When to Visit Frankfurt, Germany
The best time to visit Frankfurt is in the summer from June through August. The weather is warm and sunny, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to do. It's a great time to take a city tour and see the beautiful architecture of Frankfurt. It is the busiest season though, as children are on summer break and even Europeans often take holidays in August. If you don't mind waiting in lines at some places or making reservations in advance, it's worth it to get to enjoy the summer weather. Frankfurt has unique town squares to hang out in, as well.
If you're looking to save money and be around fewer people, fall and early winter are the times to go. The weather will start to get colder with possible rainstorms, but a light jacket will do for walking around. Tourism peaks again in December when Germany's famous Christmas markets go up, and holiday events are everywhere to be found. After Christmas, it dies down and prices decrease for hotels, as well. Make use of the rainy days and go explore the area's history at one of Frankfurt's many museums, such as the Staedel Museum or the Frankfurt Romer.
An important note to take is that hotels will go up in price when a trade event is in town. These happen throughout the year, so check the event calendar before booking your trip to avoid that time if possible. Hotel prices will go back down to normal after the events are over and as the thousands of visitors quickly leave the city. If your vacation already has set dates that can't be changed, your best bet is to try to get your hotel in a different area of town to avoid inflated prices.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Frankfurt, Germany:
Frankfurt, Germany: Prices by Star Rating Class
Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Frankfurt, Germany. Browse these illustrations to calculate the cheapest time to book in Frankfurt for upcoming travels.