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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 a charity that sells used clothing (among other things) for a very cheap price. Assuming that warmth takes priority over fashion and you are flexible on size, ...


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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 declared it as 'Frankfurt'. It is nowhere near Frankfurt (or near anything).


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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 pickup passengers in two separate locations before a long-haul flight. Some airlines will also carry passengers between those two pick-up points, as is ...


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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 ride into Frankfurt, and 15 minutes back, plus, say, another 10–15 minutes total waiting for the two trains. But you're recommended to be back at the airport ...


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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 arrived at 8:50 in the morning and I know the train I took was right around 10:36. The lines were long and the place was quite crowded. Not only that but I had to ...


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Long distance trains stop in Fernbahnhof, local trains stop in Regionalbahnhof. You'll most likely arrive in an ICE at Fernbahnhof. Both train stations are located at Terminal 1. The regional train station is closer to the terminal, almost inside the terminal. The long distance train station requires a 7-8 minutes walk (maybe 300 meter, indoors, including ...


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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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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 your time in the city 30min back to the airport by train 1h again at the airport 30min last call for boarding before departure time which leaves you with ca. ...


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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 version), over 125 stations (listed there) offer the facilities; among them Munich central and Donnersbergerbrücke, Frankfurt central and Hauptwache and both cities’...


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According to several sites online, most taxis will take credit cards in Frankfurt. However, as the third link suggests, it's always worth checking with the driver first to ensure that a) they take credit cards and b) whether or not there are any fees associated with doing so: Always confirm with your Frankfurt Airport taxi driver if they take credit or ...


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As first-hand experience from someone who lives in that city... In theory, yes, definitely. This is standard. In practice, a lot of taxi drivers will try to find an excuse so they don't have to accept payment by card (like "Oh, but you should have asked before, I don't have that machine on me"). I only had it happen once that the driver really couldn't ...


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5 hours is borderline. The trains work very well. The S9 goes every 15 minutes and it takes about 15 minutes to get to/from the city. You don't have to get off at Hauptbahnhof (which isn't necessarily the nicest spot in Frankfurt) but you also can go to, say, Hauptwache. However the airport itself is huge and it can take quite a while to get from the gate ...


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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 also a similar type of discounted fares for domestric travel. In both cases, you have to book long in advance, be somewhat flexible with timing and commit to a ...


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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 pale violet. Here's an index of all network plans of the RMV. Sometimes the Zone boundary is depicted as polygon instead of a boundary line - that's to mark areas ...


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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 observe the trading floor from a gallery above. You can find more detailed information on the exchange website, along with a phone number to their Visitors ...


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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 airport, waiting for the train, travelling on the train, then multiply that by 2, because you want to return and get back on your connecting flight. Even ...


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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 this ticket. If you want to travel beyond those limits, you will have to buy Anschlussfahrkarte (connecting ticket). There are no any discounts to museums ...


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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. This includes notably the zone of "Groß-Gerau", Central Frankfurt and Frankfurt Airport as well as some stops in adjacent areas (of minor importance). Source: ...


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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 region, I concede. To make this all easier to understand, each major zone (those number ends with two zeros) contains smaller zones (those that share the same ...


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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 somewhat legit, you look like a university student (agewise) and you have an accompanying photo ID in case the student ID has no photo. If you are very ...


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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 time to track down a second-hand clothing shop, here a couple of other ideas: Get a fleece jacket and wear it together with a long-sleeve t-shirt or two (as suggested by ...


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You're free to leave the airport during your layover. Of course you need to pass through the Schengen external border to do so, but as a Brazilian you're allowed visa-free short visits to the Schengen area, and "to pass time until my connecting flight leaves" is a perfectly valid premise for doing so. Nobody's stopping people who leave the airport to ...


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Both will work and are not that far apart. The best answer depends a bit on how your train ticket is booked. If you don't need to change at Frankfurt main station, by all means go directly to Fernbahnhof. There are actually a few ICE trains that go from Brussel Midi (and Brussels Nord) to Fernbahnhof without having to change trains at all!


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There are many old(ish) monumental churches all over Western Europe, here are a few options (based mostly on architecture as I don't know anything about organs): Cologne is certainly well-known and well worth it and it's also easy to reach by train (high speed link to Frankfurt, the cathedral is in front of the main train station). Mainz, Worms (technically ...


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You can find the answer in the website you linked: The one-day card is valid on the date inscribed until the end of operating hours, the two-day card is valid on the day inscribed and the following day until the end of operating hours. In your case you need a two-day card.


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As explained in Is a Schengen visa/transit visa required for a transit flight through two Schengen airports? you will not be able to stay in the international area of the airport. As you will go through a passport check and enter the Schengen area, an “airport transit visa” (type A) is definitely not enough and you need to apply for a regular uniform ...


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I arrive in Frankfurt Hahn airport (a good 90mins drive from the city) at 9:15PM. No worries! The HHN airport is indeed far from Frankfurt, but the connections are not that bad. Just take the 10.30 pm bus. Ticket for an adult is 15€ (14€ if you buy it online). You find the bus schdules via the airport's official site: Getting there - by bus. Click ...


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Frankfurt Flughafen is the right choice for what you have described. There is a tube stop in the airport where you can take the "S-Bahn" to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. It leaves every 15 minutes between 0500 and 2330 and it's a 15 minute ride. From Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof it's a 10 minute walk along the river to the Römer Platz (the cultural center of gravity) ...


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Make like you are in the army: Pantyhose go under your pants for leg warmth. Cheap, lightweight, small and warm. A long sleeve flannel shirt plus a sweater and an undershirt will keep you pretty warm. Very little space and warm. Have something to cover your head and ears. I tend to use those bands that go around your head that just cover your ears. ...


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