Heart route number 5 took me and my friend Thomas on scenic city ride through beautiful Munich!
Starting at the English gardens (one of the largest urban parks in the world) we cycled past the beer garden 'Chinese Towers' to the start of our heart route the peaceful Hofgarten, where a talented musician was serenading everyone passing by.
We cycled past the Feldherrnhalle, where hundreds of bicycles were parked and tourists where snapping photos. At the Konigsplatz Square many people were sunbathing enjoying the sudden heatwave in the middle of October! The Marienplatz square is the heart of the city, where the stunning Townhall & Frauenkirche lies, they were probably two of my favourite buildings. I could not help but liken the buildings of Munich to Disney land, in fact only 128km from Munich you will find Neuschwanstein Castle, which was in fact the inspiration for Disneyland's famous Castle!
I decided to do the first overseas heart route in Frankfurt to celebrate that my amazing big brother has just got engaged to his beautiful German girlfriend. What better way to spread the love, than to start here!
After picking up a bike map in town, my brothers fiancé helped plot out a nice quiet heart route. We hired our bikes in town with a bicycle company called 'Next Bike' and headed over the Eiserner Steg,
a beautiful bridge covered in small padlocks all with love messages on!
We then followed the scenic river all the way to Steinheim to start our 17 mile (27km) heart route.
We passed beautiful churches, funky graffiti, castles, picturesque traditional houses and many many other cyclists!
After completing the top part of our heart route in beautiful Seligenstadt (one of Germanys oldest towns) we asked a local for somewhere nice to eat, they recommended this sweet traditional german restaurant called 'Zur Neewe' and were served by a lovely lady called Elle. The food was 100% traditional german at its best! The second part took us through beautiful green forests and ended our journey in Steinheim, another equally picturesque town! Frankfurt is a very beautiful city for cycling, with great cycle paths. The green belt takes you on a scenic 70km loop around the city!