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Layover in Frankfurt, Germany

If you’re flying transatlantic to/from Europe on Lufthansa airlines there is a chance your flight might make a stopover in Frankfurt, Germany. This is what happened to me last year, flying back home from Helsinki. I didn’t want to spend all of my time at the airport, so I got a hotel for the evening (it was an overnight layover) and went for a walk the next morning to explore some of Frankfurt.


Photos from a 17 Hour Layover in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Central Train Station

This is the Frankfurt main Train Station. It only takes about 15 minutes via train to get from airport train station to this one, making it pretty easy to explore Frankfurt on a layover.

Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt is the headquarters of the European Central Bank (hence the big Euro sign).

Frankfurt, Germany

While I was wandering about some historic areas there were plenty of modern skyscrapers in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt, Germany

I saw this green man statue in Frankfurt. Apparently this was was an art project to celebrate the 25 years of reunification in Germany in 2015.

Frankfurt, Germany

I don’t know what this building is for, but I liked the mosaic bird on it.

Römerberg Square in Frankfurt, Germany

The one area I wanted to see in Frankfurt was the historic Römerberg. If I had more time I would have taken a walking tour to learn a little bit more about the city.

Frankfurt, Germany

I really love the style of the buildings here. This facade reminds me of gingerbread house.

Frankfurt, Germany

This is the Kaiserdom, St Bartholomäus or the Fankfurt Cathedral. I was here on a Sunday morning so I didn’t take any photo inside during the service.

Frankfurt Snack Stand

This was just a little snackshop in Frankfurt selling popcorn and some other things. I’m sure it’s pretty touristy, but seeing this made me think I should check out the Christmas Markets in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Maybe I’ll get to do that this year because my working holiday visa for Ireland was recently approved.

I didn’t really have enough time to do much in Frankfurt, but from my morning walk I would love to go back and explore a bit more of Frankfurt in the future.

What have you done on a long layover?

2 Responses to Layover in Frankfurt, Germany

  1. stacey August 6, 2016 at 3:12 PM #

    we did pretty much the same thing on a 10-hour daytime layover. took the train into town, wandered around romerberg, but also rented bikes and cycled around for an hour or so and then came upon a farmers market where we had lunch. the weather was lovely, and i highly recommend a long layover in frankfurt. so easy to get to/from the airport

  2. Agness of eTramping May 6, 2017 at 4:56 PM #

    Frankfurt seems like an awesome city worth visiting! Loved the pictures!

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