tHE ParLOur, where you feel as if you are invited into someone’s home, has no drink menus, just cocktails of the day that taste incredible. Grab yourself a Chesterfield sofa, good friends and delicious drinks. PS, There is no name on the door! (the-parlour.de)
BOutIQuES are hard to find in Frankfurt; you have to make your way down the back streets off the beaten track. Some of my personal favourites are Kleidoskop, Blumor, Jada, Buressi, Frida, Hayashi and Vanilla.
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frankfurt It may host one of the ten busiest airports in the world, but Frankfurt has more than a flight connection to offer visitors. Sarah O’Keeffe shares some of the city’s secrets.
The taunuS tHErMaL BatHS are enjoyed by many visitors to Bad Homburg. With indoor and outdoor pools, relaxing areas, gym and beauty rooms to choose from, a day at the spa flies by in utter bliss. A €109 package includes a day pass to the spa, massages and facial, topped off with a glass of Prosecco. (taunus-therme.de)
In completely darkened rooms at the , you are guided in small groups by blind gu people through everyday situations peo such as crossing a road, touching su walls, picking fruit and ordering a wa drink in a bar. It is a reversal of roles: drin blind people are ambassadors of a bl culture without images. Bookings cu must be made in advance and mus the tour can take place in English. ((dialogmuseum.de)
A hidden gem housed in the famous Die Welle building, the GarGantua restaurant has a lovely secluded terrace. Lunch is great value Monday to Friday: two courses, for around €10, of high quality, delicious food. There is also a good range of wines. (gargantua.de)
Step back into 400 years of rural life at the open-air museum in HESSEn Park. Walk around furnished houses, permanent exhibitions and see presentations on crafts and farming methods. On nearly 150 acres and in more than 100 historic buildings, you can experience how life really was in the olden days. (hessenpark.de)
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