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A Small Frankfurt Fling

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A September 2002 trip to Frankfurt by Irene

Frakfurt Skyline Photo, Frankfurt, Germany More Photos
Quote: Frankfurt is a vibrant metropolis of shimmering skyscrapers, a charming old world town center, and is awash with lavish shopping. Fun, fabulous, and famous Frankfurt!

A Small Frankfurt Fling

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Frakfurt Skyline Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Almost overrun with ancient cathedrals and chapels, surrounded by inviting pubs and restaurant, the Altstadt(old city), just off the promenade on the River Mainz, inspires the colorful history of Frankfurt, while the Hauptwache (main station) drags us into the present with its intense concentration of classic shops above and below the ground. A huge airplane hanger of a Haptbahnhof (train station) houses an even more convient shopper's paradise spread down three stories underground, along side the user friendly S-bahn and local trains. Continue shopping on Kaiserstrasse, just out the main entrance to the station. Follow up all the shopping with lunch in the shadow of St. Paul's Kirke in the platz...Read More

Hotel Post

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Hotel

Hotel Post Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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What a find! Located only 7km (5 minutes) from the Frankfurt airport, the Hotel Post is the answer to a tired traveler''s prayer. Here you can experience the amenities of a four-star hotel awash in small German village charm in the Frankfurt suburb of Sindling. We always like to be near the airport, and this hotel fit the bill without being expensive, nondescript, or stuffy. The best way there is from the train station, where we got the reservation from the tourist office. Take the local train (1.30?) to the Frankfurt airport and catch the shuttle to the hotel. However, it does help if you catch the right shuttle. Our driver wanted to know why we did...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 17, 2003

Hotel Post
Sindling Bahnstrasse 12-16
Frankfurt, Germany 65931
069/37010

Ristorante Raffaello

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Restaurant

Ristorante Raffaello Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Sitting snugly between a souvenir shop and a bar/bistro, Ristorante Raffaello is a spiffy little Italian place we enjoyed on a pleasant September afternoon. After a lengthy stroll along the Mainz River, we delved left into the Romerburg (old town), gawked at the relics of history, and ambled across Braubach Strasse to the cluster of bright red and blue umbrellas. Needing a gentle place to rest our tired tootsies, we selected a table with a deep blue tablecloth and settled for a small respite. Admiring the lofty peak of St. Paul's Kirke, we were slightly startled by an eager young waiter called Marco who asked if we would like to see the menu. After flusters of "We were just resting!" and a few "...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 15, 2003

Ristorante Raffaello
Neue Krame 14
Frankfurt, Germany
069 293332

Restaurant im Hotel Post

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Restaurant

Restaurant im Hotel Post Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Like almost all restaurants in Europe, the Restaurant Im Hotel post has two distinctive options for dining. The café/bar and the Speiserrestaurant are both located off the lobby of the Hotel to the right on entering, however, the difference in style of each is quite evident. Dim and folksy, the Bierstube and café, just through the main entrance past the cloakroom, is inviting and chummy. High-backed stools grace the wooden laminated u-shaped bar where fresh Henniger draft beer is drawn. Cushion-backed booths and graceful wooden tables sprinkle the interior, while a huge aquarium hangs on a half wall throwing warm light on the booths. Mushroom soup was Robert's favorite right after the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 13, 2003

Restaurant im Hotel Post
Sindling Bahnstrasse 12-16
Frankfurt, Germany
(069) 3701-0

Roaming the Romer and Beyond Part 1

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The Rathaus Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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Here comes the bride, here comes the bride? And they did come, down the steps, one after another they sprang down the steps of the Romer Rathaus with their grooms in tow. One bride and groom with small kindergarten scissors cut out the trace of a heart on a huge white sheet before they could pass. Afterwards the groom had to carry the bride through and over this heart shaped hole in the white sheet held by all the cheering family. Interesting!!!!! We thought so, just as we found all of Frankfurt and the Altstadt interesting, hospitable, and entertaining. After a chatty 15 minute train ride from our hotel in Sindling ,on this bright blue morning we poked our heads out the main entrance to the H...Read More

Roaming the Romer Part 2

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St Paul's Church Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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After all the excitement of the blushing brides, (see Part 1), we had time to explore the Romerberg Square, the old city center or Altstadt. Without modern brides tumbling down the steps, the three gothic buildings comprising the Romer, Alt Limpburg, Zum Romer and the Lowenstein still dominate the cobble stone platz. All three have stepping stone facades with ornate balconies, intricate carvings and statues. The Romer houses an Imperial Hall with loads of famous portraits which you can visit Tuesday through Sunday from 11-3. The Fountain of Justice salutes them from the center of the platz, where it is said that in the past wine flowed from the fountain on feast days while the oxen roasted. They still...Read More

If We Only Had One More Day . . .

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Hotel Post Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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We wished we had one more day!!! After a leisurely stroll down the main drag of Sindlinger, our Frankfurt airport suburb, we paused in a small square opposite the front of the Hotel Post and browsed the posters taped on what is a monster concrete cylinder. They are common in Germany or Europe. Whenever there is an event, colorful posters appear everywhere there is an empty wall. To reduce clutter and provide a place to hang the information, the powers that be built public display forums, but not always out of concrete. Eyeing a sunny yellow poster curled around the grey concrete announcing a concert, I was immediately sad that we were leaving the next day, Monday, but remarked to Rober...Read More