The Via Regia is an ancient trade route that stretched across Central Europe, connecting Krakow and Paris, with major stops in Frankfurt and Leipzig and several divergent paths. Part of the road has been preserved near the town of Fulda as a result of its use as a military highway in the 18th and 19th centuries and its abandonment in the 20th. This hike walks along its old route, and occasionally you may still see some original pavement.
For an easy hike across some of the nicer farmland north of Frankfurt, there is the Monastery of Ilbenstadt. The monastery complex is mostly preserved and features a remarkable late Staufen Romanesque church and a Rococo gatehouse, hinting at the centuries of prosperity enjoyed by the monks here. Behind the monastery is a nicely preserved agricultural complex from the 19th century.
Boiling wine with spices is a tradition throughout Europe and the world. This is a variant using apple wine from Frankfurt.
This recipe is for a simple cream sauce to go with any dessert. It's technically not custard, but it's close enough. It takes advantage of the Frankfurt specialty drink apple wine but could be made with any dry white wine. Using apple cider may require some adjustment to the sugar amount.
Meatloaf is a dish common to most of the world. This traditional German variant translates directly as "False Rabbit" and hides hard-boiled eggs inside the meatloaf. The Frankfurt variation replaces the hard-boiled eggs with Frankfurter sausages.