Friday, April 27, 2012

Six Things I Love About Frankfurt, Germany


I realized yesterday that I talk quite often about the places I visit when I'm traveling, but I don't really talk much about the place I live! Today is all about Frankfurt, my friends...it's not your quintessential German town or city, in fact it's entirely modern thanks to a thing you may have heard of called World War II. It sits on the River Main, which is why some have given it the nickname Mainhattan, Germany's own mini metropolis. Here's a list of things I love about Frankfurt.



1. The Palmengarten. Right in the middle of Frankfurt, this is a complete oasis to help you escape the hustle and bustle of the city. There are ponds, fields, baroque gardens and hundereds of different types of flowers...and that's just outside. Inside you have climatized green houses that support types of wildlife from all over the world!



2. The Konstablerwache Farmer's Market. Weather permitting, you'll find a bustling farmers market in Konstablerwache square Thurday through Sunday, every weekend. I love browsing the fresh produce and flowers and listening to the live music that often accompanies it. I see some of the same people there every week, sitting at picnic tables and sipping Apple Wine to lounge the day away.



3. Speaking of Apple Wine, if you're in Frankfurt you should really have lunch or dinner at Aldog Wagner's in Sachsenhausen. It is about as traditional German as it can get and is famous for it's apple wine - I think the Alcohol free apple wine is pretty fantastic, too! If you're graving Schnitzel, this is the place to go. 


4. Frankfurt has some really great museums! My favorites are the Seckenberg Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Modern Art, and The German Film Museum!



5.  The Main River! I can think of no greater pleasure than riding my bike down to the large grassy area that lines the river, picking a spot under a big tree and reading a book or taking a nap. Just thinking about it now makes me yearn for summer! Right by the old town you'll find a stall where you can book cruises up and down it, making for a perfect and peaceful afternoon in the sun.

6. In October Steven and I went to a concert on top of this building. Can you believe the view?! I love seeing the Frankfurt skyline at night. 

This is certainly not all of the things that I love about Frankfurt, but this is all you get for now! Where do you live and what do you love about it? 

14 comments:

Kelli Diane said...

these pictures are beautiful!

eighteenthofmay said...

I love hearing about awesome things to do in Frankfurt! I have friends who live about an hour a way from there and I am going to go visit them over the summer! :)

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Laura said...

Germany has not been on my "to-visit" list of Europe since I've been here but this list makes me want to at least experience it once. I'm thinking of making my France move a little more permanent so I'll have plenty of time...I can't wait to here more about Frankfurt!

Maria said...

This makes me want to visit Germany even more now! It's SO beautiful!

Megan said...

i loveeeeeeeeeee frankfurt. ok, i might be biased having lived there for 6 years as a kid...but i love it. it is unique in its own right and has modernness, but also an astounding history and old charm. next time im in town we are going out for (virgin) apple wine and schnitzel.

Jenny-O said...

I love going to the Frankfurt Kleinmarkthalle! This place has so many different stands of fresh cheese, veggies, flowers, and often you can find some special things (like my favorite dessert wine from Croatia!!!). It's really a fun place with so much to see and experience.
I also have to give a shout-out to FFM Hauptbahnhof. Although it's often the poor victim of my anger and frustration, it always brings me the joy of so many possibilities! It's big, full of people, and always busy with incoming and outgoing trains (and buses)... just something sentimental and nostalgic for me!

Jenny said...

I love Frankfurt! My sister lived in Baumholder for a while and I went to visit her last year :)

Shasta said...

Beautiful!! I'm hoping in 2 years my husband and I will be able to go there (we might be moving to Ramstein due to the military).

hayley [see.hay.fly] said...

What beautiful pictures! I've never been to Frankfurt, but Henning and I are planning excursions for my trip in June...may have to add your town to the list! In which case we'll have to meet up?!

Chelsea said...

For all of these reasons and more, I would LOVE to visit Germany!! These photos are great :)

jessica said...

SO lovely! One day. One day I will visit all of these awesome places in Europe and this will definitely be on the list! :)

Emily Hope said...

Can I come live with you? Your pictures are AMAZING!

Alex Butts said...

the skyline is definitely awesome, but then again it's all i've seen sadly, despite being so close and making several trips to the airport. SOMEDAY!

Kristina said...

Great list, makes me miss "my" Frankfurt! Love the Palmengarten and riding my bike along the River. And apple wine? Why don't they sell it over here in Australia... :)

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