but still be very close.

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You can walk along the promenade up to the European Central Bank. From here you can enjoy the amazing view from the cozy rooftop bar “Oosten” and drink a good wine or a refreshing Coke with the High Society of Frankfurt.

The nightlife

Frankfurt offers a wild and seemingly never-ending nightlife. The various nightclubs throughout the city, open their doors already on Wednesdays and really heat up the Frankfurters. On the weekends, all clubs are packed to the brim and regularly welcome well-known DJs.

Whatever it is summer or winter the rooftops of Frankfurt are the perfect places for any celebration. The “Long Island Summerlounge” or “City beach” are very famous and popular for this. In summer you can enjoy the sunset with your feet in the pool and in the winter months the rooftop bar will be converted into a Christmas market with a great hut party, called “City Alm“. With the “City Alm”, the organisers have created something unique.
In which city can you experience winter magic, après-ski and mountain hut fun at the same time?
On the “City Alm” the christmas light starts in November and the season doesn’t end until March. Reserve your place in the hut, here.

Frankfurt has something to offer for every taste of music, besides the club “Gibson” which is in cooperation with Xavier Naidoo, the “Batschkapp” offers many theme parties, also called Motto-Party or concerts. Just like the “Legends” or the “AdLib” they attract a lot of people.
Also, the district “Alt-Sachsenhausen” is a very common area to party on the weekend. Over 50 bars are open during the weekend and offer ice-cold drinks to people from all over the world.

Private Jet Airports near Frankfurt

As mentioned above, Frankfurt Airport is an important national as well as international contact point for both private and business travelers. Nevertheless, it is not the only airport around Frankfurt that can be approached. But even if you decide to fly to Frankfurt Airport, you can save a lot of money, time and stress by renting a private jet.

For example, the airport of Egelsbach is a general aviation airfield with a direct train connection to the city of Frankfurt. It is just 10 km further away from the city center than the international airport.
Therefore, it is quite often used for private jet flights to Frankfurt.
The opening times are as follow: 08:00 AM until 09:00 PM, if you want to land or take off before or after this time, a prior permission required.

Another airport close by would be in Mainz, but it takes around an hour with public transport into the city center of Frankfurt. Connectivity, therefore, is handled by car rentals companies.

The famous international Airport is less attractive for private jet and air taxi flights, as it is congested with traditional scheduled commercial flights and it charges high landing fees.

Convince yourself and explore the metropolis Frankfurt am Main. Check out all the airports in the neighborhood of Frankfurt here.

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Flight time: 1:32

Price: 3.039 EUR (for 3 passengers)

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