First of all, our hostel that we stayed in was in a really sweet area. It was right on the river, and you had a nice view from the room we were in. The river has a nice bike / pedestrian path that goes along it and despite the overcast weather, it was absolutely gorgeous to just go and sit by it.
|i actually took this one the following day in Frankfurt, but this is out our window|
The next stop was a cathedral in the area, just a short walk away. It has an ancient exterior, but a really modern interior. This place is special because it was the place of quite a few coronations of German kings. Inside it is the typical plan of a cathedral, but in a modern style.
We began to move into a more industrial area in a different part of town after taking a tram. Although it is indeed super industrial, the area is slowly becoming more and more residential. In the past it has had a pretty bad reputation and image, so it has since been redeveloped. Another problem with the area was that it often filled every open space with parking spaces -- nowadays some of these crammed parking lots are replaced with green spaces.
One apartment complex in particular that we visited was called Westhafen Pier, whose architect is the same as the West Harbor Tower. To me, it looks pretty ritzy. It's right on the water, like a bunch of others, but its design really screams modernistic. To prove that the industry is still very prevalent in the area, she pointed out the coal plant that is almost literally right behind of Westhafen Pier. After we stopped here, the tour of the day was pretty much over and we were free to go. More about Frankfurt soon!