What should we do in Franfurt...Barcelona?

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  1. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    Ok, our honeymoon is coming up in two weeks and I'm starting to hit the panic button because I haven't done any planning yet.

    We will be going for 15 days to Frankfurt > Barcelona > England for the final destination. We will spend about 5 days in each location.

    I lived in England so that's a no-brainer. But I heard that Frankfurt can be pretty boring...only reason we're stopping there is because my wife has close friends living there. [​IMG]

    Any advice is appreciated...
     
  2. Brian Johnston

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    I have spent some time in Frankfurt on business trips and you heard right, it can be pretty boring. If you have access to a car I would recommend a day trip to Hiedleberg (sp?). It is a small town about 1 - 1.5 hours drive south of Frankfurt and there is an old castle there (the main attraction) it is partially ruined but it is quite a pretty spot. There are tours of the castle given fairly regularly thoughtout the day.

    Good Luck,
    Brian.
     
  3. Scott Barnhart

    Scott Barnhart Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, Frankfurt might not be the biggest tourist city in the world, but you shouldn't be completely bored to death there. I sure never have been! [​IMG]

    In Frankfurt itself:

    1) Go walking/shopping/people-watching in the Konstablerwache-Hauptwache area. Right downtown, easy to get to via S-Bahn or U-Bahn (subways).

    2) If you like art museums, don't miss the Stadel Art Gallery - 63 Schaumainkal - right across the Main river.

    3) Go to the Sachsenhausen area and eat a typical Sachsenhausen meal with Apfelwein - a very sour apple wine.

    4) Go to Mainz - a city right up the Main river from Frankfurt where the Main and Rhein come together and see the Gutenberg museum - this is really neat if you have any interest in how Gutenberg's press with moveable type changed the world.

    5) In Mainz you should be able to get a Rhein river cruise (one day cruise - 5-8 hours) very easily - this is fun and goes past lots of beautiful scenery and castles.

    6) Go to the Goethe-Haus and Goethe Museum. Very interesting. Here is the URL

    7) The Palmengarten in Frankfurt is a really nice garden to see.

    8) Check the schedule for the Alte-Oper - lots of neat concerts and operas there. Alte Oper

    General Frankfurt info and schedule here

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    Thanks for the advice. Not a whole lot of world travelers on this forum I guess.
     
  5. Lance Nichols

    Lance Nichols Supporting Actor

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    Drew, should be pretty no brainer, IMHO. Hotel + Foreign Country + Newlyweds = No need to leave room [​IMG]

    Seriously, I wish I could help. Although I have done lots of traveling, it has all be in Canada and the US. Planning on visiting the ansetral homelands of Scotland next year...
     
  6. John Thomas

    John Thomas Cinematographer

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    I'd say go check out the chicks in those Malls. They've got to be hotter than supermodels too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Scott has given some good advice. To which I’d add the Mainz is pretty good. IIRC there is a church with some outstanding stained glass.

    Also I recommend the Rhine below (North of Mainz). The right bank is best, with many world-famous vineyards. Many have fond memories of sipping some of that delicate wine, overlooking with river—all the better with a loved one.

    And if you have an operatic bent, you can imagine the Rhine maidens guarding their gold in the river below. Hum a little Wagner and all will be well.
     
  8. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

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    Barcelona....
    Color me jealous. Please find out a little about the architecture of GAUDÍ before you get there, and then enjoy the most wonderful organic art nouveau buildings I have never seen. Well, I have books and a DVD, but someday...
     
  9. Holadem

    Holadem Lead Actor

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    So Drew, let me guess you met your lady at the Mall of Americas? [​IMG]

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    Holadem
     
  10. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    You guys with the mall comments are cracking me up. Will my mall comment forever haunt me? [​IMG]

    Actually, I met my wife salsa dancing. I try to stay out of the mall...too many "distractions" [​IMG]
     

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