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!!!
- Gerd PLv 78 years agoFavorite 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.
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.
The sights to see in Frankfurt are listed here:
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].
- JensLv 78 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.