Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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

In spite of intolerable cold breeze we tried to explore the Frankfurt as much as possible.


St. Bartolomeus Cathedral

The Cathedral Saint Bartholomeus is a Gothic construction which was built in the 14th and 15th century on the foundation of an earlier church from the Merovingian time. It is the main church of Frankfurt. From 1356 on the kings of the Holy Roman Empire were elected in this church, and from 1562 to 1792 the emperors were crowned here. Since the 18th century Saint Bartholomeus has been called “the cathedral” by the people although it has never been a bishop’s seat. In 1867 the cathedral was destroyed by a fire and rebuilt in its present style.

Bartholomaus Church

Bartholomaus Church

Bartholomaus Church

Bartholomaus Church

Bartholomaus Church

Bartholomaus Church

Bartholomaus Church

Town Hall

The Römer (Old Town Hall) is a medieval building located in Frankfurt. This historical building has been used as Frankfurt’s city hall for over 600 years.

Old Town Hall


The Ostzeile is a row of half-timbered houses that are located near the Old Town Hall in Frankfurt. . The Ostzeile, however, is one of Frankfurt’s most well known landmarks.



The Hauptwache was once Frankfurt’s grand station. Built in 1671, the Hauptwache can be found near the Zeil pedestrian walkway in central Frankfurt. The historical building has been transformed into restaurant.



It’s a Chain of restaurant in Germany



Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair organiser with its own exhibition grounds. Frankfurt’s trade fairs are known to have taken place as early as in the year 1160. The Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s largest exhibition centres, hosting a continuous stream of exhibitions small, large and gargantuan


Old opera house

The Old Opera House is located on Opernplatz at the west end of the Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse pedestian mall in Frankfurt Germany. This original building was destroyed during World War II but has now been completely reconstructed. A gorgeous fountain can be seen directly in front of this popular Frankfurt tourist destination.

Old Opera House

St. paul church
St. Paul’s Church is a historical church located in the heart of Frankfurt ,Consecrated in 1833, the building was once home to Germany’s first National Assembly. No longer used as a place of worship, Paulskirche is often used as a venue for awards ceremonies and other such events.

St. Paul Church
St. Paul Church

St. Catherine’s Church
in Frankfurt Germany is a protestant church that was consecrated in 1681. Among its most famous parishioners, was the great German writer, Goethe.

St. Catherine church

St. Nicolas church

The Old St. Nickolas is a historical church located in Frankfurt Old Town. The church was constructed in 13th century. It has been used as a chapel and a venue for city council. Visitors to Frankfurt can enjoy German folk music played on its carillon.

St. Nicolas Church

Frankfurt Main station (Hauptbahnhof)

Haupthbahnhof means Railway Station , Bahn means Train . It is the busiest railway station in Germany. With approx. 350.000 passengers per day the station is the second most frequented railway station in Germany.
On August 18, 1888, after five years of construction, the station was finally opened.

Frankfurt Main Station

Frankfurt Station Main

Westhafen tower

The Westhafen Tower is the unique cylindrical building that is located near the riverfront in Frankfurt Germany.

Westhafen Tower

Westend tower

The distinctive white, semi-circular tower located in the financial district of Frankfurt is called the Westend-Tower. Completed in 1993, this 208 meter high tower is certainly one of the most distinctive high rise buildings in Frankfurt Germany. Local People call it “Half Crown Building”

Westend Tower

After completing our sight seeing we left for the lunch, lots of Indian restaurants were there opposite to the Main Frankfurt railway station.

Having had our lunch we reached MAIN River, the place was awesome, but we had our back ache because of blowing cold breeze, our jackets were useless there as one requires an over coat for this kind of chilled climate. We were there for half an hour , clicked some photographs .and left disheartened as we want to spend some more time there but the climatic condition was condition was not favourable. We could not tolerate such a chilled weather.

MAIN River 

Main River

Main River

Main River

Apart from the places we visited , there are at least 10-12 historical museums in Frankfurt which we were not able to visit because of the shortage of time. Most of these museums are beside the MAIN river.

By the time we reached our Hotel we got damn tired, ate our dinner & jumped to the bed.
Very soon I will take you to Mainz – Germany & Wiesbaden – Germany.

Frankfurt Airport