Frankfurt

Germany’s business and financial center, Frankfurt has strong European ties and hosts some of the biggest fairs in Germany. But it is also a relaxing city with flowery parks, river activities and laid back restaurants and cafés.

Although Germany is very safe, Frankfurt is one of the less safe cities in the country because of its infamous red-light district – but other than that it is still very safe compared to other countries.

SafeAround will allow you to see on a map the city’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods and areas, details on scams and other risks, as well as some useful travel advice on Frankfurt.

SAFETY INDEX

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Warnings & Dangers

Mid Priority-96 OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM

Frankfurt is an overall safe city. With a rating of 86% Germany, is ranked 14th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.

Mid Priority-96 PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

There is some pickpocket-related risk in Frankfurt. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.

Mid Priority-96 MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM

Frankfurt is an averagely safe city regarding the chances of being mugged. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice.

Mid Priority-96 SCAMS RISK : LOW

There are virtually no scammers in Frankfurt. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.

Mid Priority-96 TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW

Transports and taxis are generally very safe in  Frankfurt.

Mid Priority-96 NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW

There are no natural hazards in Frankfurt.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM

Frankfurt has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.

Mid Priority-96 WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Frankfurt is generally very safe for women travelers.

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WHAT TO DO?

Altstadt

The historical centre of Frankfurt (Altstadt means old city), is centered on the Romerberg, a touristic medieval square. Pickpockets are an issue in the old city on busy days, especially on the Romer area.

Innenstadt

This is the financial heart of Germany, as well as a commercial and leisure area on the shores of the Main river.

Bahnofviertel

The area around the main train station is Germany’s most famous red light district. On the contrary to Amsterdam, it is a dangerous and drug-laden area : tourists should avoid it. Use common sense and don’t bother drunk and weird looking people at night. 

Useful Information

Visas are not usually required for stays under 90 days, and EU nationals (Schengen) can stay in the country as long as they want. Make sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to the country you’re visiting. www.doyouneedvisa.com is a useful website that can help you know if you need a visa or not based on your nationality and the country you’re visiting.
The currency in Germany and most of Europe is the Euro. Germany is cheaper than other European countries, but the costs can add up in the main cities. Allow a budget of at least 60€ per day including accommodation.
The weather in Germany is colder than France and Spain, especially around Berlin. The best time to visit is around summer (June-September), although major cities can be visited year-long (days can be short in the middle of winter in Berlin).
The main international airports are in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne If you’re looking fore cheap flight deals, you can find some on JetRadar
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page