Plan a trip to Frankfurt in the months of March to June, when the weather is changing from spring to summer. The city is rich in cultural diversity and there is plenty to see and do, whether for a lone traveler or those out on a family holiday. Do plan your trip in advance to get the best deals on travel and accommodation, and get the most out of your holiday.
Useful tips for tourists flying to Frankfurt
Where to shop
Frankfurt has everything from high street shopping to those looking for bargains, and you should be able to get just what you’re looking for in one of the many shopping centres and outlet malls in and around the city. Weekly farmers’ markets are your best source for fresh, local produce, including specialties from nearby regions. The Zeil shopping promenade is home to a host of stores and brands, as well as specialty shops. The Zeilgalerie shopping centre in addition to some good shopping, also provides an enchanting view of the Frankfurt skyline.
What to eat
Frankfurt has a range of cafés and restaurants ranging from reasonably priced to expensive, and given the expatriate population in the city, they suit all tastes. Local specialties include apple wine, a few beers that are produced in the city, as well as handkase, a type of cheese. Other local favourites include the Frankfurter Wuerstchen (sausage) served with sauerkraut.
The local language
While the official language is German, there are many words and phrases typical to Frankfurt that may not be easily understood in other parts of Germany. This is because the dialect spoken is Frankfurterisch.
Here are some phrases that should help you understand the local lingo and navigate your way with ease:
• Guten morgen
– Good morning
• Guten tag
– Good day
• Guten abend
– Good evening
• Wie geht’s?
– How are you?
Dos and Don’ts
• Do shake hands when introduced to someone; it is considered impolite to not do so.
• Do not be late – locals are particular about timing.
• Do not jaywalk on the streets; it is liable to attract a fine.
• If out for a walk, do not stroll in the bike lane.
• Do check on store timings, especially for emergency supplies as shops do tend to close early.
Emergency contact numbers
• Information Assistance:
• 24-hour Chemist:
Pharmacies in Germany rotate 24-hour duty; hence it is best to check with the ones closest to your location for their operational timings.
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