Solo Female Travel in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, officially known as Frankfurt am Main, is a dynamic and vibrant metropolis located in the heart of Germany. It is famed for its futuristic skyline shaped by some of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers including the 200-meter-high Main Tower. Known as a hub for international finance and trade, it's home to the European Central Bank and one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. Moreover, Frankfurt is rich in history and culture, with an array of museums along its Museum Embankment, including Stadel Museum and the German Film Museum. Whilst the cobbled streets of its medieval Römer square and the iconic Goethe House, birthplace of famous writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, provide glimpses of its old-world charm. Known for its versatility, Frankfurt complements its alter-ego called "Apfelwein" (apple wine) with fine dining culture acknowledged by numerous Michelin-starred restaurants.

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Is Frankfurt good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

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.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Frankfurt is fairly easy to navigate with a comprehensive network of public transportation system including trams, U-Bahns, and S-Bahns. However, the city center, which houses many tourist attractions, is fairly walkable. Understanding the transportation map can be a bit challenging initially, but with digital aids available easily, it's manageable. English is widely understood by the locals making it easier to seek help if needed. Always be mindful of your belongings and surroundings.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Frankfurt stands as a big cultural hub with amazing architecture, art galleries, museums, and shopping zones. Its cosmopolitan nature reflects in its culinary scene with a great variety of food from all over the world. History and literature enthusiasts will enjoy visits to Goethe House and the Frankfurt Cathedral. For modern day explorers, Frankfurt’s skyline, laden with impressive skyscrapers, has earned it the nickname 'Mainhattan'. Relaxing at the beautiful Palmengarten and along the River Main also adds to its charm. However, it might not be as lively as other major cities in terms of nightlife.
Food:

Food:Above average

Frankfurt offers an impressive range of culinary delights from traditional German dishes like schnitzel and bratwurst, to international cuisine like Italian, Asian and Middle Eastern. Street food markets are also abundant, offering a variety of tasty treats to tickle your taste buds. Local specialties such as Frankfurt's famous apple wine and green sauce should not be missed. However, vegetarian and vegan options are slightly limited in some areas, which slightly reduces the diversity score.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Frankfurt, being one of the major financial hubs in the world, tends to have slightly higher costs of living, affecting accommodation, food, and entertainment expenses. Despite this, savvy travelers can find cheaper options for each, for example, staying in hostels or budget hotels, trying local street food and visiting free museums and parks. It's certainly more budget-friendly than cities like London or Zurich, but will be more costly than less popular European destinations.

Is Frankfurt worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 3 experiences

Things to do

2.6/5

Safety

4.1/5

Food

4.2/5

Budget-friendly

4.1/5
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
Things to do: 3/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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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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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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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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Meet locals in Frankfurt

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Mansi

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

Ibiso

About Me

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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Local tips

I feel like Frankfurt is a safe city, I think it’s the safest place where I’ve ever been actually (except for Tokyo 😅). People might look at you sometimes, but that’s all that ever happened to me. I don’t feel that safe around the main station because of many drug dealers and addicts, but actually nothing ever happened to me. Of course I wouldn’t recommend walking alone in lonely streets at night (a friend of mine was being followed twice and she was lucky she could defend herself and get away!), but that is probably common sense. I feel like public transportation is also really safe and you can just sit somewhere else if someone is staring too much. I haven’t used uber/taxis a lot, but I always felt safe. When it comes to restaurants, I recommend the vegan ramen at Sorihashiya (near the main station) and sushi at Berger Street Food. The U-Bahn (underground train), trams and buses are pretty much reliable, but the S-Bahn (suburban train) is often late. I recommend going to Palmengarten, Eiserner Steg, Berger Straße, Goetheplatz and Bethmannpark (in spring! and there’s also a really nice Asian park inside).

Posted: March 11, 2024
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Stay with locals in Frankfurt

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Ibiso

Ibiso

Frankfurt

Can host for:

3 days

About me

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

Melodi

Frankfurt

Can host for:

2 days

About me

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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Upcoming visitors to Frankfurt

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Michelle

Michelle

About Me

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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