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Frankfurt Super Saver: City Highlights Tour plus Rhine Valley Cruise and Wine Tasting
"Frankfurt City Highlights Tour (10am)Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Frankfurt by double-decker bus showing you the many facets of the city including its mix of Baroque and modern architecture lively plazas and impressive skyscrapers. Listen to your audio guide as you cruise through the Museumsufer (Museum Embankment) and the sleek European banking center marked by tall skyscrapers that characterize the city's imposing skyline. See the European Central Bank the Stock Exchange the Old Opera House and Goethe House the former home of 18th-century literary genius Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.Admire the Romer town hall
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Private Tour: Frankfurt City Highlights
"Meet your driver also your expert guide outside your centrally located Frankfurt hotel to begin your private 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of Frankfurt’s most impressive landmarks and sites. From the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle soak up impressive views of Frankfurt’s top attractions as you journey through the one-time coronation city of the German emperors. Make your first stop at the Römer in Frankfurt’s Old Town. The Römer is a medieval building that has served as the pastel facades. Look out for St Paul’s Church which served as the seat of the very first freely elected German parliament and Frankfurt Cathedral before continuing to Old Sachsenhausen. As you wander through the district's narrow cobblestone lanes that are lined with quaint
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Frankfurt Layover Private Sightseeing Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transport
"After pickup from the Frankfurt airport by your guide your private layover tour begins at Frankfurt Central Train Station (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof) just west of the city center. From here your guide will take you across the Friedensbruecke (Peace Bridge) over the River Main and point out Frankfurt's 13 museums along the renowned Museum Embankment.Continue to Old Sachsenhausen a pedestrian district of Frankfurt famed for its lively cafés bars and restaurants where you can embark on a short walk if you wish. Then
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Chicago Meatpackers Tips (7)

Chicago Meatpackers: Across from the stage entrance

This is an American bar and restaurant with an unbeatable location, just across from the stage entrance and offices of the Frankfurt Opera -- the NEW Frankfurt Opera, of course, not the old one. In the photo you can also see the big box that holds the stage machinery at the top of the opera house.

So don't be surprised if I suggest meeting here for a bite to eat before we go to the opera. It's not because of the food so much as for the convenient location and friendly ambiance.

Second photo: The decor has an American Midwest Railroad theme, with lots of old railroad signs and artifacts and even a model train that runs around the restaurant up near the ceiling.

Third photo: Heinz (Madschick) and me at the Chicago Meatpackers. Photo by Christine (tini58de). After the meal, the three of us went across the street to the Frankfurt Opera and saw a matinee performance of Mozart's Magic Flute. Have a look at Christine's travelogue 2007: Magic at the Opera.

Favorite Dish If I were just to give you my own opinion of the food it would sound somewhat lukewarm (the opinion, not the food) since I am not exactly the world's greatest connoisseur of American cuisine even though I come from there, LOL.

Fortunately I had an expert with me recently, namely VT member yooperprof (Chet), who now lives in Marquette, Michigan but originally comes from Kansas City, so he knows about spare ribs, and he says the spare ribs he had here were fine.

After eating here, Chet and I went across the street and saw a performance of the opera Macbeth, not by Verdi but by Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), a Swiss composer who once studied at Dr. Hoch's Conservatory here in Frankfurt. Bloch moved to the United States in 1916. He later became an American citizen and was a professor at the University of California in Berkeley.

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Sep 25, 2012

Chicago Meat Packers: City: American

Right on the edge of the bustling Willy-Brandt-Platz, and opposite the iconic euro symbol of the European bank, in the shade of Frankfurt's finest skyscrapers, is a little bit of America called Chicago Meat Packers. Not surprisingly for a restaurant named after America's most famous meat making city, and one that shoves the word "meat" rudely in between the name of a now defunct basketball team, it serves up a whole load of meat. It specialises in big steaks and burgers, but there are other dishes on the menu, including, which is a surprise for any restaurant in Germany let alone a big meat serving one, vegetarian options.

Even more surprising it has a no smoking section, another rarity in German restaurants.

Favorite Dish The burgers are the best in town: try out the Chili Cheese Burger.

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Jul 13, 2007

Chicago Meatpacker

We enjoyed this place a lot:

the interior is quite unique with all different sorts of train and railway related items, great food (and helpings!!) and friendly service! Plus the location is more than convenient if you want to go to the opera later on - it is just across the street from the New Opera!

Favorite Dish Do have a look at their menue - I find it quite enjoyable!

Heinz and I had potato dishes - both were on the menue as "starters", but we hardly managed to finish them, but we finally succeeded because they were soooooooooooo good! Heinz' choice was potato halves with chicken and spinach and I had potato halves with sour cream and cheese and ham. As I said before: d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!!

Don had hot pasta, which was not really hot but very enjoyable as well (as he mentioned)!

Beer is served in pitchers as well, which I find sooooooooooo American and sooooooooo nice!! But since we were off to three hours of opera, we only had soft drinks!!!

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Jan 24, 2007

Chicago Meatpackers: Decent Place with Trains and Food.

We came here under the recommendation of some German friends. It is not the kind of place I would have walked into on my own but I am glad I did. The food was good. The service although a tad slow due to being so busy was always friendly. It is a pain when 75% of the conversation is in English to find a restaurant but we had a good time here.

Favorite Dish We both had burgers this night. I had mine with bacon, of course. They were a nice size and the fires were very crispy. The nachos though were the hit. They were honestly quite good.

If you're there before 19:00 (7pm) you can get happy hour rates on your drinks and the mai tais were quite nice.

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Mar 13, 2009
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Chicago Meatpackers: Where the City that works eats!

Chicago meatpackers is a example of a good Steakhouse, they offer different cuisines of meats. It is a family restaurant because they offer a meal for kids. This restaurant is found at the center of Frankfurt, Germany. It is a good eating place especially for those people who are tired and exhausted in their work. Chicago Meatpackers is open 24 hours so you cannot miss this place to dine in.

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Jul 26, 2008

Chicago Meatpackers: American burgers in Frankfurt

If you want to catch a glimpse of America in Frankfurt, go to the Chicago Meatpackers. The food is typical American diner food with burgers, steaks, French fries, coleslaw or deserts like pancakes or ice cream (you can find a menu on the web page) – beware of the very large servings!!! The interior is also in American style, as in all the chain restaurants of the Chicago Meatpackers. There are even train tracks right underneath the ceiling, on which a miniature train moves around constantly. There is the usual hubbub of old movie posters and advertising signs on the walls, the decoration surely is plentiful, but I liked it. Service was nice and courteous (we were there on a Saturday afternoon) and the food was delicious. We had burgers which were large and juicy, served with very big French fries. We also had coleslaw which we couldn’t finish as we were too full from the burgers, but the bit we had of the coleslaw was delicious. We first thought the coleslaw was expensive, but you get a very large serving, so you can share it. I’ll definitely go there again, it was just fabulous!

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Jan 29, 2004

Chicago Meatpackers: Sadly one of better choices in Downtown

Sadly when walking around downtown this place caught our eye after stopping to see the Eurobank building and the opera. Of all the places we saw that night this was one of the more lively as this is faint praise when I can say if you dropped me in blind folded I would think I was in a theme bar and grill in some middle sized city in the US other than the Germany football playing on the TV.

Normal beer, wine and cocktails and the menu was straight out of an Applebee's. Service was nice and the music and other customers were not so loud that you could not talk to your companions.

The fact that there was only like 20 restaurants to choose from in Frankfurt says why this place though completely cheesy is worth going to if not for food atleast for drinks.

Favorite Dish did not eat but the beer was good and not too pricey.

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Sep 22, 2010

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Getting to Chicago Meatpackers


Untermainanlage 8, 60329 Frankfurt am Main


  • Sunday 11:30 to 00:00
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