03.01.2020 | 13:24 Clock | Frankfurt
Ein Frohes Neues Jahr. Willkommen in den neuen 20er Jahren. Ich hoffe, ihr seid alle gut reingerutscht!
Wie beginnt ihr ein neues Jahr? Wenn es euch so geht wie mir, dann schlage ich als erstes immer gerne Pflöcke ein: Urlaubstermine, Freizeiten. Das Wesentliche halt ;-)
Um dem Unbekannten, das so vor einem liegt, Struktur zu verleihen. Und um mich für den Alltag zu motivieren.
Wo liegen die kleinen und großen Freiheiten, die Alltagsfreuden? Der Spaß?
Auch wenn Vorsätze zwar nicht so mein Ding sind (hier liegen immer noch ein paar unangetastet von vor drei Jahren herum, bei wem auch?), muss ja nicht gleich das Hamsterrad wieder anlaufen.
Wo spielt si ...
23.12.2019 | 22:12 Clock | Weihnachten
Ende Oktober war ich wild entschlossen: Dieses Jahr würde ich alles besser machen. Eine Liste mit möglichen Weihnachtsgeschenken entwerfen, Karte rechtzeitig kaufen und überhaupt entspannt organisiert mit einer Feuerzangenbowle über den Römer hin zum Schwenkgrill schlendern.
Fünf Tage vor dem Heiligen Abend wäre es dann mal Zeit für einen kleinen Realitätscheck.
Fangen wir mal mit der guten Nachricht an: Silvester ist in trockenen Tüchern. Location, Menü – alles tippitoppi geregelt.
Das wollen wir mal ganz dick unterstreichen, bevor wir nun hier quasi die Hosen runterlassen – Habt ihr schon alle Geschenke? ...
06.12.2019 | 18:16 Clock | Christmas
Rattle cold was it today - perfect for an evening visit to the Christmas market in downtown Frankfurt. Which brings us to today's topic: What kind of Christmas market do you like best? Are you more traditional? Or do you prefer small, cosy markets that only take place on an 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. A colleague of mine likes special backdrops again.
So you'll find five fine Christmas markets here today in the InsideFFMBlog, which I especially like this year.
Which are very important? Lo ...
01.12.2019 | 18:17 Clock | Free time
November is often regarded as a depressing month: grey, wet and cold.
There you are drawn to the sofa after work, with a glass of wine or a hot ginger tea and good. In fact, today I want to stir the drum for the eleventh month of the year, because he has so much adventure and comedy to offer outside. Starting with the colours of nature: gold, mustard and green have been in full bloom for a few weeks, bringing a golden note to the Rhine-Main area, forests and parks. Chestnuts like beech trees change from green to yellow and rich mustard at the ramparts or green oases like the Huthpark. A strong red here and there adds the horse chestnut as a bright spot of colour.
Start your autumn ...
08.11.2019 | 10:54 Clock | Free time
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 ...
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," 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 ...
07.10.2019 | 10:07 Clock | Free time
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 ...
20.09.2019 | 13:36 Clock | 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 ...
10.09.2019 | 08:09 Clock | Celebrate
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 ...
25.08.2019 | 12:07 Clock | Celebrate
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 ...
13.08.2019 | 09:19 Clock | Frankfurt
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 ...
26.07.2019 | 10:00 Clock | Free time
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 ...
12.07.2019 | 09:12 Clock | Free time
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 ...
28.06.2019 | 12:27 Clock | Frankfurt
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 ...
14.06.2019 | 12:40 Clock | Shopping
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 ...
31.05.2019 | 10:26 Clock | Enjoyment
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 ...
10.05.2019 | 10:33 Clock | Free time
„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 ...
26.04.2019 | 08:33 Clock | Enjoyment
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 ...
12.04.2019 | 08:09 Clock | Frankfurt
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 ...
29.03.2019 | 15:10 Clock | Free time
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 ...