Architecture · Europe · Frankfurt · Germany · Travel Photography

Frankfurt in Shades of Grey

No matter the season, Frankfurt am Main has its intimate, humid, grey days. The locals call it “die Suppe”, or “the soup”, which describes the thick layer of clouds that obscure the sky on grey days. I love the contrast between Frankfurt’s old, brown and white buildings and the glimmering, reflective glass skyscrapers – especially… Continue reading Frankfurt in Shades of Grey

City Tours · Day Trips · Frankfurt · Germany

Weinachtsmarkts in Deutschland / Christmas Markets in Germany

Christmas in Germany is nothing short of magical, especially to someone whose Decembers have always been hot and sunny. I never quite understood the whole “festive Christmas spirit” until I visited a real Christmas market for the first time, wrapped up in a huge calf-length winter jacket, thermal hat and gloves, and a cup of… Continue reading Weinachtsmarkts in Deutschland / Christmas Markets in Germany

Frankfurt · Germany · Travel Photography

Herbst im Frankfurt / Autumn in Frankfurt

Autumn in Germany is always beautiful, even in our little business park home. These pics are from a short walk I took through the allotment gardens about an hour ago – it’s crisp outside but not too cold, the sunset was soft and pretty, and the sun set rather rapidly, leaving the cold musty earth… Continue reading Herbst im Frankfurt / Autumn in Frankfurt

Culture · Frankfurt · Germany

Schrebergärten in Germany – Gardens in the City

One of my absolute favourite things about Germany is the abundance of allotment gardens, even in the middle of huge cities. Allotment gardens are small pieces of carefully divided open land used for the sole purpose of gardening, and they often have a small wooden shed at one end, lush flower beds, fruit trees, and… Continue reading Schrebergärten in Germany – Gardens in the City

Food · Frankfurt · Germany · Wine Lover

Saturday Markets in Frankfurt

If you happen to be in Frankfurt on a Saturday, be sure to check out the Kleinmarkthalle and the Erzeugermarkt Konstablerwache (Farmer’s Market), which are both near Hauptwache in the city centre. These food markets are a delight to the senses, and well worth a visit. Kleinmarkthalle is an indoor market full of “delikatessen” and “feinkost” (luxury cooking ingredients… Continue reading Saturday Markets in Frankfurt

City Tours · Frankfurt · Germany · Tour Reviews

Cruising along the Main River, Frankfurt

One of the best ways to become acquainted with the city of Frankfurt is by taking a sightseeing boat trip up and down the Main river. This way, you can see the famous Frankfurt skyline with its modern glass-clad skyscrapers and old churches as you learn about historic and important parts of the city from the tour… Continue reading Cruising along the Main River, Frankfurt