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A quick blog post to share some highlights from our 12 hour layover in Frankfurt (on our way to South Africa).
Trisha lived and worked in Frankfurt (err...many moons ago) and wanted to go check out her old neighborhood. We got off the plane after the red-eye flight from Los Angeles (via Denver); did some luggage reshuffling to pull out warm clothes and a day-pack; checked our luggage as the luggage counter at the airport; and off we went to explore for the day. Read below to see how we spent our afternoon in Frankfrut.
LAX Lounge - Ready for Vacation!!
Out and About in Frankfurt
From the airport station we hopped on the S Bahn to Hauptwache station; about 30 minutes away. It was looking to be a bit rainy, so we walked quickly to the outside locations we wanted to see first.
We explored the Innenstadt area of Frankfurt and walked past Trisha's old apartment, office building and favorite hangouts.
Next we walked through town over to Romerberg, the only area in Frankfurt to survive the WWII bombings. Stand in the middle and enjoy the 360 degree view of the buildings. Wait for the bells to chime as well - magical!
Before grabbing some lunch, we walked over to the Eiserner Steg bridge, which is covered with love locks and crosses the River Main.
Back to Romerberg we found an outdoor cafe to eat lunch - Zum Standesamtchen. Try some Apfelwein - like a tart apple cider wine.
Back in Innenstadt, walk through the MyZeil shopping mall. For nothing else but to admire the unique architecture and beautiful bathroom (yes bathroom!) on the 6th floor.
Last, but not least - as we were practically falling asleep at the table, one German beer to cap off the day before heading back to the airport.
The fresh air was divine - and made the next 12 hours of flying a smidge more tolerable.