from: Bernd Buchterkirch, Julia Söhngen
published: Societäts Verlag
The Frankfurt Old Town - at the latest since the opening of the reconstructed "new old town", this part of our beautiful Main metropolis is more popular than ever with Frankfurtians and tourists alike. On numerous city tours you can learn many exciting details and stories about the new-old part of Frankfurt. But Frankfurt's old town has much more to offer. Bernd Buchterkirch and Julia Söhngen reveal what in the book "101 neue Altstadtorte", which of course also, but not only, focuses on the new old town.
So the two authors stroll with the readers over the Eisernen Steg, nibble delicious chocolates at Bitter & tender, browse through the Central Library, admire a graffiti at the Kleinmarkthalle or romp through the Minischirn. You can also learn a lot about the Römer and the Kaisersaal in this book, as well as about the Staufenmauer or the toilet facilities at Paulsplatz, which enjoys the reputation of being particularly clean. You see, this book is really very versatile. Just like the old town itself.
There are excursions into Frankfurt's city history, such as a trip to the Stadthaus am Markt, the Paulskirche or the Goethehaus. At the same time, the culinary versatility of the old town is also highlighted - from the legendary Fisch Franke, to the Japanese-French patisserie Iimori, to the traditional Kaffee Wacker. And culture is not neglected either, with the Theater die Schmiere, the Caricatura Museum and the Schirn. The structure of the book is clearly oriented on that of the other -orte books by Societäts Verlag, such as the Unorte volumes, the Frauenorte or the Geldorte. On the left side the presented place is pictorially recorded, while on the right side there is an informative, sometimes very entertaining, sometimes surprising accompanying text to read.
Also with the "101 new Old Town Places" it is simply fun to rediscover familiar sides of the city or also to get to know places that one might have simply overlooked before or not yet visited. A successful continuation of a beautiful series, of which there may be many more volumes!
An article by Frankfurt-Tipp