Frankfurt

Frankfurt isn’t the obvious choice for a mini break in Germany. Berlin, Munich and Hamburg are definitely much higher on the list for weekend’s away. It does have a lot to offer if you can look past the obvious draw of being a financial centre, although disappointingly the city was mostly destroyed of its medieval buildings during bombings in the Second World War (don’t be fooled by the Römer and surrounding buildings as most of the façades have been rebuild, although they are fun to look around). St Bartholomew’s Cathedral has the most magnificent spire and you’re able to climb to the top if you fancy walking off some of that Strudel!

We stumbled on a great little Restaurant which looked a little like a ski chalet – Salzkammer, where we sampled local delights of Pretzel, boiled Bavarian sausage, fried potato, sauerkraut and sweet mustard. The sausage may look quite unappetising but the favour was spot on.  12070803_1065447690146066_1540388022_n

We had a traditional lunch at Adolf Wagner Apfelweinwirtschaft – Cordon Bleu Veal Schnitzel and fried potatoes. Accompanied by Frankfurt’s famous apple wine. This is home brewed, very strong and mixed with apple juice and water. We started off thinking it was kind of not great but managed somehow to finish the jug and ask for a second. Lets say the alcohol content had some influence! 12145250_921815377854047_1799052762_n

And finally, you can’t visit Germany without having apfelstruddle! We has this pretty plate of pastry at Cafe Hauptwache (with a generous helping of vanilla cream AND ice cream).12145564_905911682819462_2005922936_n

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