23.08.2011 - 23.08.2011 27 °C
Another driving day today; Stuttgart to Frankfurt. The drive was shorter than the day previous (which was good because I’ve decided anything more than 4hrs is way too much… 3 is probably the most you would want to do if you have the choice!) which meant I arrived in Frankfurt just after midday meaning for once I would have a whole afternoon of site seeing and I could turn in early.
I was pretty lucky this time around because my accom was super central (on Zeil Strasse—the main shopping street) so straight after I arrived I went for a wander downtown hunting the old town. Unlike Stuttgart, Frankfurt is a pretty nice town. It is situated on the banks of the river Main and has plenty of buildings and parks to wander through. I started my trek at the Frankfurt Dom (which has been in use since 800AD) before continuing through the Alte Stadt (Old town) and across the river to the museum district.
I had grand plans of checking out the main museum here in Frankfurt the Stadel (which is actually an art gallery—but is called a museum?). Anyway walked all the way over the river to find that the museum is closed for renovations! Damn! Considering today is another scorcher an afternoon in an air cond-ed museum really appealed… Oh well.
I compromised by going for a walk along the river (which blessedly had a coolish breeze blowing) in the shady riverside parks before heading back into downtown Frankfurt for some retail therapy (the shops seem to be the only places that are air cond-ed here in Germany!).
Finished the day with a really tasty green curry at a delicious Thai restaurant before turning in. Another great day in Germany.