Frankfurt Airport or Frankfurt am Main, as it is known locally is the busiest airport in Germany and a major hub for European flights. It is the 3rd busiest airport in Europe with over 56 million passengers passing through each year. If you have car hire at Frankfurt Airport, it is just a 12 km drive to the city. Frankfurt is known as a major financial and business centre and for its avant-garde skyline.
Frankfurt Airport has 2 terminals that are connected by the skyline shuttle service. Terminal 1 is used by Lufthansa and Staralliance partner flights and terminal 2 is used for all other flights. The airport has numerous facilities including a visitors terrace, travel agencies and a casino. Tours of the airport can be taken and there are services such as hairdressers, dry cleaning and massage therapy. There are ATMs and currency exchange booths for those extra Euros and Wi-Fi and internet is available for a charge. Executive lounges are available for first class and business class passengers or for a fee. There are 4 large shopping areas at the airport where you can buy anything from fine foods and luxury designer names such as Chanel and Armani to flowers and souvenirs. When you get hungry, you can choose from over 50 outlets, including Chillers American Sports Bar, Goethes and Asian Snackbox.
Frankfurt is known for its futuristic skyline and is situated on the River Main. Although, Frankfurt has many very modern buildings, it still has much history. You can see traditional buildings and museums in Romer Square and in Sachsenhausen the original 19th century streets and parks remain. In Romerburg or the old town, you can see 14th century buildings such as the Town hall and Dom Cathedral and there are pretty cafes and shops too. The Archaeologische Garten is where the ancient roman remains of the town can be discovered and nearby is the 12th century church of Nikolaikirche. There are over 30 museums in the Museumsufer district and you can see opera at Alte Oper, for more culture. If shopping is more your style, head for the Hauptwache. Get out of the city with your car hire in Frankfurt and visit the wealthy spa town of Wiesbader and the charming town of Heidelberg for its stunning castle. The city of Cologne with its amazing cathedral is also a short distance away.