We arrive in Frankfurt airport at 11:15 am and would like to take the "Frankfurt Walk" before catching a train to Rothenburg...How much time does it take to do this walk, and would we be able to take the walk and make it to the train station for the 2:54pm departure?
If your flight arrives at 11:15, you would be emerging into the public spaces of the airport by about 12:00. To get to the city, you will need cash for your train ticket (16.60€ for a group day ticket. Write all names on this ticket) and then take any train leaving from track 1 at the Regional train station. My best guesstimate is that you would be at the Hauptbahnhof in Frankfurt anywhere from 12:30-13:00. This leaves you very little time to sightsee in Frankfurt.
Ignore Ricks walk as it is truly awful. It needs a total renovation.
What are your priorities in Frankfurt? Churches, the Römer area, Jewish history? From the main station, I would take the #11 tram 4 stops to the Römer. Here you can visit the Kaiserdom, the Alte Nikolai Church, go up on the Eisener Steg bridge, and of course see our city hall - the Römer. If Jewish history is your priority, stay on the tram 2 more stops and you will get off right in front of the Judengasse musuem. The Jewish Holocaust Memorial Wall is right next to it. If it isn't a Sat. or Mon. you can also visit the medieval Jewish cemetery that is inside this wall. Give an ID to the museum and they give you a key to the gate. This cemetery dates back to 1270.
Take the #11 tram back to the main station. Leave your self enough time to get drinks, snacks and go to the WC.
The guidelines on this website prohibit promoting your own business, but I have nothing to do with this business, so I can recommend it. Jo runs a walking tour business, Frankfurt on Foot. PM her for more info.
Well said, Lee.
I can vouch for her knowledge.
There are lockers at the train station where you can leave your bags. If I remember correctly you need coins to use them.
I will also vouch for Ms. Jo's knowledge.
It looks like the OP's train is leaving from the Hbf, not the airport, if that helps.
Ms. Jo, I have sent three private messages and none of them shows in my history nor do I have a reply from you. Please contact me at scheperle@ aol.com about WW2 bridge sites in Frankfurt built by my father - we are visiting soon.
Ms. Jo did respond to my recommendation. Here is what she said to me.
Thanks for the shout out, but this persons layover is far too short for us to plan anything at all.
They may have an hour to wander, grab a bite to eat and then get on their train.
So she might not have responded because she feels she has nothing to offer. You time is too short.
In case anyone thinks that Ms. Jo is ignoring them, she is out of the country and has been for a couple of weeks.