"The Barbarossa City" Gelnhausen by Weissdorn
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It's hard to imagine that this small town, just a short drive away from Frankfurt/M, was once the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, THE center of the known world, in fact. Because Frankfurt/M is a big city today, whereas Gelnhausen is a small town. The reason could be because Gelnhausen was Barbarossa's city, and Frankfurt was the coronation place for a number of Holy Roman Emperors. Today Gelnhausen has the quaintness of a small town in Germany, although that "Old World" characteristic has been cherishingly preserved. If you take a walk through the narrow streets and allies in the old town, you can almost feel the ghosts of history walking past you.
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Go Live to Gelnhausen - Barbarossa Street!
- Pros:Great Day Trip from Frankfurt
- Cons:Small Town - Little Night Life
- In a nutshell:Real Germany only 45 minutes away from Frankfurt
Below St. Mary’s Church, on the “Untermarkt” (Lower Marketplace), is the "Romanische Haus" (Romanesque House), the... more travel advice
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