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
On the whole something fine and noticeable everywhere in the city, but awaits us this weekend with the Museumsuferfest. But now also the Schaumainkai will be closed for cars.
This remains traffic-technically already times exciting. One or the other may have had to take the detour via the lower Main bridge?
bumper to bumper. By the way, there will be no extra parking spaces on the occasion of the festival! Public transport is recommended. At the predicted temperatures, cycling is much more fun anyway.
The Museumsuferfest is what the FAZ calls „Frankfurt's Festival of Festivals“ and it's a well-known fact that it doesn't tend to exuberance ;-) 25 museums take part, stages, events, culinary delights - it's like a showcase of life with us on the Main, I think.
On one corner, the music stages were still hammered on Thursday, while the Brazilian and French delights were already ready for their visitors.
The position of the coupler was also finished, the ribbing in rows to quench the thirst.
What is the idea of the Museumsuferfest?
The idea was originally to make it easier for all of us to step into the exhibitions. The fear of contact too milder when it comes to art. The idea can only be described as a success, as the Museumsufer has now become one of the longest promenades in the world.
The Museumsuferfest is a celebration of superlatives
And what's on offer: 16 stages! 550 (!) Individual events! 25 museums! Around one and a half million guests on three days are expected at the Main! To make it easier for you to choose, I have pre-sorted and looked where my personal favourites are hiding. And so by the way: All exhibition locations are of course always an excellent idea for rainy days, Sundays and other days for the rest of the year!!!
The especially beautiful? Even museums that are not directly on the shore take part in the festival.
Spectacular Bibles, Stock Exchange and Balls
· Because, where is the longest Bible in the world? In the Bible House! (1.7 kilometers long) Don't you believe? Then convince yourself!
· The Eintracht Frankfurt Museum is located directly on Untermainkai near the newly renovated Leonards Church, which is really a sensation.
So the opening of the church, I mean.
Of course, harmony is also good for spectacular things again and again! ;-)
The renovation of the Leonhardskirche brought one fantastic excavation after the other to light. “Treasures from the rubble“ date back to the early 13th century. If somebody says again that Frankfurt has only ugly and new-fashioned things to offer! ;-)
Who is too busy on the shore for moments, may enjoy a choir and organ concert in the church instead.
Discoveries of old ports and your own name in Hebrew
· My personal top favourite is the new Historical Museum, on whose stairs the ceremonial opening also takes place. From Friday at 5 p.m. visitors can look forward to the variety of musical performances and one of the many museums. And who has ever heard of the sensational discovery, the Stauferhafen? The quay shows the course of the Main River until 1333!
· Another highlight I don't want to miss is the Jewish Museum. At Börneplatz there is the rare opportunity to get to know the cemetery at Börneplatz.
Or how about writing your name in Hebrew? Children and adults can also design buttons and fabric bags individually according to their own ideas.
What are your highlights for the Museumsuferfest? And do you have a favorite festival in August?