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December 4, 2015updated Dec 08, 2015

Useful Information for your Stay in Frankfurt

By Chris Boyle

WHEN BEST TO GO

Frankfurt Christmas Market

As Germany’s economic hub Frankfurt rarely rests.

During the city’s winter months – between October and March – freezing weather prevails and although the summer brings a much warmer and pleasant climate, many residents take their vacation during July and August. Frankfurt is most popular from March to June, and September to November.

LOCAL CUSTOMS

Local customs in Frankfurt are similar to those of many other cosmopolitan Western European cities. If in Frankfurt for business, however, it is important to always be on time and dress smartly. Appointments should always be made in advance and use formal titles such as Herr (Mr) and Frau (Mrs) and surnames.

ATTIRE

As a cosmopolitan western city, Frankfurt is highly tolerant when it comes to attire. However, business people are expected to wear suits (men should also wear a tie), especially in the financial district. When visiting churches or other religious sites it is advisable to maintain modest clothing.

LANGUAGE

German, though English is widely spoken

CURRENCY

EURO

EXCHANGE RATE

$1 = EUR €0.70 £1 = EUR €1.14

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COUNTRY DIALLING CODE

+49

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • New Year’s Day, Jan 1
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension
  • Labour Day, May 1
  • Whit Monday
  • Assumption, Aug 15
  • National Day, Jun 17
  • Day of German Unity, Oct 3
  • Day of Penance
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

 

24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT

Ambulance / Fire: 112 Police: 110

EMBASSY CONTACTS

US:

+49 697 5350 (Frankfurt)

UK:

+49 2119 4480 (Düsseldorf)

 

TIME ZONE

GMT +1hr

POPULATION

668,000

RELIGIOUS DEMOGRAPHIC

Catholic and Protestant

Business HOURS

Shops open 9am – 6.30pm from Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am – 2pm, though some of the larger stores will stay open later. Most shops are closed on Sunday.

 

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