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Frankfurt is one of the most popular cities to visit in Germany. It represents classic Germany with plenty of museums, Gothic architecture, and traditional German food. The city is full of charm that will instantly captivate you. In addition to its medieval and Renaissance styles, the city is also home to lots of skyscrapers. Frankfurt offers a unique blend of the modern and traditional, with an atmosphere not quite the same as any other German city. Frankfurt is a popular destination to spend the major holidays in Germany, including Oktoberfest and Christmas when the city comes alive with celebrations. Booking cheap flights from Wellington to Frankfurt is the perfect way to start off a trip around Germany. Thanks to Germany’s great train system, you could easily spend some time in Frankfurt before heading out to explore other cities, such as Cologne, Munich, and Heidelberg.
Start planning a trip around the incredible country of Germany with Webjet’s cheap return flights from Wellington to Frankfurt.
The best time to visit Frankfurt
For the ideal holiday in Frankfurt, plan your trip for the spring between April and May. During these months, temperatures start to warm up, and you’ll avoid the peak tourist season that happens during the summer. During the spring, there is plenty of sunshine, and temperatures average about 17-20°C during the day. Outside of peak season, you can find some great deals on hotels in the city and cheap flights from Wellington to Frankfurt.
Summertime experiences beautiful temperatures ranging between 24-26°C. However, it rains more frequently in summer than the rest of the year, and you’ll have to fight large crowds throughout the city. Due to the high demand, hotel rates in Frankfurt increase between June and August. If you will be visiting during this time, be sure to book your hotel far advance to secure the best deal.
If you don’t mind cold weather, a winter trip to Frankfurt could be perfect for you. Winter is low season in Germany, meaning you’ll be able to find the best rates on hotels as well as WLG to FRA flights. Daytime temperatures during the winter tend to be about 5°C, but nighttime temperatures often drop below freezing, so be sure to pack warm clothes.
For an unforgettable trip to Germany, you could choose to book return flights from Wellington to Frankfurt during one of its holiday seasons. Oktoberfest is a major beer festival in Germany. While the most famous Oktoberfest is held in Munich, Frankfurt celebrates the holiday as well with a variety of beer tents featuring local German beer. Christmas is another great time to visit Germany. It is known around the world for its Christmas markets and festive decorations. Oktoberfest and Christmas are popular times to visit Frankfurt, so you’ll want to get your hotel booked far in advance.
Departing From Wellington
Wellington is home to one airport, which offers daily flights to Frankfurt. Wellington Airport (WLG) is located 8 kilometres (5 miles) southwest of the city centre, offering several transportation options to reach the airport.
Each day, about 65-70 flights make the journey from Wellington to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Flights between the two cities include two stopovers, getting you to Germany in about 27 hours. Several major airlines fly the WLG to FRA route, including Air New Zealand, Qantas, British Airways, Virgin Australia, and Lufthansa.
Getting to Wellington Airport (WLG)
The Airport Flyer bus is the most popular way to reach the airport in Wellington. The bus departs from locations all throughout the CBD, including Lambton Quay and Courtenay Place. The Airport Flyer is bus number 91 and is hard to miss due to its bright orange colour. The bus arrives to Wellington Airport from the city in less than 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 NZD, which you could pay for individually or pay with your Snapper card.
For the most affordable airport transfer, catch city bus number 2. Central stops on the bus include Lambton Quay, Manners Street, and Courtenay Place. Get off the bus at the corner of Broadway and Hobart streets, and then it is just a 10-minute walk to the airport terminal. With your Snapper card, this bus costs $2.80 NZD.
A taxi or an Uber will get you from the city to the airport in no time. Travelling from the CBD, taxi fare will come to about $30-$40 NZD, and the journey will take 15 minutes.
Parking at Wellington Airport
Wellington Airport offers short-term, long-term, and valet parking to its customers. When catching return flights from Wellington to Frankfurt, the long-term car park offers the best value for your money.
Where to Park at Wellington Airport
• Long-term parking starts at $29 NZD per day and decreases for each day you are parked. A week costs $105 NZD. This is the most affordable option for travellers heading to Frankfurt.
• Short-term parking is a 5-minute walk to the terminal and costs $34 NZD per day for an uncovered spot.
• Valet parking is a convenient option and gets you into the airport in less than a minute. Daily rates start at $59 NZD.
Arriving in Frankfurt
Frankfurt has one major airport that receives flights from New Zealand. Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is made up of two terminals and is Germany’s busiest airport in terms of foot traffic. Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is located 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) southwest of the city centre and offers several transport options into the city.
How to Get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Your Frankfurt Hotel or Accommodation
For an affordable journey into Frankfurt, catch the regional train (the RMV) from the airport to Frankfurt Central Station. Tickets for this train start at €4.50 ($7.70 NZD) for a one-way ticket. The train will get you into the city in a quick 10-12 minutes.
Several bus lines are also available from Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Bus stops are located across from both Terminals 1 and 2. To reach the city centre, take bus number 61 toward Frankfurt South train station. Tickets to ride the bus cost €2.75 ($4.70 NZD) and can be purchased from a ticket machine or right from the bus driver. The bus gets you into the city in about 30 minutes.
For door-to-door service to your hotel, you can opt to take a taxi from Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Taxis are available just outside arrivals and will get you into the city centre in about 15 minutes. A taxi from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) into the city costs about €40 ($68 NZD).
Things to do in Frankfurt
Explore the Römerberg
Frankfurt’s Old Town is a must-visit in the city. The Römerberg is a large public square surrounded by traditional German architecture. Some popular spots to visit in the Old Town are the Justice Fountain, the Old Town Hall, and the Historical Museum. If you visit Frankfurt in December, this is also where you’ll find the city’s largest Christmas market.
Frankfurt was once surrounded by a medieval wall that was built in 1428. While the full wall is no longer standing, you can still see the 10-storey tower that guarded the northern wall. The tower, called the Eschenheimer Turm, is Frankfurt’s oldest unaltered landmark. You can see the tower from the outside, and if you’d like to go in, you can make a reservation at the high-end restaurant inside.
St. Bartholomew's Cathedral
St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral was built between the 14th and 15th centuries. The cathedral was designed in a classic Gothic style and was made out of red sandstone. Between 1562 and 1792, the cathedral was the location for German emperors’ coronation ceremonies and was called the Imperial Cathedral. When you visit the cathedral, you can examine the intricate design details inside, then head up to the highest tower for a panoramic view over Frankfurt.
Visit the Museumsufer
The Museumsufer is one of Frankfurt’s top attractions. It is located on the south bank of the River Main and is a series of 12 museums. The museums cover a variety of subjects, including film, art, and history. Some of the most popular museums to visit include the Museum of World Heritages, the Icon Museum, the Städel Art Museum, and the German Architectural Museum.
Goethe House and Museum
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is one of Germany’s most famous writers throughout history, and he grew up in Frankfurt. You can pay a visit to the Goethe family home, where Goethe lived from 1749 to 1765. The house is made up of elaborate designs that represent German architectural style during that time period. Many of the author’s early works were written in this house. Beside the house, you will also find the Goethe Museum, where you can see paintings that represent the “Age of Goethe.”