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Driving to Frankfurt

A Motorists guide to Frankfurt - directions, parking and more



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Directions

Arriving / Parking

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Frankfurt is one of the most economically important cities in Germany, as well as in Europe. Many banks, government organizations and financial institutions have their headquarters here, making it Germany’s financial capital. Aside from that, it is a multicultural city with 25% of the population being non-German.

Around 12 million people visit Frankfurt each year and take in the many museums, galleries, shopping areas and taverns. Try taking the colourful Ebbelwei-Express tram that goes through the Old Town and district of Sachsenhaus, where there are museums aplenty. The area around the Hauptbanhof is filled with hotels and business, and the city’s red light district is in close proximity.

The historical centre is the Roemerberg square, which contains Nikolaikirche, or St. Nicholas’ Church, and the Roemer, which has been the city hall since the 15th century. For panoramic views over the city go to the top of Sankt Bartholomausdom, the Church of St. Bartholomew.

The Museum fuer Moderne Kunst (Museum of Modern Art), Staedelsche Kunstitute und Staedelsche Galerie (Staedel Art Institute and Municipal Gallery) are worthy for art lovers. The Goethe Haus is the former home of the most famous German poet, which has been restored since its destruction during the Second World War.

The Zoologischer Garten is one of Europe’s most attractive zoos. The tropical plants and exotic birds on display are likely to keep younger family members enthralled for hours. Shoppers should head to Zeil, a pedestrianised shopping district, which is also Germany’s busiest.
Finally no trip to Frankfurt would be complete without sampling a bottle of Apfelwein, literally meaning ‘apple wine’.

Map of the area



Frankfurt driving and parking

Whichever way you're driving in to Frankfurt you're more than likely going to be using the Frankfurt Interchange. This is the connection between the A3 and A5 autobahns and is used by hundreds of thousands of cars every day. It's best to plan your arrival/departure at off-peak times.

Approaching Frankfurt...

From the north - stay on the A5 to the Frankfurt Interchange.
From the south - join the A5 from the A67 then stay on for the Frankfurt Interchange.
From the west - stay on the A3 to the Frankfurt Interchange.
From the south-east - A3 to the Frankfurt Interchange
From the south-west - use the A6 then onto the A5 and stay on for the Frankfurt Interchange.


Low Emissions Zone:

Frankfurt operates a low emissions zone and you should ensure that your car is allowed to enter the zone to avoid receiving a fine.

Parking:

There are car parks throughout the city, just look out for the car park signs.

Speed limits around Frankfurt

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Rural: 100 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Frankfurt to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Frankfurt
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Town
Heidelberg, Germany79 km (49 miles)

Town
Koblenz, Germany82 km (51 miles)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany127 km (79 miles)

Town
Trier, Germany151 km (94 miles)

Town
Stuttgart, Germany153 km (95 miles)

Town
Cologne, Germany153 km (95 miles)

Town
Dortmund, Germany178 km (111 miles)

Town
Luxembourg, Luxembourg191 km (119 miles)

Attraction
Spa Francorchamps, Belgium196 km (122 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France206 km (128 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Heijderbos, Netherlands243 km (151 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Meerdal, Netherlands243 km (151 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Kempervennen, Netherlands266 km (165 miles)

Town
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic298 km (185 miles)

Town
Munich, Germany304 km (189 miles)

Town
Zurich, Switzerland305 km (189 miles)

Town
Brussels, Belgium317 km (197 miles)

Attraction
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany321 km (199 miles)

Town
Antwerp, Belgium326 km (202 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands332 km (206 miles)

Town
Rotterdam, Netherlands357 km (222 miles)

Town
Amsterdam, Netherlands364 km (226 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France367 km (228 miles)

Town
Innsbruck, Austria374 km (232 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands384 km (238 miles)

Town
Hamburg, Germany392 km (243 miles)

Town
Bruges, Belgium403 km (250 miles)

Town
Lille, France403 km (250 miles)

Town
Prague, Czech Republic406 km (252 miles)

Town
Salzburg, Austria409 km (254 miles)

Attraction
The Stelvio Pass, Italy419 km (260 miles)

Town
Berlin, Germany424 km (263 miles)

Town
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic431 km (268 miles)

Attraction
Disneyland Paris, France448 km (278 miles)

Town
Geneva, Switzerland473 km (294 miles)

Town
Paris, France476 km (296 miles)

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