Bookstores -- The best English-language bookstore is British Bookshop, Börsenstrasse 17 (tel. 069/280492; U-Bahn/S-Bahn: Hauptwache). It's open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 7pm and Saturday 9:30am to 6pm.

Currency Exchange -- There are multiple facilities for the exchange of international currencies at the Frankfurt airport.

Dentists & Doctors -- For an English-speaking dentist or doctor, call tel. 069/19292 to arrange an appointment.

Drugstores -- For information about pharmacies open near you, call tel. 069/19292. Otherwise, you can go to Kissel-Apotheke, Mörfelder Landstrasse 235 (tel. 069/68974730).

Emergencies -- Dial tel. 110 for the police; tel. 112 for a fire, first aid, and ambulance; and tel. 069/6607271 for emergency dental service.

Internet Access -- Head for CyberRyder, Tongegasse 31 (tel. 069/91396754;, open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 10pm, Saturday 10am to 10pm, and Sunday noon to 10pm. Internet connections cost 1.60€ for 15 minutes. There are several other Internet cafes in Frankfurt as well; the best place to search for Internet cafes is along Elisabethenstrasse, not far from the Hauptbahnhof in central Frankfurt. Those looking for a Wi-Fi connection will find that many cafes and bars offer free access, most notably Cafe Moloko+ and any Burger King.

Luggage Storage & Lockers -- Lockers can be rented and luggage stored at the Hauptbahnhof.

Post Office -- There's a post office at the Hauptbahnhof (tel. 069/97511004), open Monday to Friday 6:30am to 9pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Sunday and holidays 11am to 6pm.

Safety -- Frankfurt is a relatively safe city, but you should still stay alert at all times. Stay out of the area around the Hauptbahnhof at night, as muggings are frequent. Also be aware of bogus police officers in civilian clothes asking to check your cash. Real officers show a green ID, and never ask about money.

Toilets -- There are many decent public facilities in central Frankfurt, especially in the Altstadt.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.