Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Almaty Adventure: Frankfurt Layover


This would be our second time in Frankfurt but our first time actually heading to town having just stayed in the Lufthansa FCT for 6 hours during our first visit. We headed to town using the S-bahn from the airport. It was pretty easy - follow the signs to the trains in Concourse B terminal 1, buy tickets from the ticket machine choosing the "Frankfurt City" option in the menu (English available) and 20-30 minutes later, we were at the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof or Main Central Station.

From the train station, it was 15 minute walk to the Main River where our hotel Ibis Frankfurt Centrum was located. The hotel was good value for money especially those on a budget. The rooms were slightly bigger than what I expected for an Ibis, the beds were REALLY comfortable and the good location right by the river and a 20 minute walk to Romerberg.

The Ibis provided a good spot for some site seeing. For dinner, we strolled down the Main river and headed to Romber Bembel a German restaurant at Romerberg that was recommend by Kyo in one his "infamous" trip reports on sqtalk. We had some beer and the apple wine and a really huge salad and pork knuckle and it was nice to walk it off on the 20 minute walk back to the hotel.  

Main River in the evening

Grilled Pork Knuckle


The aftermath...
We had a couple more hours to kill the next day before heading back to the airport. We put on the running shoes and did a quick run by the river and Romerberg before exploring the Kleinmarkthalle Market and Zeil Street. We loved that Frankfurt was really green and we lucked out as the weather was awesome when we were there. Kind of reminds of me Portland, Oregon on a good day.


Light breakfast at Kleinmarkthalle
One of the many bridges across the Main
View of the city

1 comment:

  1. I can't tell if you finished the pork knuckle in the post-meal photo! :P