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Frankfurt attractions

  • sunset view from St Bartholomew Cathedral after walking up 328 steps 1)
  • sunset View from Lindner Hotel (Main Plaza) 2)
  • Zeilgalerie shopping centre architecture 3)
  • Portfoliovervollständigungsbommel architecture 4)

day tours

  • Cochem via Rhine valley = 180km, 2h 40m, can return via Limburg, same distance but 2hr drive

north-west of Frankfurt

  • Drachenfels (2-2.5hr drive NW from Frankfurt) and the view from atop “Petersberg” in the Siebengebirge 5), and nearby Bonn and Cologne
    • Schloss Drachenfels 6)
    • beautiful cherry blossom avenue in Heerstreet, Bonn (usually ends 1st week of May) 7)
    • Post Tower Bonn 8)
    • beautiful sunset view from Triangle Tower in Cologne 9) - best at beginning or end of summer when closes late after sunset
    • bluebell fields Hückelhoven middle - end of April 10)
    • inside the 910AD Limburg Cathedral, Limburg an der Lahn, 80km NW of Frankfurt, 35min by train 11)



north-east of Frankfurt

Marburg 100km, 1hr drive from Frankfurt

further to the far north-west Germany

  • “Externsteine” (Externstones)
    • Externsteiner Straße, 32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg, 3.5hrs, 250km north-east from Frankfurt 12)
  • Bremen
  • Münster





west of Frankfurt and to the western border Germany

  • Bingen Forest 70km west
  • Eltz Castle, Münstermaifeld
    • 2hr drive, 150km west of Frankfurt
    • best on a autumn foggy morning - get there before sunrise13)
  • Saarschleife, Saar Loop near Mettlach horshoe bend in river 14)
  • Saarburg - lovely old town on a river 15)

south of Frankfurt

  • Schlangenweg Heidelberg 90km, 1hr drive south of Frankfurt - lovely old bridge at sunset, need to go when blossoms are out 16)
  • Stuttgart
    • 2.5hr drive 200km south of Franfurt; 2hr train
    • Schloss Solitude 17)
    • Hohenzollern Castle on top of a hill 50km south of Stuttgart 18)
  • Black Forest 19)
    • Guenterfelsen boulders 20)
  • Lichtenstein Castle

Hohenzollern Castle

east of Frankfurt



Prague via Vienna

  • Frankfurt to Munich via Nuremberg = 392km, 3h 42m
    • Dachau is near Munich = 28km, 30 min from Munich
    • the Romantic Road (Romantische Strasse) a beautiful 5 day 360km country drive usually starting in Fussen, 130km SW of Munich (can be started at Wurzburg if travelling from Frankfurt to Munich):
      • Fussen: one of the oldest settlements on the north side of the Alps
      • 1st 40km runs parallel with the jagged limestone peaks through hilly rural countryside
      • monastery village of Rottenbuch
      • historic Landsberg - worth an overnight stay and a night walk through the medieval city
      • Augsburg - catch a free classical concert in the magnificent Golden Hall in Augsburg's city hall
      • Harburg's castle
      • Nordlingen
      • Dinkelsbuhl
      • Rothenburg ob der Tauber - home of a popular Christian museum
      • road winds through Tauber Valley clad with vineyards
      • Bad Mergentheim
      • Wurzburg - a magnificent city, much destroyed in WWII but much has survived, palace of Residenz. the Alte Mainbrucke historic bridge, the dramatic fortress of Marienberg
  • Munich to Salzburg = 145km, 1.5h
  • Salzburg to Vienna = 295km, 2h 45m
  • Vienna to Cesky Krumlov = 200km, 2h 55m
  • Cesky Krumlov to Prague = 171km, 2h 11m
frankfurt.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/08 18:18 by gary1

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