Summer is a big time in Frankfurt. And by that I don't just mean the thunderstorm that rains down on us and keeps us on our toes. I don't mean what's going on in downtown. No, for me real life rages in the wonderful districts: whether in Sachsenhausen in the south, Bornheim and Ostend, Höchst in the far west or also in the newer district Riedberg to the north, just to name a few.
Last night I drove from Hamburg to the main station. And while we waited for the driveway, the skyline towered up behind the station. Like a tourist, I didn't miss the opportunity to capture this picture. And the moment my feet stepped on the platform, that feeling was there: Home.
What makes me feel at home grow are the Frankfurt districts with their strong contrasting characters. Since I spend a lot of time in the Ostend for professional reasons, I was particularly struck by the change there. A new corner pub has just opened on Windeckstraße, with cool chairs and chic wallpaper on the walls.
There's a lot going on in the city districts!
Summer in districts from west to east and a bit in the middle
· When the roses blossomed, a known pop duo once warbled in the 70s. And where do they bloom? In the palm garden, of course. Once again this year, the Queen of Flowers showed herself in Frankfurt's most beautiful garden in all its variety, colourfulness and scent variation. For three days thousands of roses beguiled us with their scents and colours and reminded us that rose shows were already one of the very first exhibitions in the Palmengarten.
This splendour is prepared and planned for a long time with the hard work of the Palmengarten staff and can then only be admired for a short time - of course as every year with the big Rose and Light Festival, which attracted many thousands of visitors last Saturday despite the rain.
· The big meal at the Food Truck Friday lures you once again to the Jahrhunderthalle in Höchst, where the very latest trends await you. On four summer dates we can refresh ourselves at Poutine (Canada!), Churros and much more. We're going this week. Ideal to bridge the gap between the World Cup opening on Thursday and the German match against Mexico on Sunday :-)
If you are wondering what “Poutine“ was again, and if you like fast food and fries as much as I do, for that I have in „Frankfurt - hot and greasy“ something fine, no, not cooked, but blogged.
· I recommend the terrace festival of Villa Kennedy to all those who, like me, have a cosy apartment but neither a balcony nor a terrace. In Frankfurt's “most beautiful inner courtyard“ the summer can be celebrated with a versatile antipasti buffet with the best from Bella Italia and numerous live cooking stations with tempting Mediterranean delicacies. Of course, one or two glasses of ice-cold wine will not be missing. A live band provides a holiday atmosphere, so that nothing stands in the way of an exuberant summer evening in the open air.
· This would prepare us for the calendar summer start on 21 June, when we will not only celebrate the summer solstice, but also the International Yoga Day celebrate.
How about celebrating the longest day of the year with a summer “Solice“ at yoga in the Holzhausenpark, and practicing peace and mindfulness with it? Bring along a mat/large towel, water, something to pull over for the final relaxation. Especially the latter is important for me, because I like to scratch away during the final relaxation. More than 20 years of yoga practice have not yet been able to prevent this :-)
So, these were my June favorites with which I like to indulge in summer. But, because as you know “every Jeck is different“ like my Cologne mother-in-law never gets tired of stressing J, I'm interested in what you normally do in June? And of course you'll also find the very best ideas here at www.frankfurt-tipp.de/ffm-aktuell.html _blank> Franfurt-Tipp!!!
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FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
Friday, 15. June, Jahrhunderthalle Höchst
Saturday, 16. June, 18.30 to 23 hrs, Villa Kennedy, Kennedyallee 70.
YOGA IM HOLZHAUSENPARK
Thursday, 21 June 2018,21.00-22.15 hrs, Holzhausenpark, Holzhausenstraße, 60322 Frankfurt. Participate on a donation basis. Meeting point: Coffee house