Frankfurt Christmas Market 2016

Last weekend we had family visit us from England and we visited the Frankfurt Christmas Market together.  To really enjoy the festive spirit, you'll have to be at the Römer where the massively tall Christmas tree is annually.  What I love most about the markets at this time of the year is that no matter …

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Struwwelpeter Museum, Frankfurt

At Struwwelpeter Museum, you can learn about Heinrich Hoffmann, author of the picture book Struwwelpeter.  Ok, that's not Struwwelpeter. This is the right one. Prior to visiting this museum, I didn't know that Struwwelpeter has been translated to more than 45 languages including Chinese. I had a brief look at the book and decided it …

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Mothers’ Day Spielfest at Park Louisa

Goodbye to those weekends when we spend hours sitting in a cafe drinking coffee together, or be able to shop leisurely. With a toddler, weekends aren't just quite the same anymore. I'm not complaining though because we do end up having lots of fun together (most of the time).  It takes a little researching and …

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Top 5 Ultimate Tips for Visiting Frankfurt Christmas Market

It is never too early to plan a trip to visit THE Frankfurt Christmas Market which is taking place between 23rd November and 22nd December 2016. As one of the most enchanting and magical Christmas Markets in the region, it is no wonder that this business hub bursts into live during this season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN4GgCUD8zY Video Credit: …

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Museums in the Afternoons

With Theo napping less as he gets older, I'm really pulling my hair out thinking of ways to keep him entertained and engaged. He's always bursting with energy so keeping him home is exhausting and kind of boring. So lately, I decided to check out some museums in Frankfurt with him in the afternoons. 1. …

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Family Day at Lochmühle 

A week ago we visited Lochmühle which is no more than an hour away from Frankfurt Central Main Station. It is a family oriented theme park but nothing like Universal Studios or Disneyland. There are rides suitable even for one year olds, massive playgrounds, farm animals, BBQ grills, affordable cafes and restaurants and not much …

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Frankfurt Transport Museum

The Frankfurt Transport Museum is located in Schwanheim, the end of the tram line 12. A friend brought her kids there some time back and recommended it to me. As Theo is now really excited about the different modes of transport, we decided to spend Sunday morning at the museum. Fortunately for us, a very …

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Frankfurt Unveiled – London City Airport #NoFilter Project

Frankfurt, also known as Mainhattan, has been my home for the past 3 years. It is notorious for being a transit hub for travellers heading to Singapore from the Big Apple, New York City. Due to the presence of the European Central Bank and the various international trade fairs, it is no surprise that Frankfurt …

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Breuer’s Rüdesheimer Schloss

   Rüdesheimer Schloss is located on Drosselgasse and prides itself as a traditional wine restaurant. We were lucky to visit Rüdesheim on a warm and sunny day, so an outdoor wine garden like this looked very inviting and romantic.  As it's a touristy town, it is not surprising to us that prices are slightly higher …

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Rüdesheim am Rhein

   Rüdesheim am Rhein, which lies in Rheingau, is a winemaking town. With its picturesque vineyards and castle ruins along the river to explore, it is no doubt that Rüdesheim is one of Germany's most popular destination among tourists.  There are approximately 380 highly-trained winemakers in this region which are family-run businesses. One of their …

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Frankfurt’s Grüne Soße Festival

  Grüne Soße (Green sauce) is a traditional local delicacy of Frankfurt. It is rumored that it was the favourite food of Goethe however there is no evidence to support this claim. A traditional way to serve Grüne Soße is with hard boiled eggs and pan-fried potatoes.     The sauce which is made up of …

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Markt im Hof

It's the third time I've succumbed to whatever virus that's spreading since we got back to Frankfurt in January. Being sick with a child isn't fun at all because there's just no rest time until Dan gets back from work. It's definitely not fun when the child falls ill too thanks to his Mama! Oh …

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5 Things To Know About Giving Birth In Germany

As if having your first child isn't nerve-wrecking enough, giving birth in a foreign land without sufficient knowledge of the local language can only add on to the stress. Occasionally I receive a couple of emails from readers in Singapore who chance upon this blog asking me about what it's like to have a baby …

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German Laws

When in Germany, do what the Germans do. Play by the rules and chances are you won't get into trouble. However, that's not to say that some rules don't make you cringe. 1. The Peeing Law At the Gynaecologist clinic, Dan pointed out to me that there was a sign telling men to pee sitting …

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Cake Me Up at Karstadt, Frankfurt

Gone are the days when I can easily pop into any cafe in town. These days places I go to need to be baby-friendly. In another words, there needs to be a baby changing room. On the 5th level of Karstadt is a food court and round the corner is a baby changing toilet. Perfect! …

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First Date Gift: Deep-fried Flowers

And you've got yourself a second date! Well, if your date absolutely LOVES Holunder (Elder Berry) as much as I do. My German friend knows how much I adore holunder. I go on and on about the holunder jam I bought and how much I loved Hugo, champagne with holunder which I tried last Spring. …

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Würst Saturday

Ever since I found out about the food stalls at the Bauernmarkt Konstablewache, I officially declared Saturdays as Würst Days. It's the day we go to the market and order a crusty bread roll with a well grilled sausage in it. I ordered a Grilled Bratwurst which is a pork sausage. It was so juicy …

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