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 ...
22.12.2018 | 11:14 Clock | Christmas
Three days until Christmas and I still don't have a Christmas tree! All gifts are packaged. In the evening I can light candles at every corner of the living room. (Deco-wise I have nothing to blame myself for in this respect.) But I became a little nervous, because many of you have been shouldering the Christmas trees for a few days and hauling them home.
On the other hand I ask myself anew every year until the last minute: Does it always have to be a Christmas tree? Then, on December 23rd, we realized that without a fir tree there would be nothing to do with the festive atmosphere. And then I'm gonna go and grab my hair: Where can I get another fir tree last minute? And where do I ...
14.12.2018 | 08:13 Clock | Christmas
What do you think is a must for Christmas? Well, for me nothing goes without candles, lights and bullets in Advent season. I don't run to the Christmas market because I'd like to have a crowd. No. This unique atmosphere is what makes it so special. The glow all around.
But halt? All around? Not at all. The main shopping street of the largest city in the federal state of Hesse, which attracts people from the surrounding countryside to shop like crazy before the holidays, into which tourists travel who want to and are supposed to spend their money here, on that main shopping street also known as “Zeil“, loveless darkness prevails.
Zappenduster on the Zeil
All years wobble ...
30.11.2018 | 11:36 Clock | Christmas
It's christmas already so much. Anyway, the tree is on the Roman. And shock, what can I say? I have nothing wrong with it. At this point, please imagine the corresponding Emoji. More than 4,200 LED lights and the red ribbons are doing a good job this year….
Only, where do we go when nobody in Frankfurt is nagging at the tree anymore? Such a beloved tradition. But I'm counting on you to get me out of this mess!!!! How else am I supposed to get into the Christmas spirit???
· Well, the Question of gifts I have already timidly attacked.
· This week then thanks to the dedicated spouse the Advent wreath sparkles on the table.
· And I only arranged to me ...
01.12.2017 | 09:17 Clock | Christmas
My Goodness, Christmas Again. How is that possible? Have you looked at the calendar? D-E-Z-E-M-B-E-R. Anyway, I was really shocked when I noticed that exactly zerocommanullnix gifts had already been bought. Of course, you may rightly object to the need for all this donating. You know, yeah, I'm the practical kind. So, people I donate usually get useful and practical things for everyday life. I am happy about small presents and ask friends and acquaintances beyond that for a donation for the social projects of my heart. In Frankfurt I love the Tradition of Christmas presents for socially disadvantaged children, about which you can find out everything here on Frankfurt-Tipp. But I ...
17.11.2017 | 13:13 Clock | Christmas
Which post is the most ungrateful at the city of Frankfurt? So, next to the city treasurer who's guarding the money bin? Again and again in autumn there is in my opinion only one person who has to wake up in a bad mood for days on end: the official Christmas tree searcher Thomas Feda, who is also managing director of Tourismus und Congress GmbH.
The tree hardly stands, there is one on his head - for Mr. Feda so to speak, Because almost all of them traditionally nag around.
Why do I have to have an opinion about the tree at all?
Some might ask themselves why they should have an opinion about the tree at all. It only shines on the Römerberg a few weeks a year, one might think. But w ...
01.12.2016 | 20:44 Clock | Christmas
Have arrived. I mean, I arrived in the pre-Christmas period. It's always so easy with me. Once you've walked to the Christmas market, rattled off your favourite stands and shooed, you've got the anticipation. Thank fire tong punch and roasted almonds. I'm modest there.
The anticipation thing may now work differently for one or the other. One likes it big and crowded (yes, there should be!), the other prefers it small, contemplative and clear. Fortunately, the region around Frankfurt offers a lot of idyllic and atmospheric with half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages. And not only that: even late bloomers can relax!
Due to my personal regret, during the Frankfurter Markt, which a ...
24.11.2016 | 21:38 Clock | Christmas
At the end of November most of us are horrified by the currently cuddly 12 degrees! Because every year the tree on the Roman is suddenly turned on again, while the dwelling and mood are still as bare and pale as the trees in the park. And while St. Nicholas is already ringing from every corner, we ask ourselves how Christmas can be again. Neither is the Advent wreath wrapped nor a candle bought or a ball polished! So if you have had a zero-command Christmas mood to date, you can help with our power program! :) Of course, the most important thing on the mood list is not to decorate, but to arrange a date with friends, colleagues and acquaintances for the Christmas market. According ...
28.11.2014 | 07:57 Clock | Christmas
Every year again....the brooding time around the gifts begins. It should be original, give the greatest possible pleasure to the other and convey appreciation to him or her. And all the fabulous ideas that I've come across over the year, now that it's all about -swupps- erased. Not too small or too snobbish to make it look light and not too crampy. Phew, by now at the latest I usually can't think of anything. But this time I was so smart and wrote down what friends mentioned on the side, which shops they like, where they like to buy little things: Today I wrote down the three most popular gift ideas here:
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21.11.2014 | 01:28 Clock | Christmas
We have known since Loriot, at the latest, that there used to be more tinsel. But as soon as the Christmas tree is raised on the Römer in Frankfurt, the constant complaining begins: it is too long or too thin. Then once again too thick and right what her makes the suffering tested actually never. The inhabitants agree on that. The Christmas tree lamentation has a tradition in Frankfurt - as I understood in my first years as a newcomer and afterwards have always interpreted it as a particularly strange expression of pride in the local, magical Christmas scenery.
The Christmas market opens next Wednesday, the 110-year-old spruce has been braving everything for two weeks and once aga ...