Germany’s Frankfurt city might sometimes be overlooked for its more exciting cousins – Berlin, Munich and even Hamburg. The word picturesque doesn’t often come to mind when people think of this bustling commercial centre. And yet, that’s exactly what I found when I spent a day there while waiting for my flight home.
Perhaps it was because it was languishing in the rose gold glow of the evening sun. Or that I was lucky enough to encounter perfect weather. Either way, I was smitten with this underrated city. Sometimes, when you expect nothing, everything becomes a beautiful surprise.
Frankfurt is the financial capital of Germany. Much like Shanghai is to China. And yes, parts of the city reflect that lean, mean machine. But much of it is steeped in history and gorgeous architecture.
Take The Römer (German surname, “Roman”) for example. It’s an iconic medieval building that’s also one of the city’s most important landmarks. It was built around 1612, and served mainly as the city’s town hall.
Loved the unique look of the building! Taking a slow stroll to the city will inevitably lead you to the river Frankfurt on the Main and of course, the Eiserner Steg or Iron Bridge.
Just look at that gorgeous setting sun over the sparkling, still waters. A vein of calm running right through the city’s frenzied, beating heart.