Frankfurt (Part 1)

A bit of explanation first, there are no direct flights from anywhere in Switzerland back to Kuala Lumpur, so we had to choose the next best spot and Frankfurt was the nearest. Naturally, we headed there to catch our flight back but not before spending a full day there.

Römerberg (click to enlarge)

Römerberg (click to enlarge)

The best place to start off your day in Frankfurt is at Römerberg. This is the old part of Frankfurt with buildings that date back to the 14-15th century. Unfortunately, what you see isn’t the real truth, most of the buildings were destroyed and rebuilt during WWII but kudos to the townsfolk. Instead of tearing them down and turning it into a modernized city, they kept the old ones. Can’t say that about my own country.

Tip: Start off at the Römerberg, on your tour around Frankfurt.

“Römerberg is named after Römer, the town hall.”

‘Which one is it?”

This one

This one

“Why are you staring at the ground?”

“Help me look for the Book Burning Plaque.”

The Book Burning Plaque is a memorial for the time during World War II when books with different ideologies from Nazism were burnt. They have one here in Frankfurt.

Voila!

Voila!

Despite the fact that many of the buildings were destroyed in the war, there is one which still stands to this day — Haus Wertheim.

Haus Wertheim

Haus Wertheim

Eisener Steg

Eisener Steg

We made our way around the Römerberg and heading towards the modern part of the city. We came across the Kleinmarkthalle. This is where we will have our breakfast. Hidden inside the market place is a nice bakery called Bäckerei Huck.

Bakerei Huck!

Backerei Huck!

“What’s so famous?”

Marzipantaschen!

Marzipantaschen!

I wonder how does the German aerate their markets, there were no unpleasant smells and wet splotches on the floor as compared to the markets back home. And yet, here they were selling everything from dry stuffs to poultry. And it was clean!

Poultry

Poultry

Fruits!

Fruits!

Flowers

Flowers

(to be continued)

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