Today was my second-to-last Saturday in Germany. Man, it is so crazy to think that I leave for Alabama in 13 days.
Anyway, I ventured into Frankfurt again. I went to the Frankfurt Zoo last Saturday which was an amazing adventure. I got to see 3/4 of my favorite animals: Giraffes, Gorillas, and Orangutans. However, they did not have any elephants at the zoo, which was a bummer but oh well.
What did I do today? Great question.
I ate some rockin’ poutine at Frittenwerk (so good. 10/10 recommend) and went to the Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt and the Palmengarten. It was very much a Biology day.
Not going to lie the only reason that I went to the Senckenberg was for the DINOSAURS. The museum has some amazing specimens. Most are casts of the fossils in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, but they are still amazing. My favorite was the Diplodocus. You may know it as the “Longneck.” This was one of the only original specimens in the collection; it was given to the Senckenberg in 1907 as a gift from the American Museum of Natural History.
After I was finished at the Senckenberg, I walked to the Palmengarten. The Palmengarten is a botanical garden that was opened in 1871. It covers 22 hectares (aka a whole lot of ground). I was able to explore beautiful warm greenhouses filled with tropical and subtropical plants and walk around little ponds. It was sunny, and I didn’t need to wear my heavy winter jacket. My face got sunburned.
I need a nap.