Frankfurt in a Day
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we left the
hotel at 8:30 looking for the famous flea market a Frankfurter lady had told me
about the night before in the restaurant .
Normally every other Saturday at the bank of the Main, at Sachsenhauser ufer, there is flea market. (the other weekend at Ostend) However we were unlucky and neither at Sachsenhausen ufer nor at Ostend there was a flea market. We had a nice long walk along the main though.
From there we proceeded to Alt-Sachsenhaus, it is really beautiful with its middle-aged houses, the best time to visit however is in the afternoon or evening when all pubs and restaurants are open. This is also the area where you find the apple wine. Alt- Sachsenhausen is at the other side of the Main.
From there we walked back to the city center and Roemer, with nearby the Dom. Worthwhile to take a look at the architecture and maybe some souvenirs.
From there if you walk on you'll find the Ziel, which is the shopping center of Frankfurt, a long large pedestrian street with shops on both sides and shopping centers. At the end of the Ziel, Saturdays there is also a market with fruit etc. All along the Ziel there are a lot places to get wurstels, sauerkraut and other typical things to eat as well as bakeries and restaurants. For those who prefer small shops and restaurants the Bergerstrasse is more fun and less commercial.
At 15:30, we went back to the Hotel by Underground Bergerstrasse/railway station (ticket 2,20 euro), If you plan to use public transport a lot and see some museum, the Frankfurt day card is useful. From there we went to the exhibition area to visit a tattoo convention until midnight. We planned to go afterwards to Batschkapp a know rock/alternative club but when we finished dinner at donnerkebab it was already 2 o'clock so we went to the Irish pub located near the railway station besides Hotel Continental.