Our Hotel in Frankfurt (Oder) is just a few steps from the train station. This ideal location makes the hotel a very good starting point for excursions in the region. Public transport by bus and train is well developed. In addition to Deutsche Bahn trains, trams also run through Frankfurt (Oder). The buses are supplemented by city buses. In this way, the individual parts of the city can also be reached very easily.
The tram network of Frankfurt (Oder) is almost 20 kilometers long. With the tram you can come downtown from our Hotel in Frankfurt (Oder) from, for example, to the exhibition center, the Viadrina University and the Lebuser suburb. The main lines run from around 4am to 11.30pm every day. During the week, the trains often run every 20 minutes during the day.
There are also several bus lines, including two night lines. The bus is a great way to get to the residential areas on the outskirts of the city and to the suburbs of Frankfurt (Oder). For example, a bus line goes to Rosengarten, where the well-known wildlife park and the city forest are located.
Since December 2012 there is also a bus connection to Slubice. So many commuters and students come to the neighboring country. And if you want to go to the Helenesee, you can also take the bus to the popular lake at the weekend. In summer there is a special seasonal bus line to Helenesee.
If you want to take the train to the surrounding area, you can take regional trains to Eisenhüttenstadt, Berlin, Cottbus or Beeskov, among other places. There are also good train connections to various Polish cities. With the regional express, which leaves every 30 minutes at the train station not far from our Hotel in Frankfurt (Oder) stops, you can reach Berlin in about an hour.
Incidentally, the train station in Frankfurt (Oder) is one of the most important in all of Brandenburg and has been a border station for trips to Poland since 1945. The station has been extensively rebuilt over and over again. Some buildings at and near the station are listed monuments.
Plans for a train station in Frankfurt (Oder) already existed in the 1830s. The first railway lines were built from 1841. However, construction of the line began before the location of the station was decided. The first train station was built just outside the city, but the first train between Berlin and Frankfurt (Oder) ran as early as 1842. Even back then, they wanted to offer connections to Wroclaw in Poland.
In 1846 a new train station was built, which was located at about the same place where the train station is today. The station was connected to more and more routes. Even then, Frankfurt (Oder) was an important trade fair city. Therefore, the main aim was to connect the trade fair cities of Frankfurt (Oder), Leipzig and Posen. In the 1920s there were further major renovations. Today's train connections, for example to Berlin, have existed since the mid-1990s. From 1998 to 2003 the station forecourt was redesigned and the station building renovated. Since Poland has belonged to the EU, the station no longer serves as a border station.
The bus station is right next to the station forecourt. It is about 100 meters to the tram stops. Our Hotel in Frankfurt (Oder) is located directly between the bus station and the tram stop. It's not far from there either Restaurant Kontor in Frankfurt (Oder).