Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt is a major city in Hesse, Germany.


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Public Transport

You definitely need a Ticket for Public Transport.

  • User trt rode the tram in July 2011 and encountered Controllers. They were easily spotted in white shirts, black pants, and some wore grey vests. They also barely glimpsed at the tickets, so a used ticket could easily pass.
  • Quarim can confirm this - there are many controllers in Frankfurt public transport and you will be checked often. Even the tricks like buy a ticket for childs under 12 and make the stupid tourist when controleld didn't work for him
  • User tawax lives in Frankfurt and took the public transport very often. They are not many controllers in Frankfurt, and some of them are easily to see. You can try to have a ride without a ticket, but be in the front of the train/bus to see if some controllers are coming.

If you're a Frankfurt university student...

...then you probably have a Semesterticket giving you free rides on RMV transport. If you're going long distances, then use your Semesterticket to get yourself as far on your journey as possible! This also applies to anyone with a Hessenticket.

  • For all destinations North eg. , Hamburg, Bremen, Denmark, and East eg. , , , Berlin, Poland, first take a train to Alsfeld, and use the service station near there (journey time 90–120 minutes from Frankfurt, but can be well worth it).
  • For all destinations South eg. , Strasbourg, Switzerland, first take a train to Bickenbach, and use the service station near there (journey time also 90–120 minutes from Frankfurt, not such a wonderful place as Alsfeld but it can still help).


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  • Take U-Bahn line U6 or U7 to “Leipziger Straße” to find a cheap selection of market stalls, restaurants, fast food, supermarkets, international callshops, and shops selling small but useful items like knives or umbrellas.
  • Nearby (also U-Bahn line U6 or U7, and Straßenbahn line 16 or 17) is “Bockenheimer Warte”. Here is the university – ask students at the library (“Uni-Bibliothek”) to give you free internet access. The university cafés serve cheap, healthy food and are open to everyone – look young, confident and busy, and you won't have to show a pass to get a student discount.
  • Take Bus 36 from "Konstablerwache" to Adlerflychtplatz. Just next to the Bus-Stop is the "Aroma" an israeli Falaffel Store. For 3.80 you will get the best Falaffel Sandwich in the world. Or at least in Frankfurt.

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Hackerspaces around Frankfurt am Main.

Many cheap options (1-1.50 EUR per hour) on the streets around Hauptbahnhof.


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