Frankfurt Airport, colloquially Flughafen Frankfurt am Main or Rhein-Main-Flughafen, is the major international airport serving Frankfurt, Germany. It is centrally located in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region, situated 12 kilometres southwest of central Frankfurt. Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport by passenger traffic in the country and the third busiest in Europe, following London Heathrow Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. It is also known for being the airport with the most international destinations in the world.
What to see & do
Museum für Moderne Kunst - Founded in 1981, Museum für Moderne Kunst, or MMK, is one of the newest museums in Frankfurt. It is called the "piece of cake" due to its triangle shape with 4,000 square metres of exhibition space. The museum houses German collector Karl Ströher's collection of about 65 works of Pop art and Minimalism.
Frankfurt Zoological Garden - The zoo of Frankfurt houses more than 4,500 animals of more than 450 species. Founded in 1858, the Frankfurt Zoological Garden is the second oldest zoo in Germany. It covers over 13 hectares in the eastern part of the Innenstadt (Inner city).
Städel - Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie is an art museum in Frankfurt housing one of the most important collections in Germany. The Städel contains 2,700 paintings, of which only 600 are displayed, about 100,000 drawings and prints, and 600 sculptures. The museum has 4,000 square metres of display and a library with 100,000 books and 400 periodicals.
MyZeil - At the centre of Frankfurt is a shopping mall called MyZeil. Its main entrance is on Zeil, the city's most famous and busiest shopping street.
How to get around within Frankfurt
Considered to be the best way to get around Frankfurt is a combination of the U-Bahn (underground and overground), tram, and bus service. To go to the airport or the suburbs, take the S-Bahn instead. The S-Bahn is prone to delays, so make sure to always have buffer time so as not to be late for anything; the subway, tram, and bus are generally more punctual. Taxis are plentiful in Frankfurt but are quite expensive. Watch out for when drivers take too many detours if they notice that the passenger does not know the city well. Otherwise, taxi is the best way for door-to-door transportation. Car rentals are available but discouraged due to lack of parking space. It would be more efficient to rent a bike instead, as Frankfurt is very bike-friendly. Bike rentals can be found all over the city and are available from April to December.
How to get there
Frankfurt Airport is served by many major airlines, with majority of connections provided by Condor, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional, TUIfly, and United Airlines. As of winter 2012/2013, there are flights between Frankfurt Airport and 264 destinations in 113 countries worldwide. Departure cities with regular scheduled flights to Frankfurt Airport include Athens, Dublin, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Rome, Milan, London, Sofia, Hong Kong, Sofia, Taipei, Nairobi, Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Tel Aviv, Prague, Atlanta, Detroit, New York, Cairo, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Seoul, Tokyo, Casablanca, and Doha.
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