I ended up getting to spend a few more days in Frankfurt than I expected after my flight to Berlin was canceled. This city is amazing! So quaint and so contemporary at the same time. It’s the 5th largest city in Germany. I was honestly surprised by that, especially because Frankfurt is the major financial center of Europe–and it looks huge!
There is so much to do if you find yourself in this beautiful place. Here are a few ideas:
- Walk around the Romer, where the settlements date back to the Roman empire.
- Go for a boat ride on the Mainz River. There are ticket booths up and down the riverwalk. I did the 100 minute tour.
- Grab a beer at Frankfurt’s only craft brewery, Braustil. The beer is great! And if you’re hungry, order a pizza from the little shop next door. They’ll bring it right to your table.
- Follow the apple strudel pipes. (start watching this at 1:07:10)
- Get a load of the whole city from above at Main Tower.
- Try the traditional drink of Frankfurt at Lorsbacher Thal, apfelwein. It’s a tart cider served out of a Bembel (that’s a handmade stoneware jug). The taste can be a bit overpowering, so don’t forget to order sparkling water to mix with it.
why thank you!
Travel much? I lived just east of Frankfurt (Dornigheim) for 14 1/2 months some time in the previous century. I saw Ray Charles perform at the Jahrhunderthalle. (What’d I say?)
You did?! I’ve been thinking I could see myself living in Freiburg. It’s such a big city, but still feels so quaint at the same time. I can’t believe you got to see Ray Charles there! how cool!
The buildings and architecture look amazing! Great perspective on the photos! 👍
why thank ya!!!! Frankfurt is a really interesting city, with all the new buildings right next to the old!
love your photos!
Superb images! You are an awesome tour guide. 🙂
Frankfurt – I’ve been there … when I was growing up. 🙂 My dad was stationed at the US Army hospital there in the early 1960s. Have a few B&W prints and color slides from the time we lived there. The city, and the skyline, has changed considerably since then (naturally). Maybe I’ll do a post about it in the future.
yes! I want to see those photos!! I really enjoyed the city so much.
Your photographs are gorgeous- head back in high summer or right before christmas for what feels like an entirely different city! ❤