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7-Day Central Europe Tour from Frankfurt: Luxemburg, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France

7-Day Central Europe Tour from Frankfurt: Luxemburg, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France
USD 595.05
Join this 7-day overnight tour and see the most fascinating and vibrant cities in Central Europe. Discover the historic German cities of Bonn, Cologne, Trier, Koblenz and Frankfurt. Explore the bustling streets and canals of Amsterdam, the beauty of Brussels, and France's Champagne region of Reims, Versailles and Paris - the incredible “City of Light.”

Live Room Escape Game Experience in Frankfurt

Live Room Escape Game Experience in Frankfurt
60 minutes
USD 111.79
Experience a live escape from the room game, you will be trapped in a room with only 60 minutes to find the way out.<br /><br />If you find the stories of Agatha Christie, Black &amp; White (hunted Hunter) and Prison Break ( Alcatraz) exciting and interesting, this tour will offer you an unforgettable time. In this fun escape game a team of 2-7 members will be kept imprisoned in a mysterious room.The participants have to solve riddles and puzzles, find hidden objects and keys, various codes crack to free himself from the room.

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 FRA Frankfurt Airport Info & Guide

Frankfurt Airport

Where is Frankfurt Airport?  

Frankfurt is one of the world's most important cities. Home of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt is the financial capital of Continental Europe. Frankfurt is a major European transportation hub, plus is one of the top cities for trade shows. Set upon the River Main, with some of the tallest highrises in Europe tucked into a fairly small city centre, Frankfurt's skyline has earned it the nickname Mainhattan. 

Yet, Frankfurt is historic, and it boasts wonderful old buildings that are well preserved. There are numerous, wonderful museums in Frankfurt, attracting millions ever year. In Frankfurt, students rub shoulders with bankers... Welcome to one of the great cities of contrasts.

Frankfurt International Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), also known as Fraport, or Frankfurt Main Airport, Frankfurt Airport, is located in Frankfurt, in the state of Hesse, in Germany. Frankfurt Airport is about 120 kilometres from Ramstein Air Base (RMS).

In 2012, Frankfurt Airport served 57,520,001 passengers, making it the 3rd busiest airport in Europe and the 9th busiest in the world.

In October 2012, a new terminal section adjacent to Terminal 1 opened (there are currently 2 terminals). The so-called Pier A-Plus increased FRA's capacity by 6 million passengers. A third terminal, with the capacity to handle 25 million passengers, will begin construction in 2013.

The top destinations served by Frankfurt Airport are Berlin, Hamburg, London, Vienna, Munich, Madrid, Chicago, Paris, Singapore and New York. But there are 265 more: FRA serves an amazing 275 destinations, in over 100 countries. That's one busy airport!

Frankfurt Airport is the main hub of Lufthansa, Germany's flag carrier, and of Condor Flugdienst. 

On-site at Frankfurt Airport is THE SQUAIRE, a huge, new multi-use facility that opened in 2012. Built above the long distance train station (ICE), as many as 7,000 people work here. Lufthansa has offices here, there is a huge shopping facility, medical offices, and two hotels (the Hilton Hotel Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt am Main and the Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport). The Squaire is directly connected to Terminal 1 via a pedestrian corridor.

Frankfurt Main Airport is not to be confused with Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN), which is used by low cost carriers and is not in Frankfurt at all (it is 120 kilometres/75 miles away).

Your best bet for a Frankfurt Airport transfer is by train. Details on all options are included in this guide.

Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private Frankfurt Airport transfer from IHateTaxis.


 Other Items of Interest at Frankfurt Airport

The Frankfurt Airport also offers:

  • E-Pass Virtual Assistant
  • FRA WebApp (also available in Chinese)
  • FRA Airport iPhone App
  • My Airport Guide, pre-booked a multilingual guides to accompany you through the airport (fee)
  • Duty Free - pre-order at QR Code Walls
  • HP ePrint Kiosk (print your documents from your SmartPhone for free, guide) - Terminal 1, Level 2, gate B43
  • Visitors Terrace (adults EUR 3, kids free, open 10:00-18:00) - Terminal 2 (closed for renovations, reopens April 2015)
  • Leisure Zones (designed for relaxation, free) - Terminal 1 (near Gates A50 and B43), Terminal 2 (near Gates D1-4)
  • Airport Conference Centre
  • Mail services
  • Pharmacy
  • Drycleaners
  • Winter coat storage
  • Dog Hotel 
  • Airport sightseeing tours
  • Showers (EUR 6 fee, open 06:00-22:00) - Terminal 1 (3 locations: pre-security, transit zone and APlus), Terminal 2 (concourse D)
  • Diaper changing rooms
  • Free loaner strollers - pick-up T1: Concourse B (pre-security), or B Transit Zone (information counter 10); T2: between Concourses D and E (pre-security)
  • Children's play areas
  • Ecumenical Christian chapel - Terminal 1, Transit Area B *NEW*
  • Airport shopping
  • Airport casino
  • Airport spas
  • Night before check-in - offered by some airlines if you have a very early flight
  • ... and The Squaire, a mega mixed-use facility built over the long distance train station, and connected to Terminal 1 via a pedestrian corridor


Download the airport's How To Get The Most Out of Your Layover Guide (PDF).

Additional Frankfurt Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 16 Aug 2017