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Oliver Weiss is a born and bred Frankfurter. And though he’s a fervent traveler, he’s always happy to return to his home base–which he describes as a village with a “touch of city.” In fact, Oliver has so much love for his hometown that he’s willing to share his insider intel with the world for Spotted by Locals. Here are some of Oliver’s favorite things about this German gem.

Germany’s Fairy-Tale Road

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Calling anyone who has ever daydreamed about bread crumb trails: Hansel and Gretel wannabes need look no farther than Germany’s M√§rchenstrasse, a 370-mile route snaking through the forests and valleys that inspired the Grimm brothers, who first published their famous tales 200 years ago.

Beyond the Bratwurst

There’s nothing like going back to your roots. So on a trip to Germany to visit relatives, I had no qualms about indulging in some of the heartier flavors of my family’s homeland. One of my favorite stops: Frankfurt’s Sachsenhausen neighborhood. Located south of the River Main, Sachsenhausen avoided most of the Frankfurt¬† bombings during…