How to Get the Most Out of a Trip to Frankfurt

 

Frankfurt has one of Europes largest airports by passenger volume. In fact, Frankfurt is the second largest airport by volume. It has more than 60 million people visit it annually.  If you’re coming here for a business like a lot of people do you might want to try squeeze in some pleasure and sightseeing too!

The city is rich in culture, history, dining and amusement options! It’s definitely one of my favorite places to go to in Europe. Frankfurt is Germany’s financial powerhouse, it has a population of nearly 700,000. Frankfurt is Europe’s financial center of the world. Everyone seems to think Frankfurt has a reputation for being cold and a bit boring but the city is filled with character. It got a world-class ballet, opera, theater and art exhibitions.

Best places to stay for business

We personally love the Forte’s Villa Kennedy. It is a 19th-century mansion with a garden courtyard. It’s only 10 minutes away from the Deutsche Bank HQ. Another favorite is Capri By Fraser. Capri By Fraser Frankfurt is a design-led boutique hotel. You get a 24/7 gym, complimentary wifi, spacious luxury rooms and more.

Where to take clients

If you happen to be taking a client out for a meal or entertainment you should check out the following places. M-steakhouse is hands down one of my favorite places in Frankfurt for eating! Kabuki is also amazing, it is one of my favorite Japanese Restaurants. Very authentic and exceptionally tasty! It’s a tad expensive but definitely worth it.

Taking gifts home

There are quite a few traditions that mean there are quite a few souvenirs you can take home. My favorite is the Frankfurt-style gin.

Sightseeing

Here’s a list of places to go see when you’re here:

ALTE NIKOLAIKIRCHE – This is a small red-sandstone church that was built in the late 13th century.

ALTE OPER – Kaiser Wilhelm I had his gala opening in 1880 here. During WW2 the place was gutted. It’s packed with history!

BÖRSE – This is the center of Germany’s stock and money market. It’s well worth checking out!

EISERNER STEG – A pedestrian walkway, its one of the first suspension bridge in Europe!

FREILICHTMUSEUM HESSENPARK – It’s an hour walk through the woods and you will get to see a museum that shows a clear picture of what the world was like in the 18th century!

Nightlife

Most bars close between 2am and 4am. Nightclubs aren’t too expensive, you can get in for usually 5 euro to 20 euro. Head to Sachsenhausen for a good place to go out.

Festivals

If you happen to be in Frankfurt at the time of a festival you will be in for a treat. You’ve got Museumsuferfest, Dippemess, Wäldchestag and Luminale are just to name a few!

Transport

The city has two rapid transit systems/metro. You’ve got the  U-Bahn and the S-Bahn. There is also tram systems in place that usually come every 10 minutes. Bicycles are also another good way to get about the city.

If you’ve got a business trip in Frankfurt you’ll be in for a treat!

A week in Barcelona

 

Going to Barcelona? It is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It offers almost anything too! You’ll find something for every member of the family.

Barcelona is a massive city and has some lovely hotels.

Traveling for Kids & Family

If you’re here with your Family then let’s face it kids and adults have different priorities. Kids will want to play whereas parents will want to do some sightseeing, for these reaosns we recommend families trying to stay in the following districts –

  • El Born (the old town)
  • Gothic Quarter (the old town):
  • Poble Nou,
  • Barceloneta

Here are the two recommended apartments we like though: Durlet Beach Apartments and Bai81 Apartments. Both places are walking distance away to nearby attractions, the apartments are well spacious and located in nice neighborhoods.

Traveling for business

If you’re here for business you might want to try squeeze in some pleasure while you can.  Our favorite place for business is Capri by Fraser.

Here with friends

If you’re here with friends, you’re going to want to have fun. With a group though sometimes logistics can get a bit complicated. I recommend staying in these districts:

  • El Born
  • Gothic Quarter
  • El Raval

Things to do for free

We’ve discovered so many things you can do for free and we’ve listed them all below!

1. Chill at Parc de la ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella is located right next to the old town El Born district. A lot of the locals spend their free time in Park de la Ciutadella and every year you will find loads of free events here. You can also rent a small boat at the small lake that is there.

2. Parks in Montjuic

Climb up the mountain Montjuic and enjoy the amazing views of the city. Montjuic has several different parks and playgrounds. There is also a castle at the top too.

3. La Mercè Festival

This is one of the main festivals in Barcelona and the celebration goes on for a week! the La Merce Festival happens all around the city and has loads of free activities, concerts, exhibitions and more!

4. See the local artists at Las Ramblas

 

Las Ramblas de Barcelona is famous because of the amount of artists that do shows there. You can see musicians, dancers, and other artists about the place! Just be careful of pick pockets.

5. Find a Magic Enchanted Forest near Las Ramblas

Near Las Rambas de Barcelona you will find a bar called El Bosc de les Fades. Just go and see how amazing the place is! You’ll thinkm you’re in the Hobbit or something.

6. Free museum night

Once a year you can visit some of the Museums across Barcelona at night.

7. Music Museum

If you love music and music history check out the Music Museum, every Sunday you can go after 3:00 for free! There is more than 500 instruments in the place too.

We hope you enjoy your stay, we love Barcelona!