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Title: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: MLM on August 06, 2010, 04:18:46 PM
Anyone know if there is Kosher Food? A good tour guide? Main sights to see?
Title: Re: FRANKFURT MASTER THREAD
Post by: Eli on August 07, 2010, 08:05:45 PM
The company that I got food from on my LH flight listed a restaurant somewhere but I don't remember the name. Maybe Stogel or something like that.
Title: Re: FRANKFURT MASTER THREAD
Post by: chuchem on August 08, 2010, 06:37:40 AM
Its Sohar, if you ever see a meal from Stogel I would really consider it twice before eating it!
Title: Re: FRANKFURT MASTER THREAD
Post by: Dan on August 08, 2010, 10:42:08 AM
Is Stogel the company that serves those radioactive meals in the MUC FCL?
Title: Re: FRANKFURT MASTER THREAD
Post by: miles on August 08, 2010, 12:53:10 PM
Anyone know if there is Kosher Food?
her is a pdf file (one page i deleted because file size was to big) of the kosher food certificate i got in the first class lounge its have an address of an kosher restaurant
Title: Re: FRANKFURT MASTER THREAD
Post by: miles on August 08, 2010, 01:05:05 PM
A good tour guide? Main sights to see?
where do u want to go to graves of TZADDIKIM ?
with that i can help u
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Eli on August 08, 2010, 02:36:35 PM
Its Sohar, if you ever see a meal from Stogel I would really consider it twice before eating it!
Do you mean because it's not kosher or because it's not good, because I think Stogel might have been the company that served the food from BKK-SYD on Thai First and it was some of the best airline food I've ever had.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on August 13, 2010, 05:19:16 AM
Stogel IS the radioactive "food" they serve in MUC FCL, and it IS the food served on SYD-BKK F.

Chuchem is correct, its bad news this food.

Poor Eli must have been really hungry.

This Stogel really is bad news, on the way driving yesterday we were making jokes about the adds they should put up:

Eat Stogel and die

Stogel meal, now with immodium

Fear of flying? Eat Stogel and you will forget all about it!

And so on...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2010, 10:53:42 AM
Stogel IS the radioactive "food" they serve in MUC FCL, and it IS the food served on SYD-BKK F.

Chuchem is correct, its bad news this food.

Poor Eli must have been really hungry.

This Stogel really is bad news, on the way driving yesterday we were making jokes about the adds they should put up:

Eat Stogel and die

Stogel meal, now with immodium

Fear of flying? Eat Stogel and you will forget all about it!

And so on...
;D ;D ;D

Here are some pics I found from the MUC FCL for those who are wondering...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2010, 10:55:01 AM
And 1 more:
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on August 16, 2010, 01:14:12 PM
Stogel is amazing. You dont even have to put their food in the freezer. I once got a tshulent from them, meaty, valid 11-2012
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on August 16, 2010, 03:09:23 PM
The tshulent is much better then the rest, but doesn't get served in an airplane.

Doesn't it make you wonder what they stuff in it with such an expiration date?

I live less than a mile from their plant, so I should know...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: flyingace on August 21, 2010, 11:26:58 PM
where do u want to go to graves of TZADDIKIM ?
with that i can help u
Can you help me plan a day of about ten hour stop? We will want to go to kevarim, eat and daven and possibly catch some sleep at a hotel.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on August 22, 2010, 07:49:59 AM
The bal shem Michelstadt is about 1.5 hour drive from the airport.

If you pm me, I can give you some tips on how to activate yeshuos over there.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on August 22, 2010, 08:45:45 AM
there are three cemeteries in Frankfurt.
the current one, the 'old one' and the 'really old one'.
the really old one is across the street from the jewish museum which has the key and will open it up for you.
buried there is rav nosson adler (the rebbi of the csam sofer) the penei yehosua, the csam sofers mother (youll see it next to a tree with rocks and candles) and others. 
 in the 'old cemetary' the old stoliner rebbe, rav Sampson Raphael Hirsch and others are buried there.
and the current one,i dont believe there is anyone 'famous' buried there but is used by the current community
the last time i was there was a couple of years ago so i hope i still remember everything!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: artcraftcrocs on August 24, 2010, 10:15:48 AM
Sohar's Kosher Restaurant GmbH (Zohar) Savignystrasse 66 Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60325 49-69-75-23-41 .
they are excellent .
their the best airline food behind hermelis .
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on August 24, 2010, 01:05:35 PM
for me Schalom (thats how they spell it) from Switzerland it the best, and for sure the freshest.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: abe1 on October 12, 2010, 10:37:54 AM
was in Sohar's last month & the food was great
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: abe1 on October 12, 2010, 10:40:01 AM
I was also at the kosher grocery called Aviv, hardly anything to buy there
Title: Re: tel-aviv -frankfurt-beijing-hong kong-phuket trip report
Post by: Rivkah on February 17, 2011, 08:24:12 AM
Great article!
My husband and I have an overnight layover in Frankfurt.  Does it pay to get a driver to drive us around for three hours at the crack of dawn?  We land at 8 pm and leave at 10:30 am (meeaning we have to be at the airport by 8:30).
Title: Re: Re: tel-aviv -frankfurt-beijing-hong kong-phuket trip report
Post by: world2see on February 17, 2011, 08:29:22 AM
depends on your preferences, if you want to get a good's night sleep obviously not,but if your interested in going to kevarim,pick up food,minyan and the like than it's a viable option! nothing is too far from the airport,it's around a 20 minute drive into the main city,depending where you wanna go it's doable! have a blast!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on February 18, 2011, 11:20:55 AM
In case anyone hasn't heard, there are now two kosher vending machines in FRA, serving various Israeli chips (bisli bamba etc) also has chocolates and some kosher cookies from france I think. Also suppose to have deli sandwiches but I was out of luck when I was there..

One is located near gate C1 (before security) the other somewhere near the Israeli gates C something...

Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on April 13, 2011, 09:51:23 AM
I have an 11 hour stopover with my wife and 4 mo old son in FRA. Any ideas? I'm not really a fan of dead people, I communicate with them via meditation.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on April 13, 2011, 12:34:30 PM
in the jewish community center there i was able to get a nice sit down meal...though a bit pricey but hey - thats europe!

i knw ur into the whole meditation thing but why not go to some of biggest gedolim's graves if its only a stones throw away from the restuarant...if ud like the # of the local israeli driver let me know..he had a nice bmw last i used him making for one memerable trip sown the autobahn :)
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: kivabb on April 13, 2011, 01:48:06 PM
Anyone go to Worms? Anything to see there as far as Rashi is concerned?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 17, 2011, 01:52:29 AM
Concerning drivers, as FRA is NOT eastern europe, I will assume it costs an arm and a leg, unless someone in 'shucher' that you get hold off.

Don't rely on those vending machines.

I saw the one in C before security, and only a very few products were left... Forget sandwiches, it was more like a 'pesek zman' that one could buy.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 02, 2012, 04:55:39 AM
Have a friend who urgently needs kosher food during a 3:15 stop in FRA soon. Which supermarket is closest?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Lev on July 02, 2012, 08:18:05 AM
Have a friend who urgently needs kosher food during a 3:15 stop in FRA soon. Which supermarket is closest?
The only kosher supermarket is:
Aviv
Hanauer Landstraße 50
60314 Frankfurt, Germany
+49 69 446017
It's about 30 min from the airport. You can also try your luck with the vending machines.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 02, 2012, 09:05:28 AM
The only kosher supermarket is:
Aviv
Hanauer Landstraße 50
60314 Frankfurt, Germany
+49 69 446017
It's about 30 min from the airport. You can also try your luck with the vending machines.
Many thanks. He only had 3 hrs so didn't go.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on September 26, 2012, 04:40:36 PM
Have a long layover after succos...any kosher restaurants now in Frankfurt? I've been to the city kevarim...what should i go see...?

I have a driver that I used last time...Y. Inbar....anyone use someone else?

TIA

Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 27, 2012, 01:58:07 AM
jewish museums?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on September 27, 2012, 02:55:50 AM
jewish museums?

not into muesuems...is it worth a drive to michelstadt or worms?
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on September 27, 2012, 03:47:04 AM
not into muesuems...is it worth a drive to michelstadt or worms?
I did that combination in a day, it is very doable.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 27, 2012, 10:05:56 AM
you can also add Mainz
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on September 29, 2012, 04:02:05 PM
I did that combination in a day, it is very doable.

what was the cost? who did you use?
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on September 29, 2012, 07:45:42 PM
what was the cost? who did you use?
Went with my dad on business, so combined it.
About cost I wouldn't know how I could help, as we drove there and stayed by a family.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on September 29, 2012, 08:03:24 PM
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Here (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rimon-Kosher-Deli/258003427650014) for more info.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 03, 2012, 05:54:18 AM
thanks...anyone been to michelstadt...what did you pay the driver?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 18, 2012, 11:04:41 AM
bump...driver i used last time wants 250 euro to go to michelstadt and frankfurt...anyone found anyone good but cheaper...it's like $325 for 5 hours...tia!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on October 18, 2012, 11:36:35 AM
Someone once told me that they went to Michelstadt by train, and that it was quick and easy.  If that's really the case, I don't see the need for driver's etc..

Has anyone ever heard of the train option?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Lev on October 18, 2012, 12:05:37 PM
Someone once told me that they went to Michelstadt by train, and that it was quick and easy.  If that's really the case, I don't see the need for driver's etc..

Has anyone ever heard of the train option?
Taking a train is a great option, it can be had for only 19 euro, but once you arrive you'll need to take a 5 min. cab to the cemetery (the name of the street is Am Stadion).
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 18, 2012, 12:08:15 PM
Taking a train is a great option, it can be had for only 19 euro, but once you arrive you'll need to take a 5 min. cab to the cemetery (the name of the street is Am Stadion).

does the train leave from the airport? you are referring to michelstadt?
Title: Frankfurt Trip to Kevarim
Post by: YudiG on October 18, 2012, 12:41:59 PM
If anyone will be in Frankfurt this Monday - October 22 between 9am and 9pm...i'm trying to get together a group of 3-4 people to tour kevarim and save some $$..

A tour of michelstadt and frankfurt is about $325 by the driver I used last time...he's very good just pricey...I've got 2 people myself included..

If interested, please PM me.

I'm leaving FRA on the LH flight to TLV and would get back to the airport probably by 8pm to cacth the 10:15 pm flight.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on October 18, 2012, 03:28:54 PM
does the train leave from the airport? you are referring to michelstadt?
Yes,  that's what I understood.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: miles on October 18, 2012, 04:39:40 PM
Someone once told me that they went to Michelstadt by train, and that it was quick and easy.  If that's really the case, I don't see the need for driver's etc..

Has anyone ever heard of the train option?
I heard its not close to train station
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Lev on October 18, 2012, 04:45:15 PM
does the train leave from the airport? you are referring to michelstadt?
Yes and yes.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 18, 2012, 05:13:18 PM
any reason not to rent from hertz with neverlost gps?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 21, 2012, 05:09:35 PM
looks like i will drive from fra to michelstadt....anyone on the dtw-fra flight tonight or going to be connecting and on the ground tomorrow - oct. 22 - and wants to join?

hoping to go to the baal shem and maybe frankfurt on way back...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 21, 2012, 09:47:01 PM
looks like i will drive from fra to michelstadt....anyone on the dtw-fra flight tonight or going to be connecting and on the ground tomorrow - oct. 22 - and wants to join?

hoping to go to the baal shem and maybe frankfurt on way back...

make that tuesday, oct. 22...ended flying a day later...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 23, 2012, 02:44:14 PM
Well...here is some info from my stopover in FRA...rented at enterprise...was about 1/3 of what hertz wanted so that kind of made the decision simple.

Problem is that they are in Terminal 2 and most LH flights come into 1 so it was a little confusing getting there. Service was understaffed and slow but they did give upgrade from reserved compact automatic to VW Toureg - although Amex CC Ins. only covers up to $75K so I opted for the Ford Mondeo strech.

The GPS is built in and works quite well. Just make sure you know how to spell the street name exactly. Drive to Michelstadt (Baal Shem's kever) was 1 hour each way..easy/scenic drive.

Cemetery is open 24/7 and there are restrooms and parking outside. It's across from the swimming center - Waldschwimmbad. In Frankfurt, I went to the old cemetery where the Pnei Yehoshua is buried. It's locked so you need to get the key from the Jewish Museum next door or just look in and daven (or scale the wall if you are so inclined).

For food, it was Sohar's Restaurant at the Jewish Community Center. Menu was pretty good as was service and food. Prices were fair. Parking can be tight and dependent on time of day.

Including gas, the car was only 52 euro vs the 250 euro the driver wanted and the whole driving/renting idea wasnt half as bad as I feared. If you got a stopover, it's worth a shot. I had 13 hours but 8 hours should suffice as well.

FYI - Hertz doesn't allow gold rewards in the eu on automatic cars and they charge 900 points anyhow instead of 600...so check enterprise or another company...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on October 24, 2012, 03:08:19 AM
Well...here is some info from my stopover in FRA...rented at enterprise...was about 1/3 of what hertz wanted so that kind of made the decision simple.

Problem is that they are in Terminal 2 and most LH flights come into 1 so it was a little confusing getting there. Service was understaffed and slow but they did give upgrade from reserved compact automatic to VW Toureg - although Amex CC Ins. only covers up to $75K so I opted for the Ford Mondeo strech.

The GPS is built in and works quite well. Just make sure you know how to spell the street name exactly. Drive to Michelstadt (Baal Shem's kever) was 1 hour each way..easy/scenic drive.

Cemetery is open 24/7 and there are restrooms and parking outside. It's across from the swimming center - Waldschwimmbad. In Frankfurt, I went to the old cemetery where the Pnei Yehoshua is buried. It's locked so you need to get the key from the Jewish Museum next door or just look in and daven (or scale the wall if you are so inclined).

For food, it was Sohar's Restaurant at the Jewish Community Center. Menu was pretty good as was service and food. Prices were fair. Parking can be tight and dependent on time of day.

Including gas, the car was only 52 euro vs the 250 euro the driver wanted and the whole driving/renting idea wasnt half as bad as I feared. If you got a stopover, it's worth a shot. I had 13 hours but 8 hours should suffice as well.

FYI - Hertz doesn't allow gold rewards in the eu on automatic cars and they charge 900 points anyhow instead of 600...so check enterprise or another company...
Thanks for the great report!
Still wanting to find out how to get to Michelstadt by train (anyone??), however if there are a few people going together (even 2) it's (judging from the prices you paid) definitely worth renting a car.

Regarding the Sohar food, IDK why they get such a bad review from posters here for their airplane food.  Relatively speaking, I thought their (first class) food on my LH (biz) flight was amazing, and yes it was IMHO better than the Hermolis meal that I got on another Biz flight.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 24, 2012, 01:53:00 PM
Thanks for the great report!
Still wanting to find out how to get to Michelstadt by train (anyone??), however if there are a few people going together (even 2) it's (judging from the prices you paid) definitely worth renting a car.

Regarding the Sohar food, IDK why they get such a bad review from posters here for their airplane food.  Relatively speaking, I thought their (first class) food on my LH (biz) flight was amazing, and yes it was IMHO better than the Hermolis meal that I got on another Biz flight.

funny thing is that my meal on lh was from sohar and it wanst that good...i suspect that it's because they may not get that much for it...it was 2 rolls, cake, gefilte fish and some rice with sauce...

the food at the store though is much better and might be better in biz vs eco
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 25, 2012, 06:41:30 PM
forgot to mention...you also get to drive on the autobahn where people will try and pass you in the left lane even if you're going 100mph...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on October 25, 2012, 06:57:17 PM
forgot to mention...you also get to drive on the autobahn where people will try and pass you in the left lane even if you're going 100mph...
FTFY
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 26, 2012, 05:06:21 AM
TR Travel Experience on LH:

We volunteered and got bumped off the flight.

In addition, they rolled out the red carpet surprisingly and really gave us first class service for the rest of the trip. What had happened was the previous flight was cancelled and rather than going with the plan to fly two planes, they needed people to get bumped and go the next day.

They kept our bags overnight and - and allowed us to take one home, which came back heavier :) - and when we brought a 6th bag to check in the next day, they said don't worry it's on the house! It would have been $200...

They originally said the comp. was in $ but when the were issuing the voucher I asked them, being that they are a EU airline, don't they need to issue it in euro? They called the supervisor and they looked at past vouchers and said yes, it's euro! That was a difference of 30% so always make sure to ask.

*G (A3) only got us 4 x 50lb. on LH and our carry ons were twice the limit...in DTW *G and Biz class pax. can do curbside check in for free and the agent actually asked to weigh our carry ons....:)

When he saw the problem, he said no worries - I'll just check one for you (free!)...with the 13 hour layover in FRA planned, that was quite helpful not having to shlep an additional 35lbs...

As I was headed to the airport the next day, I realized that they most likely never reconfirmed SKML and my call to LH confirmed that was the case. They were able to order the FRA-TLV w/o a problem as there was 24 hours left but not on FRA-DTW...as I remembered before, I was able to pick something up.

On the plane, the head steward came out and asked if there was anything he could do and brought out some fruit and nature valley bars.

As far as compensation, they didn't have that much cash at the DTW station so they issued a voucher which can be redeemed for cash at any LH station. When we got to FRA, LH said if you don't want to travel with cash, we can just swipe a CC and issue a credit!

They said it could take a week to post but it only took a couple days. Only catch was that Cap1 systems thought it was a return and subtracted points and I had to call and ask them to credit them back. They did say this happens when a credit is issued even if the original purchase was not made on  the Cap1 CC.

In FRA, there are like  6 different lounges you can access, but I just stuck to the Senator lounge (*G). There isn't much kosher food other than fruit. But there was Glenfiddich (14 year, rich oak). As long as there is a shower, wifi and drinks, I'm a happy camper.

An additional plus is that unlike USless Airways, LH lets *G (even in eco) board in the First/Biz lane even if the ticket doesn't say *G which would be the case if you are having the miles post to UA and your *G is w/ A3 or Turkish for example.

(USless Airways refused to allow a second free bag by showing my *G card on a domestic flight and even the supervisor wouldn't budge.

When they lost (delayed to next flight) the bags of many pax. of that flight including 1st pax. with priority bag tags, I asked them to refund the fee and they did.)

All in all, LH went above and beyond and we were quite surprised.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 26, 2012, 06:29:57 AM

And maybe this should be somewhere else?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 26, 2012, 06:42:02 AM
And maybe this should be somewhere else?


i thought there was a thread for it but i couldnt find it...would this be better placed in the airline comp. thread? i figured it was too much details...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on October 27, 2012, 12:38:57 PM
i thought there was a thread for it but i couldnt find it...would this be better placed in the airline comp. thread? i figured it was too much details...

I think Airline compensation is better for such reports.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 27, 2012, 12:43:18 PM
I think Airline compensation is better for such reports.

ok. next time
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ZCN on October 28, 2012, 01:12:14 AM
Thanks for the great report!
Still wanting to find out how to get to Michelstadt by train (anyone??), however if there are a few people going together (even 2) it's (judging from the prices you paid) definitely worth renting a car.

Regarding the Sohar food, IDK why they get such a bad review from posters here for their airplane food.  Relatively speaking, I thought their (first class) food on my LH (biz) flight was amazing, and yes it was IMHO better than the Hermolis meal that I got on another Biz flight.


   I was there a couple of years ago and went to Michelstadt by train. I don't remember the exact train routing but when I went you took a train from the airport and then transferred to another small local train.

EDIT: go to the DB website http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en?getstop=1&S=&Z=&date=28.10.12&time=01%3A09&timesel=depart&ticket-information_advanced-search= (http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en?getstop=1&S=&Z=&date=28.10.12&time=01%3A09&timesel=depart&ticket-information_advanced-search=)  All the info is there.
 
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on October 28, 2012, 03:07:10 PM

   I was there a couple of years ago and went to Michelstadt by train. I don't remember the exact train routing but when I went you took a train from the airport and then transferred to another small local train.

EDIT: go to the DB website http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en?getstop=1&S=&Z=&date=28.10.12&time=01%3A09&timesel=depart&ticket-information_advanced-search= (http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en?getstop=1&S=&Z=&date=28.10.12&time=01%3A09&timesel=depart&ticket-information_advanced-search=)  All the info is there.
 
Thanks, will keep it in mind for next time.

On that note, has anyone here ever ventured from Frankfurt to Mainz/Worms, where you have the Kevorim of such giants as Rabeinu Gershon, the Maharil, the Chavos Ya'ir, Maharam m'Rutenburg, as well as the"shul of Rashi"?
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on October 28, 2012, 03:12:18 PM
Thanks, will keep it in mind for next time.

On that note, has anyone here ever ventured from Frankfurt to Mainz/Worms, where you have the Kevorim of such giants as Rabeinu Gershon, the Maharil, the Chavos Ya'ir, Maharam m'Rutenburg, as well as the"shul of Rashi"?
I did that combination in a day, it is very doable.
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ZCN on October 28, 2012, 03:14:29 PM
Thanks, will keep it in mind for next time.

On that note, has anyone here ever ventured from Frankfurt to Mainz/Worms, where you have the Kevorim of such giants as Rabeinu Gershon, the Maharil, the Chavos Ya'ir, Maharam m'Rutenburg, as well as the"shul of Rashi"?


Yes I've done it. What do you want to know?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on October 28, 2012, 03:29:35 PM

Yes I've done it. What do you want to know?
By train also?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ZCN on October 28, 2012, 06:13:25 PM
By train also?


Yup. In Worms the train station is a easy 10 minute walk to Rashi's Shul and about 5 minutes to the Bais Olam. The organization that runs Rashi's shul is called Rashi House, google it to see their hours of operation before you go. They also sell a small booklet on the Worms Bais Haolam which is helpful for finding Kevarim. All in all, a easy, simple, and inexpensive visit.

In Mainz things are a bit more complicated. The times I was there I needed to first go to the Jewish Center to get a key for the Bais Olam (and it takes time to find the Jewish Center), and its about a 10 minute walk from the train station. Then you take a cab or bus (cab is much easier) to the Bais Olam (about a 10 minute ride tops) and then have to go back to the Jewish Center to return your key. I remember having to leave a deposit for a key and there was also a 20 Euro charge for going to the Bais Olam,they told me it was a tax imposed by the city council. It also takes some work to find the Kevor of Rabbeinu Gershon and other Gedolim, because there is no map provided and the matzavehs are pretty worn out.

In Frankfurt I went to the old Bais Haolam which I believe is located right next to the Jewish Museum or some big institution like that. I had to leave my passport as a deposit for the key.


If you have any more question feel free to ask.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on October 28, 2012, 07:26:39 PM
How far is the Bais Hachayim in Frankfurt from the airport and who's buried there?
How far is mainz From frankfurt?
Thanks
GL
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ZCN on October 28, 2012, 08:18:34 PM
How far is the Bais Hachayim in Frankfurt from the airport and who's buried there?
How far is mainz From frankfurt?
Thanks
GL

1) I would say about 20 minutes, maybe a bit more. I'm pretty sure the Pnei Yeshoua and the Chasam Sofer's Rebbe (R' Noson Adler?) are buried there, among other important people. The kevarim go back to the 1200's.
FYI Rav Samson Rafael Hirsch is buried in the new cemetery.

2) Mainz is about 45 minutes by train from Frankfurt.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on October 28, 2012, 08:50:10 PM
who's buried there?
-very old cemetery Battonstrasse, r noson adler (talmid of pnei yehoshua, rebbi of chasam sofer)d.1800, r' yakov falk the pnei yehoshua d.1756, Rabbi Pinchas Halevi Horowitz (haflaah) d. 1805, chasam sofer's mother, The key may be obtained at the Museum Judengasse
-old cemetery, Rat-Beil-Strasse 10 (near Near Burgerhospital), R' Shamshon b'Refoel Hirsch d.1888,  r yisroel perlow stoliner rebbe (aka "the frankfurter" or the yenuka)
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on October 29, 2012, 02:16:01 AM

Yup. In Worms the train station is a easy 10 minute walk to Rashi's Shul and about 5 minutes to the Bais Olam. The organization that runs Rashi's shul is called Rashi House, google it to see their hours of operation before you go. They also sell a small booklet on the Worms Bais Haolam which is helpful for finding Kevarim. All in all, a easy, simple, and inexpensive visit.

In Mainz things are a bit more complicated. The times I was there I needed to first go to the Jewish Center to get a key for the Bais Olam (and it takes time to find the Jewish Center), and its about a 10 minute walk from the train station. Then you take a cab or bus (cab is much easier) to the Bais Olam (about a 10 minute ride tops) and then have to go back to the Jewish Center to return your key. I remember having to leave a deposit for a key and there was also a 20 Euro charge for going to the Bais Olam,they told me it was a tax imposed by the city council. It also takes some work to find the Kevor of Rabbeinu Gershon and other Gedolim, because there is no map provided and the matzavehs are pretty worn out.

In Frankfurt I went to the old Bais Haolam which I believe is located right next to the Jewish Museum or some big institution like that. I had to leave my passport as a deposit for the key.


If you have any more question feel free to ask.
Thank you so much for such a detailed report!  20€ to get in to the cemetery?!  Chutzpah of these Germans, do they have some gall!

When you say to take a train to Worms, Mainz, Michelstadt..., are you referring to the central station (hbf) of that respective city?  Or to a specific station?


How far is the Bais Hachayim in Frankfurt from the airport and who's buried there?
Thanks
GL
Very close, you take 1 or maximum 2 (depends which train you take) local trains straight from the airport to Konstablerwache, and from there it's a very short walk.  I didn't have much success asking people where Battonstrasse is (thats the street of the cemetery) after exiting the train station, however if you ask people where the Jewish museum (frankfurt judengasse museum) is, more people may know.

Just make sure you come during museum hours, otherwise you can't get into the cemetery which is right outside the museum.
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ZCN on October 29, 2012, 02:25:25 PM
Thank you so much for such a detailed report!  20€ to get in to the cemetery?!  Chutzpah of these Germans, do they have some gall!

When you say to take a train to Worms, Mainz, Michelstadt..., are you referring to the central station (hbf) of that respective city?  Or to a specific station?


Yes, I mean the main train station. In Worms and Michelstadt as far as I remember there is only one train station, but in Mainz there is another one before the main one. It could be that it would be shorter if you get off at the other Mainz station but my experience is only getting off at the main one.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: DevoraK on January 06, 2013, 06:33:23 PM
Anything to do in frankfurt with a 4 hr stop over, no Kevarim (were Kohanim)????
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 06, 2013, 07:25:55 PM
Anything to do in frankfurt with a 4 hr stop over, no Kevarim (were Kohanim)????
The Jewish Museum?
Though, considering the size of FRA, it might be risky -time wise.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 06, 2013, 07:35:41 PM
The Jewish Museum?
Though, considering the size of FRA, it might be risky -time wise.
neither of them are worth the shlep in a 4 hr stop
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 06, 2013, 07:40:01 PM
neither of them are worth the shlep in a 4 hr stop
Makes sense, I guess by the time you get there you'd already have to return..
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: DevoraK on January 07, 2013, 03:47:02 AM
I just want to get out of the airport.... nowhere to go in 4 hrs??
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on January 12, 2013, 07:37:14 PM
I just want to get out of the airport.... nowhere to go in 4 hrs??

You can go to the kevorim just don't get to close.
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 13, 2013, 04:57:36 PM
You can go to the kevorim just don't get to close.
??? :o :-\ :-X
Anything to do in frankfurt with a 4 hr stop over, no Kevarim (were Kohanim) ?? ??
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on January 13, 2013, 05:21:49 PM
??? :o :-\ :-X

Kohanim can either stand 4 amos away from the kever, or if there is a gate or wall next to the kever (as long as there are no trees) they may go closer. If those options don't work, for example if it's a disorganized cemetery, they can stand right outside the cemetery and daven. It is still considered a makom Tefilah. Additionally, R' Shlomo Zalman says as long as you can see the kever it's as if your there.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: DevoraK on January 14, 2013, 04:07:38 AM
OK so anything to do besides looking and davening at kevarim??? Or kevarim is the only thing to do in frankfurt.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 14, 2013, 04:57:29 AM
OK so anything to do besides looking and davening at kevarim??? Or kevarim is the only thing to do in frankfurt.
there are 2 jewish museums
Title: Re: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 14, 2013, 08:32:20 AM
there are 2 jewish museums
Yes, but as discussed
neither of them are worth the shlep in a 4 hr stop
Makes sense, I guess by the time you get there you'd already have to return..
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mclovin on April 29, 2013, 12:22:42 AM
is there a no speed limit part of the autobahn near FRA? (i have a 7 hour stop)
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: SGF on April 29, 2013, 12:35:05 AM
is there a no speed limit part of the autobahn near FRA? (i have a 7 hour stop)
is it that awesome to drive w/o speed limit?!  ???
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mclovin on April 29, 2013, 12:38:11 AM
is it that awesome to drive w/o speed limit?!  ???
I didn't make a 7 hour stop to drive the autobahn. It ended up that way. I would also like to go to some kevarim so if I can drive with no speed limit that would be more fun than the train (or whatever)
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: SGF on April 29, 2013, 01:01:06 AM
check this map (http://www.autobahnatlas-online.de/Limitkarte.pdf) and this (http://www.autobahnatlas-online.de/LegendeLimit_e.pdf) page
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 29, 2013, 09:56:22 AM
is it that awesome to drive w/o speed limit?!  ???
yes, especially at night
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mclovin on April 30, 2013, 09:17:58 PM
is there a mincha i can get during the afternoon? can prob get in airport bec flying fra-tlv but want to be sure
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on April 30, 2013, 11:25:00 PM
is there a mincha i can get during the afternoon? can prob get in airport bec flying fra-tlv but want to be sure
Don't be so sure, I for one didn't get any Minyan on that route.  In fact there were not that many frum people flying...
Though there is a daily minyan in the Shtieble (together with maariv), reachable via subway.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: SGF on May 01, 2013, 12:20:01 AM
+1
when i flew aeros*it KBP-TLV there was not a single other frum person on that flight, flying to TLV dosent mean anything
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mclovin on May 01, 2013, 10:00:22 AM
last time i stopped in frankfurt there were a bunch of jews. but of course YPMV so i want to be sure. flight is leaving 725pm so will not make a mincha/maariv minyan
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on June 08, 2013, 06:49:11 PM
By train/subway/whatever how long does it take from the Frankfurt airport to the old cemetery in Frankfurt?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on June 08, 2013, 06:50:09 PM
Who's buried in Mainz?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 08, 2013, 07:12:25 PM
rabbeinu gershom
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on June 08, 2013, 07:17:48 PM
rabbeinu gershom

Would you have the address?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 08, 2013, 07:26:24 PM
-Mainz   Jüdischer Friedhof (Jewish Cemetery) on Mombacher Strasse   8-7pm   
      r' gershom d. 1028, r yaakov br yakar (rashis rebbe) d. 1064, r meshulam br klonymus instituted unesaneh tokef
   Keys must be obtained from Jewish Community Center Forsterstrasse 2 open 8.00 - 16.00 except on Sunday, Tel. 0049-6131-613990?
   "Haus am Stein" [oldest house in Mainz, with a Jewish exhibition] off Augustinergasse, Tel. 676565
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on June 09, 2013, 12:23:28 AM
By train/subway/whatever how long does it take from the Frankfurt airport to the old cemetery in Frankfurt?
25-30 minutes by train. See google maps for exact directions.
Battonnstraße 2, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany
http://goo.gl/maps/gKrGf
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 09, 2013, 12:39:36 AM
The key must be obtained at the Museum Judengasse down the block
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: birne on June 09, 2013, 01:33:07 AM
The key must be obtained at the Museum Judengasse down the block
they will ask you for your passport as a collateral
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on June 09, 2013, 01:42:16 AM
The key must be obtained at the Museum Judengasse down the block
Had no idea where to get the key so I jumped the fence. Pretty short and easy to climb. Sometimes you have no choice.
But first try to be a mentch.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 09, 2013, 02:14:10 AM
The key must be obtained at the Museum Judengasse down the block
+1
Make sure to go during business hours of the museum, otherwise you're possibly wasting your time going there (you learn from (my!) mistakes).
last time i stopped in frankfurt there were a bunch of jews. but of course YPMV so i want to be sure. flight is leaving 725pm so will not make a mincha/maariv minyan
Oy vey!  Lucky you no one called the polizei!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: EMES on June 09, 2013, 06:03:52 AM
Had no idea where to get the key so I jumped the fence. Pretty short and easy to climb. Sometimes you have no choice.
But first try to be a mentch.
i was thinking of making a copy of the key once they gave it to me and give it out to anyone that is going . ( imagine the look on their face , when they ask u how you Gotin ,, and u simply pull your key out  ... )
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 09, 2013, 06:22:01 AM
i was thinking of making a copy of the key once they gave it to me and give it out to anyone that is going . ( imagine the look on their face , when they ask u how you Gotin ,, and u simply pull your key out  ... )
Like! :D
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 09, 2013, 08:06:17 AM
i was thinking of making a copy of the key once they gave it to me and give it out to anyone that is going . ( imagine the look on their face , when they ask u how you Gotin ,, and u simply pull your key out  ... )
you would mail it to anyone going?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: EMES on June 09, 2013, 02:03:20 PM
you would mail it to anyone going?
Oh u bet! i would have asked them to let me send them a penny through Google wallet as well and use my freedom exclusives card! ; ;D
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on June 10, 2013, 06:36:08 PM
25-30 minutes by train. See google maps for exact directions.
Battonnstraße 2, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany
http://goo.gl/maps/gKrGf

Would anyone know what train to take from the airport, or a way to figure it out?

Is the old cemetery in close proximity to the "really" old cemetery?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on June 10, 2013, 06:43:46 PM
Would anyone have?
A. The address of the ba'al shem of michelstadt
B. Wurtzberg
C. Mainz
D. Worms
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on June 10, 2013, 07:32:37 PM
Would anyone have?
A. The address of the ba'al shem of michelstadt
B. Wurtzberg
C. Mainz
D. Worms

Michelstadt is Am Stadion 11 Michelstadt. The rest I don't know.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on June 10, 2013, 07:39:32 PM
Would anyone have?
A. The address of the ba'al shem of michelstadt
B. Wurtzberg
C. Mainz
D. Worms

Rashi's house and shul:
Hintere Judengasse 6
67547 Worms
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 11, 2013, 02:59:11 AM
Would anyone have?
A. The address of the ba'al shem of michelstadt
B. Wurtzberg
C. Mainz
D. Worms

i already gave you mainz

here are my notes for worms
-Worms    kever of maharam mwruttenburg d.1293, maharil  yaakov halevi mulin segal 1427, chavas yair r yair chaim bechrach 1702
      daily, summertime: 8am—8pm Willy-Brandt-Ring
   Walking is the best way to enjoy the historical center.
   synagogue/mikvah  daily 10am—12:30pm and 1:30—5pm
      Synagogenplatz (in Judengasse)
      use the mikve, original from 1186, not destroyed, natural spring, chassidim use it
   museum, Hintere Judengasse 6 (tel. 06241/8534700
      tues-sun 10-12:30, 13:30-17, closed monday
   niche on the outside wall (in the alleyway) behind the rashi synagogue, saved rashis mother
   Continue on Judengasse & come to the city wall..Raschi Tor, Jews Gate, corner judengasse & karolignerstrasse, this was entrance to old jewish quarter


it might be good idea for you to look at this http://ebookbrowse.com/file-frankfurt-guide-moshe-d-spiro-pdf-d153353820
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 20, 2013, 10:53:19 AM
I am going to be in FRA with a 14+ hour stopover.

Is it possible to visit the cemeteries in Frankfurt, Michelstadt, and Mainz/Worms in this time?

Is there any "must sees/ do" in this area?

Any Holocaust related sites?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 20, 2013, 05:03:53 PM
I am going to be in FRA with a 14+ hour stopover.

Is it possible to visit the cemeteries in Frankfurt, Michelstadt, and Mainz/Worms in this time?

Is there any "must sees/ do" in this area?

Any Holocaust related sites?
Did you read the previous pages in this thread?!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 20, 2013, 05:39:13 PM
Did you read the previous pages in this thread?!

I did, I might not have been fully awake when I did though...

I don't remember seeing about someone trying to go to all the cemeteries mentioned in 1 day. Also the only other thing mentioned I believe were some museums.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on August 20, 2013, 06:16:30 PM
I did, I might not have been fully awake when I did though...

I don't remember seeing about someone trying to go to all the cemeteries mentioned in 1 day. Also the only other thing mentioned I believe were some museums.
You should be able to piece together a plan by reading the thread, and yes it can be done in one day IMO.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 20, 2013, 10:45:46 PM
You should be able to piece together a plan by reading the thread, and yes it can be done in one day IMO.
+1. My point is not whether someone did all of them in one day.  All the places you mentioned were discussed at length in this thread, including their locations on the map, and how far they are from FRA etc.. now you can piece it together.

If you do it all, please report back!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 22, 2013, 01:35:57 PM
In what order would you suggest I go with?
I am starting at FRA is it better to go to the local cemetery first or should we go for a drive first?
If I am trying to get to all these locations which way would you go?
Mainz
Worms
Michelstadt
or the opposite route?
Should be starting around 9 am.


I can't seem to find an address for the cemetery in Worms if anyone has that? Or I just need to get directions from the Rashi House Museum?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 22, 2013, 01:38:28 PM
In what order would you suggest I go with?
I am starting at FRA is it better to go to the local cemetery first or should we go for a drive first?
If I am trying to get to all these locations which way would you go?
Mainz
Worms
Michelstadt
or the opposite route?
Should be starting around 9 am.


I can't seem to find an address for the cemetery in Worms if anyone has that? Or I just need to get directions from the Rashi House Museum?
Keep in mind that the key to the local (old) beis hachayim is only avail. till 5pm.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mochada on August 22, 2013, 02:00:42 PM
Anyone been in the Business Class Lounge in FRA?
My mother is flying CDG to TLV via FRA in J.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 22, 2013, 02:01:30 PM
Anyone been in the Business Class Lounge in FRA?
My mother is flying CDG to TLV via FRA in .

Sure. And there are a couple of them.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on August 22, 2013, 02:02:04 PM
In what order would you suggest I go with?
I am starting at FRA is it better to go to the local cemetery first or should we go for a drive first?
If I am trying to get to all these locations which way would you go?
Mainz
Worms
Michelstadt
or the opposite route?
Should be starting around 9 am.


I can't seem to find an address for the cemetery in Worms if anyone has that? Or I just need to get directions from the Rashi House Museum?
Frankfurt first, your last stop should be Michelstadt as you don't need a key to get into the cemetery.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mochada on August 22, 2013, 02:28:21 PM
Sure. And there are a couple of them.

Just a reg lounge. As opposed to the FRA first lounge?
Not sure what terminal she's flying through.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on September 01, 2013, 12:04:48 AM
what to do with a 9 hour stop over in Munich, Germany ? I am flying first class do they have a nice l ?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on September 01, 2013, 11:04:41 AM
Someone told me that in FRA airport (terminal B or 2) they have public showers for about $10.
Does anyone know if this is true and if it is a decent place to shower?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on September 01, 2013, 11:10:59 AM

Someone told me that in FRA airport (terminal B or 2) they have public showers for about $10.
Does anyone know if this is true and if it is a decent place to shower?

No lounge access? No status level?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on September 01, 2013, 11:18:08 AM
No lounge access? No status level?

Unfortunately no. Though now that you mention it I do have 2 United passes.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on September 01, 2013, 11:20:18 AM

Unfortunately no. Though now that you mention it I do have 2 United passes.


Just as an Fyi, I believe those can only be used at a United Club.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on September 01, 2013, 02:46:36 PM


what to do with a 9 hour stop over in Munich, Germany ? I am flying first class do they have a nice l ?




Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on September 01, 2013, 03:19:05 PM

what to do with a 9 hour stop over in Munich, Germany ? I am flying first class do they have a nice l ?

Firstly, not need to make a duplicate post, thats why someone invented the "BUMP".

Secondly, if you would notice, this is the "Frankfurt Thread" not a "Munich Thread", if you would have searched you would have found the Munich Master Thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9609). Please post correctly.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 02, 2013, 10:19:48 AM


Just as an Fyi, I believe those can only be used at a United Club.
They can be used in certain clubs (n FRA the Lufthansa clubs) only if you're flying star alliance.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on September 02, 2013, 10:48:53 AM
They can be used in certain clubs (n FRA the Lufthansa clubs) only if you're flying star alliance.

To late, I left them at home.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chff on September 02, 2013, 11:23:14 AM
They can be used in certain clubs (n FRA the Lufthansa clubs) only if you're flying star alliance.

The passes? Only at "UNITED" clubs
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 02, 2013, 11:42:00 AM
The passes? Only at "UNITED" clubs
Only the club card can be used at *a lounges?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chff on September 02, 2013, 11:47:23 AM
Only the club card can be used at *a lounges?

Yes
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 02, 2013, 12:04:00 PM
Yes
Thanks. Have you tried?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chff on September 02, 2013, 04:51:42 PM
Thanks. Have you tried?

No, but its offical. You need to have the club card, the credit card itself wont work
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 02, 2013, 06:04:39 PM
No, but its offical. You need to have the club card, the credit card itself wont work
Obviously.
I'm talking about the club passes.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chff on September 02, 2013, 06:34:32 PM
Obviously.
I'm talking about the club passes.

Have you triedm
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: BBM on September 02, 2013, 06:45:48 PM
Someone told me that in FRA airport (terminal B or 2) they have public showers for about $10.
Does anyone know if this is true and if it is a decent place to shower?
Yes they dove have showers available. I dont recall the exact price, but $10 sounds right. Look for a sign Tduchen.(showers in Yidish).
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 02, 2013, 07:13:41 PM
Have you triedm
No.  Always had either PP or Club card.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on September 02, 2013, 07:18:18 PM
I still believe those passes are only valid at United Club locations and not other airline lounges.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: BBM on September 03, 2013, 08:18:11 AM
I still believe those passes are only valid at United Club locations and not other airline lounges.
Keep in mind the PP and LC passes are for the lounge prior security.(its a big airport,you dont want to walk through twice).
The club card pass allows to the nice Lufthansa lounges in the terminals.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on September 03, 2013, 08:48:30 AM

Keep in mind the PP and LC passes are for the lounge prior security.(its a big airport,you dont want to walk through twice).
The club card pass allows to the nice Lufthansa lounges in the terminals.

Very large, i did some extra walking last time and swear Ill never do it double again. But i was rewarded to the lufthansa lounge with my Club Card and *Gold and had a VERY good shower.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 03, 2013, 09:20:15 AM
Keep in mind the PP and LC passes are for the lounge prior security.(its a big airport,you dont want to walk through twice).
The club card pass allows to the nice Lufthansa lounges in the terminals.
-1  I've gone inside myself.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chff on September 10, 2013, 10:19:04 PM
From which gate does SQ depart? SQ/FRA/Flightaware/flightstats aren't showing anything.
IIRC its B62 or B26, did any do it lately?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on September 16, 2013, 12:17:12 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs here or somewhere else, so if a mod wants to move this feel free, or if someone wants to make a Wiki with this info that could be done as well.

In short here is my TR from Frankfurt. (I do have pics if anyone wants I could add, I tried taking some "identifying" pics so it could be easy to explain where the locations are)

I arrived around 7 am, met some friends that landed about an hour later. We rented a van (as we were 7 people) with a GPS, and went to Worms. In Worms we davened in the Rashi Shul, checked out the Mikvah, dent in the wall, and the room where they say Rashi would learn/ talk to people. There is a chair built into the wall which they say is Rashi’s chair. We went to the Museum, not a whole lot of interesting things there but they gave us a map which helped us find the cemetery (info below)

We then went to Michelstadt, from Michelstadt we went back to Frankfurt. We went to the Old Old Cemetery, then to Zohar to eat and went back to the Airport. Below are all the addresses and or tips I have on finding these locations:

Worms:
Hintere Judengasse 6 67547 Worms – is the address for the Jewish Museum in the Rashi House
If you google “synagogenplatz 67547 Worms” you’ll see the parking lot where we parked and the Shul is right there.

According to Google, this is the address for the cemetery: Willy-Brandt-Ring 21, 67547 Worms, Germany ‎ if you look on Google maps it puts the location pretty close if not exactly by the entrance. We parked illegally on the sidewalk, I am not sure where there is real parking close by.

Michelstadt:
Am Stadion 11, Michelstadt, Germany
GPS brought us there with no issue it’s on the left side of the street. There are street signs directing you there as well.

Frankfurt:
Old Old Cemetery:
Battonnstraße 32 Frankfurt, Germany   
It will be on your right side. If you go to google maps and type this address in, if you click onto street view you will see the fence of the cemetery on the right side. I didn’t realize this and drove right by it..
(if you notice on the fence of the cemetery they have a small “brick” attached to the wall with a name, DOB, DOD & Location for each Jew from Frankfurt that was murdered during WW2) (1 very famous one there is Anne Frank)

Food:
Zohar
Savignystrasse 66 Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60325
It’s a large building, seems like it’s a Community Center. They have security there, and they asked us for ID before they let us into the building. The food was good, not great. They only wanted cash and may have overpriced the conversion as we only had US dollars. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Preferred language there was Yiddish or Hebrew.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 16, 2013, 04:54:37 PM
Preferred language there was Yiddish or Hebrew.

im sure german is fine too
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on September 16, 2013, 09:04:50 PM
im sure german is fine too

I hope that was obvious...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: deals on September 16, 2013, 10:39:53 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs here or somewhere else, so if a mod wants to move this feel free, or if someone wants to make a Wiki with this info that could be done as well.

In short here is my TR from Frankfurt. (I do have pics if anyone wants I could add, I tried taking some "identifying" pics so it could be easy to explain where the locations are)

I arrived around 7 am, met some friends that landed about an hour later. We rented a van (as we were 7 people) with a GPS, and went to Worms. In Worms we davened in the Rashi Shul, checked out the Mikvah, dent in the wall, and the room where they say Rashi would learn/ talk to people. There is a chair built into the wall which they say is Rashi’s chair. We went to the Museum, not a whole lot of interesting things there but they gave us a map which helped us find the cemetery (info below)

We then went to Michelstadt, from Michelstadt we went back to Frankfurt. We went to the Old Old Cemetery, then to Zohar to eat and went back to the Airport. Below are all the addresses and or tips I have on finding these locations:

Worms:
Hintere Judengasse 6 67547 Worms – is the address for the Jewish Museum in the Rashi House
If you google “synagogenplatz 67547 Worms” you’ll see the parking lot where we parked and the Shul is right there.

According to Google, this is the address for the cemetery: Willy-Brandt-Ring 21, 67547 Worms, Germany ‎ if you look on Google maps it puts the location pretty close if not exactly by the entrance. We parked illegally on the sidewalk, I am not sure where there is real parking close by.

Michelstadt:
Am Stadion 11, Michelstadt, Germany
GPS brought us there with no issue it’s on the left side of the street. There are street signs directing you there as well.

Frankfurt:
Old Old Cemetery:
Battonnstraße 32 Frankfurt, Germany   
It will be on your right side. If you go to google maps and type this address in, if you click onto street view you will see the fence of the cemetery on the right side. I didn’t realize this and drove right by it..
(if you notice on the fence of the cemetery they have a small “brick” attached to the wall with a name, DOB, DOD & Location for each Jew from Frankfurt that was murdered during WW2) (1 very famous one there is Anne Frank)

Food:
Zohar
Savignystrasse 66 Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60325
It’s a large building, seems like it’s a Community Center. They have security there, and they asked us for ID before they let us into the building. The food was good, not great. They only wanted cash and may have overpriced the conversion as we only had US dollars. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Preferred language there was Yiddish or Hebrew.


nice report

in frankfurt u have 2 jewish cemeteries

i worms u also have the old gate next to the shul with jewish lettering
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on September 17, 2013, 02:37:27 PM
nice report

in frankfurt u have 2 jewish cemeteries

i worms u also have the old gate next to the shul with jewish lettering

Yes in Frankfurt I only made it to the "old old cemetery" as my friends were getting very hungry and edgy. Also we missed the cemetery and went driving around for 25 minutes because I thought I had the wrong address as I couldn't tell that the cemetery was there on the right side.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: nathan13 on October 21, 2013, 04:59:56 PM
Hi, i am going to be in Frankfurt on a 11 hour daytime stop over, does anybody know of a driver i can hire that knows his way around for the day?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on October 21, 2013, 05:21:34 PM
Hi, i am going to be in Frankfurt on a 11 hour daytime stop over, does anybody know of a driver i can hire that knows his way around for the day?
http://www.yeckes.com/
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on November 19, 2013, 09:21:54 PM
Anybody going to be in Frankfurt November 26th?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 22, 2013, 12:56:51 AM
Top recommendations for a 9 hour stop on Monday?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on December 22, 2013, 01:07:33 AM
Top recommendations for a 9 hour stop on Monday?
into visiting old cemetery? The pnei yhoshua is in Frankfurt
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 22, 2013, 01:09:45 AM
How much time do I need for that?

My wife would do that as long as we also do it with something else.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on December 22, 2013, 03:12:57 AM
How much time do I need for that?

My wife would do that as long as we also do it with something else.
about 4 hrs.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on December 22, 2013, 05:37:40 PM
How much time do I need for that?

My wife would do that as long as we also do it with something else.
If you take out a car you should be able to push in Worms and maybe Michelstadt as well, if not check the trains.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Ygold on December 22, 2013, 05:56:22 PM
If you take out a car you should be able to push in Worms and maybe Michelstadt as well, if not check the trains.
and mainz.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 22, 2013, 09:46:49 PM
You guys just rented from airport?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on December 22, 2013, 10:35:46 PM
No as I was coming from Munich, IMO you should be able to make 2/3 of the places YMMV.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 17, 2014, 02:17:54 AM
Anything interesting to see in Franfurt besides cemeteries? Looking into a 12-15 hour stopover.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 17, 2014, 09:46:12 AM
Anything interesting to see in Franfurt besides cemeteries? Looking into a 12-15 hour stopover.
you can go to worms
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ZCN on January 17, 2014, 09:59:33 AM
you can go to worms

+1. There is a museum called Rashi House in Worms, which lets you see the inside of Rashi's original shul, as well as the room where they believe Rashi learned. There is also the original Mikvah which they say Rashi used, as well as other cool stuff.

There is also Mainz and Michelstadt but if your not into cemeteries those places wouldn't interest you.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 19, 2014, 02:04:55 AM
any non historic stuff to see there? sight seeing etc
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 19, 2014, 02:15:44 AM
any non historic stuff to see there? sight seeing etc
the Römerberg and the Eiserner Steg bridge
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 19, 2014, 02:30:57 AM
are they in frankfurt? whats the best way to travel in the city?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 19, 2014, 08:28:51 PM
are they in frankfurt? whats the best way to travel in the city?
Inner-city trains (subway), called there "bahn", there's the S Bahn overground, and U Bahn = underground.
Just get a day pass, and go around as much as you like, and to wheresoever you desire.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 20, 2014, 06:40:49 PM
I have a choice of doing a stopover in Franfurt or Vienna, which would be nicer?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on January 20, 2014, 07:37:27 PM
Vienna
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 20, 2014, 07:43:16 PM
I have a choice of doing a stopover in Franfurt or Vienna, which would be nicer?
depends what your interests are
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 20, 2014, 08:07:58 PM
What are my options by both? If I do Vienna I would spend some time in Bratislava to visit kevarim of my grandparents....aside for that what else is there to do in Vienna/Slovakia? Its a 12 hour stop.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on January 20, 2014, 09:19:30 PM
Schönbrunn Palace
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 20, 2014, 10:56:08 PM
Schönbrunn Palace
where is this? Frankfurt?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: A European on January 20, 2014, 10:57:55 PM
where is this? Frankfurt?
No, Vienna.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 20, 2014, 11:13:29 PM
What is it exactly? Seems like I have more options with Vienna as far as food and stuff to see then Frankfurt.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: A European on January 20, 2014, 11:21:59 PM
What is it exactly? Seems like I have more options with Vienna as far as food and stuff to see then Frankfurt.
http://bit.ly/1fUaqfl
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 20, 2014, 11:27:24 PM
Thanx. Looks pretty interesting. How much time do I need from Vienna to Bratislava?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: A European on January 20, 2014, 11:39:10 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/21/qy3ysa5e.jpg)
Thanx. Looks pretty interesting. How much time do I need from Vienna to Bratislava?
https://maps.google.com
:P
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on January 20, 2014, 11:52:04 PM
Thanx. Looks pretty interesting. How much time do I need from Vienna to Bratislava?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3215.0
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 21, 2014, 01:24:40 AM
Thanx. Lots track of which thread I was in.....
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 22, 2014, 01:03:43 AM
I have a choice of doing a stopover in Franfurt or Vienna, which would be nicer?
I don't think there's even a question, Vienna.  It's a very historic city, with a much larger and more active [observant] Jewish community.  Frankfurt, although a historic city as well, seems to serve more as a thriving modern metropolis.  It doesn't have nearly as much historic importance as Vienna.

#mytwocents
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 22, 2014, 03:00:20 AM
I don't think there's even a question, Vienna.  It's a very historic city, with a much larger and more active [observant] Jewish community.  Frankfurt, although a historic city as well, seems to serve more as a thriving modern metropolis.  It doesn't have nearly as much historic importance as Vienna.

#mytwocents
in a 12 hr stop, he might prefer to go to worms, michelstadt and the beis hakvaros of fra rather than getting an extremely limited exposure of vienna.

its a matter of preferences, so yes, there is a question
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on January 22, 2014, 04:58:39 PM
If I hire a driver would I have enough time in Vienna?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on January 22, 2014, 08:48:01 PM
Absolutely but it will be pricy
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on February 06, 2014, 01:57:11 PM
http://www.yeckes.com/
Did you use him?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 06, 2014, 03:10:52 PM
Did you use him?
if you are referring to the driver, no i did not use him, i rented a car and did it myself
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on February 06, 2014, 03:15:40 PM
if you are referring to the driver, no i did not use him, i rented a car and did it myself
Thank you.
Thinking about using him. Do you now anyone who used him? Were they satisfied? Reasonably priced?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 06, 2014, 03:32:23 PM
Thank you.
Thinking about using him. Do you now anyone who used him? Were they satisfied? Reasonably priced?
i dont
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: David B on March 28, 2014, 07:45:15 AM
Anyone know if the much publicized (in 2011) Kosher vending machines are still there in the FRA airport?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on March 28, 2014, 08:29:01 AM
is 6 hour stopover enough time for worms and/or mainz? I already have gone to michelstadt and frankfurt..tia
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 28, 2014, 04:31:14 PM
Drive to Worms is 1 hour.
Consider spending there an hour.
So total time is 3 hours out of airport.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 28, 2014, 04:32:09 PM
http://www.yeckes.com/
highly recommended.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: David B on March 30, 2014, 11:45:46 AM
Anyone know if the much publicized (in 2011) Kosher vending machines are still there in the FRA airport?

Bump...anyone??  Alternatively, is there other Kosher food now available in the airport?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ual902 on April 12, 2014, 09:08:23 PM
Has anyone rented the  porsche as part of the LH F deal and go to Rashi museum in worms? Looks like the porsche deal is only for 3 hours, if you have done the Porche deal where have you gone?, looks very tempting and what better way to go to mekomos hakdoishem in style then with a porsche.
What time does the rashi museum open? My flight arrives from JFK at 530am and departs to HND @620PM  but would like to spend the day in the FCT.

More about the porsche deal:
http://thepointsguy.com/2014/01/tips-for-maximizing-lufthansa-porsche-rentals-in-frankfurt/
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on April 13, 2014, 01:45:45 PM
Has anyone rented the  porsche as part of the LH F deal and go to Rashi museum in worms? Looks like the porsche deal is only for 3 hours, if you have done the Porche deal where have you gone?, looks very tempting and what better way to go to mekomos hakdoishem in style then with a porsche.
What time does the rashi museum open? My flight arrives from JFK at 530am and departs to HND @620PM  but would like to spend the day in the FCT.

More about the porsche deal:
http://thepointsguy.com/2014/01/tips-for-maximizing-lufthansa-porsche-rentals-in-frankfurt/
DDF user mclovin recently did the porsche rental. PM him for details.

I think 3 hours is perfectly good.
FRA to Worms is a 1 hour drive, and no need to spend in Worms more than 1 hour. So that leaves you with an hour to drive back to the airport.

Rashi museum is open from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 13, 2014, 01:49:08 PM

FRA to Worms is a 1 hour drive
even with a Porsche? :D
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on April 13, 2014, 01:52:49 PM
even with a Porsche? :D
Not into these things so I didn't bother trying it.

I'm not cool.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 14, 2014, 02:08:38 PM
porsche was awesome, if you have the opportunity, take it
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 14, 2014, 02:09:20 PM
highly recommended.
although the info on mainz is outdated. if anyone needs, i have current info
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on April 14, 2014, 02:10:37 PM
porsche was awesome, if you have the opportunity, take it
How long were you out with the porsche? 150 KM doesn't seem like it would take all that long.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on April 14, 2014, 02:39:35 PM
How long were you out with the porsche? 150 KM doesn't seem like it would take all that long.
Especially on the autobahn...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 14, 2014, 02:42:10 PM
How long were you out with the porsche? 150 KM doesn't seem like it would take all that long.
i had unlimited km and for a full day (only used it for about 6 hrs though)
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on April 17, 2014, 10:28:01 PM
although the info on mainz is outdated. if anyone needs, i have current info
What exactly is outdated?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 20, 2014, 06:25:36 AM
What exactly is outdated?
the info on obtaining the key
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Moshe90 on June 30, 2014, 04:07:30 PM

there are three cemeteries in Frankfurt.
the current one, the 'old one' and the 'really old one'.
the really old one is across the street from the jewish museum which has the key and will open it up for you.
buried there is rav nosson adler (the rebbi of the csam sofer) the penei yehosua, the csam sofers mother (youll see it next to a tree with rocks and candles) and others. 
 in the 'old cemetary' the old stoliner rebbe, rav Sampson Raphael Hirsch and others are buried there.
and the current one,i dont believe there is anyone 'famous' buried there but is used by the current community
the last time i was there was a couple of years ago so i hope i still remember everything!
which of the three cemeteries is the closest to fra airport?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Moshe90 on July 01, 2014, 09:29:13 AM

The bal shem Michelstadt is about 1.5 hour drive from the airport.

If you pm me, I can give you some tips on how to activate yeshuos over there.
just arrived here from the airport. It's 55 min drive
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on July 01, 2014, 09:45:22 AM
just arrived here from the airport. It's 55 min drive
Nice, they either moved the grave, the airport, you were speeding, or the guy that told me about it got lost.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on July 01, 2014, 02:02:59 PM
Nice, they either moved the grave, the airport, you were speeding, or the guy that told me about it got lost.
lol
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Moshe90 on July 15, 2014, 09:33:18 PM

Nice, they either moved the grave, the airport, you were speeding, or the guy that told me about it got lost.
going Tom again, will set a timer again😊
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on July 15, 2014, 10:16:51 PM
just arrived here from the airport. It's 55 min drive

+1 I made it in that time frame too. I have to admit that I was going 200kmh on the autobahn.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Moshe90 on July 16, 2014, 09:46:32 AM

going Tom again, will set a timer again😊
yup, took me 57 min
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on September 23, 2014, 02:14:57 PM
Does anyone know if the old cemetery in Frankfurt has opening hours? Or do you always have to go get the key by the museum?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: yoruel on September 23, 2014, 05:18:24 PM
IIRC you need to get the keys. Some people I know climbed over wall.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on September 23, 2014, 06:50:08 PM
IIRC you need to get the keys. Some people I know climbed over wall.
I would climb, just afraid  I'll get arrested
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on September 28, 2014, 11:49:30 AM
Does anyone know if there is Cholov Yisrael in Frankfurt? And a Cholov Yisrael restaurant?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on September 28, 2014, 12:21:23 PM
Would anyone have?
A. The address of the ba'al shem of michelstadt
B. Wurtzberg
C. Mainz
D. Worms
What is in Wurtzberg? Jewish cemetery? History?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: zow on November 02, 2014, 07:02:15 PM
Hi,
Wife and I will have 6-hour layover in FRA in August.
Flying LH but in Economy ( :-[), so I guess we can't access the LH FCT (or FCL).
Questions:
1. We have Lounge Club passes. Is the LuxxLounge (Terminal 1) decent (one poster said it was not).
2. Should we venture out of the airport and, if so, ...
  a. Do the 3-hour Porsche rental or
  b. Get the driver to take us for a tour or
  c. Take the public transportation into and out of the City?
3. Are there any reliable kosher options in Frankfurt at this point? (I have read the news about Rabbi Klein).

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on November 03, 2014, 02:52:26 PM
Hi,
Wife and I will have 6-hour layover in FRA in August.
Flying LH but in Economy ( :-[), so I guess we can't access the LH FCT (or FCL).
Questions:
1. We have Lounge Club passes. Is the LuxxLounge (Terminal 1) decent (one poster said it was not).
2. Should we venture out of the airport and, if so, ...
  a. Do the 3-hour Porsche rental or
  b. Get the driver to take us for a tour or
  c. Take the public transportation into and out of the City?
3. Are there any reliable kosher options in Frankfurt at this point? (I have read the news about Rabbi Klein).

Thanks in advance.
Option 1.B
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: zow on November 04, 2014, 10:47:03 PM
Option 1.B
Thank you.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on November 09, 2014, 08:28:43 AM
I'm planing a stop over in Frankfurt, how long do I need to get out of the airport passport control and all, get down to Mainz to the maharam and back rechecking in for next flight? Is the bais olem open or do i need to contact someone?
Thanks
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: bubble347 on November 09, 2014, 08:37:35 AM
I'm planing a stop over in Frankfurt, how long do I need to get out of the airport passport control and all, get down to Mainz to the maharam and back rechecking in for next flight? Is the bais olem open or do i need to contact someone?
Thanks
I had a 4 hour stopover and it was plenty. IIRC our driver had the keys to the bais olam.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on November 09, 2014, 08:44:40 AM
I had a 4 hour stopover and it was plenty. IIRC our driver had the keys to the bais olam.
How do I get hold of ur driver?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: bubble347 on November 09, 2014, 08:48:07 AM
How do I get hold of ur driver?
I was there about ten years ago I have no idea how to contact him. Perhaps try the shliach he is a friendly man and would possibly be able to advise you.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on November 09, 2014, 09:16:40 AM
How do I get hold of ur driver?

He is the guy everybody uses and knows his stuff http://www.jewishtraveladvisor.com/jewish-tour-guide-dt.php?tn=Yoram Inbar&ac=Frankfurt/Main&tourid=74

He is very expensive though and I rented a car and did ball shem one own. 4 hours is tight though and he'll advise what to do.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on November 09, 2014, 09:26:44 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: zandray35 on November 09, 2014, 09:27:12 AM
I was there about ten years ago I have no idea how to contact him. Perhaps try the shliach he is a friendly man and would possibly be able to advise you.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on November 10, 2014, 05:53:51 PM
How do I get hold of ur driver?

http://www.yeckes.com/

He's very good.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: joeberg on November 11, 2014, 09:32:37 AM
He's very good.
+1
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on December 23, 2014, 09:53:45 AM
Will I make it with a 1 hour 15 minutes connection in FRA on a LH inter-european flight?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: David B on December 23, 2014, 09:56:11 AM
Will I make it with a 1 hour 15 minutes connection in FRA on a LH inter-european flight?

The Germans are pretty darn efficient...do you mean 'intra' European?  As in, flying from one European (EU) country to another?  If arriving from the US to FRA, and connecting to a Europe flight, it may be tight.  Intra-Europe (AMS to FRA, connecting to LHR) I wouldn't worry....also, if you're on Lufthansa, there are lots of flights if you miss the first one.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on December 23, 2014, 10:07:16 AM
Yes, intra european flight on LH metal.
There is only one connecting flight that day and I don't want to miss it.
Hope your right.
Thanks
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on February 16, 2015, 02:27:13 PM
Does anyone know if the old cemetery in Frankfurt has opening hours? Or do you always have to go get the key by the museum?
Did you go yet? and did you find out some info?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 16, 2015, 02:39:15 PM
Did you go yet? and did you find out some info?
pretty sure you always need to get the key
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on February 16, 2015, 02:40:31 PM
pretty sure you always need to get the key
And what are the hours to have access to the key?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on February 16, 2015, 10:25:09 PM
And what are the hours to have access to the key?
IIRC 4pm.
I jumped the wall (5') once after hours.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 17, 2015, 12:07:01 AM
And what are the hours to have access to the key?
i just checked the website and its currently closed for renovation. you might want to email the other museum (they are affiliated) and see what the current arrangement is. info@juedischesmuseum.de

Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on March 08, 2015, 08:19:07 PM
I see online that the airport shul is before security. Do I go through that security on a layover or I will need leave in order to access the shul?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on March 09, 2015, 07:43:18 AM
I see online that the airport shul is before security. Do I go through that security on a layover or I will need leave in order to access the shul?
Need to leave
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Srsy on March 11, 2015, 08:41:49 AM
We have a 3 hour stopover in Frankfurt.  Anything to do in the airport?   How much time do I need if we walk to the Luxx Lounge?  Do they offer kosher food?  Any kosher food in the airport?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Matovu on March 11, 2015, 09:02:57 AM
Need to leave
What does need to leave mean ?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: JoeCha on March 11, 2015, 09:43:33 AM
You do not need to leave the airport.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: MC on March 11, 2015, 09:45:30 AM

We have a 3 hour stopover in Frankfurt.  Anything to do in the airport?   How much time do I need if we walk to the Luxx Lounge?  Do they offer kosher food?  Any kosher food in the airport?
The timing will depend on which terminal you're landing in, but FRA is pretty big. It took me longer than I expected to walk to the lounge. Bear in mind that it is landside so you will have to go through security to get back to your terminal.
As of last month, there were fruits and drinks (in terms of kosher food).
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Srsy on March 11, 2015, 09:49:08 PM
In Terminal 2 I have access to Sky Lounge.  I would assume that it would be a longer walk.  I believe so am landing in terminal 1 and leaving in terminal 1.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: chff on March 11, 2015, 10:01:51 PM
A simple google search "kosher food Frankfurt airport" will result showing you about options in result 2,3,4,6
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Srsy on March 17, 2015, 07:18:28 AM
Sorry I didn't see any current posts except for 2011
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on June 29, 2015, 02:20:46 PM
I have an 8 hr layover in two weeks. It is on a Monday so it seems like museum and restaurant are closed (in Frankfurt, worms, mainz). Is there any other way to get the keys to the beis hakvaros?

Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on June 30, 2015, 02:17:48 PM
I have an 8 hr layover in two weeks. It is on a Monday so it seems like museum and restaurant are closed (in Frankfurt, worms, mainz). Is there any other way to get the keys to the beis hakvaros?

Jewish drivers should have access (used be to "both" as there were 2. No clue how the current situation is)
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on June 30, 2015, 04:12:50 PM
Jewish drivers should have access (used be to "both" as there were 2. No clue how the current situation is)
Seems like the drivers are expensive. esp if I wanna go 2 worms too.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 05, 2015, 01:48:53 PM
Is the cemetery in Worms opened even on a Monday (when the museum is closed)? How is it accessed?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 05, 2015, 02:03:53 PM
Is the cemetery in Worms opened even on a Monday (when the museum is closed)? How is it accessed?
it is not adjacent to the museum, you must drive there
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 05, 2015, 02:25:33 PM
Yes. But is it locked? Or open to public
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 05, 2015, 03:42:17 PM
Yes. But is it locked? Or open to public
its generally open to the public, but its possible they lock it up at night
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on July 06, 2015, 07:52:29 PM
Anyone have a number of a driver?

Anyone ever tried yeckes.com?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 06, 2015, 09:40:08 PM
 He was recommended up the thread.  Email him and he will call you. Very expensive. I think 250 euro for Frankfurt, 100 euro for each additional city. When are you going to be there?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on July 06, 2015, 09:45:07 PM
Not much cheaper than Yeckes.com who wanted €500 for approx 8 hours.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 06, 2015, 09:48:35 PM
Your not gonna be there Monday July 13th by any chance?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on July 06, 2015, 10:01:02 PM
No. Beginning of August.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 06, 2015, 10:14:20 PM
Bummer. Would love to split it. I think I will wind up renting a car
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 07, 2015, 04:12:25 AM
I think I will wind up renting a car
smart decision
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on July 08, 2015, 05:17:26 PM
Your not gonna be there Monday July 13th by any chance?
Big posibility that I will be for a 4 and half hour stop on monday in Frankfurt
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 08, 2015, 05:46:00 PM
When would you be landing
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 08, 2015, 05:47:45 PM
I have 8hrs but keep me posted
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on July 08, 2015, 06:05:07 PM
I have 8hrs but keep me posted
Is there any kosher options?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on July 27, 2015, 01:11:38 AM
Thinking of doing FCO-FRA on Tue night and leaving FRA Wed 1:20 pm. Anything to do Wed morning in FRA? If not I can just do FCO-FRA-NYC Wed morning.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 27, 2015, 04:40:11 PM
Thinking of doing FCO-FRA on Tue night and leaving FRA Wed 1:20 pm. Anything to do Wed morning in FRA? If not I can just do FCO-FRA-NYC Wed morning.
You can do kevorim
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on July 27, 2015, 04:47:28 PM
Arriving 8:55 am and leaving 1:20 pm. Will I have time to rent out a porche and do the rashi place?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 27, 2015, 04:58:08 PM
Landing at 8:55am means you won't get to FCT before 9:30 at the earliest.

Unless you can confirm via FCT/Avis ahead of time, it'll take them some time to get the Porsche ready which will only happen once you arrive at 9:30.  Even if you're super lucky, I don't see you departing FRA in the Porsche before 10:30. That mean you'll safely have 90 mins or so. I don't see that being enough time.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 27, 2015, 04:59:49 PM
  Took me round 45 -50 minutes each way to worms. But I didn't have a Porsche
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on August 01, 2015, 08:19:49 PM
So I am overnighting in FRA and my flight out of FRA is 1:20 pm the following day. I have to be back in the airport at least 11 pm to check out the FCT etc.
What would you guys recommend? Where should I stay overnight? Where to eat breakfast? and and what to do there in the morning. Other than Kevarim it look like Warms and Rashi museum is the must see. Anything else? (I can switch to the 5:10 pm flight if need be)

This trip is for this week so I would appreciate an informative response ASAP. Thanks.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on August 02, 2015, 05:22:36 PM
So I am overnighting in FRA and my flight out of FRA is 1:20 pm the following day. I have to be back in the airport at least 11 pm to check out the FCT etc.
What would you guys recommend? Where should I stay overnight? Where to eat breakfast? and and what to do there in the morning. Other than Kevarim it look like Warms and Rashi museum is the must see. Anything else? (I can switch to the 5:10 pm flight if need be)

This trip is for this week so I would appreciate an informative response ASAP. Thanks.
BUMP
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: harrym on August 02, 2015, 06:32:45 PM
BUMP
Looks like the experts are all on vacation.

Don't think there's much more besides for kevarim and worms. Note that there are 2 cemeteries in Frankfurt the new and the old. You can also go to Mainz where the Maharam M'irotenburg is buried. Lots make it a priority to visit the Bal Shem in Michelsdadt as well.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on August 02, 2015, 06:52:45 PM
What exactly is there to see on worms? The Porsche I'm renting only gives me 150 km will it be enough?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on August 02, 2015, 07:27:28 PM
Mapquest. You don't have a lot of time. In Worma there is an old cemetery the maharam is right at entrance and the Chavos yair and the maharil are down towards the far end. There is a map of important kevarim when you come in. Make sure you have some coins for parking. The Rashi shul, mikvah, museum are all right next to each other I parked on hinter judengasse.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on August 02, 2015, 07:37:32 PM
This is the directions to Worms via google. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Frankfurt+Airport+Terminal+1,+60549+Frankfurt+am+Main,+Germany/Hintere+Judengasse+6,+67547+Worms,+Germany/@49.8018998,8.1942339,10z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x47bd0ac11a3195d1:0xd7ff43f06887a2f6!2m2!1d8.5730588!2d50.0487362!1m5!1m1!1s0x47962c80138537a3:0xf7a84e8e2b277189!2m2!1d8.3662828!2d49.6333682!3e0

Do I get to use the autobahn on the way?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on August 02, 2015, 07:40:17 PM
I used GPS so I'm not sure exactly the route I took but there were definitely areas with no speed limit. I was going over 100 mph and had people passing me in the left lane
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on August 02, 2015, 07:47:31 PM
Final call. Which hotel to use near the airport?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on August 19, 2015, 01:09:39 AM
Im landing in Frankfurt at 11:35 am and taking off to TLV at 5:55pm. What is the protocol when exiting the airplane? What do I do after I get off of the airplane? Do I have to go through customs? Will I have a few hours to go out of the airport and check out the city?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 23, 2015, 12:58:10 PM
You can also go to Mainz where the Maharam M'irotenburg is buried.
mahram mirutenburg is actually in worms. r' gershom and r' yaakov ben yakar are in mainz
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: dunoff88 on January 28, 2016, 05:08:45 PM
Does anyone know open hours for the West End Synagogue in Frankfurt and the old cemetery?
Does anyone know hours for the cemetery in Michelstadt?
Also I see Sohar is closed on Mondays.  Is there any place to eat on Monday?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Joel42 on May 03, 2016, 09:03:08 AM
I'll be in Frankfurt Monday / May 9th.
Anyone going to be there?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: srf60 on May 03, 2016, 10:52:20 AM
I'll be in Frankfurt Monday / May 9th.
Anyone going to be there?
Landing in FRA on the 10th.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Joel42 on May 03, 2016, 10:52:47 PM
Landing in FRA on the 10th.
Looking to arrange a car on the 9th, BTW are you going around to Kvorim? How? I'm by myself and can't decide if I should rent a car or pay for a driver
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 04, 2016, 02:40:49 AM
Any kevorim recommended with the Porsche? I have approx 3 hours
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 04, 2016, 03:10:04 AM
Any kevorim recommended with the Porsche? I have approx 3 hours
The old cemetery in worms near Rashi shul.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: srf60 on May 04, 2016, 09:02:37 AM
Looking to arrange a car on the 9th, BTW are you going around to Kvorim? How? I'm by myself and can't decide if I should rent a car or pay for a driver
I'm meeting up with a group in Budapest. Sorry
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: elya on May 05, 2016, 01:02:14 AM
Any kevorim recommended with the Porsche? I have approx 3 hours
Baal Shem of Michelstadt (in Michelstadt) is about a half hour drive iirc.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on May 05, 2016, 08:34:50 AM
Any kevorim recommended with the Porsche? I have approx 3 hours
Baal Shem of Michelstadt (in Michelstadt) is about a half hour drive iirc.

Took me close to an hour. Maybe just visit the cemetery in Frankfurt.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: srf60 on May 09, 2016, 10:54:15 AM
Anyone have the address for the Baal Shem of michelstadt, that I can put into GPS?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 09, 2016, 11:04:46 AM
Anyone have the address for the Baal Shem of michelstadt, that I can put into GPS?
Check the last post in this thread.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59097.0
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: srf60 on May 09, 2016, 02:22:32 PM
Check the last post in this thread.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59097.0
That's amazing! Thx
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 09, 2016, 02:28:53 PM
That's amazing! Thx
They had the one you wanted?

Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: srf60 on May 09, 2016, 09:59:08 PM
They had the one you wanted?
Most of it
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on May 11, 2016, 05:18:56 PM
I have an overnight in FRA at an airport hotel. Is Sohar the only food option?

Uber doesn't exist and it seems a cab is skyhigh for the short ride from the airport.

TIA
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2016, 10:34:20 AM
Anyone going to be in FRA on 5/25?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on June 09, 2016, 10:05:31 PM
Without reading through this whole thread, and seeing that there's no WIKI, I was kind of hoping someone can do the homework for me (cough, cough TimT).

I have a whole day layover and would like to know what to do. Any places to eat? Any must see things?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: zow on June 09, 2016, 10:52:00 PM
Without reading through this whole thread, and seeing that there's no WIKI, I was kind of hoping someone can do the homework for me (cough, cough TimT).

I have a whole day layover and would like to know what to do. Any places to eat? Any must see things?
We had an unexpected layover last summer. Stayed at the airport Sheraton.  Lucky has reviewed it recently.  We took the train into the city. Train is right at the hotel, which itself is right at the airport.  Don't remember exactly where we took it (sorry) but ended up along the river, where we walked, stopped at cafe/bar, had a few tall ones, and then called it a night.  :)
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on June 10, 2016, 07:06:13 AM
So after reading through this thread, seems like all there is to do is visiting the dead.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: ygift on August 07, 2016, 12:53:25 PM
I have a layover on August 31 in Frankfurt. Looking for 1 - 3 people to share a service to go to michelstatdt & worms.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on February 13, 2017, 08:46:30 PM
So I am overnighting in FRA and my flight out of FRA is 1:20 pm the following day. I have to be back in the airport at least 11 pm to check out the FCT etc.
What would you guys recommend? Where should I stay overnight? Where to eat breakfast? and and what to do there in the morning. Other than Kevarim it look like Warms and Rashi museum is the must see. Anything else? (I can switch to the 5:10 pm flight if need be)

This trip is for this week so I would appreciate an informative response ASAP. Thanks.
What did you end up doing?
I have a 12 hr. overnight layover in FRA
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on February 14, 2017, 01:49:37 AM
What did you end up doing?
I have a 12 hr. overnight layover in FRA
Flying LH F?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on February 14, 2017, 07:09:02 AM
Flying LH F?
No
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on March 09, 2017, 12:35:18 PM
Is 5h 50min enough of a layover to enjoy FCT and see rashi?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: em0616 on March 09, 2017, 05:52:03 PM
Is 5h 50min enough of a layover to enjoy FCT and see rashi?

From Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to city center takes about 11 minutes by IC train (intercity), and 22 minutes by S-Bahn (urban rail).
If you want to go to Worms, to see the Rashi Synogogue (11th century, but rebuilt in 1961) - it would be about about an hour and
10 minutes by train. By car it's about 45 minutes if there no traffic. If you are flying on to a non-Schengen country, e.g. the US,
ensure that you arrive back at the airport about 90 minutes prior, as you have to go through passport control, and a couple of security
clearances.

Also, note, Rashi was buried in Troyes, France, albeit the exact location in the cemetery is unknown. Troyes is about 500km away from Frankfurt.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: elya on March 10, 2017, 02:43:13 AM
If you are flying on to a non-Schengen country, e.g. the US,
ensure that you arrive back at the airport about 90 minutes prior, as you have to go through passport control, and a couple of security
clearances.
That should all take under 5 minutes, as he mentioned he is flying F. The FCT has its own passport control and security.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Kachnik on March 10, 2017, 04:32:45 PM
Its Sohar, if you ever see a meal from Stogel I would really consider it twice before eating it!
Why? its kosher l'Pesach all year round, my Rav said I could leave it around my dog when he has a fast day
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on March 24, 2017, 12:57:52 PM
Any recommendations for a hotel for Sunday night (3/26) preferably near the Airport,needs to be close to a minyan shachris have a flight out at 11am.

Also Is there any kosher food to be had in the airport area or at one of the lounges? (*G and PP)
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on March 24, 2017, 01:10:06 PM
Any recommendations for a hotel for Sunday night (3/26) preferably near the Airport,needs to be close to a minyan shachris have a flight out at 11am.

Also Is there any kosher food to be had in the airport area or at one of the lounges? (*G and PP)
FCT
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on March 24, 2017, 01:11:07 PM
FCT
:-[ if only
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: mar3l on April 23, 2017, 02:02:25 PM
anyone gonna be in frankfurt airport on the 5/1 ? also I have apx 8 hrs, start the recommendations. It the train to worms overground or underground?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: em0616 on April 24, 2017, 02:01:16 PM
anyone gonna be in frankfurt airport on the 5/1 ? also I have apx 8 hrs, start the recommendations. It the train to worms overground or underground?

Above ground... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_rail_in_Germany
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on May 07, 2017, 08:02:54 PM
Anyone has the address of Baal Shem of michelstadt and  and can i do it with a 6 hour stop flying buisness?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: srf60 on May 08, 2017, 01:02:14 AM
Anyone has the address of Baal Shem of michelstadt and  and can i do it with a 6 hour stop flying buisness?
Am Stadion 11, 64720 Michelstadt, Germany.
I did it last year on a 6 hr stop over.
Landed , rented a car (porche, with LH F) about an hr each way, plus 1 hr there, even had a minyan mincha. Then went straight to FCT, where they took the car for return.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on May 08, 2017, 08:35:17 AM
Am Stadion 11, 64720 Michelstadt, Germany.
I did it last year on a 6 hr stop over.
Landed , rented a car (porche, with LH F) about an hr each way, plus 1 hr there, even had a minyan mincha. Then went straight to FCT, where they took the car for return.


how much time before my flight I have to be in the airport if I fly business ?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: srf60 on May 08, 2017, 02:17:03 PM
how much time before my flight I have to be in the airport if I fly business ?
Without luggage?
Max 1.5 hrs I think.
Probably less...
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Saulius on May 08, 2017, 04:22:06 PM
Without luggage?
Max 1.5 hrs I think.
Probably less...

Depends on where you are flying to. Within Europe, 30 minutes before is sufficient for Business Class.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: solreis263@gmail.com on July 12, 2017, 12:56:24 AM
Hi,

We will be in Frankfurt for a 9 hour layover on 8/15/17.
Any suggestions for a driver to take us to kevorim?
Are kosher restaurants reliable?
If we rent a car where can we get the keys to kevorim -we would like to go to Baal Shem Michelstat and would need the keys there too.

Any other suggestions.

Thank you
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: cholent on July 12, 2017, 01:17:14 AM
Hi,

We will be in Frankfurt for a 9 hour layover on 8/15/17.
Any suggestions for a driver to take us to kevorim?
Are kosher restaurants reliable?
If we rent a car where can we get the keys to kevorim -we would like to go to Baal Shem Michelstat and would need the keys there too.

Any other suggestions.

Thank you

Ditto to the above, with an 8 hr layover on 8.7
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Saulius on July 12, 2017, 03:47:42 AM
Ditto to the above, with an 8 hr layover on 8.7

I don't remember ever needing keys for Ba'al Shem Michelstadt in the recent years, and the kever is visited daily, as whenever I am there, I always see lit candles.  The Yahrzeit is on 3rd of Tishrei,  (Fast of Gedaliah), and during that week draws tons of visitors. If the gate would be closed, it's easy to jump over, or one can get the keys from the public swimming pool office which is situated right opposite the cemetery.

Also to see in Michelstadt, is the Synagogue, Mauerstraße 19. Also Lichtigfeld Museum Mauerstraße 7 (former synagogue). The house where the Ba'al Shem lived is at Erbacherstraße 12.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: cholent on July 12, 2017, 03:48:40 AM
I don't remember ever needing keys for Ba'al Shem Michelstadt in the recent years, and the kever is visited daily, as whenever I am there, I always see lit candles.  The Yahrzeit is on 3rd of Tishrei,  (Fast of Gedaliah), and during that week draws tons of visitors. If the gate would be closed, it's easy to jump over, or one can get the keys from the public swimming pool office which is situated right opposite the cemetery.

Also to see in Michelstadt, is the Synagogue, Mauerstraße 19. Also Lichtigfeld Museum Mauerstraße 7 (former synagogue). The house where the Ba'al Shem lived is at Erbacherstraße 12.
BH I'm now down to a four hour layover. That is too short to go to michelstadt I would assume?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Saulius on July 12, 2017, 04:05:35 AM
BH I'm now down to a four hour layover. That is too short to go to michelstadt I would assume?

It's a 75km (47 miles) drive from the airport and should take an hour at the most to get there.

Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: travel agent on September 06, 2017, 09:30:28 AM
for those looking for sightseeing & not for kevorim, there is a big zoo, not far from the shul in Frankfurt.

http://www.zoo-frankfurt.de/index.php?id=293
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: johnshek on September 25, 2017, 02:52:16 PM
I have a 11 hour stopover this Wed in frankfurt. Anyone here goring to be there at the same time?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: henche on October 01, 2017, 11:46:53 AM
I'll be there tomorrow morning for 4 hrs. What can I eat in airport? Any priority pass lounge?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: johnshek on October 01, 2017, 05:38:40 PM
I'll be there tomorrow morning for 4 hrs. What can I eat in airport? Any priority pass lounge?
Not sure about food. The luxx lounge in terminal 1 is pretty decent. Has showers even though it's not listed on priority passes site.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: world2see on March 04, 2018, 11:49:34 AM
Have 2 options on way back from Poland this Thursday.

A. 50 minute connection time in J
B. 5 1/2 hour stopover.

Questions-

50 minute transfer time too tight?

Assuming I go for option B, suggestions for kvarim visit within that time?
Was thinking Michelstadt being an hour away is doable. Anywhere else I’d be able to fit in?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: oldguy on July 20, 2018, 01:31:40 AM
I'm traveling in J with a 4 hour stop in FRA continuing on to KBP.
Is that enough time to go out to 1/both cemeteries?
does anybody have the number to a driver?
Where do I get the keys? as far as I understand the Museum open's @10 AM and I'm landing at 5.50 AM and continuing @ 9.55 AM.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Saulius on July 20, 2018, 09:04:13 AM
I'm traveling in J with a 4 hour stop in FRA continuing on to KBP.
Is that enough time to go out to 1/both cemeteries?
does anybody have the number to a driver?
Where do I get the keys? as far as I understand the Museum open's @10 AM and I'm landing at 5.50 AM and continuing @ 9.55 AM.
Thanks in advance for any help!

As long as you arrive on time, and if you are not an EU citizen, immigration lines can be long. If your continuing flight is operated by Lufthansa, 
you can go on the fast track security line if flying in J. I missed a connecting flight with Turkish in FRA a few months ago, because the line was too long.

The cemeteries are about 3.5km apart. I managed without keys, I climbed over the gate/wall. The other cemetery on Rat-Beil-Straße opens at 0800,
(closed on Sundays), and Battonnstraße which opens at 1000 is opened on Sundays but closed on Monday.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: oldguy on July 20, 2018, 11:09:45 AM
As long as you arrive on time, and if you are not an EU citizen, immigration lines can be long. If your continuing flight is operated by Lufthansa, 
you can go on the fast track security line if flying in J. I missed a connecting flight with Turkish in FRA a few months ago, because the line was too long.

The cemeteries are about 3.5km apart. I managed without keys, I climbed over the gate/wall. The other cemetery on Rat-Beil-Straße opens at 0800,
(closed on Sundays), and Battonnstraße which opens at 1000 is opened on Sundays but closed on Monday.

TY!
the connecting flight is going with LH in fake J. does that count?
Also does anybody have the contact info of a good driver?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on July 22, 2018, 10:31:24 AM
X post
What power adapter do I need for Germany? Type F? Type C?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Saulius on July 22, 2018, 10:43:49 AM
X post
What power adapter do I need for Germany? Type F? Type C?

Type F. Type C fits into a Type F socket.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on July 22, 2018, 11:00:28 AM
Type F. Type C fits into a Type F socket.
So wouldn't I want c in case it's a c socket? F won't fit in c?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: DanH on August 09, 2018, 06:23:30 AM
Any place to find kosher food? Or/and a shul?
No wiki :(
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Saulius on August 09, 2018, 06:35:40 AM
So wouldn't I want c in case it's a c socket? F won't fit in c?

From: https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/53756/power-adapter-for-europe-type-c-or-type-e-f

"Using a type C adapter would work on any case, as it has the same separation (19mm between the center of each pin) but thinner pins (4m vs 4.8mm). The only con is that it would fit a bit looser and will be easier to unplug it accidentally."
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on August 09, 2018, 09:41:08 AM
Any place to find kosher food? Or/and a shul?
No wiki :(
http://sohars-restaurant.com/en/
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: shalumov on September 28, 2018, 01:44:56 PM
http://sohars-restaurant.com/en/

It looks like they are closed on Monday and will be there on Monday only - any other kosher place in Frankfurt? Maybe there is a kosher grocery store?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on September 28, 2018, 02:36:35 PM
It looks like they are closed on Monday and will be there on Monday only - any other kosher place in Frankfurt? Maybe there is a kosher grocery store?
Nope. I brought food with me and heated in hotel
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 04, 2019, 01:21:47 PM
According to Dan's post on Dansdeals, Sohar isn't recommended anymore???

Are there any other kosher places? Dairy or Meat?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 08, 2019, 06:14:35 AM
Just got a list from Chabad and Sohar is still on it.

Any input from DDF?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 14, 2019, 11:11:10 PM
According to Dan's post on Dansdeals, Sohar isn't recommended anymore???

Are there any other kosher places? Dairy or Meat?
Bump? Going in a couple of days.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on July 14, 2019, 11:18:07 PM
Bump? Going in a couple of days.

AYLOR, it's complicated.

See this (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=101321.0) thread.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 28, 2019, 10:10:08 AM
Where do I make a copy of the key? I'm pulling up soon.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 28, 2019, 10:26:09 AM
Also, any instructions on where the gedoilim are located?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Yammer on July 28, 2019, 11:25:23 AM
Also, any instructions on where the gedoilim are located?
Beis hachaim.

Download the Nesiya Tova App

https://nesiyatova.com/
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 28, 2019, 11:35:38 AM
Found them.

1st, the museum was very nice. Rushed me straight to information desk and exchanged my license for a key. (Figured worst case I can get a new one back home)

It was pouring and they lent us umbrellas.

To get to the Rabunim you walk towards the far right corner from the door. There is a small section with the kevorim.

Between the entrance and that section, off to right side, is a Matzeiva of the Chasam Sofer's mother. It is the approximate location of her grave.

The Nesia Tova app only tells you who is in  the cemetery. It doesn't give individual locations.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: kosherjid on July 28, 2019, 12:53:15 PM
Also, any instructions on where the gedoilim are located?

Short lectures on the gedoilim buried in Frankfurt:

https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87754    Pri Megadim
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87610    Maharash"shach and the hole that leads to the kever of Moishe Rabeinu
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87595    Shev Yaakov
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87583    Nesher Haggadol
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87565    Maharam Schiff
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87546    Rav Shamshon Rafael Hirsch
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87582    Pnei Yehoshua
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87593    Haflaah
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87631    Rav Avraham Broide
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87627    Rav Yosef Shlomo
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87611    Tzadeikes Raizel, Mother of the Chasam Sofer
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87467    Yenukah of Stolin
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87490    Mateh Levi



Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 28, 2019, 06:11:56 PM
Short lectures on the gedoilim buried in Frankfurt:

https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87754    Pri Megadim
He is buried in Slubice, Poland
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on July 29, 2019, 12:13:11 AM
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=87754    Pri Megadim

He's buried in the other Frankfurt (an Oder), on the Polish border. Didn't check the others in the list, but I suspect many others also.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: kosherjid on July 29, 2019, 02:50:05 PM
https://www.dw.com/en/germany-boy-dies-after-being-pushed-in-front-of-train/a-49785190

Talking of Frankfurt.  This happened at the train Station.
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 29, 2019, 04:07:40 PM
I wonder if that ever happened in a different city
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: yoelkon on August 06, 2019, 05:04:31 PM
Can anyone recommend a driver in Frankfurt?
Title: Re: Frankfurt Master Thread
Post by: Deals Fan on December 04, 2019, 02:07:42 PM
Benny +491776136137

Great Guy!! Knows the roads and all the places you need.