4 hours layover in Frankfurt/Main

Frankfurt am Main Travel Blog

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U7-train underground
After 2 hours i landed in Frankfurt/Main. Lay-over 4 hours, on my way to United-Statian-Land, what to do? First i got my boarding cards by American Airlines, because for some reason they werent able to print them for me in Poznan. Then i checked again my flight status and got on the S-Bahn to city centre. Its just 11 minutes ride by suburban train from the airport. The station at the airport didnt look very inviting. At the main station I changed to metro (U-Bahn) and rode the Frankfurt metro for like 2 hours maybe. It was good coz it was warm and outside just horrible winter with the white sh*** lying everywhere. Needless to say i had my fun and the time passed fast, so i wasnt bored waiting at the airport somewhere in the corner on a bench for the upcoming conecting flight. The Frankfurter U-Bahn is totaly different of what you can find in us-cities. It's full metro standard in the centre (means, underground stretch without any crossings with other transport - fully independent) and in the suburbs more like LRT standards - street level crossings, and slower than a real train. Unlike in USA and Canada, where they operate most of the times the LRT in downtown on the street level with mix-traffic with cars and out of downtown they run usually independent - on the own tracks... which is pretty wierd and it makes the central part of the system very slow and and often disturbed by cars.
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U7-train underground
U7-train underground
Frankfurt airport stn.
Frankfurt airport stn.
me waiting for the suburban metro …
me waiting for the suburban metro…
this is it:P
this is it:P
regular metro station
regular metro station
the map
the map
U7 overground
U7 overground
inside U7
inside U7
station
station
Bockenheimer Warte stn.
Bockenheimer Warte stn.
Bockenheimer again
Bockenheimer again
U4 train
U4 train
Hauptbahnhof
Hauptbahnhof