As soon as we arrived into Frankfurt from our time in Rothenburg we met up with our blogger friend Annie Bishop. We headed towards Frankfurt city centre and explored the Christmas Markets, there is quite a few of them around the city and we wanted to make sure to explore them all. The atmosphere was brilliant with everyone in the Christmas spirit, huddled around a wooden barrel drinking steamy Glühwein (mulled wine), people taking photos of the gigantic decorated tree and people of all ages just generally having a good time.
We were sent the Lomo Instant Wide by good guys over at Lomography to test out and the Frankfurt Christmas Market offered the perfect background for, and with so much going on the wide angle lens meant we could squeeze a bit more into our photos! Check out some of the photos of the camera and some photos of the photos we took with the camera below!
There also seemed to be quite a few couples getting married with just a handful of guests each just next to the market, starting their married life with a spin on the merry-go round! Is this a thing in Frankfurt?
We queued, forever, ok about an hour and a half to go to the top of the Main Tower (54th floor) this wait actually worked well in our favour as we up there late enough to start seeing the sunset and get an amazing time lapse over the city. We’d definitely recommend going up here to get a real view of the city!
We checked into the Goldman Hotel, part of small German hotel chain called 25 Hours Hotel. If you haven’t seen any of their hotels, look them up, they are all fun, quirky and truly unique. Though soap and toiletries are complimentary like most hotels, so is use of their Mini Coopers during your stay! On this occasion we had hired our own car, but the soaps were still great! Unfortunately the second we got into our room, gear was unpacked and camera batteries charging so it was is no fit state to photograph. But we did manage to go up into Annie’s room and capture this 360 image of her room!
The beds were super comfy and showers really warm which is exactly what we need. The staff were all incredibly friendly and spoke us through their massive beer and gin collection. Next time we are in Germany we will definitely be staying at any of their other hotels around Germany.
Disclaimer: Our stay in The Goldman 25 Hours Hotel was complimentary exchange for an unbiased feature on this blog post.