Frankfurt Journals

Frankfurt Am Main

A June 2001 trip to Frankfurt by akakd

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Quote: Frankfurt, named for the Franks who ruled from 241-751AD, is a former royal & imperial city built around River Main. This is a big city, yes, but also a lively, dynamic city surrounded by beautiful, forested hills.

Frankfurt Am Main

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Of course, the Romer & Imperial Hall (Kaisersaal) in Romerberg Market Square are worth seeing for their unique architecture dating from the time of the Thirty Years' War. We also visited the Sachsenhausen district, packed full with pubs, cafes, & clubs. My favorite stop was the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut Art Museum. While often simply a city to pass through en route to another destination, Frankfurt deserves a look.

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Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport North

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Hotel | "Queens Hotel"

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In the midst of city chaos is a forest. And in this forest is the Queens Hotel. After spending the days out sightseeing, it was nice to return to such a serene & beautiful setting. The Queens Hotel is a four-star property in a most unique setting. Located in the midst of a lovely forest, it is still close to major Frankfurt sites. From your room in the Queens, you can look down into the lush forest or beyond the forest to the city skyline. A beer garten is on site & a fabulous, full breakfast is available. The hotel has a free airport shuttle.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 3, 2001

Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport North
Isenburger Schneise 40
Frankfurt, Germany 60528
+49-69-67840

Römerberg-Main Square in Old Town

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Attraction | "Romerberg Market Square"

Römerberg-Main Square in Old Town Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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If you only have a day in Frankfurt, you might want to start in the beautiful Romerberg Market Square. Here you'll find the Romer, an old house on the west side of the Square. Since 1405, this house has combined w/ other houses to form Frankfurt's City Hall. Opposite the Romer is Kaisersaal (Imperial Hall), a rather peculiar building that was built during the Thirty Years' War. Portraits of the German emperors hang in the hall. Take time to walk down the side streets surrounding the Square to see unique architecture & sculpture.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 3, 2001

Römerberg-Main Square in Old Town

Frankfurt, Germany

Sachsenhausen

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Sachsenhausen Photo,
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Sachsenhausen is a unique square kilometre of the city packed full of pubs, restaurants, cafes, & clubs. Here along the narrow alleyways you see the Germany you came to see. Sachsenhausen awakens all the senses from basket-wielding pretzel sellers to great music. Come experience it for yourself.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 3, 2001

Sachsenhausen
Sachsenhausen
Frankfurt, Germany

Städelsches Kunstinstitut

Attraction | "Stadelsches Kunstinstitut Art Museum"

Städelsches Kunstinstitut Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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The main reason I wanted to visit Stadelsches Kunstinstitut was for the visiting Van Gogh exhibit. That exhibit is now gone, as of September 2nd. Still, there is plenty to see @ the Museum. Definitely worth a visit if you're into art. It's an easy & pleasant walk from the Romerberg, along the Main. Guided tours in English, French, & Italian are available by special arrangement (phone: 069-605-09-81-15). The Museum is closed on Mondays.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 3, 2001

Städelsches Kunstinstitut
Schaumainkai 63
Frankfurt, Germany 60596
+49 69 6050980

Heidelberg

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We thoroughly enjoyed our five hour private tour w/ Ali. He picked us up around 9:30am at our hotel & returned us by 2:30pm. We spent the day at romantic Heidelberg, located on River Neckar. We visited the famous castle, a true showpiece of Germany. The castle dates from the 14th century & is in the Gothic & Renaissance style, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Among over things, we saw the "Big Barrel" & got a chance to try "ice wine". After seeing the castle, we had ample time for shopping in the old city where we purchased some quality souvenirs. The castle entrance fee & lunch were included in the price.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 4, 2001

Heidelberg

Frankfurt, Germany