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Sabina Brauner

Sabina Brauner has been living in the Rhine-Main area for more than 15 years and for the longest time in her desired district of Bornheim "because it connects village, city and conviviality in the most livable sense" for her. Nobody strolls through the world with such open eyes as the native of Lower Saxony, who prefers to share her discoveries with her fellow human beings on the Internet. The American and political scientist founded the blog "So nur in Frankfurt" in 2007 and is also Frankfurt's first over 40 fashion blogger on "Oceanblue Style". Here she writes mainly about lifestyle and fashion.

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What are the most flashy events in town? What do you do when it's raining cats and dogs again? Are Frankfurt snobs? Where are the most cozy shops? All this and much more is answered
our weekly blog InSideFFM in an entertaining way. Blogger Sabina Brauner is on the road for you in Frankfurt and shares her experiences and thoughts with you. Sabina reveals her insider tips!

Dream, reflect, experience surprise - Frankfurter Herbstlaune

08.11.2019 | 10:54 Clock | Free time
Dream, reflect, experience surprise - Frankfurter Herbstlaune
Dream, reflect, experience surprise - Frankfurter Herbstlaune
Dream, reflect, experience surprise - Frankfurter Herbstlaune
Autumn is in full swing, leaves on the roadside as well as the changeable weather and the change to the winter time testify to this. But for me there is no autumn depression since I got used to discovering something special in this supposedly grey month. Which events in Hessen and Frankfurt open up a new world for me, I'll tell you today. Jüdische Kulturwochen: Moving, enthralling, surprising First of all: The Jewish Culture Weeks - the Jewish community in Frankfurt is an enrichment without equals at all. I already told you a year ago how Jewish life shows up in the city all year round in the post "Tanz, Film und Musik". Intensive experiences promise the Jewish culture weeks. Si ...

What is special about Frankfurt?

01.11.2019 | 12:57 Clock | Frankfurt
What is special about Frankfurt?
What is special about Frankfurt?
What is special about Frankfurt?
 "Un es will merr net in mein Kopp enei, Wie kann nor e Mensch net von Frankfort sei," the local poet and journalist Friedrich Stoltze once called out in the chest tone of his conviction. If we had asked him what is so special about Frankfurt, his list would probably not have come to an end. I have pulled myself together and present to you today my 5 things that make our city so unique for me. We have often thought together about what makes our city so worth living or loving. Frankfurt always scores well in city drinking when it comes to quality of life. But what is it that distinguishes us from other places? What makes Frankfurt stand out within the country? "World city with ...

Book Fair and Van Gogh - Frankfurt? Capital of Culture!

07.10.2019 | 10:07 Clock | Free time
Book Fair and Van Gogh - Frankfurt? Capital of Culture!
Book Fair and Van Gogh - Frankfurt? Capital of Culture!
Book Fair and Van Gogh - Frankfurt? Capital of Culture!
Were the cars just in focus, October offers really sensational cultural events. The book fair and the Van Gogh exhibition really make Frankfurt the cultural capital of Germany, if I may say so with all due modesty. What do I do in Frankfurt in October? A lot of Scandinavian moments, better said Norwegian moments, bring us the book fair right at the middle of the month. As someone who studied literature as a child with a flashlight under his blanket and devoured his favourite books like "Hanni und Nanni", I find the Book Fair naturally wonderful. For all of you who write, blog or podcast yourself, the Book Fair is of course an indispensable place: From bloggers to podcasters to self ...

Climate, garbage and air: What can I do for the environment in Frankfurt?

20.09.2019 | 13:36 Clock | Frankfurt
Climate, garbage and air: What can I do for the environment in Frankfurt?
Climate, garbage and air: What can I do for the environment in Frankfurt?
It's Friday again. It's a climate strike today. The excitement of the week has shown that the climate is already on our doorstep. The Hessische Rundfunk and the venerable Frankfurter Allgemeine were just hitting each other on the ears. What had happened? Pupils of a high school in Sachsenhausen want to cross the Baltic Sea on a school trip. Because everyone is suddenly talking about the climate, those involved got a lot of scolding, because such a cruise ship is not considered to be particularly environmentally friendly. Both media had opposing opinions. But the discussion shows The climate is no longer abstract. It's no longer about burning trees in Brazil, but about our decisions ...

Die Alte Gasse - Is this Frankfurt's most exciting street?

10.09.2019 | 08:09 Clock | Celebrate
Die Alte Gasse - Is this Frankfurt's most exciting street?
Die Alte Gasse - Is this Frankfurt's most exciting street?
Die Alte Gasse - Is this Frankfurt's most exciting street?
Small and short - not even a real street and equipped with a pretty practical name, that's the "Alte Gasse". It's a fast one, too. In the city centre it connects the roundabout at Klaus-Mann-Platz with the busy Bleichstraße. Who pays attention to this small section, which finally flows into Peterstraße at the Wallanlagen at the level of the Escheinheimer Anlage? Who knows her? She wasn't always that little noticed. In the past, for example, the cattle market was moved from the Rossmarkt to the Alte Gasse in 1822. The small, fine street between Bleichstraße and Schäfergasse But back to the question which street is the most exciting here in Germany? Clear, Brückenstraße, Berge ...

Frankfurt in August - 4 spectacular tips for the Museumsuferfest

25.08.2019 | 12:07 Clock | Celebrate
Frankfurt in August - 4 spectacular tips for the Museumsuferfest
Frankfurt in August - 4 spectacular tips for the Museumsuferfest
Frankfurt in August - 4 spectacular tips for the Museumsuferfest
August is a firework of festivals and street parties in Frankfurt.  So he lets it crash at the end of the summer. And why shouldn't I? We can still live inside soon enough. Even though I am certainly not a friend of the heat, I enjoy summer evenings very much. Such a party with wine delight and singing makes me indulge in the Dolce Vita feeling. A neighborhood around the corner has been successfully inviting us to a small street party for years. Homemade cakes and a small flea market make sure that people who normally only greet each other while parking or fleetingly in the house entrance meet in a relaxed atmosphere.  On the banks of the Main Frankfurt celebrates itself ...

Is Frankfurt finally bike-friendly?

13.08.2019 | 09:19 Clock | Frankfurt
Is Frankfurt finally bike-friendly?
Is Frankfurt finally bike-friendly?
Is Frankfurt finally bike-friendly?
The northern bank of the Main is now closed to traffic. So I got on my bike and pedaled through the city to test how bike-friendly Frankfurt is now. Because the city announced Dolles after Frankfurt 2018 didn't do very well in the test of the ADFC  (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrradclub). How do you move through the city? Are you one of those with a cargo bike? Do you put your helmet on your head in the morning and eagerly pedal into the office? Or do you use the bike like me mainly for things to do, or just to let you drift a bit through the streets? Short and good: I like cycling for my life, but have mostly avoided it in Frankfurt so far.  What makes me prefer the car? Not ...

Holiday feelings in Frankfurt - seven super favorite tips

26.07.2019 | 10:00 Clock | Free time
Holiday feelings in Frankfurt - seven super favorite tips
Holiday feelings in Frankfurt - seven super favorite tips
Holiday feelings in Frankfurt - seven super favorite tips
Recently I talked to a colleague. To his apology I have to say right away that he has only been living in Frankfurt for a really short time. And he's also moved from Berlin ;-) In any case he's new in Frankfurt and so he's enraptured to say that it's nicer than expected here on the Main. (Yes, what was he thinking, I thought to myself.) So yes, that it is more beautiful than expected. But just now in summer he would miss the “holiday feeling“ in the city. Me: Sigh. Berlin would have the unbeatable Wannsee, he complained. Etc. pp. You can guess the rest. If I now times the Heimweh-Faktor subtract and him the Umgewöhnungs-Aspekt zugutehalte, then I felt purely objectivel ...

Discover enchanted places - From mills, streams and fountains

12.07.2019 | 09:12 Clock | Free time
Discover enchanted places - From mills, streams and fountains
Discover enchanted places - From mills, streams and fountains
Discover enchanted places - From mills, streams and fountains
Why wander far away when Frankfurt is still full of adventurous places to be discovered? Why crowd around the swimming pool with others, when there are many, partly quite unknown shady places with rippling water around Frankfurt? Do you want to get away from it all? Just get out of town or relax for a few hours? This is no problem in (and around) Frankfurt. And the good thing about it? It costs nothing! So today I would like to share one of my favourite tips for discovering, relaxing and recovering with you: The exciting excursion tip for hiking, biking, jogging, exploring, refreshing Recently I discovered a place that should not be missing from the list.  Those who like hiki ...

E-Scooter conquer Frankfurt - What do I need to know?

28.06.2019 | 12:27 Clock | Frankfurt
E-Scooter conquer Frankfurt - What do I need to know?
E-Scooter conquer Frankfurt - What do I need to know?
There they roll now. The first electric scooters are on their way in Frankfurt. Shortly decided to get on an electric scooter and jet through the city - this is now also possible in Frankfurt. In the Ostend, on the Zeil or in the Gallus I have already met some tentatively rolling fellow men. You probably noticed some of them? I have to admit. The thought has charm. The first rental scooters have already been set up at several locations in the city centre. Fast, easy and everywhere to find As the E-Scooter is now officially introduced, I wanted to know what the devices look like, where they can be found and what I might have to pay attention to. When I asked around my friends a ...

Second-Hand stores in Rhein-Main - 3 tips

14.06.2019 | 12:40 Clock | Shopping
Second-Hand stores in Rhein-Main - 3 tips
Second-Hand stores in Rhein-Main - 3 tips
Second-Hand stores in Rhein-Main - 3 tips
Whether women are sorting out fashion sins to make second-hand money, or you need a serious tie - the second-hand business is booming. No wonder. And so it is not surprising that the industry has long outgrown its infancy and has discarded its dusty image. In the meantime, besides the well-known junk shops, there are chic shops with shelves full of designer goods. And so Second-Hand has been able to win more and more customers in the past years. Why have I always bought second-hand? A sustainable lifestyle is possible An incentive is of course the good price-performance ratio. Where can you get a well-preserved No Name jeans for five to seven euros? But of course I always liked to ...

Ran an die Linse - Frankfurt vegan und umweltbewusst

31.05.2019 | 10:26 Clock | Enjoyment
Ran an die Linse - Frankfurt vegan und umweltbewusst
Ran an die Linse - Frankfurt vegan und umweltbewusst
Ran an die Linse - Frankfurt vegan und umweltbewusst
After the European elections it seems clear: the future is green. Questions like „How does my burger change the climate“ or „Who makes my clothes“ are becoming more and more important. The city of Frankfurt thinks so too and will be hosting the event on the 16th of January. June the Sustainable Lifestyle Festival. The idea behind it? The environment can already be learned in childhood and adolescence! (Between us: A little tutoring doesn't hurt me either. In the sense of, new information and new ideas.) To the new ideas belongs for me also the current trend to the veganen life-style. First once: What is vegan? Those who eat purely vegetable, i.e. vegan food ...

Off to the city forest

10.05.2019 | 10:33 Clock | Free time
Off to the city forest
Off to the city forest
Off to the city forest
„How wonderful nature shines to me“, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe enthused in his poem about May. Even if it rains currently, a walk through the city forest is always pure pleasure. Goethe did not exaggerate when he described the radiant green. The trees outside bloom in full sap, the winter is definitely over, movement is called for. Why? When walking, the brain gets up to speed - numerous empirical studies have long since proven this. Companies like Facebook or Amazon hold their meetings while walking, because the movement encourages creative thinking. Didn't you ever get up from your desk, walk to the coffee machine and booze, suddenly the saving idea came? Exercise pr ...

Craft Beer

26.04.2019 | 08:33 Clock | Enjoyment
Craft Beer
Craft Beer
Have you ever heard of a “naked nun“? Not what you're thinking now. No. This is my favorite craft beer. Close behind: Chouffle, Leffe Brune and Trappistenbräu “Rochefort No.8“. All Belgian, all tasty. But you'll notice: What's the best thing about the colorful, new brewing variety, automatically brings this stupid agony of choice with it. The bigger the beer menu, the harder the decision at the bar. And that's exactly why Craft Beer Festivals and Tastings are such a fine thing. Here you can try many beers one after the other and discover new things. What fits the upcoming barbecue season super, I think. There we have the beer One thing is clear: It is a fea ...

Frankfurt on the move

12.04.2019 | 08:09 Clock | Frankfurt
Frankfurt on the move
Frankfurt on the move
Frankfurt on the move
Our idea from Frankfurt is that there is a constant coming and going here. People from all over the world move in and out for a relatively short time. Which, on the one hand, is true. I experience this very vividly in my English courses at the VHS: Japanese who are transferred to another European country or move back home after six years' stay. Or South Americans who spent a few years in Egypt and have now been transferred to Germany and know that another country is waiting for them in three years' time. Or Hamburg-born people, who are homesick and are drawn back to the Hanseatic city, after a two-year job episode at the airport, for example. Yes, it's true, there's a constant comi ...

Leisure time in the Rhine-Main area: Lust statt Langeweile

29.03.2019 | 15:10 Clock | Free time
Leisure time in the Rhine-Main area: Lust statt Langeweile
Leisure time in the Rhine-Main area: Lust statt Langeweile
Leisure time in the Rhine-Main area: Lust statt Langeweile
What is the great thing about Frankfurt? Each of you probably has a different answer to that. I like Frankfurt so much. But above all, his situation. The Rhine-Main area, to be more precise. Who lives here, experiences the luxury of an almost infinite leisure offer. There's so much to discover. Constantly and always. That's why I take you on a journey of discovery so shortly before Easter - hiking, cycling, finding something new. There are no limits to your imagination. March presented itself like an April, don't you think? Rain was followed by sunshine, spring-like temperatures lured us outside. But of course I don't want to pedal the same routes by bike every time. How boring. Th ...

The big clean-up - Frankfurt and #cleanffm

15.03.2019 | 07:59 Clock | Frankfurt
The big clean-up - Frankfurt and #cleanffm
The big clean-up - Frankfurt and #cleanffm
The big clean-up - Frankfurt and #cleanffm
All around the Ostbahnhof in Frankfurt, Germany, the garbage just flies around. Bags here, Krams there. Do we have to? Let's get this straight. I'm not a cleaning freak. On the contrary. But is a full-waste city worth living in? Round 7500 garbage cans exist in the city. That's an impressive number, you'd think. My experience can be divided into three parts: 1. hooray, a garbage can, 2. hooray, a garbage can, but unfortunately it's totally stuffed and not emptied or - the Super Gau - 3. Oh shock, no garbage can. From my point of view as a dog owner, points 2 and 3 are really ugly. The thought of avoiding garbage may be honorable. But if I don't find that purposeful in my case. One ...

Pub Quiz - Frankfurt is looking for the Ratefuchs

01.03.2019 | 08:50 Clock | Free time
Pub Quiz - Frankfurt is looking for the Ratefuchs
Pub Quiz - Frankfurt is looking for the Ratefuchs
Do you like to spend an entertaining evening? Do you like to crack hard nuts? Then today I have something quite fabulous: A pub quiz - something I play regularly in my language courses with my students.  Early of the month now the German Quizverein Ratespiele in the whole republic, of course also here with us in Frankfurt. It will be played on 4 March at the Irish Pub in Bornheim. You can register on the website of the association.  A special cup will be awarded to the topic “Art and Culture“ in addition to a city prize. In the competition, 100 questions must be answered within 60 minutes in a total of ten rounds.  If that seems familiar to anyone, then y ...

Old ways, newly discovered - The Via Regia makes you want to move

15.02.2019 | 07:39 Clock | Free time
Old ways, newly discovered - The Via Regia makes you want to move
Old ways, newly discovered - The Via Regia makes you want to move
Old ways, newly discovered - The Via Regia makes you want to move
If you look at the thermometer these days, you know that spring is just around the corner. Sun full awaits us the days. Spring makes you want something new, fresh, undiscovered - if that's the case with you, then I have a very nice thing for you. Anyone who wants to exercise will get their money's worth! Already heard something about the Via Regia? Visitors to the Lohrberg are probably most familiar with the old trade route that used to connect Frankfurt with Leipzig. Sounds good? I've been on a pilgrimage all these days and have discovered exciting things for cyclists, hikers, dog owners and families - a route for everyone, so to speak. Worship is called for! The Via Regia goes on ...

Winter, what now?

01.02.2019 | 08:45 Clock | Frankfurt
Winter, what now?
Winter, what now?
Winter, what now?
All Weather! I usually like winter a lot. Basically. I don't have anything against cold - that gets the circulation going - and also nothing against darkness and wetness. Purely theoretically. Unfortunately my idea of winter never occurs in our latitudes. Blue skies, waving a little over the piste and then off to Aprés Ski. Not that I ski in the first place. But this cliché drives his dread in my head…every winter again ;-) The 2019 season got off to a good start. The first resolutions were made, everything better, everything more relaxed - you know, the usual. And then calendar week five came into my life: On Monday morning, I locked myself out of my cell phone. Z ...

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