Friday, November 8, 2013

Spending a week in Chilled Germany (Frankfurt) Part – I

Table of contents for Germany

  1. Spending a week in Chilled Germany (Frankfurt) Part – I
  2. Spending a week in Chilled Germany (Frankfurt) Part – 2
  3. MAINZ – The City of Wine (Germany)
  4. Wiesbaden – The City of Spa
 We were leaving for Wiesbaden – Germany to attend an official meeting. Wiesbaden is approx. 40 km from Frankfurt . It was early morning 08.03.10 (6.30AM) , when we landed at Frankfurt. As per the information given by the pilot , the outside temp was -6 degree C. As soon as we were out of the airport we faced the blowing cold breeze. I never came across with such a cold breeze although I belong to hills.


Frankfurt Airport which is located 12 km from the city center. The airport has three runways and serves 265 non-stop destinations. It ranks among the world’s top ten airports and is the biggest cargo airport in Europe. The airport also serves as a hub for German flag carrier Lufthansa. It ranks as the second or third busiest in Europe alongside London Heathrow Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Intercity Express

We took a local train for Frankfurt main station, On the way we came across the freeze snow besides the railway track & roads. Our hotel was at the walking distance from railway station. We reached hotel around 8.30 AM.

Local Train

Snow fall

Meeting was supposed to be started from next day, so we were in Frankfurt for one day, in spite of intolerable cold breeze we did not miss the opportunity to explore Frankfurt.

Enjoying cold drink with ice :-)

We left our hotel after going through some of the travelling broachers available in the hotel. This time we decided to use Hop -on Hop- off bus to visit Frankfurt.

Hop on - Hop off Bus

Frankfurt is one of the largest city in German , situated on the side of river MAIN. Frankfurt is the financial and transportation centre of Germany and the largest financial centre in continental Europe. It is seat of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Trade Fair, as well as several large commercial banks. The three pillars of Frankfurt’s economy are finance, transport, and trade fairs




Old Town

We walked down to the Place called Paulsplatz , from where Hop-on Hop-off bus starts for sight seeing. Bus started at 11.00 AM. One can enjoy an informative commentary in 10 different languages – German, English, French , Spanish , Italian , Japanese , Russian , Turkish, Arabic & Korean while travelling in the bus.

Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Rest of the Frankfurt’s write-up will be released very shortly.........


  1. Thanks for your kind words! Hope you will enjoy the series of posts on Germany.

  2. Beautiful captures! How did you find the hop on hop off experience? Whenever I did it, I always wanted to do it again, walking!!

  3. Lovely post. Thand mein Germany ke maze. How costly transportation is in Germany?

    1. Cabs are costly but metro can be used & they are not crowded as India :-)

      Thanks for your comment.

  4. Never traveled much in Franfurt but halted there several times. Good to see the city through your blog.

  5. Excellent sightseeing in Germany! What is Hop on Hop off bus? is it same like Delhi's Hop on Hop off?

    1. Thanks for going through the post. Yes Hop on Hop off buses are same as Delhi's one.