By the time Derek and I arrived in Frankfurt, we learned that travel doesn’t always go according to plan.

Lost luggage, a delayed plane, and having our hotel room given away was just the tip of the iceberg.  Needless to say, but the time we made it to the Frankfurt train station we were both sighing with a sense of relief.  We had about four hours until our train left, locked our luggage in storage, and we set out to explore (what we could!) of Frankfurt.

I had done quite a bit of research for my first trip to Europe.  In Frankfurt, most of what I found advised me to eat and drink my way across the city.  Given that I only had a few hours, I managed to eat at two places:  a middle-eastern style restaurant and an Irish pub.  I know what you’re thinking: “What about the German food???  Cider?  What are you doing?!”  But both were delicious!

There was, however, one building that I saw online that looked absolutely stunning was Römer.  It is a medieval building with intrinsic architecture and is one of the city’s most important buildings.

It was a short 20 minute walk from the train station, so I was as giddy as a schoolgirl when I realized that visiting it would be possible.  As my major was architecture, albeit briefly, I am forever fascinated by building facades as bizarre as that sounds.  On our way there, we passed a collection of skyscrapers that mainly consisted of bank headquarters.  You could practically feel the power of the Euro!


St. Nicholas Church wasn’t too hard to look at either.

Even though our time in Frankfurt was unfortunately short, I enjoyed our few hours strolling through the city around nightfall.

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