Thursday, May 15, 2014
Along the Banks of Frankfurt
One of the better places to take a walk is the riverside....along the Rhein. Both sides are fully developed with paved trails and open park space. Toss in benches and shade trees, and you've got a five-star attraction to the city.
Two of the bigger things to check out along the river are the walking bridges (there are two of these).
The older bridge is Eiserener Steg. It's usually referred to as the "love bridge"....mostly because its a romantic walk and in the evenings....it's where younger couples cross the Rhein....getting back home from the Sachsenhausen district (the pub and party district). It's been around since 1868.
Drinking and dining along the river? There's around a dozen boats and riverside pubs to pick from. Most run from early spring to late fall.
The Holbeinsteg is closer to the Bahnhof area. Probably around a ten-minute walk from the end to the station itself.
As for crime or issues to avoid? Generally, the riverfront is clear of hooligans or crime. I probably wouldn't venture off the two bridge areas to the walking path below after midnight....but generally, the bridges are safe to cross twenty-four hours a day.
Restrooms? Well....there's only one or two on each side of the river, and that might be the only negative to speak over. If you had an entire afternoon and you were fairly stressed out....I'd strongly recommend the river area, and have a beer or apple wine at one of the smaller vessels parked there.
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