How to Spend a 5-Hour Frankfurt Layover

For many people, Frankfurt is the first place in Europe that they land and the last that they leave, especially if they’re flying with Lufthansa. Despite that and its status as one of the world’s major financial centres, it doesn’t have a fantastic reputation as a tourist destination, due to the damage that World War II bombing raids inflicted on its heritage.

I had 5 hours to kill between my arrival from Helsinki and my flight home. You might, too, if you fly Lufthansa. There was no point in sticking around the airport when the free wifi lasts only 30 minutes, so I left. I was pleased with what I found and did with €25, and that wasn’t due to any low expectations. [Read on]