Can I do it for myself? When I bend around the curve coming from the north at the height of Friedberg and the skyline appears on the horizon, my heart bounces with joy. When I come from Sachenhausen over the Ignaz-Bubis-Bridge and the skyline appears, it throbs quite violently. (Of course everything is roadworthy when the traffic light is red. Otherwise the view is fixed and rigid on the street, if the traffic police reads here, which would be nice. ;-) ) Well, anyway, I guess it's clear what I'm getting at. Frankfurt is an exceptionally beautiful city that conquers you. By day, but much more by night. What she was last able to show during the reunion celebration. The light show in front of the sparkling high-rise panorama was breathtaking.
Breathtaking moments await us again this week! At the Biennale der Lichtkultur (Biennale of Light Culture), called „Luminale“, Frankfurt and Offenbach shine at night within the framework of the “light + building“ trade fair: prominent buildings such as the main railway station are illuminated from dusk with an installation that surprises both the hall and the vestibule. Galleries beam with exhibitions, the Industriepark Höchst invites you to a guided tour of the production of light, multimedia video installations at all locations.
One of the highlights of the Luminale is the light installation in the Katharinenkirche an der Hauptwache and the audiovisual kinetic light installation in the Mousonturm. But that's not all: in showrooms, museums, parks and unusual locations, Light + Building exhibitors, lighting designers, architects, artists and initiatives present their imaginative lighting projects for the eighth Light Culture Biennale.
Short and good: Around 200 lighting events transform Frankfurt into a world city of light.
The guided bus tour through the city from Paulsplatz is ideal for photo enthusiasts. If you like to walk, you can meet in front of the Café Hauptwache for a city tour by appointment. Completely independent spirits can be chauffeured from the Luminale bus at the City Messe entrance via the Museumsufer to the Osthafen and then on to the German National Library to the Senckenberg Museum terminal in Bockenheim. The bus runs every 15 minutes and also offers the opportunity to get on and off. This will give you plenty of time to enjoy the art of light and admire Frankfurt from 13 to 18 March. My personal favourites, by the way, are the light shows on the ramparts, at the Hafenpark in Ostend and the installation “Mann im Mond“ on Römerberg. See you there! Do you have any favorite places at Luminale? Which ones do you like to visit? Write me on facebook or twitter!