Frankfurt is the fifth-largest city and situated on the main river in Germany’s central belt. As the largest financial centre in continental Europe this city has major influence in matters of commerce, finance, culture, transport, education, and tourism. There are many museums, buildings and trade fairs which attract many visitors every year.
There is a vibrant mix of breweries-turned-clubs, funky DJ bars and lounges in derelict factories which makes a night out in Frankfurt slightly edgier than your average city centre experience. As the home of trance music techno-pumping venues and late-night cafés are easy to find. You can also dance the night away in the elegant upper-floors of the city's high-rise skyscrapers. There is a more relaxed pace in the taverns and beers gardens south of the river where apple wine is served in earthenware jugs. Most bars are open until 1am during the week, and into the early hours on weekends.
Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof rail station serves as a major hub for long-distance and regional trains. All Rhine-Main S-Bahn lines, two U-Bahn lines, several tram and bus lines stop here, too. Frankfurt Airport Long Distance Station connects Frankfurt International Airport to the main rail network. Frankfurt's third long distance station is the Südbahnhof, located in Sachsenhausen.
The city also has two underground railway systems: the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn, as well as an above ground trams which run every 10 minutes.
A number of bus lines complete the Frankfurt public transportation system. Night buses take over the service of the U-Bahn and trams between 1:30 and 3:30am.
Taxis can be found outside most S-Bahn or U-Bahn stations and major intersections. Velotaxis have also become popular. There is a tricycle ridden by the ‘driver’ with a sheltered passenger cab. There is room for two people and the service covers the entire city.
Deutsche Bahn rents out bicycles at major road intersections and railway stations. They can be hired per day for €15. Frankfurt has a network of modern cycle routes throughout city, so it’s an excellent way to get around.
In the summer, many venues set up outdoor beach clubs, complete with sand, barbecues and volleyball tournaments. This is a really fun way to spend time in the city!