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.
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!
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.
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!
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!