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Old June 23rd, 2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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Frankfurt

My christmas trip last year was Frankfurt, didnt quite compare to Vienna as Frankfurt is definately a city to see in the summer, and with only one large market it didnt have the same exploration experiance that Vienna had. Still Frankfurt was an interesting city, though i think is over hyped on this forum.

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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Beautiful and very nice Freankfurt in your photos, cardiff
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 06:27 PM   #3
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Ich liebe Frankfurt!
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 06:52 PM   #4
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I absolutely agree.
Frankfurt in winter is ugly. But in summer it's quite nice.
Well compared to cities like Berlin, Munich oder Vienna, Frankfurt is a small town.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 08:18 PM   #5
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it's small big city
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Old June 24th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #6
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Thanks yes a little big city is a good description

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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:32 AM   #7
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Thanks for the pictures!
I prefer Frankfurt in the summer, too!


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Old June 25th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #8
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This time of year does have its advantages though

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Old June 25th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #9
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When it's snowing in winter, Frankfurt can be quite nice. But it doesn't look anything special on an overcast day. Maybe because of the lack of historical architecture which always still looks atmospheric in any weather.

Summer is certainly the best time to see Frankfurt.

Frankfurt is quite a pleasant city to live in, especially when the whole metro area is taken into account. It has very good transport, is clean and safe, good employment opportunities and shopping etc.

But as a city to visit for tourists, it really doesn't offer much. It's main claim to fame is the skyline, which in a European context is very pleasant, but for tourists coming from almost anywhere else in the world, it is just average. There is very little history left in the central city which is where most tourists visit, and with the exception of a few wonderful new additions like the MyZeil shopping mall shown above, most architecture in the central city is rushed 1950's 1960's constructions or 1980's blandness.

The history can be found shortly after leaving the central city, which is great for people living here, but few tourists will see this.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #10
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I absolutely agree.
Frankfurt in winter is ugly. But in summer it's quite nice.
Well compared to cities like Berlin, Munich oder Vienna, Frankfurt is a small town.
Munich doesn't feel larger than Frankfurt IMO
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Old June 26th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #11
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Munich doesn't feel larger than Frankfurt IMO
This depends on what you define as city. Munich central city is certainly larger than Frankfurt. But when you take the whole metro area into account than Frankfurt is larger.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #12
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The history can be found shortly after leaving the central city, which is great for people living here, but few tourists will see this.
True, most tourists will only see the rather dull inner city parts close to central station and Zeil while beautiful parts such as Westend, Nordend or even Sachsenhausen are left out. Hope the reconstruction of the old city, which just started, will increase Frankfurts tourist value a bit.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 10:42 AM   #13
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Frankfurt is quite a pleasant city to live in, especially when the whole metro area is taken into account. It has very good transport, is clean and safe, good employment opportunities and shopping etc.

But as a city to visit for tourists, it really doesn't offer much. It's main claim to fame is the skyline, which in a European context is very pleasant, but for tourists coming from almost anywhere else in the world, it is just average. There is very little history left in the central city which is where most tourists visit, and with the exception of a few wonderful new additions like the MyZeil shopping mall shown above, most architecture in the central city is rushed 1950's 1960's constructions or 1980's blandness.
Exactly

For living Frankfurt is really nice. The employment opportunities are probably the best in Germany. The infrastructure is also the best in Germany (airport,rail traffic, autobahn) etc...
In 2007 Mercer Quality of Living Survey Frankfurt ranked 7th worldwide.

But well, for tourists Frankfurt doesn't have to offer as much as Berlin,Munich or Hamburg.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 11:47 AM   #14
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Interesting discussion, as a tourist i felt it offered maybe 2 days of sightseeing which is ok if you dont have to travel too far. Its also well connected to places like Cologne, heidelburg and other major cities.

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Old June 27th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #15
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This depends on what you define as city. Munich central city is certainly larger than Frankfurt. But when you take the whole metro area into account than Frankfurt is larger.
I was talking about my personal impressions. I am aware that Munich proper is significantly larger than Frankfurt, but IMO downtown Munich doesn't have more of a "big city" feeling, nor does it seem to be physically larger.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #16
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Old June 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM   #17
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it's funny to look at christmas market pics when there is 30 degrees celsius in frankfurt right now. thanks for posting those.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #18
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Wonderful photos !
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Old June 29th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #19
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Is it alL Frankfurt? Or are there a few pics from Heidelberg
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Old July 1st, 2010, 12:02 PM   #20
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I think i did say "a trip to heidelburg" Dr.Mabuse

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