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Frankfurt - Stadium

I'm afraid I booed England off the pitch at the old Waldstadion in Frankfurt after they lost 3-1 to the USSR at the 1988 Euros. The stadium back then looked a lot different to the very modern Deutsche Bank Park that stands on the site today. The old ground had no roof above the terracing, the current one a space-age, wave-like fabric one around the entire stadium. 

I was back at the stadium for the 2005 Confederation Cup Final and England's 2006 World Cup opener, and it's now a very good, modern ground. The upper tier of the home end was converted to safe standing in summer '23, bringing the total standing capacity for club matches up to 20,000, one of the biggest in the Bundesliga.

For the Euros, UEFA are calling it Frankfurt Arena.

Getting there from the city centre
There is a direct S-Bahn (metro) service from platforms below the main railway station (Hauptbahnof) to the stadium. Below are example journeys from there and from the Römerberg central square.

Main station to the stadium
Take the S9 (heading for Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof) and get out at Frankfurt (Main) Stadion. That journey takes just 6 minutes, after which it's about a 15-minute walk right up to the stadium itself.

Römerberg to the stadium
To avoid having to make any change, walk 9 minutes from Römerberg square to the Hauptwache stop. From there get the S8 or S9 (heading for Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof) and get out at Frankfurt (Main) Stadion. Journey time is 10 minutes. The walk from the stop to the stadium itself is, as above, around 15 minutes.

If you have a match ticket or a rail pass such as Interrail or the Deutschlandticket, you'll not need to pay any fare. Otherwise, you could look at the Frankfurt Card for free public transport and discounts at various tourist locations. Full local transport details can be found on the RMV Rhine/Main local transport network website.

Getting there from the airport
For getting to the ground from the airport, see my Frankfurt Airport page. If you're flying into 'Frankfurt Hahn' with Ryanair, see the Hahn Airport page.

To keep this page uncluttered, I've not included any photos. Instead, I've put together a selection in this Frankfurt City and Stadium Gallery

Hotels close to the stadium

Within 2 miles - Easy to get to/from

Lindner Hotel Frankfurt Sportpark
(Part of JdV by Hyatt). Directly across the road from the stadium. 3-star hotel. Modern design. 24-hour front desk. Restaurant and bar. Free Wi-Fi. 11 minutes on foot to the Stadium S-Bahn (suburban train) station, from which the airport is a 5-minute journey and Frankfurt main station a 9-minute ride.

Leonardo Hotel Frankfurt City South
A 15-minute walk to the stadium. 10 minutes on foot to the Oberforsthaus tram stop and then 17 on the tram to Frankfurt main station. 24-hour front desk. Free W-Fi. Restaurant and bar. 

Paragon Apartments
Serviced apartments a 7-minute bus ride from the stadium and 17 minutes with the tram to the main station. 

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