from: Annette Sievers
published: Peter Meyer Verlag
City guides about Frankfurt there are many. However, unless they are concerned with very specific aspects of the city, they usually remain only on the surface when it comes to information content and limit themselves to conveying practical, yet sober information. This often makes the reading of such city guides a rather dry affair. Luckily, this is not the case with the book in which Annette Sievers has illuminated the many different facets of Frankfurt am Main.
On more than 400 pages Sievers takes the reader on a journey through the metropolis on the Main, gives many useful tips for staying and stopping, but also provides a comprehensive picture of the history of the city, the atmosphere in the individual districts on the basis of ten tours and thus establishes the versatility of Frankfurt that makes this city so attractive. The history and significance of the Cathedral and the Romans, a visit to the Kleinmarkthalle, a stroll through the station quarter, a detour into the rich museum landscape or a look at the parks, gardens and small oases of the city make this richly illustrated book a real treat. The book is not only intended for Frankfurt-newcomers. Old-established Frankfurters can also find some insider tips here that will show them completely new aspects of their city. That makes desire to break out once from the everyday life in the city and Frankfurt times with completely new eyes again to discover.
Besides the very informative and well investigated texts, which are written informative in addition, charmingly and unterhaltsam, the book supplies some useful information about opening times and journey to various mechanisms, to weekly markets or also to various routes by the city. Rounded off with a map atlas and traffic route map, hardly any wishes remain unfulfilled. Surely, there are some nice institutions missing, especially with the cultural tips. It is a pity, for example, that the constantly dwindling number of cinemas in the city of Frankfurt's newest cinema, the Astor Film Lounge, is only mentioned as a side note. And the theatres also lack smaller, non-urban cult institutions such as Theatrallalla or PUT Eventbühne, while three whole pages are dedicated to the play. But since the book does not lay claim to absolute completeness, but would like to give the reader selected Tipps from the multicolored and extensive offer in things history, culture, Shopping, relaxation, going out or feasting and this project also first-class converted, this is really only Jammern on high level.
Because overall "Frankfurt am Main" is not only an extremely useful, but also a versatile, extremely comprehensive, exciting, amusing and instructive companion through the Main metropolis, which never conveys its numerous information too dryly. For every lover of Frankfurt and everyone who wants to discover the city and its multifaceted offers for themselves, absolutely recommendable!
An article by Frankfurt-Tipp