On my way to Croatia, I had a 9-hour layover in Frankfurt, Germany. That was more than enough time to venture out and explore the city, but I had no idea what I could possibly see because Frankfurt had never been on my radar. When I searched through my travel community forums, most people stated there wasn’t much to do in the city, but I just knew there was something worth seeing there. Without a concrete plan, I ventured out to explore Germany’s financial capital with a friend.
We found a luggage storage area for our carryons in Terminal 1, and took the S8 commuter train to the main train station in Frankfurt. It was a simple process that took less than 15 minutes, and no one even checked our train tickets. From our starting point, we strolled leisurely down Kaiserstraße, and checked out what restaurants and shops were available. We also caught a glimpse of some parts of Frankfurt’s Red Light District.
Our intentions were to kill some time before participating in the Alternative Walking Tour of Frankfurt, then eat a nice dinner before taking the train back to the airport. The tour began at 2pm, but we both got hungry around 1pm and started searching for a place to get a good meal. Continue reading