Frankfurt, Germany is a city that takes its parties seriously, and when it comes to celebrating New Years Eve 2017 in Frankfurt, there is definitely no exception to the rule. Ideally located on the banks of the beautiful River Main, Frankfurt lights up the skies with extraordinary firework displays as the countdown to NYE is complete. The city provides a lot of wonderful things to do prior to countdown as well including a diverse assortment of bars, night clubs, restaurants and accommodations that host parties, providing an exciting array of party environments that will fit any personal preference.
Best Parties, Countdown and Fireworks
The fireworks displays are primarily centered near the River Main around Sachsenhausen. The area’s atmosphere feels like a big, outdoor party during the weekends and it will be the same on New Years Eve as well. You can also wander along Textorstrasse and Schweizer Strasse which have the biggest variety of bars, wine (be sure to try Ebbelwei, an apple wine), and cocktail bars.
The first thing you’ll want to do is find the best place to be in order to have access to the greatest views of the fireworks. Some of the most popular spots include the Old Opera House (Alte Opera), any of the bridges along the Main River like the Eisenbrucke Iron Bridge (ideal for pedestrians) and Eiserner Steg as well as from the Romerberg Marketplace. You’ll find that just about anywhere along the south bank of the Main River will provide fantastic views.
Another wonderful option for stunning views of the fireworks is taking a river cruise along the River Main, many offering routes visiting riverside towns like Basel, Breisach, and Frankfort (of course), Mainz, Speyer and Strassburg.
As New Year’s Eve begins in Frankfurt you’ll find plenty to do to pass the time until countdown including dining on delicious specialties like German sausages along Fressgasse (meaning Munch Alley) near Altstadt which is filled with restaurants and snack stalls selling a variety of tasty treats. If you prefer Asian cuisine Schillerstrasse has a wonderful selection of specialties. Sampling the local Hessian cuisine like pork schnitzel or boiled beef and their spice filled green sauce is also a must. The Kleinmarkthalle market also offers local specialties including stands selling savoring sausages and fresh produce. During your New Years Eve visit you’ll find that Frankfurt loves its food just as much as it loves its parties.
Frankfurt is also well known for its New Year concert, so if you’re in town and up for it after the New Years Eve celebrations you’ll want to make time to visit the Alte Opera house to enjoy the sounds of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie performing festive, timeless classics.
Hotels for NYE
Accommodations in Frankfurt are plentiful and reasonably priced. Hotels near the River Main include but are not limited to the Leonardo hotel, Comfort Hotel, Mercure Hotel, Hotel Victoria, Ramada Hotel, the Hotel Elbe and the Steigenberger. If you are planning to enjoy the New Years Eve parties in Germany, early air ticket as well hotel booking is highly recommended.