12.05.2021 | 11:50 Clock | Frankfurt
Uff.... Still Lockdown. But still there are many nice places to discover and things to do in (and around) Frankfurt. To give you some ideas, we would like to introduce you to some of our favourite places in our latest blog post. We have chosen places that you can also visit or use their offers during the lockdown. The tips for walks, culinary delights and entertainment come from Sebastian, Melina and Magnus, with our Frankfurt-Tipp veteran Sebastian kicking things off:
I'll first introduce you to two favorite places today that aren't directly in Frankfurt, but still somehow belong there. And then there is of course a real Frankfurt favourite. But first I'll take y ...
16.04.2021 | 11:37 Clock | Pleasure
Ah, what I would give for a piece of cake in a café, a delicious dinner with my loved ones in a restaurant or a drink in a bar? For several months now, we've been living in lockdown again and - I don't know about you - it's starting to get on my nerves. Going out with friends in the evening is something I really miss and when I don't feel like or have time to cook, I like to order something with my boyfriend from our favorite "standard" restaurants. Who doesn't do that? But by now, it's also a bit boring to try the same old pizza place or sushi place across the street for dinner. But "then at least I know that it tastes good" I think to myself and with this sentence I pick up the ...
18.02.2021 | 12:16 Clock | Free time
The lockdown is getting on my nerves, like probably all of you. I just miss the normal everyday life, the meetings with friends, the cultural life and the possibilities to go out for a delicious meal somewhere in the city. But that will all come back and until then, a little creativity is needed to escape from the lockdown every now and then and to get other thoughts. In doing so, I came across a topic that a friend of mine had suggested to me more than a year ago: Geocaching! This kind of scavenger hunt has not really appealed to me so far, but the idea to discover Frankfurt in this way I found very appealing, not only in view of the fact that the ceiling falls on my head at home. ...
19.01.2021 | 09:20 Clock | Frankfurt
Sometimes it pays to look up when walking through the streets of our city. I learned this in 2013, when numerous building facades became temporary works of art as part of an exhibition at the Schirn about Brazilian street art. In Frankfurt, there are always great murals - sometimes temporary, sometimes permanent - and large-scale graffiti artworks. We even have a house in our city that owes its name to its wall painting. We are of course talking about the "painted house" in Sachsenhausen. Today I'd like to take you on a walk (or even a bike ride) to some particularly worth seeing works, which also make great photo motifs, and also introduce you to a few other special murals. Are yo ...
04.01.2021 | 14:23 Clock | Frankfurt
Our country is still in lockdown mode and there are few options for recreation outside of our own four walls. I don't know about you, but for me, a nice walk through Frankfurt is always a welcome alternative in such a case. Whether on foot or by bike, there is a lot to discover in the extensive GrünGürtel. What I personally particularly like here are the works designed by artists of the New Frankfurt School in cooperation with the Caricatura Museum für Komische Kunst. Admittedly, not all of the works are accessible or in use during the winter months and during the lockdown. For example, the Squirrel King by F. K. Waechter can only be visited again when the StadtWaldHaus (also al ...
02.03.2020 | 07:48 Clock | Frankfurt
Place there? For mobile city dwellers, the happiness of this earth depends on a small free spot where the vehicle is parked. Both car and bike have to stay somewhere, after all.
Who has a parking spot at work? Just last week, employees at St. Catherine's Hospital actually threatened to quit because commuters were taking away parking spaces from them.
So, space-wise, there's still steam in the kettle in Frankfurt.
The future of mobility, which I had envisioned so beautifully over Carnival in the last post, it continues to be a long time coming in local transport policy.
While the International Motor Show, or IAA for short, is gone. Still there remains the daily mass of cars, bicycle ...
17.02.2020 | 08:39 Clock | Celebrate
At the bakery, the delicious Kreppel in the display tempt with streamers, the orthopedist in Seckbach decorates her support stockings wildly and colorfully, and my friends hop around on Instagram in Pippi Longstocking costumes.
There's no doubt about it anymore: the fifth season is in full swing. Not long now, then the procession moves through Klaa Paris (aka Heddernheim), the gentlemen get the ollest ties out of the closet on Weiberfasnacht and the fools hammer emphatically on the city hall door to take over the city.
And to make sure you don't miss any of it, has Frankfurt-Tipp put together a nice overview of Fastnacht in Frankfurt for you.
Colorful hustle and bustle with tradi ...
31.01.2020 | 13:33 Clock | Frankfurt
Brexit or no Brexit - relations at the European level are now severed, but we can take comfort: after all, those who leave never quite leave.
A piece of everyone remains behind. So too of our British friends, who fortunately remain with us on a local level. The close ties between Frankfurt and Britain have left their mark on the Main with us.
Although today political Britain is leaving the European Union, de facto human, cultural and personal togetherness remains untouched.
Although I did look up: Our fellow English and Northern Irish citizens are among the group of foreigners whose numbers have fallen the most in the past year. There are currently just over 2,000 British and Nor ...
17.01.2020 | 12:21 Clock | Frankfurt
Are you also afflicted by the January blues? The year's not really getting rolling yet. Sigh. The flab hasn't gone away yet either. Little to be happy about so far. Of course, we could do as our "still friends", the Londoners.
They've been holding a "No trousers on the tube Day" in the first month of the new year for the past eleven years to chase away the January blues.
Now we know that English humour has been a special one ever since.
And for those of you who are now wondering how our English friends do the action on the tube on the way to work, and wondering if they really do drop their pants, let me assure you: yes.
Ladies and gents wear twine on top, pumps or brightly polished ...
03.01.2020 | 12:51 Clock | Frankfurt
Happy New Year. Welcome to the new 20's. I hope you all slid in well!
How do you start a new year? If you're anything like me, the first thing I always like to do is knock down pegs: Vacation dates, free time. The essentials ;-)
To give structure to the unknown that lies ahead. And to motivate myself for the daily routine.
Where are the small and big freedoms, the everyday joys? The fun?
Although resolutions aren't really my thing (there are still a few lying around untouched from three years ago, who else?), the hamster wheel doesn't have to start up again right away.
Where does life happen in Frankfurt?
Less routine, more life, as the American teacher and reformer Amos Bronson Al ...
21.12.2019 | 16:32 Clock | Christmas
By the end of October, I was hell-bent: This year, I would do everything better. Draft a list of possible Christmas gifts, buy card in time and stroll at all relaxed organized with a Feuerzangenbowle over the Römer to the Schwenkgrill.
Five days before Christmas Eve, it would be time for a little reality check.
Let's start with the good news: New Year's Eve is in the bag. Location, menu - everything is arranged perfectly.
We want to underline that very thickly, before we let our pants down here -Have you already got all the presents? If not, then I have today gift ideas at the last push, if you ask yourself, what do I give for Christmas?
When it comes to decorations in the own fou ...
06.12.2019 | 18:16 Clock | Christmas
It was rattling cold today - perfect for an evening visit to the Christmas market in downtown Frankfurt. Which brings us right to today's topic: What kind of Christmas market do you like best? Are you more traditionally minded? Or do you prefer small, cosy markets that only take place on one Advent weekend? I have my favourite stand at the Frankfurt Christmas market for the Feuerzangenbowle. My neighbour, on the other hand, visits a different market in the Rhine-Main area every Sunday and meets her family there. Special scenery likes againrum a colleague of mine.
So you will find today here in the InsideFFMBlog five fine Christmas markets that I like this year particularly well.
01.12.2019 | 18:17 Clock | Free time
November is often considered a depressing month: grey, wet and cold.
That's when you're drawn to the sofa after work, with a glass of wine or a hot ginger tea and you're fine. In fact, today I want to beat the drum properly for the eleventh month of the year, it has so many adventurous and also droll things to offer outside. Starting with the colours of nature: gold, mustard and green have been in full bloom for a few weeks now, bringing a golden touch to the Rhine-Main area, to forests and parks. Chestnuts and beeches alike are changing from green to yellow and rich mustard at the ramparts or green oases like Huthpark. Vivid red here and there adds the horse chestnut as a bright s ...
08.11.2019 | 10:54 Clock | Free time
Autumn is briskly underway, leaves on the side of the road are as much a testament to that as the changeable weather and the switch to wintertime. But for me, there's no such thing as autumn depression since I've gotten into the habit of discovering special things in this supposedly gray month.
Today I'll tell you which events in Hesse and Frankfurt are opening up a new world for me.
Jewish Culture Weeks: Moving, stirring, surprising
First of all, there are the Jewish Culture Weeks - the Jewish community in Frankfurt is an enrichment without equal.
How Jewish life shows up in the city throughout the year, I already told you a year ago in the post "Dance, Film and Music".
Intense ex ...
01.11.2019 | 12:57 Clock | Frankfurt
"Un es will merr net in mein Kopp enei, Wie kann nor e Mensch net von Frankfort sei", cried the local poet and journalist Friedrich Stoltze in his chest tone of conviction. If we had asked him what was so special about Frankfurt, his list would probably have been endless. I have pulled myself together and present you today my 5 things that make our city so unique for me.
We have often thought together here, what makes our city so lovable or worth living. Frankfurt always does well in city rankings when it comes to quality of life.
But what is it that actually sets us apart from the other places?
What makes Frankfurt stand out within the country?
"World city with tradition" - this i ...
07.10.2019 | 10:07 Clock | Free time
Were cars in focus just a moment ago, October comes up with truly 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, or rather Norwegian moments, the book fair gives us right in the middle of the month.
As someone who studied literature as a child devouring his favorite books like "Hanni and Nanni" under the covers with a flashlight, I naturally think book fairs are wonderful.
Of course, for those of you who write, blog or podcast yourselves, the Book Fair is a must-visit From bloggers to podcasters to ...
20.09.2019 | 13:36 Clock | Frankfurt
It's Friday again. It's climate strike day. The excitement of the week has shown that the climate is already scratching at our own front door. Just now, Hessischer Rundfunk and the venerable Frankfurter Allgemeine were slapping each other on the ears for it. What happened?
Students of a high school in Sachsenhausen want to cruise in the Baltic Sea on a class trip.
Because everyone was suddenly talking about the climate, those involved got a good scolding, because such a cruise ship is not considered particularly environmentally friendly.
Both media represented opposing opinions. But the debate shows: Climate is no longer abstract. It is also no longer about burning trees in Brazil, ...
10.09.2019 | 08:09 Clock | Celebrate
Small and short - not even a real street and with a pretty convenient name, that's the "Alte Gasse". Quick to drive through, it is, 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 joins Peterstraße at the Wallanlagen at the level of the Escheinheimer Anlage? Who even knows it?
So little noticed it was not always. In the past, for example, the cattle market was moved from Rossmarkt to Alte Gasse in 1822.
The small, fine street between Bleichstraße and Schäfergasse
But back to the question of which street is the most exciting here at home? Sure, Brückenstraße, Berger, Wal ...
25.08.2019 | 12:07 Clock | Celebrate
August in Frankfurt affords a fireworks display of festivals and street parties. So he's really letting it rip at the end of the summer. And why not? We can live indoors soon enough. Even if I'm certainly not a friend of the heat, I really enjoy summer evenings.
So a festival with wine delight and singing makes me immediately revel in the dolce vita feeling. Around the corner from us, a neighborhood has been successfully inviting people to a small street party for years. Home-baked cakes and a small flea market make sure that people meet in a relaxed way, who otherwise only greet each other when parking or in the entrance of a house.
Am Mainufer celebrates Frankfurt itself
Quite w ...
13.08.2019 | 09:19 Clock | Frankfurt
The northern bank of the Main is now closed to car traffic. So I hopped on my bike and pedaled firmly once across the city to test how bike-friendly Frankfurt has become. After all, the city has announced Dolles after Frankfurt did not score particularly well in the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrradclub) test in 2018.
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 pedal eagerly to the office? Or do you, like me, use the bike mainly for errands, or just to drift a bit through the streets?
In a nutshell: I love cycling for my life, but have mostly avoided it in Frankfurt so far.
What makes me prefer t ...