Love Rust en Verde. It has been almost a life time ago when I was there, but it was fantastic. But so were most of the other smaller wineries. What a wonderful country south Africa is btw... (my hubby proposed in a small restaurant in the middle of Mosquito-headquarters)
Frankfurt, eh? Do they still serve the ?ppelwoi in Ripplers? I go to Fra occasionally (visits to the embassy, yawn and airport home, yeah) so is Heddernheim close? We went to the Goethe-Museum last time and it was a tad disappointing.
Yes, they do. The glasses are actually called "Gerippte", but I knew exactly what you meant.
Everything in Frankfurt is close ...
Airport > Heddernheim = 20 mins car ride.
City Center > Heddernheim = 10 mins car ride if the flashlights along Eschersheimer Landstra?e are mostly green.
Although I call it my hometown, I was never inside Goethe House. We really have much more interesting museums than this ;-).
I'd rather recommend Senckenberg Natural History museum, St?del or the Movie museum. Or if you like a real strange experience, try the Dialog museum. The idea of the "Parcours in the Dark" is to simulate blindness, so there is actually nothing "to see", but it's all pitch black and the experience is to use your other senses to "get it". You are guided through six rooms by (really) blind guides. The whole museum is basically a social project to raise awareness for the blind (and offers, along that purpose, jobs for blind and visually impaired people).
South Africa was one of the greatest holidays I ever had. It's such a beautiful country with so much to offer ... Safari, Desert, Landscapes, Big Five, beautiful beaches, warm & friendly people, vast history, nice & breathtaking views, very good and tasty food, wonderful wine ... and THE PENGUINS in Boulders -
and especially the Winelands make a European feel very "home".