Frankfurt Travel Guide

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Frankfurt Highlights

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    PamRay says…

     Good accommodation at Pension Backer in Frankfurt, beautiful architecture 

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     I don't like the people 

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     Awesome...the parts I saw / remember 

Frankfurt Things to Do

  • Frankfurt - en route to Israel, or not

    I'm not sure you guys haven't written-off Frankfurt too easily. If you find museums interesting there are some excellent ones in Frankfurt. My favourite is the "cheese-wedge" (ie the Museum of Modern Art) which usually has an interesting exhibition (and a good permanent collection). But, if you are going to Israel, then you must visit the Jewish...

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  • Christmas Market

    Great chance to have a look to german's culture. Really big outdoor market where you can buy typical Frunkfurt stuff and try different kinds of food such as sausages, cheese, roasted chestnuts, hot wine...

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  • Don't forget me or Rick Steves

    The best ways to enjoy your trip with plans is to count out Munich, but to leisurely listen to RIck Steves Travel time with himself seen on Public Broadcasting System every sunday at noon in Sacramento. He shares a select guide to the best sights, strategies for implementing your choices to make the better and more exciting trip with limited or no...

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Frankfurt Restaurants

  • An Original Hard Rock Cafe

    If you are a fan of Hard Rock Cafe then this is a must see location. The story I was told at the restaurant is that this was one of the first two Hard Rock Cafes. When the business decided to franchise, the Frankfurt location did not go along with the idea. Since it already had the name before the franchise, it was allowed to keep it's original...

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  • Apple Wine

    We didn't eat there, unfortunately, but we did stop in to sample some of their Apple Wine. Apple wine is a big deal in Frankfurt. We saw it served in most, if not all restaurants we were in or passed. So of course we had to try it, it's got to be good, right? I like apples. I like wine. Well, I learned that I don't like Apple Wine. It wasn't so...

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  • German Food to the Max

    We were a bit disappointed in the food and atmosphere at Zum Gemalten Haus. While the cuisine was authentic German, it wasn't impressive. It was average. The decor was ok, but the atmosphere was disappointing...I think we very well may have been the youngest patrons. It was extremely laid back and casual. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Frankfurt Transportation

  • Get a horse!

    There are still a few horses in Frankfurt, but they are used solely for recreation, not for transportation or farming. Second photo: A family on horseback.Third photo: Our ancestors would not have been at all surprised to see horse manure on the road, in fact I’m sure we 21st century folks would be astounded if we could see the huge quantities of...

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  • The bus company

    There are several small businesses in Frankfurt, the largest and most obvious being the Fritz Bauer bus company.They have several buses which are kept in this garage in the center of Frankfurt. In addition to renting out buses for group travel, Bauer also has concessions to run several public bus lines in this region. Second photo: Looking in...

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  • Roads

    Since the buses run only on school days and the nearest railroad station is ten kilometers away at Markt Bibart, people in Frankfurt are dependent on their cars or motor scooters (or trucks or tractors) for transportation. Second photo: The road to Kornhöfstadt.Third photo: Sign at the edge of town: leaving Frankfurt, 1 km to Kornhöfstadt.

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Frankfurt Local Customs

  • Volunteer fire brigade

    As in many other German villages, the volunteer fire brigade is an important institution in Frankfurt. This building at the junction in the center of the village is where they keep their firefighting equipment, and there is also a bell on the roof to summon the volunteer firefighters in case of need. As I have explained in one of my...

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  • Seeds from Euralis

    At the corner of a cornfield just up the hill from Frankfurt I came across this sign from the French seed company Euralis, saying that the seeds used in this field were of the type “ES Olimpus S 260 K 240”.According to the company’s German website, this is a “high-performance type” of seed especially suited for storage in silos and for feeding to...

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  • Gnome in the garden

    As I mentioned in one of my Tauberrettersheim tips, it's true that lots of Germans like to put up statues of funny little dwarves a.k.a. gnomes in their gardens. And lots of other Germans look down their noses at those who do so.This gnome in Frankfurt is pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers – not sweeping like the one in Tauberrettersheim. GPS...

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Frankfurt Warnings and Dangers

  • Flowers by the roadside

    These freshly cut flowers in a vase by the roadside presumably mark the spot where someone was killed by a motor vehicle.The German government has proudly announced that “only” 3,648 people were killed by motor vehicles in the year 2010. This is 12 % fewer than the year before (and less than a fifth of the number killed in 1970), but still: 3,648...

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  • Addiction made easy

    Frankfurt doesn’t even have a shop where you can buy basic things like bread or peanut butter, but it does have several vending machines for cigarettes.Traditionally these machines were mounted low to the ground so even the smallest child could get addicted without standing on tiptoes, but in 2007 after a bitter political struggle a new law finally...

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Frankfurt Tourist Traps

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    by Marisola Updated Jun 13, 2008

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    On a flight from London Heathrow to Frankfurt, the Lufthansa check-in lady had a problem with me checking in two (2) bags of 20 kilos each. She said that I was only allowed one bag of 20 kilos. I tried to explain that I had just brought these two bags over the Atlantic Ocean on United Airlines for FREE, but she didn't care. She told me she would not take the bag unless I paid for it, and sent me to another counter to pay.

    When I went to the next counter, I don’t think the girl could speak English, because she never said a word to me. She just took the paper and gave me a receipt. I had paid for extra baggage before, but not very often. It usually ran about fifty dollars. Oh well.

    However, when I looked at my receipt from Lufthansa, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Was I dreaming? Nope. I had just paid $527 for a suitcase?! My ticket was even less than that !!! How could they make such a mistake?!? But, it was already done, and I was rushing out to catch my next flight. There wouldn’t be another for 24 hours!

    When I got to the plane, the stewardess assured me that I would be able to fix the problem when I got to Frankfurt. I waited in the Lufthansa line the entire time I was in Frankfurt, but I had to leave again to catch my flight!

    Now that I am home in Chicago, I wrote to Lufthansa to see if they would fix this matter. They wouldn't. They told me that $527 for one extra suitcase was reasonable.

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Frankfurt Off The Beaten Path

  • Downtown Frankfurt

    There are three roads coming in to Frankfurt, one from Lachheim to the southeast, one from Markt Taschendorf to the northeast and one from Kornhöfstadt to northwest. Where they meet, logically enough, is the middle.Second photo: The road to Markt Taschendorf.Third photo: My bicycle in downtown Frankfurt. I rode over from Scheinfeld via Thierberg...

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  • House built in 1925

    This is the only house I noticed with a year on it, saying when it was built.Second photo: The year 1925 on the house, with the initials N.J.Third photo: Barn adjoining the house.GPS 49°40'50.02" North; 10°31'31.02" East

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  • Roofed-over map of the eleven villages

    At the crossroads in the middle of Frankfurt there is a roofed-over map of the eleven villages of the municipality of Markt Taschendorf, with advertisements of some of the businesses that are located in this area. GPS 49°40'48.64" North; 10°31'32.39" East

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Frankfurt Favorites

  • Going back to the airport....

    Our walk was productive... We met nice mexicans that wolked with us, we had coffe, we learn a bit of the european bike culture... And we burn hour six hours.... Dont forget to buy your ticket back!!! and have a nice flight!!!

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  • Time to start walking....

    I dont have more tips... I just walked trough the city 'cause I didnt had the time to visit any "touristic" stuff... So my best tip is... Walk and see....

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  • Remember how to get back...

    When I dont know were am I, and how to go back to a place, I always take a picture (with a digital camara with screen) of a point of reference so if I get lost I can show the picture to a local and get directions...

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