What would be your answer to the question about Frankfurt's most beautiful place? When the rain whips against the windows in January? Home? In the living room? The sofa? It's obvious in the face of storms, Hagen and rain, isn't it? :-) I also consider my sofa to be the most beautiful place in the city, while the storm tears at the trees, the couch is lived as it should be: Netflix without end, chips, wine, singing and debates - you name it! An inviting place worthy of the name lives from exchange or from the peace it offers.
To ensure that we Frankfurters can shift our life worth living to the outside world after the storm, those responsible for the city have already given some thought to the “good rooms“: True to the motto: Frankfurt's places should become more beautiful. Not that we only have ugly surfaces. Not at all. In my opinion, the Friedberger Platz is not necessarily the most beautiful of the city, but certainly the most full of props at the weekly market. The idea of the weekly market seems to appeal to those responsible for the city, as it is also intended to enliven the new quarter square on the Friedberger Warte.
If the plan works, remains to be seen - after all, the problem child “Arnsburger Platz“ has gone swimming with a weekly market. On better days, just two merchants mall open their stalls on the wide, empty plane. The employees of the ECB did not allow themselves to be lured over for lunch. So the area remains ugly to look at like the Konstablerwache, which in my personal hit list of the ugliest places in Frankfurt is closely followed by the Hauptwache. I don't know what it is, but the main guard makes me sad. She rather lets me pull my head in and think, if I want to exorcise someone's clichés about ugly Frankfurt, then I have bad cards at this point.
Ordentlich was her macht of course der Opernplatz, especially now at Christmas the lighting was simply breathtaking. I have also succeeded in finding the Schweizer Platz: an appealing, star-shaped design is combined here with liveliness. But liveliness can also backfire: Places like the Roßmarkt (after all in a representative downtown location) or at the Paulskirche are rather connecting ways from A to B. Tourist magnet and parking lot for coaches seem more like “Hempels under the sofa“ to me at the Römerberg than to invite to stay.
In contrast, personal initiative can make a difference: for example, the Frankfurt Garden upgraded Gdansk Square and proves that “beautiful“ does not necessarily have to mean attractive, but with a tree house, a funny container café including a roof terrace and “urban gardening“ it is attractive. Umso more regrettably that the association threatens now the insolvency because of tax debts.
Geschafft it the triangle between Konrad Adenauer road and Mainufer has. The Fischerfeldplätzchen attracts its hip guests to the trendy Restaurants and Cafés with Brooklyn flair both in springlike temperatures and in snow showers. Here velvet chairs provide retro flair and long benches for sociable chats.
What are your favourites?
Top 3 of the most beautiful places
1. opera place
2. Fischerfeld biscuits
3. Swiss place
Top 3 of the ugliest places
3. Arnsburger Platz