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Old December 15th, 2012, 01:17 PM   #101
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Frankfurt am Snow

Some panoramas from the recent snow fest, hopefully that wont be the last of the snow

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Old December 15th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #102
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Great pictures!

Despite the war Germany does have such a huge architectural heritage - looking forward to see more.

One of the good things about Germany is that, as it was divided into many kingdoms, principalities, cities and so on until "recently"...each "elite" built their own palaces, castles, seats of government, churches etc
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Old December 15th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #103
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Great pictures!

Despite the war Germany does have such a huge architectural heritage - looking forward to see more.

One of the good things about Germany is that, as it was divided into many kingdoms, principalities, cities and so on until "recently"...each "elite" built their own palaces, castles, seats of government, churches etc
thanks!

Yep that is very true, there are so many castles and palaces everywhere that trying to visit even a fraction of them will take years. Even though a lot was lost in WW2 there is still plenty to see here, I think it's a really under-rated country and would recommend everyone to visit
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Old December 15th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #104
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Yes, part of my family is from Southern Germany - Freiburg and it is amazing how almost every little town has a "jewel" to be discovered.

WWII destroyed a lot - but in my opinion specially traumatic was Berlin (my grandmother used to say that "her Berlin" doesn't exist anymore)....other heavily bombed cities such as Köln or Dresden seem less "deformed".

Frankfurt am Main is beyond recognition too - but the skyscrapers are a new trademark where the Römer mingles perfectly with the skyscrapers (old versus modern) - on the other hand, Alexanderplatz´s buildings and the Fernsehturn are just so ugly...

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Old December 15th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #105
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Yes, part of my family is from Southern Germany - Freiburg and it is amazing how almost every little town has a "jewel" to be discovered.

WWII destroyed a lot - but in my opinion specially traumatic was Berlin (my grandmother used to say that "her Berlin" doesn't exist anymore)....other heavily bombed cities such as Köln or Dresden seem less "deformed".

Frankfurt am Main is beyond recognition too - but the skyscrapers are a new trademark where the Römer mingles perfectly with the skyscrapers (old versus modern) - on the other hand, Alexanderplatz´s buildings and the Fernsehturn are just so ugly...
yep the losses of ww2 are depressing but at least Frankfurt is reinventing itself and doing a good job of it. The rebuilding of the old town near the cathedral is also a very positive step (although I wish they were reconstructing all the buildings and not just some of them) and I hope the success of projects like this and ones in other cities such as Dresden will encourage more cities to rebuild what was lost.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #106
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Yep that is very true, there are so many castles and palaces everywhere that trying to visit even a fraction of them will take years. Even though a lot was lost in WW2 there is still plenty to see here, I think it's a really under-rated country and would recommend everyone to visit
Frankfurt (along with Munich and Dusseldorf) has been listed among top-10 cities in the world for living quality by Mercer. It's not about cities looking beautiful or having nice architecture (Paris or Rome would probably beat anything else anyway) but just about how things work. Even when I was coming to Frankfurt (or Munich, Dusseldorf) for the first time it felt as if I already had been there before and 'knew' how everything is. Everything seems to be done with common sense and positive intentions in respect of the population (or visitors like myself) that lives there. This is what really amazes me aboug German cities and this is why I want to go back there every year again and again. I didn't go to Germany this year and I miss it badly.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:57 AM   #107
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Always love to come back to this thread and take a look at your beautiful photos!
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Frankfurt (along with Munich and Dusseldorf) has been listed among top-10 cities in the world for living quality by Mercer. It's not about cities looking beautiful or having nice architecture (Paris or Rome would probably beat anything else anyway) but just about how things work. Even when I was coming to Frankfurt (or Munich, Dusseldorf) for the first time it felt as if I already had been there before and 'knew' how everything is. Everything seems to be done with common sense and positive intentions in respect of the population (or visitors like myself) that lives there. This is what really amazes me aboug German cities and this is why I want to go back there every year again and again. I didn't go to Germany this year and I miss it badly.
hmm that's all true. Only one thing that makes no sense about German cities to me is the large amounts of people who cycle on the pavements. It can be a little scary sometimes walking around when there are people whizzing past on bikes.

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Always love to come back to this thread and take a look at your beautiful photos!
thanks, im really enjoying exploring this wonderful country so I hope once the weather improves to start going for more day trips
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #109
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It can be a little scary sometimes walking around when there are people whizzing past on bikes.


There usually are visually separated paths for cyclists. But I agree that it feels a little scary sometimes. I am a cyclist myself (I commute to/from work on my bike about 20km in total each day) and I could not imagine doing it on anything but street along with cars. It would probably take twice as much time if I tried to cycle on a pavement not to mention safety.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 04:03 PM   #110
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Frankfurt at night during the recent snow

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Commerzbank Tower in a snow flurry
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:49 AM   #111
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Nice pice..love the lights
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Old January 30th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #112
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Seems like the Frankfurt snow has ended so maybe the last one with snow for now from Frankfurt

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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #113
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I stayed at Heidelberg during the GP at Hockenheim in july, too bad I didn't have much time over for exploring the town and villages around it.

Thanks for the great pictures Yub!
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I stayed at Heidelberg during the GP at Hockenheim in july, too bad I didn't have much time over for exploring the town and villages around it.

Thanks for the great pictures Yub!
thanks Heidelberg is really stunning, im hoping to go again soon!
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Some really good photographs of a such nice city. Well done!
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Old January 31st, 2013, 07:04 AM   #116
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Amazing photos! Well done!
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Seems like the Frankfurt snow has ended so maybe the last one with snow for now from Frankfurt

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It's nice of you to show not oly Frankfurt but other places too.
I visited Germany (including Frankfurt) long time ago and I kind of fell in love with the country. I met some friendly and helping Germans.
Thanks for sharing your photos.
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thanks for the kind comments, more shots coming soon
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It's nice of you to show not oly Frankfurt but other places too.
I visited Germany (including Frankfurt) long time ago and I kind of fell in love with the country. I met some friendly and helping Germans.
Thanks for sharing your photos.
thanks, yep I thought about making the thread just Frankfurt but there are so many of those in this forum that I thought I would spread it out a little.

Hopefully this thread will help anyone who is thinking of moving to Frankfurt and likes exploring to see that there is so much more to this region than just one city
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