Jun 1 2017

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Jun 1 2017

Old St. Nicholas church

Frankfurt @ Roemer/Römer.


Jun 1 2017

River Main

It’s the major river in Frankfurt, With a length of 327 miles/527 kilometers. Würzburg is another big city on it. An anti-America  graffiti – my friend commented that thanks lord that I forgot my German so I won’t be reading what they’re saying about President Trump. Staedel Museum that houses the most important collections in Germany.

      


Jun 1 2017

Frankfurt main station Hauptbahnhof

Am Hauptbahnhof,
60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

It’s opened on August 18, 1888. Very convenient, connecting to Underground subways U Bahn €2.75, and S Bahn to airport which cost €4.80. Be aware that Frankfurt subway ticket doesn’t take credit card nor €20 bill even the machine says it accepts this denomination.


Jun 1 2017

Bockenheimer Warte 2017

A landmark tower in Frankfurt.


Jun 1 2017

Europe 2017


This is a research trip, mainly to Oxford and London from May 30 to June 12. The air, which I purchased shortly before the trip, from JFK to FRA is inexpensive @ $767.40 (on Air France but flew both ways on Delta) that I thought it’s the standing only ticket -:). On the whole, Europe, feels rather cheap this time. Strong dollar against pounds and Euro is also a reason: appx. $1.30 to £1, and $1.12 to €1. I used train line in UK, the odd guy out of Europe, not just because of Brexit.

The flight home from Frankfurt on delta, even I booked it on Air France, is … first, we have to take a bus to get on the transatlantic flight which is first for me – for a transatlantic flight. My little experience has been that the flights to Europe or Asia considers long haul hence had a little privileges, such as meals, alcohols and direct access to the planes. Second, the flight is a little dirty. The pocket isn’t cleared and the seat isn’t cleaned. Third the movie screen is smaller. I watched Money Monster and Gold.

I walked a lot during this trip, and set a personal record at 14 miles.


Jun 1 2017

Weinstuber im Römer


Römerberg 19
60311 Frankfurt
Germany
Altstadt

This is another go to place for the locals (next to Old St. Nicholas church) – my friends had their combined birthday celebrations in 2014 and 2019. It’s has been my go to place whenever I’m in town. I like their dark furniture that brings good atmosphere; delicious foods and drinks that feed an hungry belly and satisfy thirsty mouth.


The crispy Hock wine is my favorite, a specialty of the region (hockamore, Hochheimer …). Queen Victoria faves it too – hock is British term for German white wine, or specifically Rhine white wine. The restaurant now adds small plates which is great, which is what I’ve: pork, cucumber salad and hand cheese with music.

Handcheese is one of my faves. They top it with diced onions – which is the music refers to – passing the gas – Germans do have some humors. Ha ha ha. I enjoy the restaurant very much, except the fake tulips – it’s a turn off but their foods and service make it up.

     

It’s in the Römer, next to the city hall (where mostly mid aged couples getting married), and does get it share of tourists.

 


Jun 1 2017

Messe Hall


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1,
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The biggest book fair held at this convention center/Festhalle in Frankfurt every year. I also met the grand aunt here in 1983.

It’s massive, not far from the former Frankfurt Uni and Bockenheimer Warte


Jun 1 2017

River Main


Frankfurt am Main

There are two Frankfurts in Germany. One is on the river Main – hence you’d see the address has am Main. The other is in the former east Germany.

We walked from the train station to the bank at the Appel wine building and ended at the Romer.


Jun 1 2017

Haupbahnhof


I enjoy train travel more than air. The main station in Frankfurt is very convenient and familiar. The small shops might have come and go over the years but by large, it hasn’t changed. Two outlets (Ria and Reisebank) to exchange currency – given the status of Germany, credit cards are not as widely accepted as it is in USA.