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This article was the Collaboration of the week between 26 September 2006 and 2 October 2006.


Museums[edit]

I'll slowly add the museums one by one. I haven't visited many of them myself - yet. I'll of course add more detailed descriptions when and if I get around to doing that. - Nils Jan 8th, 2004

Less stubby, indeed![edit]

This article has had a great growth spurt. Nice job! --Evan 14:22, 10 Jan 2004 (EST)

Thanks, well, it's still pretty basic. --Nils 22:35, Jan 10th 2004 (CET)

I just started making a few additions and minor corrections to the article. --Merlinemyrs 08:18, 19 February 2012 (EST)

Photos[edit]

I have them so I figured we might as well use them and show people what Frankfurt looks like. I may add more but only of specific attractions. Rearrange as you see fit. I chose 350px because I really consider anything less to be too small. -- Nils 2004-01-12 15:11 CET

Great pictures! One concern: on the image policy page, it says that we should use the minimum number of images necessary (bandwidth and other restraints). I'm worried that we have 4 overview shots of Frankfurt, and they're not all that different. --Evan 11:53, 12 Jan 2004 (EST)
A travel guide needs photos of places. Not hundreds, but definitely more than one. If it's too much you can always move them to a sub page. As for bandwidth, well, we live in the age of ADSL... and it's not like each photo is a megabyte or something. -- Nils 2004-01-12 19:48 CET
We can move this discussion to Wikitravel talk:image policy, if you'd like to see the policy changed. One of our goals is to support travellers "on the road". Heavy image usage -- especially unnecessary images -- doesn't help those users. Personally, I've been in Web cafes in Hanoi with 10 computers sharing a 56K modem... it's painful. --Evan 13:58, 12 Jan 2004 (EST)


Okay, let's move the image discussion there. Meanwhile, I would say keep TWO photos then. The one that is on the article now, and the general skyline photo of the high rises that was the first to be added. The two should give a good "first glance" of the city. Also, maybe resize them to 250 pixels to reduce bandwidth consumption. -- Nils 13:45 Jan 13th, 2004 CET

Todo[edit]

To get this article to a "final" stage, the following need to be done:

  • Complete major museums' listings.
  • Add information on postal offices
  • Add at least some drinking places

-- Nils

Also add airport visitor terrace (I think there are also tours available)

Local Patriotism...[edit]

If you correct my population numbers, you could have at least taken the effort to check the official source, the last figure they seem to have is about 650k people in Q4/2003. :-)

Pics[edit]

I copied the image of the skyline to the top of the page, because it's a bit more what people think of when thinking about Frankfurt. The aerial photograph could frankly be pretty much any city with river. I did leave the photo also in the section about the skyline - the article is getting longish, and since it's the same URL the browser will only load the image once anyway.

Worldcup Suwbay Station[edit]

The subway station for the football stadium was recently renamed to "Stadium". Older travel guides (pre-2006) will likely refer to it by its older name "Sportfeld".

-- Nils

Begger Section[edit]

Perhaps we could include what those terms mean in english. Since im sure people would want to know roughly what they are saying, And most websites dont translate it fully.

"Official" website link[edit]

I just deleted a quasi-extlinks section from the foot of the guide; it contained a link to http://www.stadt-frankfurt.de which maybe ought to be included elsewhere - maybe in the "Understand" section?

Alt-Sachsenhausen comments[edit]

text that was commented out, moved from the Alt-Sachsenhausen section to here:

And even these days seem to come to an end now: When the US Army had a lot of troops stationed in Frankfurt those were the people who would mainly go to Sachsenhausen. Now as they have much reduced the number of soldiers, many of the bars and restaurants are empty most of the time and some are already closing down.

There are still some good bars, but it's not nearly as "in" as it used to be. You go there because you heard the name, not because you expect superb bars. And be sure you won't mind being surrounded by fellow tourists.

In all honesty, Alt-Sachsenhausen can be safely avoided; you won't miss out on much. There are other bars throughout the city that are more interesting than any found in Alt-Sachsenhausen. //// i commented this out, since a single opinion and does not reflect the actual situation, "Alt-Sachs" ist still well visited, of course there are 'good' and 'bad' days, relating to weather, time and maybe bank holidays

Actually, there are a couple of nice apple wine places in Alt-Sachsenhausen. I added a few and also named a few on Textorstr. I also added a small paragraph on how to order apple wine. --Merlinemyrs 08:20, 19 February 2012 (EST)

I added a section about early drinking, you can remove it if you do not see fit. However, as far as I know (two years here) that's the only place to go if you want to spend the night until S-Bahns start their morning routes. Prices are mostly decent. Places like Velvet club are also until morning. Afterparty-XXL has during-the-week parties that last until 1am with free open buffet during 6-8pm. I don't remember by heart the name of other places, but most bars around Zeil (except Vodka bar and perhaps a few others) will slowly close starting from 11pm. Suburbs are worse.

Another IMPORTANT omission throughout the article is the fact that you will find a hard time doing shopping on Sundays. Only museums, tourist destinations and some restaurants are open. There is however the Rewe inside HBF which is open every day until 24h, or maybe even non-stop, cannot remember. [Anonymous, 18 Nov 2012]

"the German police are not corrupt"[edit]

Ah, thanks for making it clear, we were all thinking that down there in the old continent all police was corrupt by default.

Museums free on Wednesdays?[edit]

I went to Frankfurt in August 2008 and my travel guide, published 2008, claimed that all "municipal museums" were free on Wednesdays. However the Senckenberg, Staedel and Moderne Kunst museums all charged me full price. Did the policy change or are those museums not municipal?


I think it free after 6 p.m., in Berlin also free on Thursday after 6 p.m. ///Yoo

Granola drop-out?[edit]

This expression might be clear for some native English (US-only?) speakers, but searching for it on Google leads to no explanation whatsoever. Would anyone care to replace this by proper English? For the record, Granola is a trademark in the US (it's a cereal bar), so I suppose it would be better not to use it on Wikitravel. Besides, I may be wrong, but it sounds derogatory.

Hi! Feel free to plunge forward and change it to something good.Jc8136 08:02, 15 June 2012 (EDT)

New ECB building[edit]

The new ECB building is pretty dramatic, even in its unfinished state. What about something from a native about its design, rationale (if any), and any possible future access? And there's a very popular new riverside cafe near there. 79.253.54.87 13:04, 22 June 2013 (EDT)owen

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