Frankfurt, Germany is a bustling metropolis in the heart of Europe and a global financial and trade hub. The city is an interesting visitor destination in its own right, but most travelers don't realize how many historical and charming towns are within an hour's drive from the city center.
Explore a photo essay that was published recently on USA TODAY/10Best describing this awesome adventure.
It's hard to imagine the history and German "Gemütlichkeit" that is so readily accessible from the hip and vibrant "big city" of Frankfurt. Stroll through Medieval villages, raise a glass of Riesling in the famous town of Rüdesheim on the Rhine, immerse yourself in history in the cities of Aschaffenburg and Darmstadt, luxuriate in the mineral spas of Bad Homburg, and enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in Hochheim. There's a wealth of experiences awaiting the visitor to the Frankfurt Rhine Main region of Germany.
Interested in seeing some stunning photos of this entire adventure? Please log on to my Germany photo gallery page.