At the centre of Germany lies its big-business metropolis—Frankfurt. A city that compels and contradicts, it’s cleverly nicknamed Mainhattan for the sparkling skyscrapers of its financial core and the river Main snaking through it. The half-timbered edifices, rustic city hall, and 13th-century church of the medieval old town bring out its traditional side, best enjoyed with a glass of apfelwein.

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Fly to Frankfurt from Canada with our amazing flight and hotel packages! Explore one of Germany’s best cities and cross off top Frankfurt attractions, from the iconic Römer building in the Old Town to the Frankfurt Cathedral and the Goethe House. Visit the historic museums of the Museumsufer district and try Frankfurt restaurants for staples like the famous Frankfurter würstchen.

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Frankfurt Destination Facts
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

German

WHAT TO EAT

The original Frankfurter würstchen (Frankfurt sausage), grüne sauce (a creamy 7-herb sauce served as a side with boiled potatoes and eggs), Frankfurter rippchen (cured pork cutlets), Frankfurter kranz (a ring-shaped buttercream cake), Frankfurter brenten (traditional marzipan cookies) and handkäse cheese.

WHAT TO BRING BACK

The city’s beloved apfelwein (apple wine) or any related products (jellies, soaps, etc.), a bembel (pitcher for apfelwein), traditional Frankfurt mustard and grüne sauce seed packets to make your own at home.

FUN FACT

Frankfurt isn’t only home to the famous würstchen and two of Europe’s tallest buildings (Commerzbank Tower and MesseTurm), it’s also the birthplace of Germany’s most famous writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Pay homage to the man with pit spots at the Goethe statue, the Goethe House and Museum, and even, the Goethe University.

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.