Just a little over a month ago now C and I went on a whistle stop tour of Germany for a wedding, travelling on Friday June 13th threw up many interesting challenges, not least getting lost in a Bavarian forest! We arrived unscathed and had a wonderful weekend helping our friends celebrate tying the knot. We had allowed for an extra day in Germany so we could make the most of having a long weekend break and so we could have a cheeky explore, We headed to frankfurt for a night and a day, here’s how we spent our day in Frankfurt…
7.45: The view from our hotel room
8.20: My holiday essentials include: factor 30 suncream, (I don’t tan, I burn) sunglasses, a good book and a guidebook, though i’m yet to find one that’s to be trusted!
9.05: We brave the Frankfurt underground, which had let us down just a few days previously!
10.14 Breakfast at the delightful Zeit Für Brot. I opted for an apple and cinnamon roll. Simply amazing
11.37: We take a stroll down the River Main in the sunshine
12.05: We go in search of some culture and decide to hit some museums and in the process learn a new german phrase ‘Montags geschlossen’ = closed on Mondays, fairly obvious in hindsight!
1pm: Luckily, churches are always open so we have a good nose around the Epiphany church. I really love the painted stained glass windows
2.10: Refreshments in the form of home-made lemonade. I opt for lemon and rosemary which is absolutely delicious
3.20 We head to frankfurt zoo, a great place to while away an hour…..
4.25: or two!
5.30: we take a stroll down Berger Strass a popular foodie hotspot in frankfurt, theres an array of fresh produce, flowers but we have quite specific dinner plan in mind….
6.45: We finally track down a restaurant that sells frankfurters (Harder than you would expect in Frankfurt!) So dinner is traditional German sausages and sauerkraut! I only manage abut half of this dish, it was incredibly tasty if more than a little touristy!
7.25: Sadly the time has come to start on the journey home, now experts at German train routes we head back to the airport and manage not to get lost this time!
8.15: Just time for a glass of wine and a catch up with Gatsby whilst we wait for our flight to be called
On a sad note, this was the last outing for the sony a37 and 50mm lens, they have left me, goodbye old friends