Released DECEMBER 4, 2013 - © Travelzoo
Thanks to its central location within Europe, Germany is a very important transportation hub. Germans invest a lot of money in travel and its citizens actively seek the best travel deals to destinations like Austria, Spain, Italy and France.
Frankfurt is not only the 5th largest city in Germany, it's also the financial and transportation centre of the country and the largest financial centre in continental Europe.
The Frankfurt International Airport is one of the world's busiest airports, with flights to more than 250 non-stop destinations. All major airlines fly to Frankfurt therefore connecting it to every continent and major city in the world. Lufthansa is the main airline in Frankfurt and offers the best connections.
You can also fly to the other main airports in Germany, Munich (MUC) and Düsseldorf (DUS).
If you're looking for an easy way to explore, you should consider the two underground railway systems and the above-ground tram system. If public transit is not your cup of tea, Frankfurt also has an abundance of taxis (but remember that hailing them on the street is not the norm). If fresh air and exercise is more your tune, you should consider renting a bicycle. They are available at many major road intersections and railway stations. Many roads in Frankfurt are considered "bicycle streets" where the cyclist has the right of way!
You can always try the Autobahn if you like speed! It's the most heavily used interchange in continental Europe.
When trying to fit in with the locals, try catching a football (soccer) game – the most popular sport in the country. You can also go to a museum, explore the amazing architecture, or just check out the skyscraper skyline of the city.
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