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Frankfurt And Paperworld 2017 – Part 2

Zeil

The Zeil is a street in the city centre of Frankfurt. It is also the best spot in the city in terms of shopping and tourist attractions. One can take a S train to ‘Hauptwache’ or get down at ‘Frankfurt Sud’. This area has the best showrooms and restaurants. From German pubs to Ramen places to an American styled diner to Starbucks, it has everything for everyone’s taste.

Showrooms in the area range from Jack & Jones and Levi’s to Louis Vuitton and Prada. One can find good stores like Zara homes for house accessories, a lavish Apple showroom for tech, and a sassy Tesla showroom right beside it to buy a car, this place has it all.

Two different directions in the area.

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The Old Opera House, Frankfurt Am Main.

Near this area, about 5 minutes from the Apple store is the Old Opera of Frankfurt. The original opera house in Frankfurt is now the Alte Oper (Old Opera), a concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main. It was inaugurated in 1880 but destroyed by bombs in 1944. It was rebuilt, slowly, in the 1970s, opening again in 1981.The square in front of the building is known as Opernplatz (Opera Square).

As you walk straight over the road in the second picture above and take a right, you get near the Altstadt area. Here you come across The Romer and St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral.

St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral

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The Romer

The Romer is a medieval building in the Altstadt of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and one of the city’s most important landmarks. The Römer is located opposite the Old St. Nicholas church and has been the city hall of Frankfurt for over 600 years. The Römer merchant family sold it together with a second building, the Goldener Schwan (Golden Swan), to the city council on March 11, 1405 and it was converted for use as the city hall.

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Waterfront to the right, and the church at the left.

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Walking right past the Church, or to the rear of the church is the waterfront again. One can see the rearside of Romer from here. A 15 minute walk along the waterfront and one is at Hopthanoff. Although, I’d suggest one cross the bridge and walk on the other side. That is where the museums and art houses are situated. One will also find a pretty lock bridge here.

Also on the other side, is a cool setting created, like a small garden, with a route for people to walk right besides the river. This seemed like the most favorite place for runners, since I could spot more than 20 of them during my stroll.

I don’t know the reason, but this area doesn’t have trees. Instead they are artificial poles with branches, which look like trees from afar. While walking towards Hopthanoff, one would come across a small park right in the center of the city. This is like a mini version of the Central Park, where people are taking their pets for a walk, or having their lunch in peace. Right besides this park is the New Opera House.

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The Park in January. The withered trees tend to be their own kind of beautiful.

This has been pretty much my experience in Frankfurt over 4 days. Feel free to like, subscribe and comment and let me know about your views and opinions regarding this post or blog. Until next time!

Regards,

The Travellothoner

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