Guide to Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt

Discover Frankfurt’s Most Up-And-Coming Neighborhood  

… and get ready for a wild ride since it used to be the city’s Red Light District! 

This district was born and developed during the early 20th century near the Frankfurt Central Station. Wondering what’s the deal with it, now? Well, Frankfurt’s grittiest and edgiest area has successfully been transformed into one of the coolest neighborhoods of Germany’s financial capital.  

Guide to Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt

Bahnhofsviertel had a notorious reputation and was avoided by both residents and visitors up until recently. It was and still is a quite… hot-potato topic of discussion.  

Now, the Red Light District takes up only a small part of the area, mainly along Taunusstraße, and the multiculti Bahnhofsviertel has become popular reflecting all the changes that have happened in the city while coming in sharp contrast to the overall well-kept Frankfurt.  

Guide to Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt: red light district

By being a very diverse neighborhood, it has also contributed to the city’s cultural and nightlife scene and has added some interesting culinary options, such as Chinese, Malaysian, Ethiopian, German, Thai, Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Turkish food, and more. You can find Kaiserstraße, its main street, full of cozy cafes, international restaurants, unique pastrami-sandwich spots, sushi places, sleek bistros serving fusion dishes, cool concept stores and designer shops. The perfect stop if you’re a coffee lover who’d also like to enjoy some ethnic cuisine or a delicious German pie right after your shopping spree. 

Another useful piece of information is that Bahnhofsviertel has a complete public transportation system with the U-Bahn and S-Bahn passing through the neighborhood as well as 2 tram lines. So, you can easily reach the area and explore nearby districts, too. 

Guide to Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt

What to do in Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt?

Some things to do in Frankfurt’s Bahnhofsviertel are:

  1. Shopping: The Bahnhofsviertel is known for its many shops and shopping streets, such as the Zeil and Goethestraße. Here you can find everything from clothes and shoes to electronics and groceries.
  2. Eat out: The Bahnhofsviertel is also known for its diverse gastronomy. There are numerous bars, cafés and restaurants where you can indulge in everything from international cuisine to traditional German dishes.
  3. Experience culture: Frankfurt’s Bahnhofsviertel is also home to numerous museums and theatres, such as the Städel Museum, the Museum für Moderne Kunst and the Schauspiel Frankfurt.
  4. Relax: There are also many green spaces and parks in the Bahnhofsviertel where you can relax and enjoy nature. One example is the Palmengarten, a botanical garden with plants from all over the world.
  5. Enjoy nightlife: The Bahnhofsviertel is also known for its exciting nightlife. There are numerous bars, clubs and discos where you can dance and party.

Guide to Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt: FAQs

1. What is Bahnhofsviertel?

Bahnhofsviertel is a central city district in Frankfurt, Germany, directly adjoining the main train station (Hauptbahnhof). Known for its diverse culture, nightlife, and thriving dining scene, it has transformed into a trendy district, attracting locals and tourists alike.

2. What can I explore in Bahnhofsviertel, Frankfurt?

Bahnhofsviertel is a diverse and vibrant district, offering a mix of cultural experiences, shopping opportunities, and entertainment options. You can visit the English Theatre, explore Kaiserstraße for its variety of shops, or take a stroll along Münchener Straße for its international cuisine.

3. Can you recommend some top restaurants in Bahnhofsviertel, Frankfurt?

Indeed, Bahnhofsviertel has an excellent gastronomy scene. You can enjoy traditional German dishes at Restaurant Frohsinn, indulge in gourmet cuisine at Max on One Grillroom, or try some delectable Indian food at Eat Doori. The district is also known for its authentic Asian and Middle Eastern eateries.

4. Are there any popular bars in Bahnhofsviertel, Frankfurt?

Bahnhofsviertel is known for its exciting nightlife and diverse range of bars. You can head to The Kinly Bar for craft cocktails, Plank for a vibrant club atmosphere, or Yok Yok for its famous ciders. Mosel-Eck is another local favorite known for its impressive selection of German wines.

5. What is the nightlife like in Bahnhofsviertel, Frankfurt?

The nightlife in Bahnhofsviertel is vibrant and bustling. The district is home to a variety of clubs, music venues, and bars, catering to different tastes. The Tanzhaus West club and the Gibson Club are popular spots for music and dance enthusiasts. Whether you prefer a quiet drink or a night of dancing, Bahnhofsviertel has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Frankfurt?  

Are you intrigued by the edgy, alternative Bahnhofsviertel and are already looking for a place to stay in Frankfurt? Check out our hotel in Frankfurt, the MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Airport, and get ready to step out and explore!

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