Merely 30 minutes away from Frankfurt on the S-bahn is a beautiful town known as Kronberg which lies at the foot of Taunus. A quick google search informed me that it was possible to hike up Alt-Koenig from Kronberg and I thought it would be an excellent way to spend Sunday. How difficult could hiking get, right? We’ve walked along the river Thames from Oxford to Abingdon and even on country roads without much difficulty, hence I assumed it would be the same.
We were greeted by a really beautiful park in Kronberg – Victoria Park. It reminded me of the University Park in Oxford which is really beautiful.
Without a map or a clear idea where Alt-Koenig was, we started walking towards the mountains. Soon, we found a walking trail which could have led us to our destination. However, it started to pour. Standing in the woods with rain pelting down on us, the trees looked ominous.
If you have read our short “poetry” (known as tanka in Japanese), you would have known what happened.
Everyone needs to walk around the Old Town in Kronberg even if you’re not up for proper hiking. The town is absolutely charming! It’s very hilly and steep in certain areas, hence I claim to have “hiked” in Kronberg. Yes, I’m a cheater-bug!
Is it me or if anyone else thinks this too when walking around a sleepy town like Kronberg – “Wouldn’t it be nice to drop in one of the houses for tea?”