17 October 2012

A Chic Week in Frankfurt

With a backdrop of ancient architecture and cathedrals, a slew of galleries, vibrant nightlife and one of Germany’s most affluent wine regions close by, we say this is a pretty ace location to set your Chic Week, no?

Feel at home in Frankfurt

Once you touch down in Frankfurt, you’ll be taken straight to your hotel, Roomers, where you can have a post-flight freshen-up. Make yourself at home in one of the 116 understated rooms at this boutique bolthole, where innovative designs mingle with elegance and sophistication. If you’re in need of a little pampering head to the hotel spa to find customised saunas, glass ball reclining chairs, and a terrace with stunning panoramas across the city. We won’t judge you if you spend the rest of your day here…

Feeling like a little recce around the turf you’ll be calling home? The hotel is located a hop away from the river Main and Frankfurt’s cultural hotbed so get a feel for the German spirit by ambling around the city’s numerous galleries and eateries.

A retail haven

Once you’re well and truly accustomed to the German way of life, it’s time for the climax of your trip – your day discovering  elegant Wertheim Village, one of the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages. Rise early, and after a scenic drive through the idyllic countryside of Franconia and dense forest past medieval-walled towns, grand castles and rolling vineyards you’ll arrive at Wertheim Village in less than an hour. Lose yourself amongst the more than 110 luxury outlet boutiques which include some of our favourite German brands such as Closed, Drykorn, Schumacher and Bogner.

If you’re looking for some expert shopping advice book yourself a date with one of the Village’s personal shoppers, who will bring you up to date with the fashion pack in no time. When you find your energy levels dwindling, refuel with a Pizza Margherita or spaghetti at La Piazza and follow this with some freshly prepared authentic Italian ice cream to satisfy those sugar cravings.

When you’ve had your fill of designer boutiques we’re pretty sure you’ll be completely zonked so make your way back through the scenic countryside to your city bolthole for a good night’s sleep.

City culture and wineries

Spend your last few days getting to the heart of this diverse, vibrant city. Admire the timber-framed buildings and ancient cathedral in Altstadt and then continue on to the Stadel Museum – a treasure trove filled with 700 years of art history. If you’re able to take time away from the city, visit the surrounding Franconian wine region and perfect the wine connoisseur within at Juliusspital, one of Germany’s largest wine estates.