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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.…

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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.…

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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.…

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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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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.…

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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.

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Every year, when the days get shorter, I get excited for Christmas. The Christmas Market in Frankfurt is one of the highlights of this season, and I can’t wait to get out and have a cup of hot Glühwein.

Usually, the month of December means meet-ups with friends and co-workers at the Christmas Market. Plus, we like to go by ourselves a few times, just to enjoy the lights and look at the various handicrafts.

Even though we’ve lived in Frankfurt for a few years already, we discover new things every time we go. Last winter, for example, I found out that you can get amazing grilled salmon at the market. We have also discovered some of the smaller markets, which are all worth visiting.

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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.…

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It’s Christmas! Well, almost. It’s not far away anymore and when I went to the Christmas market with my co-workers last week, I felt inspired to write about the experience.

As I’m German, I grew up with Christmas markets. When I was a child, I found it strange that our English relatives would come especially for the Christmas markets. Why would they get so excited about such a normal thing?. Then, I grew up and realised that in many countries around the world, there either are no Christmas markets or they’re very different.

If you’re visiting Germany in December, you should visit at least one of them. That’s easy to do as every big city will have one Christmas market (or more).…

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