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this year’s CitizenCon will be held on Friday 27th October at the Capitol Theater in Offenbach, near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The Adress is Kaiserstraße 106, 63065 Offenbach. Offenbach is a separate city, but is close-by Frankfurt am Main.
I live near the city and will be there, too. This is a small survival guide for Citizens around the world who will visit for the first time.
First of all, transport. I recommend traveling by train. It’s called S-Bahn and U-Bahn for the local connections. Also tram (Straßenbahn), bus (Buss) and taxi are possible. Here is a map about the important stations and also the website from the RMV, where you can get detailed information about the travel plans:
For the ones who arrive on the airport. FRA is one of the largest airports in the world, so bring some time crossing it. The fastest way to go the capitol from the airport is with the line S8 or S9 with the direction Hanau. Your destination is Offenbach – Ledermuseum. And yes, there is a leather museum in Offenbach.
Please note: You have to buy a ticket before you enter the train. Sometimes a controller will check your ticket and you have to pay 60 €, if you don’t have one. S-Bahn and U-Bahn are driving until circa 1 AM. After this there are night lines per bus.
You can buy your ticket from the bus driver.
Some traditional foods and drinks are Schnitzel with Grüner Soße (Green Sauce) and Apfelwein (Cider). I would recommend German beer.
Some landsmarks you can visit. The Römer is a nice place and has the city hall. Next to it is the Eiserner Steg, a bridge with a nice few for the skyline of Frankfurt. Here is a link for some more landmarks:
Want to buy some stuff? I recommend the Zeil. It’s one of the biggest street with high street retail. It also includes MyZeil, a shopping centre build a few years ago. The Skyline Plaza is also a big shopping centre near the Frankfurt main train station. Here are some more opportunities.
Party time! If you want go out for a drink, Frankfurt Sachsenhausen is the place to go. It’s a district from Frankfurt with a lot of bars and pubs. Lokalbahnhof is the nearest S-Bahn station. You find the location here:
Or you want to visit a club. The MTW and Robert Johnson are located in the same building and play mostly electronic music. The THW or Tanzhaus West is also a club for house and techno I recommend. If you want to visit a club with metal and rock try the Final Destination.
I hope this helped. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I try to update this thread and post it again, if the CitizenCon 2017 comes near.
Have a nice day.