Frankfurt...I am disappoint.

Trip Start Oct 20, 2010
Trip End May 03, 2011

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Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm going to keep this entry short, because, really, there's not a whole lot to say about Frankfurt. It is a very business oriented town and besides the very weird juxtaposition of a skyline filled half with modern skyscrapers and half with nice old buildings there is not a lot going for it.

For some reason, all I had marked in my guidebook was a visit to the cathedral (to history geek out about it being the site where the electors of the Holy Roman Empire decided upon the new Emperor) and to drink the local drink, called Apfelwein, which was meant to be a drier Cider-y style drink. Quite why I thought that was enough to justify two nights I have no idea.

Anyway, I wandered over to the Cathedral, and on the way caught the big Euro sign outside the European Central Bank building. Besides that, not a whole lot to report about Frankfurt. I did wander along the river Main for a while, which for some reason is a huge tourist attraction, but was frankly just a pretty large river. I didn't see what all the fuss was about
As for disappointment I tried the Apfelwein, and it was, franly, just like drinking an extremely dry white wine with a lower alcohol content. It didn't taste of apples at all. And really, where is the fun in drinking a cheap, low strength white wine? If I wanted to do that I would support the resurging economy in Liverpool and buy a bottle of Lambrini...
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Yer Dad on

Ah, yes - Lambrini. That's your favourite wine, that is. You think it's the bestest wine in the whole world, ever.

Doris on

Hehehe, Lambrini isn't white wine at all, it's perry! You know, the trendily renamed to pear cider... equivalent to babycham. PS I love it to bits and have no problem with announcing that to the world. I've also visited Frankfurt and the only German town I've been to with even less soul was Bonn.

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