A major international airport located in Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport is one of the busiest airports in the whole of Europe. The airport serves over 200 destinations in more than 100 countries and is the main hub for Lufthansa airline. Frankfurt Airport operates three passenger terminals – Terminals 1 and 2 and an exclusive first class terminal under Lufthansa. Terminals 1 and 2 are connected by regular bus services as well as a people mover system, SkyLine. Frankfurt Airport provides a wide range of facilities including duty-free shops, branded merchandise outlets, coffee house, restaurants, health and wellness services and financial services.
Located approximately 12 km southwest of Frankfurt’s city centre, the airport is well connected by taxi, bus and S-Bahn (fast commuter trains). The most common commute option would be the S-Bahn which takes around 15 minutes to get from the Frankfurt Central Station to the airport station under Terminal 1.
Where to go?
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Less than half an hour drive from Frankfurt Airport, you will find Mainz at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers. This urban capital city has much for you to explore from the world-famous Dom St Martin and Gutenberg Museum to the St-Stephan-Kirche which houses Chagall’s brilliant stained-glass windows. Experience the city in different way by renting a bike and some cycling maps. After hours of exploring, rest your aching legs and satisfy your rumbling palate at the Weinstube Hottum, one of the city’s best traditional Altstadt wine taverns.
Wiesbaden, which translates directly into “meadow baths”, is a historic spa city that has long been regarded as the wellness capital of Europe. Head to the gorgeous Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme, a city-run bathhouse for a soak in the natural thermal pools. Board the Neroberg Mountain Railway, the country’s last water ballast funicular, up to the Neroberg Lookout where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire city. Spend some time exploring Wiesbaden’s other popular sights such as the neoclassical Kurhaus and the Schlossplatz Square where you will find the Old City Hall, the New Town Hall and the Marktkirche.
One of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Römerberg is a beautiful square set within Frankfurt’s Old Town. Since the twelfth century, the Römerberg has played host to all kinds of trade fairs and festivities. Towards the west side of the plaza, you will find the Römer, a medieval building that has served as the city hall for more than 600 years and on its opposite end, you will see a row of six picturesque half-timbered houses known as the Ostzeile. To learn more of Frankfurt’s medieval past, head to the Historisches Museum, just south of the Römerberg.
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A skyline of graceful domes and spires set against a backdrop of cliff-top fortress and misty mountains, Salzburg is like an ethereal city out of a storybook. Take a glass funicular up to the 900-year-old cliff-top fortress, Festung Hohensalzburg, which offers you far-reaching views over the entire city and surrounding landscapes. On your way down, visit the Museum der Moderne, a contemporary glass-and-marble gallery featuring 20th and 21st century works. Go on a fascinating romp through the city’s past as you walk through the galleries of the Salzburg Museum or whisk yourself away to the Renaissance period as you scour through a trove of sacred arts at the Dommuseum.
Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada beckons tourists with its exciting blend of modern attractions, traditional culture and electrifying night scene. Visit one of the city’s most prized treasures, the Alhambra, a grand palace fortress which once housed the rulers of the Spanish Moorish kingdom. Lose yourself in Albayzín, Granada’s old Muslim quarter, as you roam cobbled streets and explore various historic sights. For some action and entertainment, head to the Nevada Ski station, which offers a wide range of activities for all seasons, or hit the jazz clubs, dinner theaters and flamenco shows littered around the city.
To experience a different charm of Europe, whisk yourself away to the one of the world’s most important fashion capital, Milan. Shopaholics can bag the latest runway styles at Quadrilatero d'Oro, Milan’s upmarket fashion district, which houses flagship stores of a catalogue of luxury designers such as Armani, Versace, Ermenegildo Zegna and Moschino. Besides shopping, be sure to experience some of the grand sights in Milan for example the Duomo, the cathedral church of Milan, which took over six centuries to complete. After the Duomo, the next must-see attraction is the Sforza Castle, a Renaissance-style building that now houses 12 mini-museums and archives dating back to Palaeolithic times.