Good accommodation at Pension Backer in Frankfurt, beautiful architecture
I don't like the people
Awesome...the parts I saw / remember
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...more
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...more
We had a quick one night stay in the Hilton Frankfurt before flying home to the US. The location was...more
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 6, Frankfurt, Hesse, 60329, Germany
Good for: Solo
The Square, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Hesse, 60600, Germany
Good for: Couples
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...more
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...more
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.more
This is one of the best places I have never ever been in Frankfurt.!
There are many other discos, but they are or too expensives or too bored... or the music they play is just horrible.!
At theis place the drinks are not expensive and the enviroment is very nice with a lot off nice people.! The best is the music, they have a lot of dj´s coming from Norway, DK, UK, and all over Europe.! To me this is the only good place where to go for a good dancing at frankfurt.!
Dress Code: No sneakers, no jeans.
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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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.
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...more