from: Frank Berger und Christian Setzepfandt
published: Societäts Verlag
Incredibly many books about Frankfurt and its sights are on the shelves of bookstores. The Roman, the museum shore or the palm garden must not be missing in such works. But now the book "101 Unorte in Frankfurt" shows that Frankfurt has much more to offer and that even rather unsightly, inconspicuous and unknown places in the Main metropolis are full of exciting stories and a discovery of these "Unorte" is absolutely worthwhile.
Unusual is probably the most fitting word to describe the book by Frank Berger, curator at the Historisches Museum in Frankfurt, and the art historian Christian Setzepfandt. For the two have succeeded in presenting places that are in part still unknown even to old-established Frankfurters. Or did you know that there is an animal cemetery in Westhausen? Do you know what is in a small, unsightly concrete house in the Roman city? Do you know the place where the DM was born? Are you familiar with the history of the Friedenseiche in Sossenheim? Or are you aware of the footballer who owned the Herrmann tobacco shop on Berger Strasse? The book offers answers to all these and even more questions in an informative and entertaining way.
Unpleasant, but from a historical point of view the connection between the Bismarck monument in Höchst and the square behind the KITA at the Friedberger Anlage is extremely exciting. Absolutely comprehensible for every student is the description of the unpleasant AfE tower on the Bockenheim campus. A visit to "Monte Scherbelino", once a popular destination for families, arouses nostalgic feelings. The book is filled with places that don't always represent the most beautiful side of Frankfurt, which of course doesn't diminish the charm of these places and buildings.
Discovering places like these is at least as exciting, if not even more exciting, than walking on the well-known traces of Frankfurt's history. So if you want to get to know the city away from Goethehaus, Messe or Paulskirche, you should definitely take this book! Therefore:
An article by Frankfurt-Tipp