SND Frankfurt: 10 reasons to go
1) Germany is home to some of the World’s Best Designed Newspapers. Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Welt am Sonntag and Der Freitag are among recent winners. Many German newspapers have earned this honor more than once. Discover the secrets of Germany’s World’s Best directly from the sources.
2) It’s time to celebrate our international status. This is the first SND conference in Europe in 15 years. Frankfurt is a gateway to Europe, with great tourist attractions and an impressive atmosphere different from any other German city. A mix of past and present, Frankfurt is consistently rated one of the top 10 best cities to live.
3) The event was specially designed for you. From the opening reception to the closing ceremonies, the venues are in historic and conveniently located places. You’ll feel comfortable in Frankfurt no matter where you go. Language will not be a problem, either: many residents of Frankfurt and other major German cities speak English fluently. And we have a great hotel rate at The Westin Grand Frankfurt.
4) The best of the best in only one place. We’ve collected a fantastic lineup of speakers from SND award-winning print and online publications: Vox Media, responsible for the SB Nation site; the Times of Oman, one of SND’s Top 10 award winners; the World’s Best Die Zeit; and Axel Springer SE, one of the largest digital publishing houses in Europe. This workshop offers a truly multicultural experience.
5) Germany’s most important writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was born in Frankfurt. Goethe’s house was destroyed in World War II; its reconstruction offers the atmosphere of the original, with furnishings, paintings and books from the Goethe family. You can take inspiration at the desk where Goethe wrote “The Sorrows of Young Werther”.
6) A shower of culture. Museumsufer in Frankfurt is home to some of the best museums in Germany. The Senckenberg Museum is the largest natural history museum in Germany. At the Museum of Modern Art, you’ll find an extensive collection including artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Gerhardt Richer. The Staedel art museum hosts one of the most important collections in Germany, featuring seven centuries of works, from van Eycks to Botticellis to Rembrandts.
7) Welcome to shopper’s paradise. The Zeil, is Frankfurt’s premier pedestrian promenade. Stroll beneath beautiful sycamore trees as you shop at a number of department stores and retail chains. If luxury brands are your thing, visit the nearby Goethestraße.
8) Exciting night life. The most interesting pubs are on the south side of the River Main in Sachsenhausen, a bohemian district full of live music clubs, discos, bars and cafes. A must-visit bar is called Pure (Niddastraße 86), inside the hotel of the same name. Balalaika (Schifferstrasse 3) and the 22nd Lounge & Bar (Eurotheum, Neue Mainzer Strasse 66-68) are good options of the many places to enjoy live music.
9) The land of handmade sausages and Apfelwein. Frankfurt sausages are internationally renowned. Unlike the American hot dog, in Frankfurt the bread is round and instead of ketchup, the condiment of choice is is a well-burnt mustard. South of the Main river, the cobbled streets of Sachsenhausen district are lined with traditional tavernas where you can eat handmade sausages with sauces like Grüne Soße (made with eggs, oil, vinegar and all kinds of green grass) and drink wine apple (Apfelwein) served in Bembel (a pottery jug). But be warned: Apfelwein has twice the alcohol content of a beer!
10) Write your own Frankfurt adventure here …
USEFUL INFORMATION & LINKS
Getting from the Frankfurt Airport to downtown
Taxis are available at all times in front of all terminals. A ride from/to Frankfurt City Centre costs about 25 € and takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes depending on the traffic.
By Public Transport
The Frankfurt Airport has two train stations as well as one bus stop. The Long-distance train station AIRail Terminal connects the airport with major cities all over Germany and in neighboring countries. Local trains arrive and depart from the regional train station at Terminal 1. The city centre (main train station) can be reached with the local trains “S-Bahn” S8 and S9 in only 11 minutes. You’ll find bus stops in front of Terminal 1 (arrival level) and Terminal 2 (Level 2). Tickets for public transport are available at the vending machines in Terminal 1, level 0. More information and tickets are also available at the RMV Mobility Centre “Mobilitätszentrale” at the DB TravelCenter “Reisezentrum”. Find your local train connection