I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures of the white castle rising between the mountains. Neuschwanstein Castle might be Germany’s most famous sight – so famous that it inspired Walt Disney when he designed the Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.

These days, the castle gets around 1,3 million visitors every day. And with good reason. It looks majestic from the outside and comes with a fascinating story. Plus, you can find a second castle within walking distance, so you can stay in the area for a whole day without getting bored.

But how do you visit Neuschwanstein Castle? How do you get there? Do you need to book your tickets in advance?

Like many travellers, we were wondering about these and other questions before our trip.


Frankfurt is one of those cities where travellers pass through but rarely stop. Or where people will spend a few hours and leave again.

This is a shame. After having lived there for more than two years, we can safely say that there are lots of things to do in Frankfurt. From museums to bars, historic centres and green areas – no matter what you prefer, you will find it here.

Plus, with one of Europe’s biggest airports just a short train ride away, you’ll find it very easy to get here. And once you’ve dived into the city, you’ll notice that it’s going to be hard to leave.

Here are the best things to see in Frankfurt. As always, be on the lookout for the hidden gems that we have included in our itinerary.…


Do you want to hike to Lake Schrecksee, Germany’s highest alpine lake?

I have to admit that despite having grown up in Germany, I hadn’t heard of Lake Schrecksee until I did some research for our holidays in Southern Germany. But the moment I saw a picture of the lake, I knew I wanted to go there!

What could be better than a turquoise lake with an island in the middle, surrounded by high alpine meadows?

If you want to hike to Lake Schrecksee yourself, keep on reading, and we will give you all the information you need.


If you’re thinking about Frankfurt, you are likely thinking about skyscrapers and its big, international airport. Maybe you’re even thinking about its Old Town and its half-timbered houses, or Frankfurt delicacies like Apfelwein (a wine made from apples).

But did you know that close to Frankfurt, you can find forests and mountains? And did you ever hear about the traditional villages and castles nearby? Frankfurt might not come to your mind as a great hiking destination, but you can find some excellent trails in its surroundings.

One of those nearby walks is the Three Castle Hike, which you can easily do on a day trip from Frankfurt. It will allow you to see three castles in one day, explore the forests around Frankfurt and discover some of the cutest towns nearby.…


If you are in Frankfurt and looking for things to do in the area, you should consider a day trip to Wiesbaden.

This spa town offers enough places of interest to keep you busy for at least a day or two, making it a worthy destination to visit on your trip to Germany. Its vibe feels very different from the international and modern city of Frankfurt, and it’s also not quite the same as visiting a small spa town like Bad Homburg.

If you’re planning on stopping by, then check out these fantastic sights that you should not miss on your trip to Wiesbaden.…


When you’re visiting Frankfurt, it can be hard to choose a neighbourhood to stay in. The city centre might seem like the most apparent area at first, but this one is also quite expensive. But where else can you stay if you come to visit this city? Which areas are nice and which ones should you avoid at all costs?

As residents of Frankfurt, we have spent a lot of time exploring the city’s different neighbourhoods. We had friends and family come over and have seen the hotels where they stayed. And we know precisely how long it takes to get from one place to another.

Today, we’re going to share all of this experience with you. Keep reading and find out exactly where to stay in Frankfurt on your next trip.…


Are you in Frankfurt and have an extra day? After you explored the city, we recommend you to go on a day trip. One of the towns nearby that we love is Bad Homburg. You can easily spend 1 day in Bad Homburg without getting bored, strolling through the gardens and exploring the castle.

We lived in Frankfurt for two years before we finally visited Bad Homburg for the first time and I regret that we didn’t go earlier. It’s the perfect day trip! Back at the beginning of the 20th century, this spa town attracted visitors from all over the world. The Thai King loved the gardens so much that he gifted two pavilions to Bad Homburg!

These days, you’ll mostly run into local tourists.…


One of the things we love about Frankfurt is that its city centre is very compact. Yes, you can find many unique places in the suburbs and around Frankfurt. But if you want to see the highlights of the city, you can reach all of them on foot.

That’s why we have put together a self-guided walking tour of Frankfurt. We love walking around cities, and we honestly think it’s one of the best ways to explore a place. You’ll be able to soak in the atmosphere, watch locals and discover lots of little surprises along the way.

If you follow our walking tour, you’ll be busy for around half a day, possibly longer if you stop in many places along the way.…


One of the reasons I’m looking forward to Christmas is because it means I’ll get to eat lots of cookies. When I was a child, my grandmother would bake Christmas cookies for us, and she had a whole range of traditional German recipes that she used.

These days, I bake my own cookies. Plus, I still get cookies from my mum when I go home for Christmas, and I buy a selection in supermarkets. The packages usually appear in the shelves mid-autumn, and I always grab a bag of gingerbread cookies as soon as they’re available.

If you travel to Germany in December, you have the chance of trying most traditional German Christmas cookies yourself. The selection can feel overwhelming at first, but there’s something for everybody.…


Are you in Frankfurt for one day and have no idea what to do?

Even though Frankfurt has a lot to offer, the city has a reputation for being a destination for business travellers only. It’s known for its banks and its airport, but did you know that there’s a lot more to discover? You can find so many amazing places to visit in Frankfurt that you could easily spend a few days here.

If you only have one day, you should focus on seeing the highlights. Therefore, we have put together this itinerary with the most amazing things to do in Frankfurt in one day.…

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