01.12.2019 | 18:17 Clock | Free time
November is often regarded as a depressing month: grey, wet and cold.
There you are drawn to the sofa after work, with a glass of wine or a hot ginger tea and good. In fact, today I want to stir the drum for the eleventh month of the year, because he has so much adventure and comedy to offer outside. Starting with the colours of nature: gold, mustard and green have been in full bloom for a few weeks, bringing a golden note to the Rhine-Main area, forests and parks. Chestnuts like beech trees change from green to yellow and rich mustard at the ramparts or green oases like the Huthpark. A strong red here and there adds the horse chestnut as a bright spot of colour.
Start your autumn ...
08.11.2019 | 10:54 Clock | Free time
Autumn is in full swing, leaves on the roadside as well as the changeable weather and the change to the winter time testify to this. But for me there is no autumn depression since I got used to discovering something special in this supposedly grey month.
Which events in Hessen and Frankfurt open up a new world for me, I'll tell you today.
Jüdische Kulturwochen: Moving, enthralling, surprising
First of all: The Jewish Culture Weeks - the Jewish community in Frankfurt is an enrichment without equals at all.
I already told you a year ago how Jewish life shows up in the city all year round in the post "Tanz, Film und Musik".
Intensive experiences promise the Jewish culture weeks. Si ...
07.10.2019 | 10:07 Clock | Free time
Were the cars just in focus, October offers really sensational cultural events. The book fair and the Van Gogh exhibition really make Frankfurt the cultural capital of Germany, if I may say so with all due modesty.
What do I do in Frankfurt in October?
A lot of Scandinavian moments, better said Norwegian moments, bring us the book fair right at the middle of the month.
As someone who studied literature as a child with a flashlight under his blanket and devoured his favourite books like "Hanni und Nanni", I find the Book Fair naturally wonderful.
For all of you who write, blog or podcast yourself, the Book Fair is of course an indispensable place: From bloggers to podcasters to self ...
26.07.2019 | 10:00 Clock | Free time
Recently I talked to a colleague. To his apology I have to say right away that he has only been living in Frankfurt for a really short time. And he's also moved from Berlin ;-)
In any case he's new in Frankfurt and so he's enraptured to say that it's nicer than expected here on the Main.
(Yes, what was he thinking, I thought to myself.)
So yes, that it is more beautiful than expected. But just now in summer he would miss the “holiday feeling“ in the city. Me: Sigh.
Berlin would have the unbeatable Wannsee, he complained. Etc. pp. You can guess the rest. If I now times the Heimweh-Faktor subtract and him the Umgewöhnungs-Aspekt zugutehalte, then I felt purely objectivel ...
12.07.2019 | 09:12 Clock | Free time
Why wander far away when Frankfurt is still full of adventurous places to be discovered? Why crowd around the swimming pool with others, when there are many, partly quite unknown shady places with rippling water around Frankfurt? Do you want to get away from it all? Just get out of town or relax for a few hours? This is no problem in (and around) Frankfurt. And the good thing about it? It costs nothing!
So today I would like to share one of my favourite tips for discovering, relaxing and recovering with you:
The exciting excursion tip for hiking, biking, jogging, exploring, refreshing
Recently I discovered a place that should not be missing from the list. Those who like hiki ...
10.05.2019 | 10:33 Clock | Free time
„How wonderful nature shines to me“, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe enthused in his poem about May. Even if it rains currently, a walk through the city forest is always pure pleasure.
Goethe did not exaggerate when he described the radiant green. The trees outside bloom in full sap, the winter is definitely over, movement is called for.
Why? When walking, the brain gets up to speed - numerous empirical studies have long since proven this. Companies like Facebook or Amazon hold their meetings while walking, because the movement encourages creative thinking.
Didn't you ever get up from your desk, walk to the coffee machine and booze, suddenly the saving idea came? Exercise pr ...
29.03.2019 | 15:10 Clock | Free time
What is the great thing about Frankfurt? Each of you probably has a different answer to that. I like Frankfurt so much. But above all, his situation. The Rhine-Main area, to be more precise. Who lives here, experiences the luxury of an almost infinite leisure offer. There's so much to discover. Constantly and always. That's why I take you on a journey of discovery so shortly before Easter - hiking, cycling, finding something new. There are no limits to your imagination.
March presented itself like an April, don't you think? Rain was followed by sunshine, spring-like temperatures lured us outside. But of course I don't want to pedal the same routes by bike every time. How boring. Th ...
01.03.2019 | 08:50 Clock | Free time
Do you like to spend an entertaining evening? Do you like to crack hard nuts? Then today I have something quite fabulous: A pub quiz - something I play regularly in my language courses with my students.
Early of the month now the German Quizverein Ratespiele in the whole republic, of course also here with us in Frankfurt. It will be played on 4 March at the Irish Pub in Bornheim. You can register on the website of the association.
A special cup will be awarded to the topic “Art and Culture“ in addition to a city prize. In the competition, 100 questions must be answered within 60 minutes in a total of ten rounds.
If that seems familiar to anyone, then y ...
15.02.2019 | 07:39 Clock | Free time
If you look at the thermometer these days, you know that spring is just around the corner. Sun full awaits us the days. Spring makes you want something new, fresh, undiscovered - if that's the case with you, then I have a very nice thing for you. Anyone who wants to exercise will get their money's worth!
Already heard something about the Via Regia? Visitors to the Lohrberg are probably most familiar with the old trade route that used to connect Frankfurt with Leipzig. Sounds good? I've been on a pilgrimage all these days and have discovered exciting things for cyclists, hikers, dog owners and families - a route for everyone, so to speak.
Worship is called for!
The Via Regia goes on ...
17.08.2018 | 07:33 Clock | Free time
This week a festival is taking place in Frankfurt am Main that makes me especially emotional: The first Japan Festival “Main-Matsuri“. (You'll find all information about the festival here on Frankfurt-Tipp.)
I'm not only looking forward to the opportunity to enjoy authentic streetfood or the cultural highlights of the three-day festival. It is also a possibility to satisfy my longing for this beautiful country, for Frankfurt's unique and fascinating partnership Yokohama and especially for my Japanese girlfriend Satoko.
In Frankfurt live an incredible amount of Japanese, who send their children to the Japanese school in Hausen and like to buy fish at Venos in Röde ...
22.06.2018 | 08:17 Clock | Free time
"There would be no great pain for me if I were alone in paradise" - When Goethe wrote his famous sentence on paper, he certainly reminded me of the fresh, frank and completely textile-free swimming trips with friends.
The Frankfurt boy preferred to jump in lakes with male companions. Although in Goethe's time public bathing took place mainly on and in the Main. Yes, our poet liked to splash around in disorderly unclothed, which was already considered a provocation in the 18th century. But in general, most Frankfurters got rid of their Buxe rebelliously carefree.
How do I know that? From the wonderful, worth reading book "Baden unter Palmen" - from water gymnastics to aqua jogging, ...
01.06.2018 | 09:34 Clock | Free time
Nearly 14 days left and then there's a state of emergency again: some rumbles (Five tips for soccer-fans), but most don't want to miss anything when Germany starts in Russia to defend the world championship title from June 14th. Today I have to come to you with an old wisdom from the world of football, which says that the round has to be square. This is just as certain as the fact that soccer watching alone is rarely fun.
For me, the motto here is: Shared suffering is half suffering and shared joy is double joy.
But by joint soccer watching I don't mean staring at a huge screen on one of Frankfurt's squares in droves. If you like that, go ahead. I, on the other hand, prefer to feve ...
10.05.2018 | 21:16 Clock | Free time
Green, barbecue, let it go well - what could be better in your spare time? Since I live in Frankfurt, I unfortunately have to do without a balcony. As a passionate grill fan, we like to unfold the grill in the city: at the light and air bath in Niederrad or, because closer, at the Lohrberg in Seckbach. The grill meadow there impresses with its unbeatable advantage, namely the amazing view of Frankfurt. Lately, however, the pleasure in this beautiful place has been somewhat dulled by the increasing popularity of the barbecue site. More and more people are crowding into the limited space.
Do we love our favourite places to relax to death? Frankfurt may be small, but it's oh-ho as far ...
27.04.2018 | 07:53 Clock | Free time
Today I have some really good news for all of us: Not only has it been “hooray for days, the sun is there, let's run outside“. No, in addition to the nice weather (rainy days in between are simply ignored :-)), there is much better news: May is just around the corner! That means for most of us: Juhuuu, many days off.
What do you like to do on warm, days off? I feel like barbecuing, picnicking and just lolling on a blanket outdoors. I don't mind jogging a few laps through one of the numerous parks or cycling through the city. I just asked myself here in the blog whether Frankfurt could become a bicycle metropolis.
In any case, I'm looking forward to the coming days when ...
25.08.2017 | 08:58 Clock | Free time
What's better than snowboarding? Surfing. Surfing like on the beach of California. Because the summer really shows what it's made of - who doesn't like the water, of which Frankfurt has a lot to offer. Stand Up paddling on the Main has been around for some time, only the real water fun has been lacking so far: Surfing like on the American West Coast or on Hawaii.
Cool beats, roaring water, endless fun and relaxation with a fantastic view - where is that possible in Frankfurt up to and including Saturday? On Germany's highest wave on the fourth floor of the shopping center “My Zeil“ in the middle of the city. The boards are about as big as when snowboarding, swimwear is ...
28.07.2017 | 08:23 Clock | Free time
"Singin' in the rain" or "like ice in the sunshine"? I can't say that life is just boring, because the summer just keeps you on your toes. The good thing about it: in this roller coaster weather there is something for everyone - from sun worshippers to rain fans like me. Yeah, I like the rain. Because then everything will be so green and juicy. But be that as it may. You know what I think is really brilliant right now? It's a holiday. After my much too short vacation I have to work again, but I am through the city at the speed of light. No traffic, no nothing. There is a feeling of: the city belongs to me alone, doesn't it? When else would you have that? Exactly!
Okay, the city is ...
05.05.2017 | 07:36 Clock | Free time
When the bike is in good shape, people are happy. My neighbour bikes bravely in wind and weather through the area. I'd rather get back in the saddle in spring. But I'm not the only one. When the sun shone so brightly last Sunday, almost every inhabitant must have dusted off his bike. Wheels where I only looked!
After the winter I am annoyed mostly by crackling chains, lax brakes or worn tires. This spring everything will be different. I lead the good old bicycle to the inspection. Thanks to my neighbor who cares for his bikes. How well everything worked! It's so much fun to pedal!
A few weeks ago there was a huge wave at the bike repair shops. Even appointments had to be made in ...
24.03.2017 | 08:56 Clock | Free time
„How Do Kosher Gummi Bears Taste?“ licking, diving, touching, experiencing - when children go to the museum, then they should and want to experience as much as possible sensually, otherwise they get bored quickly.
That's why today I have to share with you something that I experienced in Frankfurt last week and that I thought no child should miss! Especially because the Easter holidays are just around the corner. For discovering underground, thick walls, puzzling your own city or playing stories with wooden turntables - this is only possible in the Jewish Museum. There, where the ruins of the exciting Judengasse with its fascinating people and stories still stand upright ...
14.10.2016 | 07:59 Clock | Free time
To the left of Germany is no coast, instead two smaller countries are bravely keeping their heads above water. We know they're there. Because they keep the water off us, so to speak. If you don't live right next door like the people from NRW, you might just know that football is not bad (was), the fries and cheese are delicious and that the language sounds very funny. Oh yes, and every year the neighbours rumble through our country to the south with their funny followers. But as is customary among good neighbours, no one harasses the other in excess. Every once in a while, checking over to see if it doesn't smell funny next door, that's enough. But far too seldom you get together f ...
30.09.2016 | 09:36 Clock | Free time
When a boat comes sailed and moors at the Iron Footbridge. It's called a "pop-up" in New German. One such boat was opened up on the Main in September, has white straw parasols stretched out on the upper deck, frog green sun chairs unfolded and two display boards in tow.
The Museum Judengasse has really come up with something to do museum work. Because it doesn't look like a museum for visitors at all, but of course, you get it: after the beach and sweet idleness. (I personally went on the boat for you and checked the relaxation character in detail.)
What is there to experience? After the usual bag check at the entrance, the guest can choose Tel Aviv Beach or the upper deck, with Is ...