Tourists generally book flights to Frankfurt from May to late October, and the major convention season covers March through May, September, and October.
Not all flights to Frankfurt are full of travellers coming for conferences and business. The city’s very own folk festival, Waldchestag (Forest Day), has been taking place for centuries featuring a combination of live music concerts, funfair rides, food and drink stall. As there is something for the whole family to enjoy, locals, young and old, throughout the generations traditionally leave work by midday throughout the three day festival to make their way to the forest. The Walchestag is a traditional way of the locals representing their love and pride for their city.
MainFest takes place in August is a huge four day festival in Romerberg’s old town at the banks of the river Main. MainFest entices thousands of locals and visitors to come and enjoy fireworks, fairground rides, wine and much more. With attractions such as games, tombolas, rides and carousels it is the only city festival which appeals to the whole family.
Even with the heat, rain, and crowds of June and August, you can find cheap flights to Frankfurt in the summer than in the spring and autumn. The cold and stormy weather of November through February generally brings fewer visitors than the rest of the year.
Summers are warm and fluctuate between sunny and rainy. Spring and autumn are mild with temperatures in the 10s and teens Celsius, and winter is cold with wet days. July and August are the warmest months with temperatures usually in the mid-20s. January is the coldest month with below-zero temperatures.
Frankfurt has a great public transport system. The RMV (Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund) sends efficient, modern subways, trams and buses all over the city. You can get unlimited travel around Frankfurt with a Frankfurt Card. Renting a car is an option. You can find reasonably priced parking in the centre, but battling traffic, construction and accidents could eat into your sightseeing time.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is situated just over 12km south west of the centre of Frankfurt, and taxis, S-Bahn (fast commuter trains), shuttles and buses link the airport to the centre of town.