Palmengarten, or 'palm garden', is Frankfurt's botanical gardens. Just three kilometers from the city centre, Palmengarten is home to 50 acres of tropical trees, orchids and ferns. And with a playground, a paddle pond, mini train, water play area and plenty of cafes and ice-cream vendors, kids will be just as delighted to be there as adults escaping the city bustle.
Alternatively, take a stroll through City Forest, the largest inner-city forest in Germany, with its tall beeches, centuries-old oaks and pine trees. Ponds and playgrounds abound throughout the 48-square-kilometres of unexpected greenery in the heart of the city. Another option is to enjoy simple walk along the River Main on a sunny afternoon. This area is fantastic for people-watching, with locals and tourists alike playing Frisbee and football or simply sitting in the sun.
For something a little further out of town, catch a train and bus to the top of the Feldberg Mountain, the highest mountain of the Taunus. Once at the peak, reward yourself with a hot chocolate and enjoy the magnificent view.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Flights from Australia to Frankfurt will disembark at Frankfurt Airport.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the primary international airport of Frankfurt and the busiest airport in Germany. Located in a densely populated region of Germany, Frankfurt Airport reaches most international destinations and is the third busiest airport in Europe.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Frankfurt Airport. Book your Frankfurt Airport accommodation
Getting to Frankfurt
There are many airlines that offer flights to Frankfurt from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney or Melbourne via Dubai or Abu Dhabi take between 22 and 30 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Sydney or Melbourne via Singapore, Bangkok or Hong Kong take around 24 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Frankfurt
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Frankfurt from Australia include:
- Singapore Airlines
- Air France
- Austrian Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- KLM Airlines
- Swiss International
For more on Frankfurt holidays check out our Frankfurt travel guide.
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