I have a 4 hr 45 min layover in Frankfurt. Is that enough time to grab a taxi and go someplace? Thanks for your insight. kim
yes, it is enough time to really get to see some spectacular places in Frankfurt. People on here always say the city was ugly or dangerous, which is absolutely not true. The problem is, most tourists only get to see the main station area which - I have to admit - is just a shame.After your arrival grab a taxi to "Marktplatz Höchst" which is a medieval market place surrounded by buildings built in the 11th and 12th century. Have lunch or a snack at the outside seating area of "Alte Zollwache" (Old customs house). They have an English menue. East something local and drink a Frankfurt cider-spritzer (apple wine and sparkling water). After lunch walk down to the river or stroll thru the streets of Frankfurt Höchst. If you're interested you could visit the http://www.hoechster-porzellan.de/, a porcelain manufacturer founded in 1749.Then take a taxi into downtown Frankfurt, ideally to "Römerberg", Frankfurt's main square. [to be continued]
There is a Starbucks located right on the neighboring St. Paul's square. St. Paul's church was the first German parliament building but only used for a few months in 1848.From there walk the main shopping streets to Hauptwache where you can catch S8 or S9 underground train which take you straight into the airport. Journey time is about 30mins. You will love this short trip to Frankfurt which will show you both the beauty of the surroundings as well as the glamour of the downtown of this multi-cultural yet quite traditional German city.
Thanks for the information. We often have layovers, but I've never been enticed to leave the airport - next time I have a long layover, I'll look into it.
By the way, here you can find some impressions of this old market square of Frankfurt-Höchst. http://frankfurt-stadtteile.de/hoechst/By the way the ride from the airport to Höchst is about 20 minutes, from Höchst to downtown Frankfurt 30mins and from downtown back to the airport (by underground) about 30mins.
Sorry, I just saw the link only points to their home page. From there select "Höchster Portrait" on the navigation bar on the left, then select "Diashow" (slide show).