Germany to Tampa is Easier with Lufthansa’s Tampa/Frankfurt Route

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Lufthansa Launches Tampa/Frankfurt, Germany Route

Lufthansa Launches Tampa/Frankfurt, Germany Route

Flying to Germany from the Tampa Bay area is much easier now that Lufthansa German Airlines launched new nonstop service between Tampa and Frankfurt last month. I need to grab a Bavarian Dirndl dress! See, Germany is my father’s homeland, kind of, and it’s been high on my list to visit.

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Life has a funny way of working and my friends with Viking River Cruises have invited me to cruise Germany’s Main River this December to explore the Christmas markets. While my travel is being worked out, I’m hoping one of these days, whether in December or another visit, I’ll be able to fly with Lufthansa from Tampa and experience the German airline’s new Business Class.

Experiencing the Warm Hospitality of Lufthansa's Guest Haus During the Tampa/Frankfurt Inaugural Flight Weekend in Sept. 2015

Experiencing the Warm Hospitality of Lufthansa’s Guest Haus During the Tampa/Frankfurt Inaugural Flight Weekend in Sept. 2015

Why? On the day the inaugural Frankfurt to Germany flight, I had a chance to experience a virtual reality Lufthansa Business Class experience and it was quite lovely. The seating arrangement is in the form of a “V” that angles two neighboring seats toward one another. This allows passengers to sit or lie down in the direction of travel while creating privacy from neighboring passengers. I don’t fly Business Class often but when I do, I feel much better when I arrive in my destination than flying Coach.

Virtual Reality Lufthansa Flight in the Lufthansa's Guest Haus During the Tampa/Frankfurt Inaugural Flight Weekend in Sept. 2015

Virtual Reality Lufthansa Flight in the Lufthansa’s Guest Haus During the Tampa/Frankfurt Inaugural Flight Weekend in Sept. 2015

Also during that day, I had a chance to taste German hospitality by visiting a German haus (house) in International Plaza Mall. There, I learned a little German (“Danke” for thank you, “Guten tag” for hello) with the help of the website from German Classes in Delhi. I also had my virtual reality experience and sat in a replica of a typical German living room.

Do You Know How to Say

Do You Know How to Say “Hello” in German?

Afterward, I dined on an incredible German feast with other Florida bloggers. If that night was an example of what I’ll be enjoying during my Viking River Cruise, oh boy. I better start fasting now! In addition to German beer and wine, I enjoyed Southern German Potato Salad with Sausage, Mushrooms and Green Beans, a plate with Wiener Schnitzel, Stuffed Chicken Breast and Spaetzle, and ended the evening with house-made apple strudel with vanilla ice cream. Oh. My. Goodness. It was TO DIE FOR!

Apple Strudel and Vanilla Ice Cream, Das Ist Gut!

Apple Strudel and Vanilla Ice Cream, Das Ist Gut!

During the evening I learned about the Lufthansa rubber ducks in First Class and how coveted they are. I also learned that Lufthansa provides a water bottle at EVERY seat, including Premium Economy. How cool is that?

C’mon, Tampa Bay! Who’s heading to Germany to experience the festive Christmas markets? Or perhaps you’ll plan a spring or summer trip to the Black Forest or a fall trip for Oktoberfest. Whatever the occasion, Lufthansa will make it easier with that nonstop flight from Tampa to Frankfurt.

I Left with a Coveted Lufthansa First Class Duck.

I Left with a Coveted Lufthansa First Class Duck.

The Tampa/Frankfurt flight makes this the 18th U.S. gateway Lufthansa is servicing and third destination in Florida, along with Miami and Orlando which have been welcoming the airline’s passengers.

Visit LH.com for the schedule and fares. A round-trip flight from Tampa to Frankfurt in Economy Class begins at $999.

Disclosure: I was a guest of Lufthansa German Airlines for an event celebrating the inaugural flight. Opinions are my own and have not been reviewed by the airline.

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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  1. Thanks for highlighting the new travel routes from Tampa, FL to Germany !

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