It is a pleasure to welcome you to the InterContinental Frankfurt. We are happy to show you which treasures Frankfurt has to offer behind giant skyscrapers and bustling streets! Discover the city at its best.
International flair and regional traditions – Welcome to Frankfurt. All around the InterContinental Frankfurt are striking contrasts for which the city is known: towering skyscrapers next to cosy pubs, a global financial centre minutes from the old town’s village charm and exclusive shopping streets adjacent to historic churches and museums. St Paul’s Church, the Römer and Frankfurt Cathedral are just steps away.
Start your day with a walk along the river Main, which flows directly behind the InterContinental Frankfurt. Follow the river to the Roemerberg, the central square in the picturesque Old Town where you will find Frankfurt's City Hall, the Roemer. Continue walking to the Paulsplatz, where you will find the beautifully restored birthplace of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Germany's famous writer and poet. A little further up the road you will find Cafe Karin. It's a colourful place offering a wide breakfast selection, fresh cakes as well as various snacks throughout the day. Local artists show examples of their artwork there.
Discover the "Kleinmarkthalle" - Frankfurt's best location for buying fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, meat and a great variety of exotic foods. Enjoy a delicious afternoon snack at one of the market stands. From there it's only a short and pleasant walk to the "Alte Oper" (Old Opera House) where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with cake on the terrace of the restaurant "Opera". Enjoy the stunning view of Frankfurt's famous skyline from this unusual location. Frankfurt's nickname, 'Mainhattan', is a good indication of what to expect.
Enjoy a fanstatic evening at the English Theatre, which is the largest English-speaking theare in continental Europe. Watch the stunning musical performance of international talents. The InterContinental Frankfurt offers regularly all-inclusive musical packages to create unforgettable experiences. These packages include the musical tickets for the best seating category, a 2-course menu in the Signatures Veranda Restaurant and an overnight stay in a Superior Room including breakfast. Our Concierge is happy to provide you more information!
Don't be afraid to ask people questions in English as most Germans speak adequate English and like to practise with native speakers when they get the chance.
In Germany, service tip is included in the bill, but it is always appreciated to honour good service in the form of an additional tip. In restaurants, you could apply the 5-10% rule.
Frankfurt offers a very well developed infrastructure of its public transportation. There are various metro lines and suburban train services as well as numerous bus and tram lines in order to reach your destination. Our Concierge would be happy to provide you further information about the Hessenticket with which you can use the public transport in the state of Hesse for a special price.
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The history of this local almond and marzipan delicacy dates back to the early 19th century. It's named after city councillor Simon Moritz von Bethmann. The three almonds symbolise his three sons.
The viniculture at the hills of the Lohrberg is dating back to the 9th century. Nowadays, the Lohrberger Hang is the last vineyard in Frankfurt. The wine is used and sold at Frankfurt's city hall the "Roemer". Enjoy a magnificent view of Frankfurt and the Rhein/Main region from the wine yard hills.
Founded more than 30 years ago, the English Theatre in Frankfurt is the largest English-speaking theatre in continental Europe. It has become a recognised cultural institution in the greater Rhine-Main region thanks to the consistently high standards of its productions, its international flair and its role as a meeting place for people of all nationalities.
It is recommended to exchange some money before you leave home, just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel. In this way you can avoid the queues at the airport ATMs.
If you want to play golf in Germany, be sure to bring your membership and handicap cards with you. There are several courts close to the hotel such as the 18-hole golf court Frankfurter Golf Club e.V. Our Concierge is happy to provide you more information about the court.
Clothing - Weather
In Hesse, you should be prepared for rather unpredictible weather. Especially, from September to April, it is recommended to pack warm clothing as well as rainwear and an umbrella.
From the North (from Gießen, Kassel, or Hanover): Take the A5 motorway and turn off at the Frankfurt-West junction towards the Stadtmitte/Messe (city centre / trade fair centre), pass the main station until you reach the Baseler Platz. Once here, get in the right-hand lane, drive around the square, and then turn into the Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße. From the South (from Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, or Darmstadt): Take the A5 motorway and turn off at the Frankfurt-West junction. Now follow the above directions for “From the North”. From the East (from Munich, Würzburg, or Aschaffenburg): Take the A3 motorway and turn off at the Frankfurt-Süd (south) exit towards the Stadtmitte (city centre); continue along the Kennedyallee to the Stresemannallee. Turn left and drive over the “Friedensbrücke” bridge, before taking the 2nd turn-off to the right for the hotel (signposted “Stadtmitte/car park”). From the West (from Cologne, Wiesbaden, or Mainz): Take the A3 or A66 motorway and turn off at the Wiesbaden junction, driving on towards Frankfurt until you reach the Frankfurt-West junction. Now follow the above directions for “From the North”. If you are already in the Neighbourhood: Please note that Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße is a one-way street. When coming from the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof ), drive around the Baseler Platz square before turning left into Wilhelm- Leuschner-Straße. The entrance to the underground garage of the InterContinental Frankfurt is on Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße, next to the hotel.