I recently relocated from Kaiserslautern to the Frankfurt am Main Metropole area(Frankfurt-on-the-Main (pronounced ‘mine’) It being my first summer out here, I was out and about discovering my new home town and its surroundings. In the next days I will be sharing with you some of my outings.
There is plenty to see in the city Frankfurt am Main . Here, in the city of short distances, you’ll find that most downtown sightseeing attractions are within walking distance of one another.
|The "Eiserne Steg"(Iron Footbridge)|
My first stop will be the famous “Eiserne Steg”..... The “Eiserne Steg” (Iron Footbridge) is probably Frankfurt's best known bridge. It is a romantic 19th-century footbridge over the river Main and the first suspension bridge in Europe. This bridge connects two parts of the city of Frankfurt and allows for easy access to both sides as it is pedestrian only.
|me, on the "Eiserne Steg" on the River Main.|
This bridge is also a “Love Lock Bridge”. The custom of locking padlocks in Germany engraved with the names of couples started here at Frankfurt's Eiserner Steg Bridge. According to Wikipedia, the practice traces its origin in China re: "locking a padlock and throwing away the key" I really loved the 'love locks' on the bridge. It was the first time I've ever seen such locks, and I think it's a very lovely and romantic idea.
|"Love locks" on the Eiserner Steg bridge in Frankfurt.|
|Love lock engraved with name of couple|
Frankfurt City from another perspective
|river view of the Frankfurt Skyline.|
|one of the tour boats on the landing stage at Eisener Steg|
|boarding the ship|
|the unique "Museum Mile" along the banks of the Main river|
|on board with my baby Louis|
|Louis exploring the ship|
|in the board restaurant|
|enjoying the view of the Skyline|
|my daling Jürgen enjoying the ride...the tall building in the background is the Main Plaza)|
As next we will be seeing Frankfurt from another very exciting perspective, so please stay tuned.
from "Deutschland" with luv,