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Four Day Christmas Delight - Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen

Four Day Christmas Delight - Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen
4 days
USD 624.76
Experience Germany's traditional Christmas festivities on this 4-day tour from Frankfurt to Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen. Visit Eisenach's Wartburg Castle and take Christmas market tours in Leipzig and Dresden, where you can buy one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts from local vendors, admire the stunning Christmas lights, and enjoy traditional German snacks such as bratwursts and mulled wine. Tour a porcelain factory in Meissen, witness the age-old tradition of woodcarving in Seiffen, Schneeberg and Annaberg, and visit other ancient German towns including Old Town Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 4-day German Christmas tour from Frankfurt lets you engage your senses while celebrating the many joys of this festive season!

7-Day European Highlights Tour From Frankfurt: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria And Switzerland

7-Day European Highlights Tour From Frankfurt: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria And Switzerland
USD 580.46
Join this 7-day European highlights tour starting with the best of Prague. Look out for Bratislava Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral as you continue your journey to Budapest where you will be able to explore the historical sites in Buda and Pest. Also enjoy sightseeing in Vienna, Salzbury, Mt. Titlis, Lurcene, Zurich, Rhine Falls, Lake Titisee and see the famous Black Forest. Get a comprehensive overview of some of the most beautiful cities in Europe in just 7 days.

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Things to do in Frankfurt if you have a Frankfurt Airport Layover or Extended Frankfurt Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Frankfurt Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Frankfurt.LayoverIdeas.com.

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Have a relatively short layover? Prefer to just relax without going too far? Well, you are in luck, as Frankfurt Airport has plenty to do onsite

Airport Shopping

There is shopping galore at FRA Frankfurt Airport, perfect for a retail therapy layover. Airport City Mall offers 4,000 square meters of shops, restaurants, and services stretching beneath the A, B, and C concourses of Terminal 1. The Shopping Plaza offers 1,000 square meters of shops right in the middle of Terminal 2 below the Skyline station - a long row of windows with an impressive view of the Taunus Mountains, high-quality hardwood floors, and elegant shop fronts impart a special atmosphere to this light-flooded area.

Airport Casino

Relax at a casino without leaving the airport! At the Airport Casino, passengers can enjoy themselves with Roulette, Black Jack and the newest generation in gambling machines. Terminal 1, Area C, Level 2.

Airport Spas

Why not unwind with a little pampering? Massages, manicures, pedicures and waxing: Be relax has it all. Very refreshing: a bar with oxygen for healthy skin instead of cocktails. There are two locations: Terminal 2, Area D, Level 3. Terminal 2, Area E, Level 3.

Have more time? Want to experience Frankfurt? Although FRA Frankfurt Airport is located outside of the city centre, the train gets you into the city centre quickly and efficiently. There's lots to see and experience, so take advantage of any extra time to see what you can.


Römerberg is the old centre of Frankfurt. It features various buildings and a church from the 14th and 15th century (the buildings were mostly destroyed during World War II but completely rebuilt afterwards). The Römer itself is the town hall of Frankfurt. Cafés and shops can be found at the square itself and in the vicinity. Next to the cathedral, at the Archäologische Garten, you can see the remains of the Roman settlements that gave this place its name. At the Römer, you can also visit the Alte Nikolaikirche (12th century church, current form since the 15th century). Walking towards the Main river, you can also see the Rententurm (Wharfinger's Tower), an old 15th century fortified tower in late Gothic style, which is connected to the Saalhof, an old 12th century castle building that was later modernized but never completely destroyed.


More than 10 museums are clustered in a district called Museumsufer. To get there, take the subway to Schweizer Platz (southern bank) or Willy-Brandt-Platz (northern bank), then walk towards the Main river. You can see the downtown skyscrapers when you leave the station Schweizer Platz, that's the direction you have to take. If you want to visit more than just one or two, the MuseumsuferCard costs EUR 75 and gets you into 33 museums in Frankfurt for a whole year. Note: Museums are generally closed on Mondays (there are exceptions).

Mainhattan – the Frankfurt Skyline

Frankfurt has some of the tallest buildings in Europe. The skyline is the reason why Frankfurt is sometimes called by the nickname Mainhattan. When you approach the city from the airport via the subway, stay to the right side of the train. Just before the train approaches the Frankfurt central station it enters a big curve, and from here you will have a nice first glance of the skyline. For further views of the skyline try the Main river bridges; the eastern bridges offer the best view. Take a walk from Schweizer Platz northwards for another good view of the skyscrapers. The Main Tower (Subway station Willy-Brandt-Platz or S-Bahn-station Taunusanlage) is the only high-rise that is open to the public: for EUR 5, you can take the elevator to the viewing platform at a height of 200 meters.

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to FRA Frankfurt Airport and clear security in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Frankfurt Attractions

Frankfurt 50-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

Frankfurt 50-Minute Sightseeing CruiseDuration:
50 minutes
USD 10.17
Enjoy an exciting 50-minute sightseeing cruise along Frankfurt's Main River with the largest and most modern shipping company in the state of Hesse. Discover the impressive skyline of Germany's banking metropolis from the water and cruise the Main River between the Eiserner Steg and Gerbermühle (upstream) or Frankfurt-Griesheim (downstream).

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Frankfurt Sightseeing Cruise

Frankfurt Sightseeing CruiseDuration:
60 minutes
USD 10.45
Enjoy spectacular views of Germany’s impressive skyline on this one-hour Frankfurt sightseeing cruise! See some of Frankfurt’s top attractions like Frankfurt Cathedral, the skyline of Frankfurt’s financial district (also known as ‘Little Manhattan’) and Europaturm, the city’s tallest building. Soak in the special atmosphere of this vibrant city while sailing along the Main River. Enjoy onboard audio commentary and learn interesting information about Frankfurt's highlights.

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Frankfurt City Walking Tour

Frankfurt City Walking TourDuration:
2 hours
USD 11.25
Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour in Frankfurt and see the city's sights as well as learn about its history. Compare the modern buildings of the city with the more traditional sights of the Altstadt (Old Town), such as the Alte Oper concert hall and the Eiserner Steg across the river Main. <br /><br />Learn about the history of Frankfurt on a walking tour of the Altstadt (Old Town) and Innenstadt (downtown), marvel at the food produce on sale at the Kleinmarkthalle, discover the location of the 1st German national assembly, see the old Alte Oper opera house and enjoy panoramic views from the top of a skyscraper (optional).

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Frankfurt Skyline Night Cruise

Frankfurt Skyline Night CruiseDuration:
60 minutes
USD 13.06
Enjoy Frankfurt and it's impressive skyline by night on-board a cruise ship. Cruise along the Main River for one hour during the evening with this Frankfurt Skyline Night Cruise.

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Frankfurt 100-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

Frankfurt 100-Minute Sightseeing CruiseDuration:
100 minutes
USD 13.57
Enjoy an exciting sightseeing cruise along Frankfurt's Main River with the largest and most modern shipping company in the state of Hesse. Discover the impressive skyline of Germany's banking metropolis from the water and cruise the Main River between Gerbermühle (Offenbach) and Frankfurt-Griesheim on a 100-minute tour that departs from Eiserner Steg (Mainkai) in Frankfurt.

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Frankfurt City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Frankfurt City Hop-On Hop-Off TourDuration:
1 day
USD 17.04
See the best of Frankfurt on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! The perfect do-it-yourself sightseeing tour in Frankfurt, the hop-on hop-off tour allows you to see Frankfurt's top attractions aboard an open-top double-decker bus with pre-recorded multi-lingual commentary. With 14 hop-on hop-off stops conveniently located around the city, you can see all the main sights, including the Romer (town hall), St Paul's Church, the Botanical Garden and the impressive Opera House. Tickets are valid for one day, allowing you to make the most of your time in Frankfurt.

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Frankfurt Old Sachsenhausen Pub Crawl

Frankfurt Old Sachsenhausen Pub CrawlDuration:
5 hours
USD 17.04
<p>Join this public 5-hour Pub Crawl tour in Frankfurt every Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy a welcome drink, one free shot in every location, free entry into all locations and free shots all night long on the ways to the bars. </p>

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After Work Party Sunset Cruise in Frankfurt

After Work Party Sunset Cruise in FrankfurtDuration:
4 hours
USD 19.31
Enjoy some after work partying combined with the impressive panorama view on Frankfurt's skyline while cruising along the Main River for 4 hours on board a cruise ship. Relax after a long day of work (or sightseeing!) and listen to live music by a DJ with a wider choice of drinks and food (at own expense).

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Last Updated: 16 Mar 2017