Is Frankfurt Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Frankfurt is a generally safe city for solo female travelers. It's a modern city with a high standard of living and low crime rates. However, as in any large city, it's important to take general precautions such as avoiding walking alone at night in unfamiliar areas and being aware of your surroundings.

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How safe is Frankfurt?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Frankfurt is quite safe even during the night, as law enforcement is reliable and crimes against tourists are rare. It's a bustling city with people around at all hours, which often adds to the general safety feeling. However, it's vital to stay vigilant, aware of your surroundings, and avoid isolated areas, particularly late at night.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Very safe

Frankfurt has an efficient and widely used system of public transport, which includes trams, buses, and an extensive network of U-Bahn (underground railway) and S-Bahn (suburban rail) services. Its safety levels are high, with regular security patrols and surveillance cameras in operation. Night services are available, and the vehicles are usually well-maintained and clean. Just remember, like anywhere else, to keep an eye on your belongings, especially during peak hours.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Very low

Frankfurt is generally a safe city to explore. As a solo female traveler, you might receive occasional looks but street harassment is quite minimal. As with any city, it's advised to stay alert, but the level of street harassment is very low. Most people respect personal boundaries and are often ready to help if you are in need.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Frankfurt, like any large city, does have isolated incidences of petty crimes such as pickpocketing or scams, especially in crowded tourist areas or on public transport. However, they are relatively low in frequency. Practicing basic safety measures like staying alert and keeping hold of personal belongings at all times should help avoid these incidents.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

The tap water in Frankfurt is of very high quality and is perfectly safe to drink. It is strictly regulated and controlled more frequently than bottled water. Even the taste is often praised and it's also more sustainable option compared to plastic bottles.

Is Frankfurt safe to travel?

4.1 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Dheeraj

Dheeraj

Australia

Solo travel experience

I definitely felt safe in this city. I usually travelled from oberursel to east of the city to catch some dance classes at the Honbu in Enkiem then go to the Gym FITSEVENELEVEN in the city I’d often leave the gym at 11PM and get home past 12PM and find that the journey to and from I felt completely safe The food was usually price I found the quality of the take out of fast wood was incredible, fresh and always made with love, eating healthy is important to me so knowing there’s always those options was so helpful I did my trip quite affordable and usually cooked at home and rarely ate out but when I did it was awesome I kept my money for activities like dancing and gym especially in the colder months when it’s snowing and little day light there isn’t much to do outside, I find when you do activities you love it’s easy to make friends and meet people which is what I tried to do. I avoided bars, clubs etc as I’m not a social drinker so I can’t comment on these spaces I particularly enjoyed bad Homburg it’s a neat and tidy area that’s very safe and a bunch of nice cafes and restaurants My favourite spot is Bella gelato italiano this spot had a choke hold on me 😭🤣 i think I’ve had the ricotta, pistachio and pomegranate gelato 10 times since being here. I’d highly recommend 🙏🏽 I’m from Australia so I’m used to warm weather, coastal living and connecting with nature. To be honest it was very difficult to stay in Germany as I’m not a city girl and when it’s to cold to be out in nature I’m not a fan, the weather is warming up and I can definitely see that the place is more beautiful going into spring and people are happier. Overall Germans don’t seem to be very joyful people that’s my only criticism

Posted: March 14, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Frankfurt was really safe. I was there in May and was a bit intimidated at first because it was my first time in Germany, but everyone was very friendly and spoke English. I used Uber to get around. I visited Romer Square and Kleinmarkthalle, which were nice little covered markets. Frankfurt is very pedestrian-friendly and easy to understand.

Posted: April 9, 2023
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Is Frankfurt safe for women?

Safety rating

3.4 /5

Based on 16 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.9 /5

Based on 16 experiences

Overall , it is pretty safe and I don’t mind walking around after it gets dark. But as with any other big city, you need to be careful of your belongings as there’s been a recent rise in pickpocketing

Posted: July 9, 2024
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Overall Frankfurt is a safe city for women. There are some areas close to the main central station (Hauptbahnhof) that I would definitely avoid at night, as this is a well-known area for drug use and petty crimes. Streets to avoid are: Kaiserstraße, Taunustraße and Münchenerstraße (and all surrounding streets).

Posted: July 8, 2024
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Is Frankfurt safe right now?

Before your visit to Frankfurt, it's essential to check travel advisories for Germany, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises exercising increased caution in Germany due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 1, 2024
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Germany due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 10, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Australian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Germany due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 14, 2024

Is Frankfurt worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 3 experiences

Group travel experience

There’s a lot of rats in Frankfurt and a bit dirty in town, but for 2 days walking it was ok💅🏻 Also transport was good (except trains) DB IS SO GREAT(no please try not to use db) 🤩🤩🤩 Also we didn’t book a hotel, we just found one on the main street, it was quite normal and cheap!

Posted: May 17, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 3/5
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I’m Ibiso, I live in Frankfurt but I am originally from Nigeria and I love to travel, learn about new cultures and meeting new people. I have successfully hosted quite a number of travel sisters in my apartment and made some Nigerian dishes for them. I love spicy food and love to try new dishes. I am open and passionate about helping others. I love Afrobeats music and also love to dance 🎶💃🏽 Happy to connect with you! 😊 Ciao

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Mansi

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Hey Ladies! I am an international student in Frankfurt, I moved to Frankfurt in 2021 and it's safe to assume that i can call this city my home now :) I would love to meet new people and make new friends here and around the world.

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Ibiso

Frankfurt

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I’m Ibiso, I live in Frankfurt but I am originally from Nigeria and I love to travel, learn about new cultures and meeting new people. I have successfully hosted quite a number of travel sisters in my apartment and made some Nigerian dishes for them. I love spicy food and love to try new dishes. I am open and passionate about helping others. I love Afrobeats music and also love to dance 🎶💃🏽 Happy to connect with you! 😊 Ciao

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Melodi

Frankfurt

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Hey everyone ✨ My name is Melodi but you can call me Mel. I am originally from Germany, but I moved to England in 2022 for my bachelor's degree. That's why I usually switch between countries. During term time, I live in England, and during the vacation period, I am back home in Germany 😄 I am very extroverted and pretty much down for whatever. I’ve traveled to over 20 countries so far, and I like to think of myself as a traveler, not a tourist. This summer, I am planning to travel to the Balkans (specifically Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo, and North Macedonia). I’d love to find a travel buddy, so if anyone’s interested in joining me, just hit me up! Let’s travel the world together and make some good memories ✈️🤩 Also, I live in Frankfurt, Germany. If anyone needs a place to stay, I would love to host you.

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Michelle

Michelle

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Im a grad student and research assistant in computer science based Montreal. Currently travelling europe and in Sofia for the next few weeks! I'm from Toronto and I've travelled to Asia, Western Europe, Mexico, and the US. I adore nature and animals. Some of my hobbies include film photography, classic cinema, bouldering, rock climbing, hiking, water activities, camping, partner or salsa dancing, TV, reading novels, and travelling (of course).

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