01.11.2019 | 12:57 Clock | Frankfurt
"Un es will merr net in mein Kopp enei, Wie kann nor e Mensch net von Frankfort sei," the local poet and journalist Friedrich Stoltze once called out in the chest tone of his conviction. If we had asked him what is so special about Frankfurt, his list would probably not have come to an end. I have pulled myself together and present to you today my 5 things that make our city so unique for me.
We have often thought together about what makes our city so worth living or loving. Frankfurt always scores well in city drinking when it comes to quality of life.
But what is it that distinguishes us from other places?
What makes Frankfurt stand out within the country?
"World city with ...
20.09.2019 | 13:36 Clock | Frankfurt
It's Friday again. It's a climate strike today. The excitement of the week has shown that the climate is already on our doorstep. The Hessische Rundfunk and the venerable Frankfurter Allgemeine were just hitting each other on the ears. What had happened?
Pupils of a high school in Sachsenhausen want to cross the Baltic Sea on a school trip.
Because everyone is suddenly talking about the climate, those involved got a lot of scolding, because such a cruise ship is not considered to be particularly environmentally friendly.
Both media had opposing opinions. But the discussion shows The climate is no longer abstract. It's no longer about burning trees in Brazil, but about our decisions ...
13.08.2019 | 09:19 Clock | Frankfurt
The northern bank of the Main is now closed to traffic. So I got on my bike and pedaled through the city to test how bike-friendly Frankfurt is now. Because the city announced Dolles after Frankfurt 2018 didn't do very well in the test of the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrradclub).
How do you move through the city? Are you one of those with a cargo bike? Do you put your helmet on your head in the morning and eagerly pedal into the office? Or do you use the bike like me mainly for things to do, or just to let you drift a bit through the streets?
Short and good: I like cycling for my life, but have mostly avoided it in Frankfurt so far.
What makes me prefer the car? Not ...
28.06.2019 | 12:27 Clock | Frankfurt
There they roll now. The first electric scooters are on their way in Frankfurt.
Shortly decided to get on an electric scooter and jet through the city - this is now also possible in Frankfurt. In the Ostend, on the Zeil or in the Gallus I have already met some tentatively rolling fellow men. You probably noticed some of them?
I have to admit. The thought has charm. The first rental scooters have already been set up at several locations in the city centre.
Fast, easy and everywhere to find
As the E-Scooter is now officially introduced, I wanted to know what the devices look like, where they can be found and what I might have to pay attention to. When I asked around my friends a ...
12.04.2019 | 08:09 Clock | Frankfurt
Our idea from Frankfurt is that there is a constant coming and going here. People from all over the world move in and out for a relatively short time. Which, on the one hand, is true. I experience this very vividly in my English courses at the VHS: Japanese who are transferred to another European country or move back home after six years' stay. Or South Americans who spent a few years in Egypt and have now been transferred to Germany and know that another country is waiting for them in three years' time. Or Hamburg-born people, who are homesick and are drawn back to the Hanseatic city, after a two-year job episode at the airport, for example.
Yes, it's true, there's a constant comi ...
15.03.2019 | 07:59 Clock | Frankfurt
All around the Ostbahnhof in Frankfurt, Germany, the garbage just flies around. Bags here, Krams there. Do we have to? Let's get this straight. I'm not a cleaning freak. On the contrary. But is a full-waste city worth living in?
Round 7500 garbage cans exist in the city. That's an impressive number, you'd think.
My experience can be divided into three parts: 1. hooray, a garbage can, 2. hooray, a garbage can, but unfortunately it's totally stuffed and not emptied or - the Super Gau - 3. Oh shock, no garbage can. From my point of view as a dog owner, points 2 and 3 are really ugly.
The thought of avoiding garbage may be honorable. But if I don't find that purposeful in my case. One ...
01.02.2019 | 08:45 Clock | Frankfurt
All Weather! I usually like winter a lot. Basically. I don't have anything against cold - that gets the circulation going - and also nothing against darkness and wetness. Purely theoretically.
Unfortunately my idea of winter never occurs in our latitudes. Blue skies, waving a little over the piste and then off to Aprés Ski. Not that I ski in the first place. But this cliché drives his dread in my head…every winter again ;-)
The 2019 season got off to a good start. The first resolutions were made, everything better, everything more relaxed - you know, the usual. And then calendar week five came into my life: On Monday morning, I locked myself out of my cell phone. Z ...
11.01.2019 | 08:18 Clock | Frankfurt
How did you spend the so-called „Hessenwoche“? On vacation? Skiing? Very good. I was at home and really deserved the three weeks vacation before it starts again next Monday.
But don't think that I was lolling around. Okay, maybe a little. But I used the Hessenwoche, which got its name missed because Hessen is the only federal state to generously allow itself winter holidays, to get out of the way.
Yes, everything has to get out. Jungfraulich, clean, empty and fine like 2019 presents itself now my storeroom, wardrobe and the cellar.
I have mucked out. But one or the other of you also seem to have come up with the original idea. Just after New Year's Eve, the glasses are ...
05.01.2019 | 21:16 Clock | Frankfurt
Happy New Year! Here's the post you've all been waiting for: my annual curious Inside FFM Blog review and hopeful first outlook Post #WoopWoop
The review with outlook, if you will, with a little test about the current status, if possible and necessary like the question about the current traffic situation in Frankfurt. I'm not looking back for the sake of looking, but to relive amusing aspects (soccer in June people, does anyone want to know? ;-)) or to note outstanding exciting things for this year already.
And don't worry, I won't come around the corner with fitness ideas for January. Modern training ideas are in Frankfurt the whole year over: with the own body weight at ...
16.11.2018 | 09:41 Clock | Frankfurt
That Frankfurt is the smallest metropolis - how often have we heard that before? “Metropolis with a small-town feeling“ they say again and again. Sometimes I could think, who uses the sentence, donates equal times five euro to the famous Phrasenschwein.
However, it is true that Frankfurt is a small metropolis. But - yes, what is meant by that?
The surface itself? When I moved from the Main-Taunus district to Frankfurt about 15 years ago, the shorter distances within the city were a big advantage. Sure, it's kind of mega to live in a huge city like Tokyo or L.A.. But if I leave the house and know that in case of doubt I can walk to my workplace in Ostend, then that ...
02.11.2018 | 14:47 Clock | Frankfurt
Zack, cold shock. I don't want to talk around the cold…sorry, hot porridge for long. November arrived with a bang. And he doesn't surprise. Rather, as always, he has wind and weather in his luggage. Think about it: Reliability is also a virtue J. No nasty surprises like endless sun. You realize I'm saving myself with gallows humor through the grey day, because it doesn't help anything. We in Hesse have autumn.
However, how does it go again?
After the crazy summer in which we lived outside and wore T-shirts, I completely forgot to know what to wear in autumn and how to have fun in the eleventh month of the year. Is it the same for you?
Although I have to tell you something: ...
25.10.2018 | 21:27 Clock | Frankfurt
I just got back from my vacation. In order to make it easier for me to get used to everyday life, I have developed a strategy with the aim of creating relaxing moments in everyday life.
That's why a few years ago I was so enthusiastic about the concept „Frankfurt for Frankfurter“ respectively „Guest in my own city“ - because I have such a weakness for hotels.
And what shall I tell you? Together with a friend, I already stayed in a five-star luxury hotel for one weekend in 2015!!!! The main thing is to get out of everyday life - I just read that in the newspaper and can only confirm it myself.
And because it, As you can read here on Frankfurt-Tipp, at our pla ...
11.10.2018 | 16:09 Clock | Frankfurt
Barbaric, daredevil, apparently not very squeamish in his manner was the man who has been standing in front of the Alte Oper for a few days now, in twenty-five copies and designed by Ottmar Hörl. The conceptual artist is known for his serial figures and already developed the traffic light manikin for the celebration of German unity in Frankfurt. Now there's one man. But not just anyone, but a Celtic prince with 2500 years on his back.
The Celtic prince should in future be a brand ambassador for the culture of the state of Hesse. “What the Bavarians want their King Ludwig to be to Bavaria, the Hesse should become to the Celtic prince“, Hörl wished at the unveiling of t ...
01.10.2018 | 15:58 Clock | Frankfurt
„Oy vey“ I thought when Sunday autumn burst in so stormy that I immediately felt like looking for a sofa, blanket and cuddly films. “Oy vey“, is one of my favorite Yiddish expressions, because it always makes me smile. Do you know such expressions that always make you feel good when you hear them?
For the first time I heard „Oy vey“ in the American TV series „The Nanny“ from the 90s. Who still remembers the mishmash of New York life, English and Jewish culture? And so today I have good news for all lovers of Jewish culture for your autumn planning - after all, the "Jewish Film Days" are in the house. These take place alternately with ...
21.09.2018 | 08:22 Clock | Frankfurt
So, now she's almost done. The new old town. And you can say what you want. But like Bolle, I'm looking forward to the opening. I'm looking forward to the view in Braubachstraße. No, the BEAUTIFUL view of a wide archway instead of the ugly Technical Town Hall that used to stand there. You see, I was in favour of reconstruction from the beginning. No, I can't think of anything critical about that. And don't think I'm uncritical. There are enough people who would say the opposite about me. There is enough of Frankfurt that I don't like at the moment.
But I consider the Altstadt project to have been absolutely successful after a visit. Not only as a visual lesson for former buildings ...
24.08.2018 | 08:25 Clock | Frankfurt
Splashing, bubbling, flowing - in Frankfurt there are countless fountains and streams with funny names or curious facts hidden.
Mir has noticed that I hardly ever return home from a photo tour through the city without having photographed one of the numerous fountains in Frankfurt again, which then also bubble up curious or exciting facts (sorry, for the metaphor ;-)
11.08.2018 | 21:41 Clock | Frankfurt
Finally it rained a bit. But that's not why the summer is far from over, but for me, who belongs to the team attic apartment, simply a little more bearable. Finally the long evenings outside are even more beautiful! A few days ago I had a date with two very dear friends: one belongs in the amusing category „As far as bartrends are concerned, I am far ahead“, the other comes from Berlin, which leaves me totally unimpressed ;-)
Then I think casually and relaxed about what Frankfurt can show off so well in the categories “Urban, trendy and ingenious“ - Although I find deep in my heart that Frankfurt doesn't have to be like Berlin at all. If Frankfurt is simply ...
27.07.2018 | 07:54 Clock | Frankfurt
“Ice cold, frozen, frosty, freezing cold, icy, fresh and cool“- when the dog days strike like this week, then only the power of thought remains to keep the heat away from the body. Because my yoga teacher used to say to us when we were moaning about the heat while practicing: “Think cool thoughts“. And what shall I tell you? It worked. When I imagine six scoops of ice cream, thinking of how fresh and cool they melt on my tongue, then at least for two minutes I am not plagued by the heat that the thermometer drives beyond what is bearable for humans, cats and dogs.
Those who think it's esoteric stuff can believe it. But I would like to draw your attention to ...
13.07.2018 | 08:11 Clock | Frankfurt
The "Mainluststraße" in Frankfurt is a short street. It extends over only two blocks of flats and leads from the theatre in the city centre directly to the river. Just a small aisle that connects urban life with the experience of nature and yet sounds so promising. That life in a city with water brings something particularly pleasurable with it, Frankfurters must have already suspected before us, oh, what I'm saying there, have experienced. You would certainly not be surprised that urban water is one of the greatest attractions and a prominent feature of our urban quality of life. Why else would someone have come up with that street name? Street name-wise, the city had a real crac ...
06.07.2018 | 08:49 Clock | Frankfurt
“Active-transparent-true“, that's how friends and acquaintances described their Frankfurt feeling when I asked them.
I am always amazed by the view of non-Frankfurters on our city. On this occasion - I can't repeat it often enough - I asked myself what kind of feeling we as residents have for Frankfurt? Where and how your character shows up for us?
At the end of the post you will find some surprising answers.
Frankfurt has just grown to 730.000 inhabitants. The city is booming and most of the inhabitants and expatriates like to live here. Most people appreciate the high quality of life.
But quality of life is only one thing. But what makes Frankfurt so distinctive? Is i ...