Kaiserdom Views – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , March 2nd, 2019

Kaiserdom Views - Keep Calm and Wander

The Kaiserdom views (aka Frankfurt Cathedral) show every visitor a highly-contrasting skyline of the city. The juxtaposition of the Romerberg Old Town and the city ‘s modern skyscrapers seem to complement each other’s skyline beauty.

However, getting up there can be challenging – even for the tough ones! Its swirling 328 steps to the top are so steep that you’d be dizzy if you climb without stopping. Yep, there’s no elevator to make your life easy!

The Gothic Kaiserdom stands at 95 meters tall and can be seen anywhere in the city. It dominates Frankfurt’s Old City and you’d never miss it. If you’re not good at reading maps while sightseeing, the tower is your point of reference.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Romerburg: Frankfurt’s Most Colorful Square – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , December 21st, 2018

Romerberg - Keep Calm and Wander

Romerberg is the most colourful square in Frankfurt that you must not miss. If you do, then, you couldn’t say you’ve visited this modern German city with an old charm. Romerberg is literally translated as the “Roman Mountain” but you won’t be able to see even a hump in this square. Yes, there’s no mountain here nor it is surrounded by mountains. The name itself, however, suggests that this city was once, undoubtedly, ruled by the Romans.

The colorfully-decorated gabled half-timbered Gothic houses in Romerberg would never fail to hold your breath away.

These medieval house has been here since the 15th century – though many of them are reconstructed after World War 2.

If you look at the facades of these structures – their patterns, colors, symmetries, angles, symbols, and statues –  they compliment each other’s unique, individual beauty.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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A Day in Frankfurt – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , January 28th, 2017

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The past couple of weeks have been absolutely frantic – I’ve been to Leipzig and Frankfurt and I am on my way to Berlin as I am writing this.

All of a sudden, my whole life is turned upside down! I can finally reveal the true reason why I went to Germany: I was invited for my final interview at the General Consulate of the United States in Frankfurt in order to get my permanent residency for the U.S.!

This seemingly never-ending process has been going on for the past nine months and it is done now… at last. And I can finally talk about it – I’ve hinted about it here and there, and if you’re following me on Snapchat (mariposa2711) you’ve seen me go through the entire process, but I couldn’t talk about it publicly while I was still in the process of being screened and evaluated.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Gay Frankfurt is Fabulous

Author: , July 14th, 2014

Frankfurt - Tourismus+Congress GmbH FrankfurtNicknamed Bankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany has long held a reputation as a center of finance — and not much else. Lately, though, this surprisingly sophisticated city of 700,000 has been enticing increasing numbers of tourists with an ever-expanding array of world-class shopping, culinary and cultural offerings. With an LGBT population of 50,000, Frankfurt offers gay travelers in particular much to love, including a notoriously lively, liberal outlook. Notes city guide Soeren Appuhn, “The thing is, people can do whatever they want and we respect them. As long as you’re not hurting anyone, almost anything goes.”

Loud and proud

Frankfurt’s version of Pride, Christopher Street Day — which actually takes place over an entire weekend — will be held from July 18th to the 20th. Backed by the municipal government and the city’s mayor, who will officially open the event on the 19th, CSD draws more than 200,000 people to Konstablerwache, the city’s central square. Events include open-air concerts, sets from internationally renowned DJs, panel discussions and plenty of all-night parties at gay hotspots around the city center. The famed CSD parade, with dozens of floats and hundreds of participants, will kick off on July 19 at noon.

Get lost

Located just north of the Konstablerwache train station and off the retail-laden Zeil pedestrian mall, the Bermuda Triangle boasts more than enough diversions. The city’s LGBT district offers a diverse assortment of clubs and bars, including Zum Schwejk, still going strong after a quarter century, and CK Studio, featuring not only top DJs from around the globe but Frankfurt’s hottest gay clientele. For a relaxed atmosphere, hit up Switchboard, a cafe run by and benefiting the local AIDS charity; naughtier pleasures await a few blocks west of the Triangle at The Stall, a fabled fetish bar with a darkroom and cages.

By Jill Gleeson – Full Story at Edge Boston | Germany Gay Travel Resources

Frankfurt is So Gay

Author: , April 3rd, 2014

Germany‘Oh, you’re going to Frankfurt,’ is what most people said to us when we told them we were going on a short break to Frankfurt. ‘Poor you!’

Frankfurt isn’t renowned as being a particularly beautiful place; and with a population of little more than half a million, it’s a pretty small city, despite having a big reputation. It’s mostly known as being a financial centre – when you arrive, one of the first things you see is a massive skyscraper with a giant euro in glistening steel in front of it. ‘Maybe that’s where the sensible, prudent Germans keep all the euros before bailing out the less sensible other Europeans,’ we thought. It turned out it was the European Central Bank, so we weren’t far wrong.

We’d rented an apartment on Airbnb, and were looking forward to seeing where it was; it turned out to be at the less salubrious end of one of the main shopping streets, Zeil. The main train station is at one end of the town centre, and we were at the other, a 15 minute walk away; although there’s a frequent underground train service (U-Bahn), it was a nice day, so we decided to walk, so that we could see what the town was like.

Authored By Elliot Herman – See the Full Story at So So Gay

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Gay Travel Event Review: Frankfurt’s Christopher Street Day

Author: , July 22nd, 2013

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Forget its reputation of a grey and dull city, the place where European finance is struggling to cope in the modern times: Frankfurt can be fun as well.

The German city is hosting its 21st gay pride, called in this country ‘Christopher Street Day’.

CSD is Germany’s and Switzerland’s counterpart to the pride parades and took its name from New York’s Christopher Street, of course, where the historic bar Stonewall is located.

Authored By Daniele Guido Gessa – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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