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6 Hours in Frankfurt

Date of travel: April 8, 2013

Text and Photos by Arthur Jeciel

Introduction

May 7, 2013 Last April, we had a chance to have a short tour of Frankfurt made possible by our late connecting flight to Bangkok. Thai Airways flight left Frankfurt Airport about 6 hours after our arrival from Stockholm. The fact that taking the metro to the city was really very convenient made our visit more fruitful.

On the way to the City Hall, we first saw this big Euro sign, reminding us that here in Germany, they have the Euro as their monetary unit.

This building is one of Frankfurt's most important landmark: The Römer. It is a medieval building in Frankfurt am Main and has been the city hall (Rathaus) for 600 years.

Römerberg is the old center of Frankfurt, with a number of historic buildings dating to the 14th and 15th century.

The Römer Justice fountain...

The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, also known as the Frankfurt Cathedral is not to be missed. A very nice lady from the church told us a lot of things about the chatedral's history and I have to say she was very enthusiastic.

The Commerzbank Tower is a 56-storey skyscraper in Frankfurt. It is about 259 meters. It is actually the tallest building in Frankfurt and it would have been great to see it much closer than this but unfortunately, we didn't have much time and just passed by it.

 

Summary

 

If you happen to have a really short time in Frankfurt and you want to go sightseeing, try doing this itinerary: The Römer, the Frankfurt Cathedral and the Commerzbank Tower. These places are definitely worth visiting and they are very close to each other. And if the weather is nice, you can have a good cup of coffee while admiring the beauty of the Römer since there are lots of cafes and restaurants in the square. Till next time. Auf Wiedersehen!

 

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