Exploring Frankfurt in these odd times
A Change of Scenery
In this adventure
- Well, 2020 is turning out to be a fine year for travel…
- Travel preparations
- Off to Birmingham Airport
- LH959 Birmingham to Frankfurt-am-Main International
- Entering Germany
- Frankfurt Airport XXL Tour
- Into Frankfurt
- Hotel: Mercure Hotel City Messe, Frankfurt
- Exploring Frankfurt in these odd times
- Back to FRA
- LH954 Frankfurt to Birmingham
- Welcome back to the UK
- A welcome change
After waking up, there were a couple of things I wanted to do – have a wander, grab some currywurst sauce and generally seeing if I can increase my step count over the day. I wandered out of the hotel and started walking to the Hauptbahnhof.
If I despised scooters before… well. They make impressive street waste.
I’m sure those of us of a certain age will remember airline shops lining cities. There’s still a few in Frankfurt – I passed the Iran Air office, where a model 747 was still there.
To cheat, I jumped a tram over to the ECB for the next part of the trip.
Not that I was playing Pokemon Go and wanting to knock down a Gym or two. I needed more Pokecoins…
After listening to some Opera and taking down a gym or two, I jumped back on the tram again, this time heading to the Römerberg, this time to head to the Eiserner Steg and to explore the Dom area.
Crossing the square, I noticed some bears. Who was dressed… appropriately.
If a bear can wear a face-covering… so can you.
“Either he’s dead or the clock has stopped”.
I proceeded onwards to the Eiserner Steg – or lovelock central.
It’s also a great spot to gaze at the city as the sun sets.
I think a lot of us would love to be flying high right now.
I headed back to the Römerberg and crossed over to the Dom area.
There was also this…
A Struwwelpeter (Or “shock-headed Peter” or “Shaggy Peter”) Museum. A series of stories...
Close to… well, you know what.
Heading back to the Römerberg, I decided to leave the night lift behind, and time to do a little supermarket shopping. Mainly for currywurst sauce.
A little Googling fora PennyMarkt, and I was on my way. Well, there’s nothing like going shopping in a distant part of the city you’ve visited before in a new area. Easy.
A little bit of searching, ignoring Google Transit (as it doesn’t cover tram lines) and I wound up… somewhere. I’m still not sure today.
What I do remember is this…
Heading to the supermarket, guess what?
With darkness afoot and currywurst sauce in the bag, I caught the tram back to the train station, to have a walk around the cavernous shed.
There was also a Spar. It was of minor interest – but mainly for one thing
What is it? Instant Currywurst.
And another ICE arriving into Frankfurt.
I stopped to pick up some overpriced pretzels, and headed back to the hotel, ready to watch some classic Eurovision Song Contest and dozing off before the fun of travel in the morning.
Next: Back to Frankfurt Airport
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