A German Getaway

After an extended weekend of feasting in Heidelberg, we were lucky enough to be invited to stay at our friends’ family house in a small village half way to Frankfurt, called Zwingenberg. It was very quaint and stereotypically German:

We took an excursion to Bensheim, where I loved the way they painted their buildings:


And another excursion to the unfortunately named Darmstadt (when translated directly, its name means ‘Intestine City’), where we visited the Mathildenhöhe:

And finally we stopped in Frankfurt before flying back to Italy. Frankfurt has a bad reputation as being a ‘boring grey business city.’ We however, were spoilt with blue skys, a vibrant city (especially as Germany were playing a game in the football world cup), a Dieter Rams exhibition, good kebabs (from a river boat shop) and a cool old town to amble around.

4 thoughts on “A German Getaway

  1. Hey Tali, thanks for commenting on my blog 🙂 Hope to read from you again soon 🙂 Spain is one of my fav places too. So you’re from NZ too? so cool! Loved this post, will be back to read more for sure!

    • Hey Dakota, that’s cool you’re from NZ too, I didn’t realise! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I’m glad you like Spain so much. I’ve got a Barcelona post coming soon – if you haven’t been there yet I hope you can go there soon 🙂

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