A Day in Frankfurt – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , May 10th, 2019

Keep Calm and Wander

Let’s just say that you have a day in Frankfurt. Or at least 8-10 hours of connecting flight in the city. If you are boarding on a Lufthansa Airline flight, there is a huge chance you will be transferred at/from Frankfurt am Main Airport. Don’t fret – the airport is well-connected with trains to downtown Frankfurt.

Once you arrive at the city’s main train station, everything there is walkable, assuming you have well-shaped calves like mine (aka, someone who likes walking for hours).

So, if you have a day in Frankfurt, here are my suggestions – starting from the main train station. Take note that this travel itinerary of Frankfurt does not include recommendations for restaurants and bars because you can always go into one – anywhere in the city. Also, museums and galleries are not included here.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Afternoon at the Main River – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , May 6th, 2019

Main River - Keep Calm and Wander

It is always a good idea to spend an afternoon by the Main River in Frankfurt – especially on a good summer day.

I’d highly recommend this and if you have a spare from your budget, stay at one of the bars or restaurants alongside the river.

If you have budgetary constraints, don’t forget to buy some cans of beer or food and have a merry, little picnic here. Join the rest of the locals as they admire the modern skyline of skyscrapers across the river. The sun sets behind these skyscrapers.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Frankfurt City Skyline – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , May 4th, 2019

Frankfurt City Skyline

The Frankfurt City Skyline from the Main Tower gives you an amazing 360-degree view. Standing at 200-meter (656 ft) or 56-storey, The Main Tower is located in the Innenstadt district. If its antenna spire is included, the building is at 787 ft (240 meters). You might think that its name (Main Tower) is boring and has no creativity, but it has a reason why it is called as such. Its name comes after the nearby Main River which is visible from the top.

Do you know that the Main Tower has 5 floors under and 2 viewing platforms for the public? It is the sole structure in Frankfurt with viewing observatory for tourists and visitors. Main Tower is Frankfurt’s fourth tallest building and also Germany’s 4th tallest.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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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

Frankfurt - Dani

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: Germany’s Most Festive City

Author: , December 28th, 2015


‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go; take a look in the five and ten, glistening once again. With candy canes and silver lanes a glow.’

These enduring lyrics of the Perry Como song reflect the excitement and anticipation of the festive holiday. Admittedly, this song has done little in the past to elicit these sentiments for me. However, on a recent trip to Frankfurt, these words of shimmering Christmas lights, bells and sugary festive food suddenly struck a chord.

When it comes to Christmas, Germany does it better than anywhere else – especially Frankfurt, the country’s fifth largest city. Here are six things you simply have to do here this festive season, and in festive seasons to come…

By James Gordon – Full Story at Gay Star News

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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

Five Reasons to Travel in Germany

Author: , April 16th, 2014

Skyline looking out over Werder, Germany

Photo by Adam Groffman

This past weekend you may have noticed on my Instagram @travelsofadam that I’ve been traveling around Germany. This country is one of my favorites in Europe for a few reasons. Perhaps that’s not unexpected, considering that I live in Berlin. But seeing as how this is my adopted home, I didn’t always have a fascination for German history and culture. Over the years of living here, though, I’ve become more and more fascinated by Germany’s unique place in the world.

You see, I’ve gotten to know this country quite well. Even though I’m a city boy through and through, my desire to see more of Germany is fueled by my interest to live here. Being an expat living in Berlin, I feel a special pull toward seeing more of my new adopted country than most other European destinations. Thankfully, Germany has some great sites to offer up.

This weekend I left Berlin and headed south on a “Visionaries and Pioneering Thinker’s Route” to see and learn more about Germany’s innovative history. That includes sites such as the Lutherstadt where Martin Luther pinned his 95 Theses on a church door, starting the Protestant Reformation. And also the cities of Weimar and Dessau which is where the Bauhaus school of art & design began (soooo cool!). Along the way I’ll stop off at the major UNESCO sites (a handy guide as I only have a day in each city) using this free app and Germany’s official UNESCO guide.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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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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