Frankfurt - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

If you have allergies (seasonal) or a mold allergy, then this post will test all of your go-to medications year round. - Oct 2022

It never gets cold enough in the winter to kill everything that triggers seasonal allergies, so brace yourself for year-round irritation/medication! Other than that, the air quality is great. - Feb 2022

Excellent air quality with some serious pollen in the spring. - Oct 2021

Good. - Sep 2020

Good overall. - Mar 2020

We find the air quality good however, in my opinion, the six months of complete darkness here will impact your mental health. Add in terrible housing, and it's a bad combination. - Mar 2020

Frankfurt is a city, but a financial one, and a small one, the air quality is really good, except for allergies as mentioned above. - Feb 2020

Very good (for a large city). - Sep 2019

Good to excellent air quality with the exception of the pollen. - Apr 2019

Excellent air quality year-round. - Sep 2017

Moderate. Better than most US cities. - Jan 2017

Good. No complaints and minimal allergy issues. - Aug 2016

Good - Feb 2016

Good - Dec 2015

Very good, better than most major cities I've been to (including DC). Germans take green technology and emissions controls pretty seriously, the rest of the world could learn a thing or two from them. That being said, seasonal allergies are a BIG issue here. For whatever reason, Frankfurt (and particularly the Siedlung) seems to have extremely high levels of pollen. Not terrible, but definitely bring some medication if it's an issue for you. - Jun 2014

Good BUT everything blooms at once causing very heavy pollen concentrations. Everyone who has a history of asthma or allergies WILL have problems here. It's best to get loaded up on your allergy drugs before you come. - Mar 2014

Air quality is moderate. Individuals with allergies or asthma will most likely have problem here. - Nov 2013

Good. - Apr 2012

Good. - Mar 2012

Much better than most major US metropolitan areas;although, people with allergies seem to have problems. - Oct 2011

The air quality is great. - Jul 2010

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