What to do during an 11 hour layover in Frankfurt, Germany?

I have an 11 hour layover in Frankfurt August 17th. My flight from Boston to Frankfurt arrives at 11:25am. I then continue on to Thailand at 10:15pm. I’m guessing it’ll take about an hour after I land to get out of the airport and then 3 hours on the return to (to get back to the airport and go through security/any immigration that is needed). I’m guessing I’ll have from 1:00pm-7:00pm to do whatever I want if I choose to leave the airport and since I’ve never been to Germany, I’m planning to. I have a few questions:

1. What’s the quickest and most efficient way to leave the airport? And, how/where do I do this?

2. Anything in particular I need to see/do/eat/drink while I’m here?

3. What is the weather like?

Any other information that you can add would be greatly appreciated!!!

2 Answers

  • Gerd P
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    You can leave the airport if you hold a passport of a country which is exempt from the visa requirement or if you hold a valid visa for Germany.

    http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/EinreiseUndAufen... ..

    You can get to the Frankfurt city center by regional trains. Trains S-8 or S-9 towards Offenbach or Hanau depart from the local trainstation at the airport [Regionalbahnhof] every 15 minutes at minute 02, 17, 32, 47 and they reach the station Hauptwache after 14 minutes of travel. A one-day 4-zone pass [cheaper than two one-way tickets] is €8.30.

    http://www.vgf-ffm.de/en/home/ ..

    The sights to see in Frankfurt are listed here:

    http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=31757... ..

    I recommend to get to the south side of the Main River [Sachsenhausen] and try a cider which is called "Äppelwoi" and a "Handkäs mit Musik" [sour milk cheese].

    It is really hard to predict the German weather conditions in advance. Temperatures of 35°C [95°F] are predicted for tomorrow; however last year in August it was raining frequently and the temperatures did not go above 20-25°C [68-77°F].

  • Jens
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    In addition to what Gerd P said, admission to the Main Tower observation deck costs just 5€ and is really nice especially at the evening.


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