In Nostalgia

Frankfurt

By Angie on August 22, 2016


Six days in Frankfurt. What will you find to do?

A question we were met with on numerous occasions during our stay. And while six days is more than enough to experience any city. It gives you the chance to unwind and really get to know the place.

Credit - Hotel Concorde
Credit – Hotel Concorde

Frankfurt is a well known trading hub of Germany, that welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world every day. Due to the city being vey central, commuters fly to Frankfurt, before making their way around the rest of Germany.

Although Frankfurt is just a pit stop for some, for many others it has become home. Frankfurt is home to many diverse cultures who have settled in the city due to its hospitable nature. Business owners and locals come from all different backgrounds, and as many as one in three residents don’t own a German passport.

Over the course of the six days, we shared a dorm with Mexicans, Kiwi’s, Americans, Chinese, French and Belgian natives which embodies what the city is all about.

Credit - Five Elements Hostel
Credit – Five Elements Hostel

Five Elements Hostel was our home for the week. A two minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) and 10 minutes from the City centre. The staff were instantly welcoming and although not all of them were from the city, they all have a great passion and knowledge of the area.

Credit - Hostel World
Credit – Hostel World

The hostel is very interactive and understands that many visitors don’t stay for long, so people need to know what to do and fast. The lobby is open and has a good seating area and if you stay for longer than three days, they’ll even throw in a free breakfast. There’s a large games room and guest kitchen in the basement, with a huge pool table, table football and Sky TV.

Credit - Five Elements Hostel
Credit – Five Elements Hostel

But if you’re looking to get out and see the towering city, they provide walking tours, pub crawls, film nights, free pasta nights (which was my favourite) and happy hour at the bar every night between 7 and 8, to help kickstart your trip.

Credit - Five Elements Hostel
Credit – Five Elements Hostel

Dorms are spacious and showers are some of the best we’ve come across and checkout & breakfast run ’til 12. So all in all, a pretty chilled place.

Credit - Five Elements Hostel
Credit – Five Elements Hostel

The city itself is something very different to other cities we’ve visited. Huge skyscrapers dominate the skyline, with some very impressive structures as office buildings and much more. The Main Tower is one structure worth visiting. Named after the river that lines the city it stands 200m high and costs just 6 euros for a trip to the peak.

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The Main River is another big draw when travelling to the city. Bridges, restaurants, and even a stall that sell Fish Doner’s complete the river, and its wide banks mean you can go and sit all day without a care in the world.
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If you’re looking to sample the Frankfurt night life, there’s many places to choose from. You can travel over the water to Sachsenhausen where you’re met with tons of pubs and wars. You can also travel further afield to the cities club scene, or even stay in the city centre if you’re looking for something more mainstream.   

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One thing we found useful during our stay was the free alternative walking tour. The hostel is in the ref light district and the walking tour allows you to experience that, as well as the Main River, the Römer and the old district around it.

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During our stay in Frankfurt, the weather wasn’t at all what we expected, and like much of the UK, Germany is seeing some sort of a late summer. This meant that our Epic Wipes came in extremely handy. They are body sized, disposable towels and the packaging fits in your pocket. Added to that, the wipes are eco-friendly and ideal when showers go down or you’re trip out was a little hotter and longer than expected

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So, six days in Frankfurt complete and I can confirm relaxation is at a new level.

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