Spending a week in Chilled Germany (Frankfurt) Part – 2

In continuation of Frankfurt Part – 1.

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

FRANKFURT

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

Ostzeile

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.

Ostzeile

Hauptwache
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.

Hauptwache

Hauptwache

Rateskeller
It’s a Chain of restaurant in Germany

RATSKELLER

Messe
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

Messe

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.

Till then Happy Ghumakkari.

frankfurt Airport

13 Comments

  • Beautiful pictorial guide to Frankfurt.

    Looking forward to the next ones :-)

  • Mahesh Semwal says:

    Dear Manish,

    Thanks for liking the write-up.

    Try to write about Mainz as soon as possible.

  • Nandan says:

    The first set of pictures made me feel as if I have gone back in time, lovely pics. As we proceeded, we found the new age marvels but they all look so plastic/metallic (no life).

    You covered quite a bit in a day :-)

  • nayan says:

    “Ostzeile” looks so similar to the building in shimla ridge…

    Nandan…..you are feeling may be because its such a clean and picturesque…!!

    • Mahesh Semwal says:

      Dear Nayan,

      That’s true , most of the European building looks similar to the building in shimla or any other Hill station.

  • Ram says:

    Your post made me nostalgic about my brief visit to Frankfurt way back in 1973.

    Yes I do remember vaguely the architecture of St. Bartholomaus Church. The pictures of the Nave, the Choir and the altar have come up very well. Other pictures have also been extremely well taken.

    Thanks for taking us on this virtual tour.

  • Pankaj bansal says:

    Dear Mr Mahesh
    I read this article…….& it feels so awesome after reading the above article & seeing these pics. I would also like to tell something about you to the people following you that Mr Mahesh is a great person in real life too & You all would be able to feel it from his articles……keep writing……..

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