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?