Frankfurt an der Oder

This article is about the town in Brandenburg. For the city in Hesse, see Frankfurt.

Frankfurt an der Oder (Abbreviated as: Frankfurt (Oder) or sometimes Frankfurt/Oder) is on the Oder River in Brandenburg, a state of Germany. It lies directly on the border with Poland, and is connected via bridge to its Polish sister city Slubice. The city is occasionally mistaken to be the much larger, and more well-known Frankfurt am Main.

Get in

100 km east of Berlin and 470 km west of Warsaw.

By train

Regional Express Trains run from Berlin once every hour and the ride is just a little over an hour to Frankfurt. There is also a EuroCity (EC) Train that runs from Berlin through Frankfurt on its way to Poland, but this is significantly more expensive than the commuter train.

By plane

Frankfurt (Oder) doesn't have an airport. The closest ones would be those of Berlin, which are probably your best options. On the Polish side, Poznan has a limited selection of flights.

By car

Take the A 12 from Berlin

Get around

There is a local bus as well as a streetcar system but the town isn't all that big so its easy to walk everywhere.

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Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Cope

Frankfurt has a lot to offer for a day visit, but if you do not speak German you are very limited in what you can do. While there are some English speakers in the town, many people do not speak English since this is very deep in the former GDR/DDR. If you are looking to practice your German and see some out of the way places this is the place to go, but if you don't speak German and are looking for tourist type stuff, there are better destinations to visit.

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