Happy Monday and happy last day of August. As I look at my calendar it seems weird that I was on our Viking Cruise at the beginning of this month. In some ways it seems light years ago. But when I look at these pictures from the end of the trip, it seems like yesterday. Today, I am sharing with you – Frankfurt, Germany.
When we got off our river cruise in Nuremberg, Pete and I chose to take the train to Frankfurt to explore this beautiful city. It was only a short two hour train ride through the beautiful countryside. I used Jetsetter to book our hotel in Frankfurt. Additionally, I research my destinations with Trip Advisor before I book. I love reading the reviews to give me some insight about my destination. All of this information helped me decide on staying at the Steinberger Frankfurter Hotel. It was centrally located and very lovely. The concierge helped book our dinner that night which was a traditional German eatery – Zum Schwarzen Stern. The restaurant is located in the Altstadt (old city) which is on the northern bank of the Main river. This is the historical center of the city and dates back to 794. The pictures above are of the famous Romerberg plaza with Romer city hall. If these buildings look to be of the middle-age style that’s because they were originally built during this time. Most of the buildings are re-built due to destruction during WW II. Frankfurt is on the Main river which is 327 miles long and it’s the longest river lying entirely in Germany.
Our dear friends Michael and Douglas just happened to be in Frankfurt returning from their travels to Oslo and Copenhagen. It was such a special treat for us to meet for dinner. The waiter at Zum Schwarzen Stern was proud of the restaurant and its history. In fact, he took the time to give us a full tour and explain which parts of the restaurant had to be rebuilt due to WW II. We enjoyed wienerschnitzel, schweinebraten, knodel, German beer and of course shared some apfelstrudel.
For this fun day I chose a simple J. Crew maxi dress (now on SALE) and Elaine Turner Lilly mint sandals (also on SALE). I paired it with this adorable woven clutch from Saint Bernard but I think my Barrington monogrammed tote would work too. I think I have told you this before but these parts of Europe were experiencing high temperatures. Add to that the humidity of being on a river and you get my frizzy hair mess that you see in these pictures. I was so ready for my Dallas dry heat at this point.
Frankfurt was charming, go if you can. Auf Wiedersehen! xoxo- Tanya