This is a post that has been living in my brain for a few weeks – a list of places I like to go to in Frankfurt when I am needing certain things. Call it my basic guide to Frankfurt. If anyone has any additions to the list, please leave me a comment!
So, these are the places in Frankfurt that I go to when…
…I want to feel glad to be in Frankfurt – the river Main.
I love walking or biking by the river. In the evening it’s gorgeous and I often walk back from my friend’s house over the river and stand gazing down the river for a little longer than is needed. Even during the day, a walk from the apfelwein glass tower into town via the river is enough to clear the brain and make you glad to be in Frankfurt. Sharing the riverside space will be dog walkers, runners, bikers, teens practising their skating skills… and everyone in between.
…I want to study – Coffee Fellows.
I’ve already blogged about Coffee Fellows, but I’d like to mention again how much I love this coffee shop. I don’t know why it’s my place of choice for studying… it’s pretty noisy and there are lots of good opportunities for people-watching, but somehow it’s just nice to sit there and drink one of their great drinks and study a little bit of German.
…I want a good breakfast – Maingold Cafe.
Another place I have blogged about… but seriously, this place has the best breakfast in town. Their muesli is the best thing ever. No, I mean it. Since going to Maingold Cafe, I’ve been to a fair few places for different brunches. Nothing compares to this place. Not only is it good for breakfast, but on a balmy summer evening it is the perfect place for a drink. Pretty outside lights and a chilled out atmosphere makes it my go-to summer spot.
…I have people to show around town – the indoor market.
There’s not that much to do in Frankfurt. I always describe it as a place for living, not a place for visiting. But one great place is the indoor market – also known as “Kleinmarkthalle“. If you like food, you will love it here. You can sample some of the best foods in Frankfurt, find that obscure vegetable Rewe isn’t stocking, or maybe even queue up for an hour for the “best wurst in town”. It is a feast for the eyes as well as the belly and should be on your to-do list if you need to entertain people here.
…I am taking visitors for dinner – Paulaner Am Dom.
When people come to Frankfurt, they want to eat German food. But people are rarely ready for a whole menu of different slabs of pork and pickled cabbage. Paulander Am Dom is a Bavarian restaurant which not only serves enough slabs of pork to keep me happy for years, but also has a wide range of other kinds of food and also massive plates of different meats which is always a dad-pleaser. This restaurant is known within the Nintendo circle as the place where you take your parents when they come to visit. Always a crowd pleaser.
…I want a nice view of Frankfurt – Top of Galeria Kaufhof.
If you go all the way up to the top of Galeria, there is a lovely canteen that serves very good coffee and tea and has a great view of Frankfurt. If you are after the view and not the tea then you can walk through to the balcony and start snapping some awesome photos.
So there you have it, some of my favourite places in Frankfurt! Do you have a favourite place in Frankfurt? Let me know in the comments if you do!