Tuesday, May 26, 2020

An Afternoon in Frankfurt, Germany

As we exit the main train station in Frankfurt, we find the street leading to the train station converted into a market with all kind of tempting delicacies.

 Street market outside train station

From there, we pass the Euro sculptures outside the European Central Bank.

Euro sculpture on arrival and a little later

Our next stop is the Gummi Bear store to load up on candy to take home.

Gummi bear store

Down the street, another market is evenly split between produce and food to go and food (and beer) to consume on the spot.

 To go and for here

A few blocks past the market, the Frankfurt Cathedral has pictures showing the extend of the damage after World War II and the relics that survived.

 Frankfurt Cathedral

A few more blocks along, the Römer is a medieval building that was sold to the city by the Römer family in 1405 for use as the Frankfurt city hall.  The hall is currently used by the city for functions and sits in a beautiful square.

 Römer and nearby buildings

Walking down the Zeil shopping promenade, we find people enjoying the day and some making music for others.

 Music on the shopping promenade

Just off the promenade, the Frankfurt Kleinmarkthalle offers indoor shopping and dining, with 156 market stalls that have been operating since 1879.


Nearby, we find an Alsace Wine Festival in full swing in a small square.  We settle in, listen to the music, and purchase dinner at the stalls:  mussels, a herring sandwich, and a bottle of Riesling.

Alsace festival and dinner

It's been a great afternoon in Frankfurt!

Returning to the train station

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