Making the most of a short time
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Europe3 days / October 2017
Highs & Lows
The food we found.
Not being able to visit more towns around the city.
After deciding to hitchhike along a family member’s business trip, I got together a small bag and the trip began as we flew all the way to Frankfurt. This city is the great financial center in Germany, and it can capture your attention from the first moment. From the huge skyscrapers to a neighborhood filled with museums called Museumsufer, the city is fantastic and a total rush to be in. Having been the home of the renown Goethe, it was only fair to visit the Goethe House and Museum which was even better than imagined. There is something you can’t miss while in the city, and that is stopping by a restaurant to try some German sausages and beer, you won’t find better. Römerberg was another of the spots we liked the most, a lovely square that will have you gaping at the buildings and the Renaissance Fountain of Justice. There was so much to see but so little time.
Old Sachsenhausen was one of the most magical places we could have visited here. This was a small village that was enveloped in the walls of that were built around Frankfurt long time ago. There are so many gorgeous building and great pubs and restaurants to eat at, this is where we tried the great apple wine from the ribbed glasses, you will have a great time. You can also find nearby spots to hang out like the Frankfurt Zoo or the Städel Museum. This is the neighborhood with most working fountains and it feels like a constant festival is going on. Just walking by the cobblestone lanes and the frame houses makes you feel as if you were travelling back in time to an ancient town.
Finally we found a place to relax by the city, the wonderful Waldspielpark Goetheturm, also known as the forest playground Goethe tower. This playground is a great place, not only for children but for people of all ages. It’s all below one of the tallest observation towers in Germany, completely made from wood and it has one of the best views of the city itself. This place is a perfect escape from the hustle and rush of the city, besides the maze of the forest itself you can find fun games and actual mazes around the park to enjoy every second.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I would try to make the trip longer.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
How was the food?
The food was amazing, try as much typical food as you can.
What tips would you give a friend?
Learn a little about the history of each place before you go, you’ll really enjoy everything more.
You’ll have to pack well since Germany tends to be a bit colder this time of year, still for October it wasn’t that bad.
We mostly walked, most places are really close by, or use public transportation.
I make most of my reservations on Expedia or directly on the hotel websites.