Detailed review by roseycheeks
Bad Bramstedt, Germany
We went to Alt-Sachsenhausen on Jan 2009, when my family visited us in Frankfurt. We took them around town and then the final destination was Alt-Sachsenhausen. It is located on the south side of the river Main. It wasn't that far away so we actually walked all the way from home. Frankfurt is actually not that big and you can go on foot everywhere. But if you prefer to take a public transport then the closest tube station will be Schweizer Platz. It is just 2 to 3 stops away from the town centre.
This old town is very different from the city centre. You will actually get a very traditional old German place feeling in here. This region is famous for their apple wine, so you can see a lot of metal apples on the pavement and there were poles with apples on top as well. I have already uploaded some pictures so you can see what they look like. There are lots of apple wine pubs around this area and also there are Irish pubs as well. The oldest pub is called Marco Polo, which isn't a German name for some reason. I've also uploaded a picture. It usually opens at night time. It is very cozy in there and there are a lot of old and traditional displays inside. It is worth a visit. It gets quite busy but there are a lot of sittings available.
The area is partly preserved so you can see a lot of old buildings in this area. Some buildings still have the structure as the bottom floors being the smallest and the top floor being the largest. In the old days there weren't any toilet facilities available inside the house, so when people finished their 'businesses' at home. They will just throw them out of the windows. That's why the buildings were built that way. It sounded very disgusting but it is the truth.
It is highly recommended to visit the old town. Especially during the night hours when it becomes more lively!