Once upon a time, if you were an international traveler, but you weren’t in the financial industry, Frankfurt and its massive airport (the third largest in Europe) were often just a stopover point on the way to somewhere else.
But in recent years, there’s been a dramatic shift: Frankfurt has blossomed into a major destination in its own right. Germany’s fifth largest city has hyper-charged its cultural and shopping offerings, and meanwhile tourists have realized that they can experience said excellent offerings by whisking from the airport to downtown in less than 15 minutes, for less than $5.
For gay visitors, the city offers even more convenience, with its condensed area of LGBT bars and clubs, the so-called “Bermuda Triangle” (bordered by Konstablerwache, Bleichstrasse and Eschenheimer Turm) located right at the heart of town. Every shade of gay and lesbian is well represented here in this compact cluster, from mainstream homo to indie queer. Frankfurt’s Pride (or CSD, as it’s called here, short for Christopher Street Day) happens every July, with a plucky Saturday parade and a huge street fair lasting the entire weekend.
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