As the largest city in the state of Hessen, Frankfurt has a population of over 700,000 people. It is home to both the German Stock Exchange and the European Central Bank, not to mention numerous businesses and financial institutions. This has made Frankfurt an extremely important financial centre not just in Germany, but also throughout Europe. It is located about five hours south-west of Berlin, along the River Main. Frankfurt is a vibrant city with numerous attractions, special events and trade shows throughout the year, and an active nightlife. Millions of tourists visit the city every year making Frankfurt Airport one of the busiest in Germany. Hundreds of flights come into the airport every week, including flights from Bristol to Frankfurt.
What to see in Frankfurt
There is so much to see and do in Frankfurt. The Palmengarten is a beautiful botanical garden with thousands of trees and plants on display. While the Alte Oper does not hold regular operas any more, the historic Renaissance opera house is beautiful to see and special events are still held there. For those who love to go shopping, the Zeil provides numerous high-end boutiques that will give you hours of shopping.
The Romerberg museum is where many of the historic buildings in Frankfurt are on display, some dating back hundreds of years. This is the location for many of the city’s trade fairs, as well as the Frankfurt Book Fair. There are also some great museums and historic churches that should be toured while staying in the city, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Stadel Museum, the Museum Giersch, St. Bartholomew’s Church, and St. Paul’s Church.
Travelling from Frankfurt Airport
The fastest way to travel from Frankfurt Airport into the centre of Frankfurt is on the S-Bahn railway. Passengers can take either the S8 line or the S9 line, both of which are located on the first floor of terminal one. The train stops at regular intervals throughout the day and take less than 30 minutes to reach the centre of Frankfurt. Before boarding the train, passengers must purchase ticket from the machines near the train.
Travellers can also take a bus into Frankfurt. They should take the bus line 61, which will take them directly to the south station in Frankfurt. Both taxis and car hire services are available at the airport and can be found outside the exit of both terminals.
People flying into and out of Frankfurt Airport will find that the airport is very modern and has many facilities including numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, a bank, ATM machines, money exchange booths, business centre and even a casino.
Why travel with bmi to Frankfurt?
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All flights include complimentary food & drink on-board, free 20kg hold baggage allowance, 30 minute check-in and an all jet Embraer fleet. We have also been voted the UK’s most punctual airline for the eighth year in a row.