Frankfurt - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

The advantage of living in the city is the transportation is easy as long as there isn't a strike. The locals really love a good strike and it can last for weeks, from Ubahn, Sbahn, even the airplanes via Lufthansa. - Oct 2022

Getting out to the rest of the EU. - Feb 2022

Decent weather, minimal tourists, great biking infrastructure. - Oct 2021

Public transit is amazing here. I am very impressed. You really don't need a car until you want to travel to smaller towns near by. - Mar 2020

Regional travel. - Mar 2020

Safe, clean, great public transportation, great food. - Feb 2020

First world experience. - Sep 2019

See above. It's a really easy place to live. Great for families and single parents. - Apr 2019

Lots of parks, and a hub for travel. - Jan 2017

High quality of living, great travel opportunities, easy access to a lot of cultural events. - Aug 2016

Frankfurt is wonderfully located and can be an excellent base from which to travel elsewhere in Europe. Germans are interesting, cultured, and friendly. There is little to complain about except the weather which is often wet. - Feb 2016

Travel around Europe, great public transportation and all the comforts of home - Dec 2015

Frankfurt is a great (and under-rated) town, lots of good cultural events, museums, shopping, etc. Quite a few international corporations and banks are based here, so the expat scene is pretty diverse. If you get tired of the city itself, there's plenty else to see within a two-hour drive: Mainz, the Rhine Valley, Heidelberg, Cologne, etc. Transit connections are frequent and not terribly expensive, making it a great base to explore the rest of Europe. - Jun 2014

Gorgeous city with walks along the river, great bike trails and access to about anywhere in the world. You can save money due to the availability of the USG Mil Gas card allowing one to purchase gas at U.S. prices AND access to the Base Commissary where food is often cheaper than it is at Safeway or Giant. So if one is thrifty and careful, you can break even or perhaps squirrel away some pennies. - Mar 2014

Touring many other cities throughout Germany and Europe. - Nov 2013

Touring, culture. - Apr 2012

Incredible, inexpensive travel opportunities throughout Europe. Easy living in a culture not that different from the USA. Great castles and other historical sights. Germany is as good of a tourist destination as the rest of Europe. Amazing cycling infrastructure. Can cycle for hundreds of miles, through cities, through farmland, through wine country and never compete with a car. - Mar 2012

Traveling from Frankfurt to other (more interesting places) is quite easy. Frankfurt International Airport has flights to many places in the world, especially far flung locations that you may have never heard of. If you are willing to drive or take a bus for about two hoursyou can fly out of "Frankfurt" (it's practically in Luxembourg) Hahn Airport - many cheap flights from here to destinations throughout Europe. If you have a car, or you like to take trains, there are many places within Germany and Europe you can get to in less than 5 hours. If this is your first time in Europe, then Frankfurt is a great place to use a base to travel from. - Oct 2011

Frankfurt is a great hub for travel. It's also a small city, so there are some great places to explore downtown, but tons of places driving or flying to as well. Germany is a great country to live in, and Frankfurt is a great city (except fot the housing). The weather isn't too great, but summer is nice, and the short spring and fall are okay as well. Winter I've heard is long and hard, but there are worse places weather-wise. - Jul 2010

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