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BEING THERE

 Along the Rhine you will find the beautiful old castle, BURG SCHWARZENSTEIN, tucked away on the top of a hill, looking over its own vineyard. Its Gourmet restaurant is ranked in the Top 50 in Germany and its Burgrestaurant serves regional specialties and Rheingau wines. The hotel has 39 rooms and suites spread across the Parkresidenz, the historic castle and the guest house. (burg-schwarzenstein.de)  The main stretch of high street shopping in Frankfurt, ZEIL, has shops such as H&M, Zara and Mango, etc. As for Shopping centres, the latest addition, “My Zeil” (myzeil.de) contains a gym and many eateries providing a bird’s eye view of the Frankfurt skyline. It also has one of the longest escalators in Germany – 46 metres!

 If you are looking for a pop-up book scene of Germany, RUEDESHEIM – about one hour by train from Frankfurt – is a must. It has natural beauty, castles, monuments and many vineyards, with wine tasting at every corner. Take the cable car across the vineyards, breathe in the views then walk back down. It’s so worth it! (ruedesheim.de)

 It feels like a James Bond movie at ROOMERS cocktail bar, in a five-star hotel near the main train station. You never know who you might meet among the international, stylish crowd. If you like great cocktails (a bit pricey, mind) and want to soak up a fashionable atmosphere, this is where you should go. (roomers.eu)

 Ge Germans really ally know kn how ho to celebrate lebrat and hardly a weekend goes by in Frankfurt without some sort of a FEST taking place. These events are social gatherings where locals and visitors meet to eat, drink and dance. To find out what is on when you are in town, see: frankfurt-tourismus.de.

g Chulalongkorn RAMA V, named after Thai kin My favourite Thai restaurant is it uences to Thailand and saving infl rn ste We ht ug bro ing hav who is credited with e) necessary. ((ramav-frankfurt.d is on ati erv res a so sy bu ays from colonisation. Alw  Ab About 50 minutes outside Frank Frankfurt by car, WERTHEIM VILLAGE is an outlet centre VILL where you will find bargains wher from labels such as Michael Kors, Versace and Tommy Hilfiger. A “Shopping Express” Hilfige bus ru runs from Frankfurt train station to Wertheim Village, Monday to Saturday. Villag (wert wertheimvillage.com)

Aer Lingus flies from Dublin to Frankfurt daily.

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october/november 2012

MORE ABOUT SARAH "My love affair with Germany began when I was 18 years old when I spent the summer working in a hotel in Schwangau, south Germany. I returned to Germany, summer after summer for the following five years. I graduated from Trinity College in Dublin with a degree in German and having worked in both Stockholm and Dublin, I grabbed an opportunity to work in Frankfurt six years ago. I am president of the Irish Business Network Germany for the Southwest region and we run events in Frankfurt for Irish people in Germany and, of course, for German people who have a strong interest in Ireland. (irishbusinessnetwork.de)

CARA MAGAZINE October/November 2012  

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