When is the Best Time to Visit?
Flying season for tourist’s runs from May to late October, and the major convention season covers March through May, September, and October.
Not all flights to Frankfurt are full of travellers coming for conferences and business. The city’s very own folk festival, Waldchestag (Forest Day), has been taking place for centuries featuring a combination of live music concerts, funfair rides, food and drink stall. As there is something for the whole family to enjoy, locals, young and old, throughout the generations traditionally leave work by midday throughout the three day festival to make their way to the forest. The Walchestag is a traditional way of the locals representing their love and pride for their city.
MainFest takes place in August is a huge four day festival in Romerberg’s old town at the banks of the river Main. MainFest entices thousands of locals and visitors to come and enjoy fireworks, fairground rides, wine and much more. With attractions such as games, tombolas, rides and carousels it is the only city festival which appeals to the whole family.
Even with the heat, rain, and crowds of June and August, you can find cheap flights to Frankfurt in the summer than in the spring and autumn. The cold and stormy weather of November through February generally brings fewer visitors than the rest of the year.
Take a cheap flight to Frankfurt and see the financial centre of Germany, Frankfurt has more than 300 banks and the European Central Bank, German Federal Bank, and stock exchange. Another nickname is Mainhatten, due to its skyscrapers that include the Commerzbank Tower, Deutsche Bank Twin Towers and Maintower (with observation deck at 656ft). It is a fantastic and little-known city to visit on a weekend break.
It is where the Romans and Charlemagne held court and where kings and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire were crowned. German democracy was born here in 1848. Its Christmas market, held in Romerberg Square, dates back to 1393.
In common with other German cities, Frankfurt was bombed during the Second World War, but small pockets of its original Old Town remain and a meticulous building programme has restored it to its medieval glory.
Frankfurt provides more support to the arts than any other city in Europe. The Sachsenhausen stretch of the main embankment boasts 16 newish museums focusing on subjects such as art, natural history, film, communications and ethnology.
St Bartholomew’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Church, the Hauptwache and the Old Opera House are must-see attractions. Beautiful old town square Romerberg features the Romer – Frankfurt’s town hall – as well as the Ostzeile, a row of reconstructed 15th-century houses. If you book flights to Frankfurt for fun and entertainment, then take a trip to nightlife hub Sachsenhausen, which is full of lively bars and nightclubs. To see plays, musicals and live music performances, visit Hocht, a cultural district of the city. There, you can find theatre and concerts at the likes of Neues Theater Hochst and the Jahrhunderthalle.