We met Fred and Beth at the train station in Germany and then set out to explore Frankfurt. Here we are standing in front of the Euro symbol, which is in front of the European Central Bank.
A cute square in Frankfurt. These buildings were actually destroyed during World War II and were reconstructed in the early 80s.
Dustin and Fred at lunch in Frankfurt.
This is the longest escalator of a European shopping mall...150 feet long!
View from the top of the mall!
Doesn't this sound appetizing?
We walked to see the Opera House and found this "beer mobile". Fred and Beth explained that people sit on the bike seats and actually pedal through town while drinking. Crazy Germans!
In front of the Opera House in Frankfurt.
Dustin lounging on a statue in a fountain...
And here comes the "beer mobile"! They were coming pretty fast on this thing...as a pedestrian, you really needed to be alert!
On our second day in Germany, we went with Fred and Beth to check out the town of Ruedesheim. To get there, Fred drove us on the Autobahn...YIKES! I was NOT a fan of going so fast, but our destination made it worth the anxiety it caused. :)
In Ruedesheim, we got on a chair lift that took us up over vineyards and gave us a spectacular view of the Rhine.
After getting off the chairlift, we took a hike to the other side of the mountain. It was so nice to be out of the city and strolling through nature!
The view was even better on the way down!
Our next stop was a boat ride on the Rhine.
The boat dropped us off at this castle.
As we were hiking up to the castle, Dustin and Fred stopped to take in the view. :)
Do you see the basket hanging from the tower of the castle? They would put dead bodies in it as a warning!
After a long day of exploration, it was time to head back to Fred and Beth's apartment. Their apartment is in an amazing building built by Hundertwasser, who is a very famous architect in Europe. He uses very bright colors and you will never see a straight line or corner. The building is actually a tourist attraction in their town!
My favorite part of the apartment was the bath tub...of course Fred and Dustin decided to pose together for this shot. :)