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There may be one ‘simple life’ process that everyone takes part in on a day to day basis, but what my ‘simple life process’ also includes is a constant change in scenery across the globe. Is it the same as life back home? You tell me.
I wake up at the MEININGER Frankfurt and prepare for my day as I would at home (just with travel sized everything). I have a passion for travel and a serious passion for food which means breakfast is and will always be the best part of my day. A serious breakfast buffet is the best way to start the day.
Travel planning takes time and while I am always on the move, it is hard to do any ‘pre-planning’ ahead of time because the exploring never ends. I don’t plan a route, figure out where I’ll be eating next or book spots on tours. I buy an all inclusive bus ticket, find a free map, grab a pen and start circling all the unique places to visit. HINT: Pinterest is my best friend. With ticket in hand and a pen covered map, I set off for a day of exploring. I don’t stop until I have completed everything on my list. From the MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Convention Center to Frankfurt (Main) Messe S-Bahn Station and the adventure begins.
Located in the center of the old city of Frankfurt, the Romer is known as their city hall. Though a tourist attraction today, it is one of the most important buildings for the German history. Whether you enjoy being a tourist or not, this is a sight I knew I had to see. Conveniently, the Christmas Market was located right outside the Romer.
I explored more Christmas Markets this December than I ever thought possible, exploring the Christmas Market outside the Romer was a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. Nothing screams Merry Christmas quite like the Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt.
Small Market Hall
If there is one place to learn about not only German food but scrumptious foods from across the globe, the Kleinmarkhalle is where you should be! I actually never set out to explore the Hall but stumbled across it after getting off on the wrong subway exit (though I don’t always consider every mistake I make to be wrong).
Hauptwache and MyZeil
Call me a tourist if you’d like, but I have been wanting to visit Zeil Street for a long time. Though it is a shopping destination crowded with people, it also holds a lot of history. Before WWII Zeil Street was well known for the beautiful buildings and pedestrian promenades, something we still know Zeil Street to be today. My favourite part, the MyZeil shopping Arcade which was designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, a talented Roman architect.
Bockenheimer Warte Subway
It is winter and the sun begins to set rather early. My last stop of the day was exiting the Bockenheimer Warte Subway. It seems to be an old railway car bursting from the ground – a truly remarkable piece.
You could call me crazy that I didn’t jet set off to explore the Frankfurt Zoo, Staedel Museum, Palmengarten or the Main Tower, but I had my eyes set on places that felt unique to me and that would allow me to leave Frankfurt, Germany with a wonderful impression. Without a doubt, it was a great success!