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Rent clothing in Frankfurt / Being warm without cold weather clothing

You can "simulate" renting some warm clothing in Frankfurt. There is an Oxfam shop in Sachsenhausen, about a 20 - 25 minute walk or about EUR 12 for a taxi from the central train station. Oxfam is ...
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Does Frankfurt have two airports?

FRA is one of the largest international airports in the world, and right next to Frankfurt itself. HHN is a small airport and was completely unknown, until RyanAir started flying there and simply ...
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Traveling from Frankfurt to Madrid on a single-entry Schengen visa

LATAM (or specifically, LATAM Chile) is a Chile based airline. This particular flight is what's known as a "tag" flight - an additional leg that's added onto an international flight to allow them to ...
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Visiting Frankfurt on a 3-hour layover

No, this isn't feasible. It will probably take you around 30 minutes to get off the plane and through immigration (and probably more if you're not an EU citizen). It's then about a 15-minute train ...
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Difference between Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof and Flughafen Regionalbahnhof? Which station should I go to for Frankfurt Terminal 1?

Long distance trains stop in Fernbahnhof, local trains stop in Regionalbahnhof. Coming from Bruxelles / Cologne you'll most likely arrive in an ICE at Fernbahnhof. Both train stations are located at ...
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What’s with the Frankfurt ‘police roundups’?

A few more comments in addition to put it into context: The area just east of Frankfurt main station ("Bahnhofsviertel") is well known for its large number of drug dealers and users and a ...
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Visiting Frankfurt on a 3-hour layover

No, this is not a good idea. To extend on @DavidRicherby's answer. I just did this a couple of months ago, but on a 9 hour layover. From plane to train took a little over an hour and a half. I ...
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What’s with the Frankfurt ‘police roundups’?

The reasons for the searches you have seen seems to be the fight against street-level drug trading (German news source). Occasionally there are also stronger-than-usual restrictions on the carrying of ...
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Re-entry and exit crossed out stamps

I’m afraid this would affect my future visa applications despite that I had no control over flight delays/cancellations. I would appreciate any support or explanations! You can't take blame for ...
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Frankfurt to Prague layover in Schwandorf

I am not sure why the other answerers can't find your connection. I suppose you are aiming for one of the connections leaving Frankfurt hh:53 (hh being an even hour) by ICE, then with a connection in ...
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Is arriving at FRA by train 3 hours before my flight early enough?

Assuming your train is on time, or not extremely late, then you will have plenty of time. The Fernbahnhof (long distance train station) at Frankfurt airport is connected via a covered walkway to ...
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Same flight taking one hour longer with same aircraft on different dates

It's most likely operational. The change coincides with a daylight savings time change in Germany on Oct 29. For any DST change the schedule needs to be adjusted. They either have to move the ...
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Exactly 5hr 25min in Frankfurt, can I visit the city?

Yes you could I guess but I am not sure I would do it, for two reasons: Timing I made a quick ideal case scenario: 1h from landing till you are through immigration 30min to the city center by train ...
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Does Frankfurt have two airports?

FRA is about 15 km from the center of Frankfurt. HHN is about 125 km away. FRA is also closer to Mainz than HHN is.
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Any free WiFi facility in Germany (Munich and Frankfurt Central Stations) or any closed place nearby?

Yes. DB, the German railway company, offers Wifi hotspot service at selected important stations which allow free surfing for 30 minutes. According to their page (in German; cannot find an English ...
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How can I get the best deal from DeutscheBahn when travelling to other countries in Europe from Frankfurt?

The Sparpreis-Europa (ex-EuropaSpezial) fares might be a good solution. You can search for these using the Sparpreis-Finder. If you only want to try the ICE without necessarily going abroad, there is ...
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Can you get from Frankfurt Flughafen to Frankfurt City during a railway strike (Dec 8 2023)?

Local transport (U-Bahn, Bus, Tram) is still running. Bus 61: Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Terminal 1 to Frankfurt (Main) Südbahnhof 61 Route: Fahrpläne, Haltestellen & Karten - Frankfurt (Main) ...
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How can I know my travel limits with a weekly or monthly public transport pass when purchased for a specific zone in Frankfurt?

Up front: RMV is the public transportation provider in and around Frankfurt. There is a detail map which shows the public transport zones superimposed on the stations and public transport lines in ...
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Travelling from Frankfurt airport to Mainz with lot of luggage

Mainz Hauptbahnof is a 20min train ride direct from one of the airport train stations This is the most straightforward and least expensive option, but, depending on the luggage amount and the kids' ...
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Travelling from Frankfurt airport to Mainz with lot of luggage

There is already a good answer, but here is some more detail. FRA airport has two train stations, one for local traffic (Regionalbahnhof) and one for long distance travel (Fernbahnhof). You can find ...
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Same flight taking one hour longer with same aircraft on different dates

I don't think this is a glitch, as least not in the sense "website does not show correct times or duration because of DST change". When time changes at either end of the flight, airlines ...
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Visiting Frankfurt on a 3-hour layover

Simply put it's a bad idea and you'll probably not be able to do or see much even if you decided to go ahead and manage to pull it off. You have to consider all the time you'll spend leaving the ...
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Lufthansa Rebooking through Munich/Frankfurt

This is Germany. The strike will end exactly at 7 on the dot whatever thime they said it would. But the issue mentioned by @Kristvanbesien is real. What nationality does your grandfather have, and ...
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How can I know my travel limits with a weekly or monthly public transport pass when purchased for a specific zone in Frankfurt?

With the daily/weekly/monthly pass for Frankfurt <-> Raunheim you can travel at will in the zones 3700, 5000, 5090, 2645, 3570, 3670, 3675, 6567, 6593, 6649, 6664 as designated in the map below. ...
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How can I know my travel limits with a weekly or monthly public transport pass when purchased for a specific zone in Frankfurt?

On the page of RVM (Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund) you can choose between several types of tickets. If you click on "Monatskarte" (month ticket) you will see a link to the stations you can travel to with ...
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How can I know my travel limits with a weekly or monthly public transport pass when purchased for a specific zone in Frankfurt?

Your pass will have the start and end zones printed on it and is valid for travel between them. Each zone usually correlates to a municipality boundary which is not very useful for people not from the ...
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Student discount for Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Having used student discounts at various theatres in Germany with a European student ID that did not even state "student" or an expiration date, I'd say your US student ID should be fine if it looks ...
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Rent clothing in Frankfurt / Being warm without cold weather clothing

I am not aware of any "rental service" for simple warm clothes and it's difficult to see how that would work since buying them outright isn't very expensive. If you are not keen on spending ...
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Is Frankfurt Stock Exchange building open to visitors?

Yes, the building is generally open to visitors, but you have to book in advance with the Visitors Center. For free, you can attend a presentation about the exchange and trading in general, as well as ...
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