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As the theatre season winds down for summer and business is reduced to a whimper, and a very quiet one at that this year, Frankfurt suddenly becomes the friendly, relaxed and slow-paced city that we wish it would be all year long. It’s important to make the most of the warmer months, and there are plenty of events, exhibitions, concerts and great places to eat and drink in the sunshine. The renowned Städel museum has exhibitions on two great geniuses this summer, Michelangelo and Edvard Munch, and starts a new exhibition with Baroque art by the Utrecht Caravaggists. If that’s all too old for you, sample the great modern art retrospective at the Schirn Kunsthalle. Just remember to catch the sunrays as they come in – and maybe the best thing to do is to grab your blanket and picnic hamper, and go sunbathe near the cafés along the grassy banks of the Main river. Whatever your bank manager says, have a good time in Frankfurt, and let us know of any comments or updates at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy Frankfurt.
Three of Frankfurt’s office giants tower over the city centre on a sunny day. For European terms, Frankfurt is unique for being one of few cities with a concentration of skyscrapers in the city centre area. Flip to page 41 for more on skyscrapers and how to best view them. Frankfurt is perhaps the most international city in Germany. Despite its small size in comparison with the more popular cities of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, Frankfurters speak more English and do more international business. One can perceive the dynamic energy just by viewing the skyline, an impressive array of modern towers and business institutions. German Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer. Today it holds a large crowd of young professionals while still maintaining its eclectic character. Numerous bars and restaurants can be found between Friedberger Landstraße and Oederweg.
The area of choice for business types. It’s a green, mean power machine: lots of cash, affluent city living and home to Grünebergpark, with spacious green grounds to jog, sunbath or flirt with the natives. The Palmengarten is another great Westend asset, holding a wonderful array of plant species in its botanical garden.
The backbone of Frankfurt, the Römer square in the Altstadt (Old City), dates back hundreds of years. The well-kept appearance of Römer with the Rathaus (Town Hall) is impressive. However, do not be deceived, most of these old buildings were virtually destroyed after World War II and were only recently rebuilt as replicas of the previous structures. Here also lies the birthplace of the German constitution, founded in 1848 at the Paulskirche (Paul’s Church), which were both destroyed less than one year later by the riots arising from the French revolution.
You will find both rags and riches in Bockenheim. It contains impressive estates and foreign consulates on the outskirts of the Palmengarten, but on the other side it is lined with the dull concrete university campus. Perched in the middle of it all is the city’s other remaining medieval watchtower.
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Welcome to Frankfurt am Main! In Frankfurt am Main, the worldwide leading Trade Fair centre, the doors are always wide open to visitors from all over the world. The Main metropolis, as one of the most interesting German cities, is characterized above all by the extraordinary variety of its cultural activities. The Frankfurt’s Opera House is first class. It has even been chosen “Opera House of the Year”! But also the shopping streets such as Zeil and Goethestraße – just to mention two of them – will certainly meet all your wishes. I hope that you will thoroughly enjoy your visit to Frankfurt am Main and remember with pleasure your stay in our city, too. Frankfurt am Main has very much to offer to its visitors indeed. Yours sincerely Petra Roth, mayor of Frankfurt am Main
The inner city covers the area from Konstablerwache all the way up to Alte Oper. It is home to the Zeil, Germany’s longest Fussgängerzone (pedestrian shopping street) with its array of shops. There is also the Freßgass (a concentration of restaurants) and Goethestr, holding the smaller, more refined shops and cafés, and the Friedberger Warte, one of Frankfurt’s two medieval watchtowers.
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Those looking for the excitement of the city’s famous redlight district need not travel far from the Hauptbahnhof. The Bahnhofsviertel (train station area) offers all kinds of naughty treats for lonely businessmen, including peep shows, sex shops and countless women of ill-repute. Nonetheless, the Bahnhofsviertel contains some nice architecture as well as some of the city’s best ethnic restaurants. Though the city has spent much time and money cleaning up the area, the faint of heart are recommended to stay on Kaiserstr. when walking into the city centre. Others may say that the area with its red-light activities north of Kaiserstr. is the liveliest spot in town.
Sachsenhausen retains charm, making it popular with tourists and young locals. Schweizerstraße is the main street and offers some of the city’s better shopping. The bars along the cobbled streets of Alt Sachsenhausen (E-3, MLokalbahnhof) are popular with locals and tourists alike. Many of the city’s museums are located along the Schaumainkai, as is a large flea market on Saturday mornings.
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Bornheim, northeast of the centre and nicknamed das Lustige Dorf (The Funny Village) is the most highly populated area in Frankfurt. Find a wide variety of cafés, bars, and restaurants with terraces. There is also some great shopping to be found on the Bergerstraße. Every Wed and Sat, the square am Uhrtürmchen (at the clock tower) hosts the farmer’s market.
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Frankfurt In Your Pocket
arrival & transport
In line with traditional German efficiency, the public transport system runs smoothly and on time. The Frankfurt public transportation system (RMV; RheinMain-Verkehrsverbund, www.rmv.de, tel. 0180-57 68 46 36) includes regional trains (RB), regional express trains (RE), S-Bahn, U-Bahn, trams and buses. The system allows you to travel with all methods of transportation on one ticket. The U-Bahn (metro) comprises seven lines serving the centre of the city. These tiddly trains are not much more than underground trams, proved by the fact that some lines surface immediately after leaving the core of the city and trundle along on the street. You’re never very far from a U-Bahn station. The stations are all well lit and decorated in a slightly dodgy 1980s colour scheme. Destinations are displayed prominently; keep the final station or the colour of the line in mind to navigate the more complicated stations. The S-Bahn complements the U-Bahn as a far more extensive surburban rail network, also serving the airport and surrounding towns. Usually rolling on ground level, they duck underground in the city centre and pretend to be an U-Bahn to confuse the tourists. Night buses take over after 01:30, departing in all directions from Konstablerwache every half hour on the half hour. Very nicely, the driver will even stop between stops to ensure you get home safely. Tickets (Fahrkarten) can be purchased from the depressingly confusing RMV machines at tram and bus stops, as well as at U and S-Bahn stations. The machines accept coins and banknotes, and only issue tickets for immediate use as Frankfurt has no validating machines. Instructions are in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish. There is a variety of tickets, and prices depend how far you are travelling and the time of the day. Reduced fares are available Mon to Fri 18:30 - 06:00 & 09:00 - 16:00, throughout the day at weekends and all public holidays (excluding the airport). During these times, you will automatically be given the ermäßigt (reduced) version. Single tickets are just that - no return journeys or stops. The most used tickets have special buttons. Press Einzelfahrt Frankfurt for a single ticket, which costs €2.20/2.00 (ermäßigt). If you’re travelling less than 2km (usually three stops) buy the Kurzstrecke ticket (short journey; €1.65, at ermäßigt hours €1.40.). So, if you’re going to use some form of public transport more than three times a day, get the Tageskarte (day ticket, €5.40). If you’re travelling to or from the airport, get the Einzelfahrt Frankfurt Airport (single ticket, €3.55), or the Tageskarte Frankfurt Airport dayticket (€8.40). Certain hotels sell the €7.40 HotelGastTicket which is valid for two days in central Frankfurt plus the airport, and is cheaper than two day tickets. Group tickets are available for, well, groups and families. A five person card (adults and children) Tageskarte is €8.40 and €13.70 to include the airport. Finally, another money saving deal is the Hessenticket, valid for five people and allowing any number of 2nd Class (not for ICE and IC trains) trips in the federal state of Hesse, which includes Frankfurt, for €29. For more information, visit the traffiQ office at Hauptwache. Ruthless ticket controllers patrol the system frequently and will not hesitate to slap you with a €40 fine for ‘riding black’ (Schwarzfahren) - no excuses accepted.
The first tram was introduced in 1872, the horse-drawn wagon (Pferdewagon), but that quickly became a logistical nightmare. Unpredictable horses were temperamental, not to say the least of their unfortunate droppings, affectionately referred to as ‘horseapples.’ Seeking a sanitary and safer solution to this problem, the first electric trams were introduced in Germany in 1881, in Berlin, and in 1889 three electric trams lines opened in Frankfurt. On the maiden voyage of ‘The Electric Tram’ passengers were so excited that it was standing room only. By the end of 1899 approval for many more tram lines came. The most famous of Frankfurt’s trams is the quirky Ebbelwei Express. It has become a landmark in Frankfurt since its inception in 1977. Originally built in 1954, this was a Frankfurt workhorse (gratefully without the horses) until its retirement in 1978. Now sentimentally referred to as ‘Oldtimer’, it takes you past all the historic sights of Frankfurt, such as the Römer, the Messe, Sachsenhausen and the Zoo. On board passengers are given a bottle of Possman’s applewine and a bag of pretzels. Made from fermented apples, apfelwein (ebbelwei or äbbelwoi in local dialect) contains about 5% alcohol, and it is the official drink of Frankfurt. Apple juice is given to children, for whom the jolly multi-coloured tram and its upbeat music are a perfect combination. You can climb on and off anywhere you like, but tickets (adults €5, children €2.50) are only good for one trip around the city. It runs every Saturday, Sunday, and on public holidays, but its best to check the website first to make sure it is running and the best place for you to board. A round trip of the city takes about one hour. It’s not possible to reserve seats, so do be aware that it could be crowded on days with good weather. If you’d like it all to yourself, it’s possible to rent it for parties or special occasions at www.vgf-ffm.de or tel. 21 32 24 25.
Frankfurt’s main train station, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, is a breeze. Find a Reisebank exchange office (open 07.3021.00) at the southern exit. You can get to the city centre on foot in about 15 minutes; head straight out of the main exit, cross the road or use the passageway and walk straight down Kaiserstr. through the scruffy but harmless Bahnhofsviertel district. Alternatively, head for the U-Bahn station under the main hall; many lines head to the Hauptwache stop in the city centre; U4 and 5 pass under the historic centre). Or head for the Tiefbahnhof (deep station; entrance between tracks 16-20) to catch an S-Bahn to the centre or to the airport (S8 or 9). DB (Deutsche Bahn, German railways) runs ICE trains (high speed), EC (EuroCity) and IC (InterCity). Seat reservations are sometimes obligatory; check before boarding. Tickets can be purchased at the the DB Centre and travel agency (open 06:00 - 22:30) in the main hall. Book online in advance at DB’s fabulous online train timetable at www.bahn.de.
Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) is a modern transportation wonder, second only in Europe to Heathrow in terms of air traffic, yet lightyears ahead in organisation. There’s actually much more to the airport than one would expect and time can be pleasurably spent at its shopping centre, nightclub, art gallery or even the X-rated cinema. For airport information, check www.frankfurt-airport.de or call tel. 0180-53 72 46 36. The airport conveniently integrates the (DB) train and bus terminals, but the easiest way to get to the city centre is by taking a S-Bahn train from under Terminal 1 (the SkyLine shuttle train and shuttle buses connect from Terminal 2 should you arrive there). At the station, press the Einzelfahrt Frankfurt button for a one-way public transport ticket to the centre (€3.55), or the Tageskarte Frankfurt inkl. Flughaven button for a dayticket including travel to/from the airport (€8.40); see the Public transport section for more details. S-Bahn trains to the city centre depart from platform 1 every few minutes. Take S8 or S9 (direction Frankfurt Hbf, Offenbach or Hanau) which all stop at the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof), the Hauptwache and Konstablerwache. A taxi ride to/from the city centre takes 20-30 minutes and costs about €20. This is Germany, so you won’t get ripped off - the reliable metres tick merrily away at a fixed rate. Travellers flying via Frankfurt-Hahn airport (110km west of the city, www.hahn-airport.de) can get to and from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof using Ryanair’s regular bus service (€12, 1 hour 45 minutes).
Public transportation is notably one of the best things about Frankfurt. Easy access in and out of the city, from the airport to the Messe keeps the visitors rolling in year after year. With an estimated 150,000,000 trips per year, and 67 subway, tram and bus lines, Frankfurters enjoy a leisurely trip round their city, reaching destinations in no time. With over 100 stops, the most ubiquitous of the track laid in Frankfurt is used for the trams (Strassenbahn). Of course, it wasn’t always this easy to make your way round the city.
Taxis queue outside S- and U-Bahn stops and can also be hailed from the street at the same rate. This is Germany; you won’t get ripped off. Calling a taxi is an option as well; mention to the operator if you want to pay by credit card, not all have card-readers. Taxi Zentrale, tel. 79 20 20. Zentral 33, tel. 25 00 01. Echofunk, tel. 23 00 33.
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Culture & events
Theatre & Opera
04 00, www.alteoper.de. When the opera building was opened in 1880, the exterior looked much like it does today. However, it was hit badly in World War II, and only was reconstructed 40 years later after much ado about how to do it. Visit the Alte Oper for the regular symphony concerts; the opera has moved to the Schauspielhaus. Tickets can be bought in the building at Frankfurt Ticket (open 10:00 - 18.30, Sat 10:00 - 14:00, closed Sun; www.frankfurt-ticket.de).
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16 June, 21:00 Watershed (Rock) 18 June, 19:00 Kamelot (Rock) 18 June, 20:00 Seabound (Electro) 20 June, 20:00 Jessye Norman (Jazz) 21 June, 20:00 Anastacia (Soul) 22 June, 20:00 Faith No More (Rock) 22 June, 20:00 Joshua Radin (Rock) 3 July, 19:30 Bruce Springsteen (Rock) 4 July, 20:00 The Outlawz (Soul, Funk) 9 July, 20:00 Cinema Bizarre (Pop) NL BK NL AO AO JH BF CA BK BK
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AO - Alte Oper, C-2, Opernplatz 1, tel. 134 04 00, www.alteoper.de BK - Batschkapp, I-1, Maybachstr. 24, tel. 95 21 84 17, www.batschkapp.de BF - Brotfabrik, Bachmannstr. 2, tel. 24790800, www.brotfabrik.info CA - Commerzbankarena Mörfelder Landstrasse 362, www.commerzbank-arena.de DA - Deutsches Architekturmuseum, C-3, Schaumainkai 43, tel. 21 3 88 44, http://dam.inm.de IM – Ikonenmuseum, Brückenstraße 3-7, tel. 21 23 62 62, www.ikonenmuseumfrankfurt.de JH - Jahrhunderthalle, Pfaffenwiese, tel. 360 13 10, www.jahrhunderthalle.de MM - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Domstraße 10, tel. 21 23 04 47, www.mmk-frankfurt.de MT - Mousonturm, F-1, Waldschmidtstraße 4, tel. 40 58 95 20, www.mousonturm.de NL - Nachtleben, Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 45, tel. 206 50, www.batschkapp.de PG - Palmengarten B-1, Siesmayerstr. 61, tel. 21 23 66 89, www.palmengarten-frankfurt.de SE – Senckenbergmuseum, Senckenberganlage 25, tel. 75420, www.senckenberg.de SK - Schirn Kunsthalle, D-3, Römerberg, tel. 299 88 20, www.schirn-kunsthalle.de ST – Städel Museum, Schaumainkai 63, tel. 605 09 80, www.staedelmuseum.de
English Theatre shows
Continental Europe’s largest English-language theatre is near the train station right in the centre of Frankfurt. With its talented and native speaking casts, it puts several productions on stage every year, including musicals, comedy and drama. Before curtain up, it’s bottoms up at James, the theatre bar that opens two hours before the show and continues serving until midnight.
Die Schmiere D-3, Seckbächer Gasse 2, MWilly-BrandtPl., tel. 28 10 66, www.die-schmiere.de. This wacky place advertises itself as ‘the worst theatre in the world’. You be the judge. See unique shows, often experimental, including no-dialogue dramas and dance theatre. Q Tickets €8-15. English Theatre C-3, Kaiserstr. 34, MWilly-Brandt-Pl., tel. 24 23 16 20, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. english-theatre.org. This small theatre offers a variety of shows by British and other English-speaking casts, including musicals, comedies and dramas. They usually do four productions a year. Q Shows at 19:30, Sunday 18:00. Closed Mon. Internationales Theater Hanauer Landstr. 7, MOstendstr., tel. 499 09 80/493 05 03, w w w. internationales-theater.de. Generally offering a good variety of productions, this theatre stresses cultural diversity and diversity of presentation. It offers anything from African music and Czech contemporary theatre to Russian dance, with a bit of Shakespeare, Moliere, and Sartre thrown in. Check in advance to see if the show is in a language you can understand. Schauspielhaus (Opera) C-3, Neue Mainzer Str. 17,
MWilly-Brandt-Pl., tel. 21 23 73 33, www.schauspielfrankfurt.de. The new opera building is also located in the city centre, but closer to the Main river. Not only are operas performed here, but it’s home to the world-renowned Frankfurt Ballet too. Information can also be found at www. oper-frankfurt.de and www.frankfurt-ballett.de.
Until 7 June ST Michelangelo A unique exhibition o f master works including th e Ideal female head, the Ressurection or the file with admonishments to Antonio, gathered from several European collections. Until 21 June DA Las Vegas Studio Even if Europe is wiped from the face of the earth, our heritage can still be seen in Las Vegas. You could see this gambling city in the Mojave desert as a living museum of architecture, with the Eiffel tower, the St. Mark’s Square and Venice’s Grande Canal. Until 30 June SE Tiefsee – Deep Sea A submarine, 45 original preserved animals, 35 models and much more take the visitors to this exhibition on a virtual submarine trip, floating eye-to-eye with the mysterious world of the deep sea, inhabited by fluorescent fish, transparent octopuses, huge carnivorous jellyfish, pot whales and giant squids. Also: more about the old myths of sea monsters and of modern deep sea exploration. 3 July until 18 October ST Edvard Munch - Prints in the Städel The graphical collection of the Städel Museum has over 80 prints by Edvard Munch (1863–1944), amongst others gifts by the Norwegian artist and many purchases, some made during his lifetime. Until 26 July ST Caravaggio in Holland For the first time, this exhibitions gathers a wide-ranging and high -quality selection of Baroque paintings of musicians and bordellos from the so-called Utrecht Caravaggists.
5 June, 20:00 Rimma Bobritskaya (Piano) Works by Tchaikovsky IM
Mal Seh’n Kino D/E-1, Adlerflychtstr. 6, MMusterschule, tel. 597 08 45, www.malsehnkino.de. An art house cinema café, the program changes weekly and usually includes at least one or two English language films. All films are in original language with German subtitles. Funky furniture and appreciative filmgoers are housed under a glass roof. Sunday breakfast and matinees are highly recommended. schenheimer Turm, tel. 01805/118811, www.cinestar.de. The only original language cinema for miles and miles. It is not the highest quality cinema, but local English speakers are grateful to see the latest films undubbed on the big screen.QTickets €5.50-7.50, €4.50 on Tue.
18-19 June, 20:00 AO hr-Sinfonieorchester Conductor: Paavo Järvi; Works by Beethoven, Tüür and Strawinsky
The theatre’s James Bar hosts performances of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot on various dates until 22 June (at 19:30, tickets €12/10). Two men, Vladimir and Estragon, meet near a tree and reveal that they are waiting there for a man named Godot. Two other men enter and talk with them, after which a messenger says that Godot will not be coming. The next day, the story gets even more absurd with more conversations and messengers, but no Godot. Playing till 5 July, Educating Rita is a comedy about Frank, a professor of English whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to the bottle. Rita is hairdresser hungry to find some meaning in life. With Frank as her tutor, Rita embarks on an Open University course and her education begins. In her attempts to appreciate literature, Rita challenges the attitudes of traditional teaching, causing Frank to question his own understanding of his work and himself. Shows on Tuesday- Saturday 19:30, Sunday 18:00. Tickets €19-30. The English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, tel. 24 23 16 20, www.englishtheatre.org. Until 30 August SK The Making of Art A great retrospective exhibition of modern art from the 1960s to the present day, with works by John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Tracey Emin, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Ryan Gander, Christian Jankowski, Louise Lawler, Jonathan Monk, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinovic, Andy Warhol/Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ai Weiwei. Until 30 August MM Sarah Morris - Gemini Dressage Works by the American artist Sarah Morris (1967) who has worked in New York and London.
1 June, 21:00 Maximilian Hecker & Gemma Ray (Electro) 9 June, 21:00 Fink (neo-Folk, and an IYP favourite) 10 June, 21:00 Fischerspooner (Electro) 10-11 June, 19:00 Emergenza (Rock) 12 June, 19:00 Depeche Mode (Rock) 12 June, 20:00 Liza Minelli 14 June, 20:00 Less Than Jake (Rock) 16 June, 20:00 The All American Re-Jects (Rock) MT NL MT BK CA AO BK BK
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Frankfurt Ticket C-2, Opernpl. 1, MAlte Oper, tel.
134 04 00, www.frankfurt-ticket.de. Tickets to all cultural and sports events. QOpen 10:00 - 18:30, Sat 10:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun. Also at Hauptwache (B-level; near Kaufhof).
Frankfurt In Your Pocket
June - July 2009
Culture & events
Where to watch
For some people, watching football is the only activity suitable to forget about the cold, miserable weather outside. And what more fun is there then finding a cosy pub full of like-minded fans to celebrate or drown your sorrows as your team performs on screen?
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Football season wrap-up
Wolfsburg, a city until now famous for cars (it is the home of Volkswagen, whose red-lit chimneys are the city’s landmark), has something else to celebrate: its football team, VFL, last month clinched its first Budesliga title. And how. Needing just a point on the final day of the season, Wolfsburg came home in style, walloping Werder Bremen (whose players were already very much on holiday having lost in the UEFA Cup Final three days previously) 5-1. Two of the goals were scored by Grafite, the Brazilian who topped the league’s scoring charts, while Edin Dzeko, a Bosnian, also scored. Between them, Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals, and were the main reasons behind Wolfsburg’s success. Much credit should also go to coach Felix Magath, cruelly discarded by Bayern Munich almost three years ago, and now the hottest coaching property in German football. So hot it seems that Wolfsburg will be unable to keep him: Magath has signed an agreement to coach 04 Schalke, of Gelsenkirchen, next year. Having overachieved with Wolfsburg (the club may be financed by Volkswagen but times are hard – if you had not noticed – in the motor industry), Magath must now try and work his magic with Schalke, a team of perennial under-achievers. In Your Pocket can see it all ending in tears. And with the popular coach gone, now the post-season struggle to hold on to star players begins. Only Grafite of the team’s stars has committed himself to the club for next season. Given the club’s parent company’s problems, a fire sale of stars might be in the offing. Having said that, Volkswagen did find €1 million in spare change to put on the biggest party Wolfsburg has ever seen to celebrate the title. A city which to all intents and purposes did not exist until Volkswagen set up shop here in 1938, the whole population turned up to welcome the team back from Bremen with the Bundesliga trophy: all 130,000 of them. The prospect of having to play Champions League football with new coach and depleted team could wait. Of Hertha Berlin, the less said the better. Having found themselves in the driving seat not three months ago they self-destructed and finished a disappointing fourth: only good enough for a Europa League place. Eintracht Frankfurt survived relegation: the season’s target met, though only just. Eintracht took just one point from the last six matches of the season. Second and third places (and the other two Champions League spots, alongside Wolfsburg) went to Bayern, who, having dispensed with the hapless Juergen Klinsmann, recovered well enough in their final games to finish second. Third were Stuttgart, a team propelled to such heights on the back of goals from Mario Gomez, who now appears all set for a transfer to Bayern. Relegated into the second division were Arminia Bielefeld and Karlsruhe, while Energie Cottbus face a play-off against Nurnburg, who finished third in the 2. Bundesliga. A final word for Hoffenheim. The surprise leaders at the half-way stage of the season, injuries to key players – notably to Bosnian striker Vedad Ibišević (what is it about Bosnian strikers in German football?) – cost them dearly, and the side from a village in Baden-Wurttemberg finished seventh, behind Borussia Dortmund, missing out altogether on European football next season. The summer will be long this year, with no European Championship or World Cup, and the German sports press will fill it with endless transfer speculation. Expect Bayern Munich to be the biggest buyers (though they may in turn lose Franck Ribery to Real Madrid), and Wolfsburg, mission accomplished, the biggest sellers. Frankfurt’s hotel prices rise and fall together with the arrival and departure of trade fairs. The room categories are based on the most expensive double room rack rate price. All prices include VAT and breakfast unless mentioned otherwise.
23 90, fax 25 15 39, email@example.com, www. bristol-hotel.de. Taking Frankfurt’s cultivated hipness to the maximum, this hotel has pulled out all the stops with an amazing eye for aesthetics. A hip 24-hour bar and huge parties at least once a month create a party atmosphere in a hotel lobby that screams indulgence. Rooms are well sized and equipped for comfortable accommodation, with details that are ever so pleasing. Q145 rooms (90 singles €70 - 290, 55 doubles €85 - 340). AGHLPRU hhh
Irish Pub Bornheim
Bristol B-3, Ludwigstr. 15, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24
Hessischer Hof B-2, Friedrich-Eber t-Anlage 40, MFesthalle/Messe, tel. 754 00, fax 75 40 29 24, info@ hessischer-hof.de, www.hessischer-hof.de. Not exciting to look at from the outside, but very classy inside. Furnished with antiques and fine porcelain, both the rooms and common areas are handsome. Located near the fairgrounds, it caters mostly to business travellers. Q117 rooms (53 singles €236 - 567, 54 doubles €284 - 567, 10 suites €363 - 2177). PHARLGK hhhhh Holiday Inn City South E-4, Mailänder Str. 1, MSüdbahnhof, tel. 680 20, fax 680 23 33, reservation. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.frankfurtcitysouth-holiday-inn.de. Standing in the southernmost part of Sachsenhausen, it’s not the most centrally located of hotels but it is easy to get to and has a lot to offer on site. The huge car park indicates the importance of the hotel’s conference centre. Q436 rooms (189 singles €40 - 320, 247 doubles €55 - 340). Breakfast €18. ADFGHKLPRU hhhh InterCity B-3, Poststr. 8, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 27 39 10, fax 27 39 19 99, frankfurt@intercityhotel. de, w w w.intercityhotel.de. Convenien tl y lo ca te d opposite the main train station, this moderately priced hotel provides well for the business traveller. Housed in an a t trac ti ve old buildin g, th e in terior is simpl y decorated. Guests are given a pass for unlimited travel on Frankfurt’s public transport. Q 384 rooms (41 singles €122 - 267, 327 doubles €134 - 254). Breakfast €13. AGHKPRU hhh InterContinental C-3, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 43, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 260 50/25 24 67, frankfurt@ ihg.com, www.frankfurt.intercontinental.com. With 21 storeys overlooking the Main Ri ver, the InterContinental is a luxurious city centre business hotel with extensive conference facilities. The rooms feature elegant black granite and marble bathrooms as well as the latest technology for doing business. The InterContinental also hosts t wo top restaurants. Q 770 rooms (705 singles €140 - 405, 705 doubles €140 - 425, 65 suites €560 - 2300). Breakfast 29€. PHARUFLGK hhhhh L e M e r i d i e n Pa r k h o t e l Fr a n k f u r t B - 3 , Wiesenhüttenpl. 28 - 38, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 269 70, fax 269 78 84, email@example.com, www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/index.html. One of the top hotels in area, Le Meridien partly occupies a grand building from 1905 (used by the US forces as regional HQ until 1957), and overlooks a small park. Inside, the modern rooms have a classic touch to them, and compete for attention with the excellent Le Parc restaurant downstairs. The executive rooms come with perks like separate checkin, fresh fruit and newspapers. Q297 rooms (188 singles €125 - 500, 100 doubles €135 - 520, 9 suites €299 - 620). ADFGHKPR hhhhh Lindner Hotel & Residence Main Plaza F-3, Waltervon-Cronberg-Pl. 1, MSüdbahnhof, tel. 66 40 10, fax 664 01 44 26, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lindner. de/de/MP. Housed in a magnificent skyscraper inspired by New York’s 1920s American Radiator Building, the Main Plaza is a top-end hotel that also offers apartments for long-term visitors. ind the perfect combination of trend, classic and culinary highlights: The New Brick restaurant and Harry’s New York bar inside the hotel are great for dining and drinking. Q118 rooms (11 singles €80 - 469, 107 doubles €100 489). ACDFGHKPR hhhhh June - July 2009
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel A-2, Hamburger Allee 2, MFesthalle/Messe, tel. 795 50, fax 79 55 24 32, info. email@example.com, www.frankfurt-marriott. de. Located opposite the trade fair, Europe’s tallest hotel also has some pretty high standards - it’s a complete business centre with almost anything a traveller could wish for. Besides spacious guest rooms, the hotel has 15 banquet rooms including the biggest ballroom in the city, an executive floor, four international restaurants and a top-notch health club. The 43rd floor lobby offers stunning views of the city skyline. Q 588 rooms (565 singles/doubles from €129, 23 suites from €229). Breakfast €26. PHARUFLGKD hhhhh
Brandt-Pl., tel. 21 502, fax 21 59 00, frankfurterhof@steigenb erger.de, w w w.frankf ur ter-hof. steigenberger.de. An exclusi ve slice of neo-Gothic elegance between the modern high rises, the Frankfurter Hof is the traditional hotel of choice. It offers high tech and top quality service in its classically furnished rooms; top of the range are the huge themed suites and the presidential suite that has two jacuzzis. The hotel has no less than five restaurants, among others French and Japanese, plus bars. Q 332 rooms (142 singles €139 445, 144 doubles €139 - 495, 10 suites €310 - 3190, 36 junior suites €210 - 620). ADFGHKLPRTU hhhhh tel. 27 13 96 90, fax 23 58 02, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hamburgerhof.com. Located right next to the station, each of the comfortable rooms is decorated in a different style. It’s just a 10 minute walk to both the fairgrounds and the centre. Q62 rooms (33 singles €55 - 165, 29 doubles €72 - 225, 4 triples €89 - 245). AGR hhh
Frankfurter Hof C/D-3, Am Kaiserplatz, MWilly-
A prime sports-watching spot in the heart of Alt Bornheim, the Irish Pub screens live matches of the German, Britishand Spanish football leagues, broadcasts major rugby matches and doesn’t mind putting on a spot of Irish sports too. While you’re here you can indulge in some Irish sports yourself – drinking Guinness and wolfing down quality pub grub like fish & chips, steaks and burgers. Irish Pub Bornheim, Bergerstr. 255, tel. 80 06 03 68, www.irishpubbornheim.de.
Hamburger Hof B-3, Poststr. 10 - 12, MHauptbahnhof,
P Air conditioning O Casino T Child friendly R Internet W Wi-Fi F Fitness centre K Restaurant D Sauna A Credit cards accepted H Conference facilities U Facilities for the disabled L Guarded parking G Non-smoking rooms M Nearest U/S-Bahn station C Swimming pool
Recently made an official Premiere-Sportsbar, the Apfelwein Solzer, a traditional applewinery from 1679, is the place to head for international sports with a touch of local atmosphere. Beside the action on the screens, you can enjoy quality Frankfurt drinks and dishes. It can get busy so call to book a screenview table on game days. www.solzer-frankfurt.de.
Apfelwein Solzer, Bergerstr. 260, tel. 45 21 71,
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Maritim A-2, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 3, MFesthalle/
Messe, tel. 757 80, fax 75 78 10 00, info.fra@maritim. de, www.maritim.de. Located on the Messe fairgrounds, the flagship of the German Maritim chain offers the ultimate in business services. Each room has three telephones, answering machines, faxes, and the hotel connects directly to the conference centre. After work, the hotel has shops and three restaurants to visit. Q534 rooms (48 singles €240 - 445, 471 doubles €285 - 544, 24 suites €343 680). Breakfast €23. ACDFGHKLPRU hhhhh
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Turm Hotel D-1, Escher sheimer Landstr. 20, MEschenheimer Tor, tel. 15 40 50, fax 55 35 78, email@example.com, www.turmhotel-fra.de. Designer Manhattan chic is the only way to describe this unique hotel, from its stylish conference room to its hip lobby to its multi-themed rooms. There are five different exquisitely decorated rooms to choose from. Art is everywhere, there are even works by the owner herself. Incredibly, the carpets are digitally matched to the tiles in the bathroom. Q 32 Singles €60 - €184,50, 24 Doubles €84,50 - €252, 18 Twins €84,50 - €209. Breakfast not included. HARLGK
tel. 71 71 20, fax 717 12 24 30, reservations.villakennedy@ roccofortehotels.com, www.villakennedy.com. With full pool and spa split into three levels, this lavishly decorated neo-gothic hotel was built based on the home of the wealthy Speyer banking family. The newest addition to Frankfurt’s elite hotels lies central yet amongst abundant nature. Impeccable service, larger than average rooms, and its impressive courtyard set it apart from the rest. Q (134 doubles €440 - 540, 29 suites €625 - 3850). ACDGKPUW hhhhh and the city centre. The staff and guest rooms are pleasant. Q68 rooms (6 singles €66 - 233, 62 doubles €96 - 255, 20 triples €122 - 281). AGKLPR hhhh in a different colour and include well-sized bathrooms, wardrobes and wooden floors. Breakfast is included at the weekend. Q18 rooms (15 singles €103 - 152, 15 doubles €128 - 179). AGLPR hhhh tel. 60 91 40, fax 62 07 90, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. maingau.de. Nothing fancy here, but this quaint hotel offers modest, spotlessly clean and comfortable rooms in the heart of Sachsenhausen. It’s located just a few blocks from the river and many museums. Cable TV, minibars and hairdryers are included in each room. The room rate includes a large breakfast buffet. Q97 rooms (45 singles €45 - 120, 51 doubles €75 - 160, 1 suite €95 - 180). AGKRU hhh
Mercure & Residenz H-2, Voltastr. 29, MFrankfurt West, tel. 792 60, fax 79 26 16 06, h1204@accor. com, w w w.mercure.com. This nice and well-priced h otel on th e qui et western e d ge of town is wi thin walking distance of the fairgrounds, and an easy trip from the centre. Rooms are fairly large, each with desks and modern furnishings. Q 424 rooms (424 singles €59 - 245, 424 doubles €59 - 260). breakfast 14€. ADFGHKPR hhhh
920 39 70, fax 92 03 97 69, Info@mirimar-frankfurt. de, www.miramar-frankfurt.de. Miramar holds one of the better hotel locations in Frankfurt, right in the Altstadt, close shopping, business and nightlife options. The Miramar is no palace, but for the price, convenience and amenities it makes for a pleasant stay. Q39 rooms (22 singles €130 - 235, 17 doubles €150 - 255). AGPR hhhh
Villa Kennedy C-4, Kennedyallee 70, MStresemannallee,
B e s t We s t e r n P l a z a B - 4 , E s s l i n g e r s t r . 8 , MHauptbahnhof, tel. 271 37 80, fax 23 76 50, info@ plaza-frankfurt.bestwestern.de, www.plaza-frankfurt. bestwestern.de. Located near the main train station, this hotel offers the same nice facilities as the chain’s other Frankfurt locations. It stays booked during major trade fairs. Q45 rooms (14 singles €94 - 158, 31 doubles €123 - 174, 1 suite €95 - 290). Breakfast €11. TARLG hhh
MNordwestzentrum, tel. 58 09 30, fax 58 24 47, www. courtyard.com. A modern business-orientated hotel, a little north of Frankfurt but placed near an U-Bahn station for quick access to town. It has a business centre, indoor pool and child care services. Q93 rooms (6 singles €125 - 150, 83 doubles €125 - 150). Breakfast €15. AGHRU hhh
Maingau E-4, Schifferstr. 38-40, MLokalbahnhof,
Courtyard Nordwestzentrum H-1, Walter-Möller-Pl. 2,
Miramar D-2/3, Berliner Str. 31, MDom/Römer, tel.
Villa Orange E-1, Hebelstr. 1, MMusterschule, tel.
40 58 40, fax 40 58 41 00, email@example.com, www.villa-orange.de. Tucked away on a central but quiet residential street, Villa Orange has quality rooms with soft beds and large bathrooms. Next to the lobby there’s a library with a good selection of English books, and the high-ceilinged breakfast room is decorated with modern art. Q38 rooms (24 singles €120 - 250, 14 doubles €140 - 270, 2 triples €180 - 290). ABGHLPR hhh
Cristall B-3, Ottostr. 3, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 23 03 51, fax 25 33 68, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hotelcristall. com. This privately owned hotel in a converted house is charming. The 24hr reception is extremely friendly, the rooms are pleasant, with nice oversized wardrobes made of dark wood that is hand-polished by the owner himself, but singles do run a bit small. The guests seem quite satisfied, as many come back again and again. Q30 rooms (12 singles €50 - 160, 16 doubles €70 - 205, 2 triples €105 - 240). AGR hhh Liebig B/C-1, Liebigstr. 45, MWestend, tel. 24 18 29 90, fax 24 18 29 91, email@example.com, www. hotelliebig.de. This elegantly simple hotel blends in with its neighbouring Westend homes. Each guest room is decorated
Manhattan B-3, Düsseldorferstr. 10, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 269 59 70, fax 269 59 77 77, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.manhattan-hotel.com. Modern is the key idea here. Connect to the internet at computer terminals in the lobby. There’s no restaurant in the hotel, but the bar is open 24 hours a day. Located opposite the station. Q60 rooms (30 singles €80 - 110, 20 doubles €100 - 130, 19 triples €115 - 150). AGHR hhhh NH Frankfurt City E-2, Vilbeler Str. 2, MEschenheimer Tor,
tel. 928 85 90, fax 928 85 91 00, nhfrankfurtcity@nh-hotels. com, www.nh-hotels.com. This tasteful new hotel emphasises comfort, lightness and space and is the business traveller’s ideal stopping ground. They offer state-of-the-art upscale amenities, including three different ways to connect to the internet from every room and a lovely 24hr wellness area with saunas and heated chairs to lounge around in. They even offer special rooms for women, with extra girly items. Q256 rooms (33 singles €125 - 160, 138 doubles €125 - 160, 8 suites €250 - 500, 14 executive room €125 - 185). Breakfast €17. ADFGKPRU hhhh
Radisson SAS H-2, Franklinstr. 65, MWestbahnhof, tel. 770 15 50, fax 77 01 55 10, Info.Frankfurt@ RadissonSAS.com, www.frankfurt.radissonsas.com. Attempting to buck tradition, this brand new building makes a mockery of all German ‘squareness’ by being circular in shape, adding a unique view to Frankfurt’s ever-expanding skyline. This state-of-the art hotel mingles high quality with high fashion, particularly with its impressive 1500 bottle wine tower in the lobby. There are two restaurants, comfortable and modern rooms of different varieties, the ‘infinity’ pool, where you can swim right to a glass window that opens out to the skyline, and an incredible vista of to the Taunus Mountains. Q (420 doubles €125 - 495, 14 suites €299 1200). CDFKLPRU hhhhh
Terminal 1, MFlughafen, tel. 697 70, fax 69 77 22 09, email@example.com, www.sheraton.com/ frankfurt. This enormous hotel connected to the airport is like a small campus. It offers over 1,000 recently renovated rooms in a modern, elegant style. The hotel thrives on business traveller and conferences, and as such has impressive business and meeting facilities. Q1006 rooms (373 singles €205 - 500, 584 doubles €225 - 535, 28 suites €355 - 1645). ADFGHKPRU hhhhh tel. 71 04 49 50, fax 710 44 95 10, welcome@ townhousehotel.de, www.townhousehotel.de. The front lobby doubles as a library with plush leather chairs, witty German cartoons hang on the walls, and imposing German poetry books and high art are stacked on the shelves. Conservative, tasteful, friendly, chic but not trendy, it will certainly satisfy those looking for a comforting and relaxing atmosphere after a hard day. The rooms are a bit small, even for Frankfurt, but the other niceties of this erudite looking hotel make up for it. Q (12 singles €75 - 175, 21 doubles €95 - 240). AGR
An der Messe A-2, Westendstr. 104, MFesthalle/Messe, tel. 74 79 79, fax 74 83 49, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hotel-an-der-messe.de. As the name indicates, this small hotel lives off visitors to the nearby fairgrounds. A nice alternative to the many giant hotels downtown, the lack of a restaurant is compensated by plenty of dining options within walking distance. Q45 rooms (10 singles €99 - 123, 30 doubles €125 - 149, 2 junior suites €173 - 225). AGPR hhhh Best Western Alexander am Zoo I-2, Waldschmidtstr. 59 - 61, MHabsburger Allee, tel. 94 96 00, fax 94 96 07 20, email@example.com, w w w. alexanderamzoo.com. This Best Western hotel is a bit more refined than some of the chain’s other Frankfurt locations. The modern and spacious rooms are good choice for families; the hotel is within walking distance of both the Zoo and Berger Straße, which is full of cafés, restaurants and shops. Q66 rooms (5 singles €65 - 225, 57 doubles €95 - 225, 9 suites €125 - 250). ADGHKR hhhh B e s t We s t e r n D o m i c i l B - 3 , K a r l s t r . 1 4 , MHauptbahnhof, tel. 27 11 10, fax 27 11 12 22, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.domicilfrankfurt.bestwestern.de. It’s the most luxurious of the Best Western hotels in Frankfurt, yet it’s moderately priced. The modern hotel is located on a quiet side street on the edge of Frankfurt’s banking district. Q67 rooms (39 singles €87 - 149, 28 doubles €120 - 173). Breakfast €11. AGRT hhh Best Western Imperial A-1, Sophienstr. 40, MBockenheimer Warte, tel. 793 00 30, fax 79 30 03 88, email@example.com, www.imperial. bestwestern.de. The Palmengarten location of this reliable chain is located within walking distance of Goethe University frankfurt.inyourpocket.com
Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers H-3, Airport,
Townhouse C-3, Münchener Str. 42, MHauptbahnhof,
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Palmenhof B-1, Bockenheimer Landstr. 89 - 91, MWestend, tel. 753 00 60, fax 75 30 06 66, info@ palmenhof.com, www.palmenhof.com. Located near the botanical gardens, this elegant hotel offers comfortable rooms with high ceilings. In the basement is their quaint Mediterranean restaurant, L’Artechoc. It’s convenient to the numerous shops and restaurants of the Westend. Q46 rooms (19 singles €115 - 130, 26 doubles €155 - 175, triples €175 - 195, 1 suite €190 - 235). Breakfast €15. AGK hhhh relexa H/I-1, Lurgiallee 2, MRiedwiese, tel. 95 77 80, fax 95 77 88 78, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.relexa-hotels.de. The lobby is impressive, as is the collection of services provided by the relexa. Conveniently located near the fairgrounds, it’s also just far enough from it to provide respite from the tradeshow chaos. The modernly furnished rooms are very comfortable. Q163 rooms (101 singles €160, 51 doubles €190, 11 suites €245 - 415). ADGHKLPU hhhh Rob er t Mayer A-2, Rob er t-Mayer-Str. 44, MBockenheimer Warte, tel. 970 91 00, fax 97 09 10 10, email@example.com, www.art-hotel-robert-mayer. de. Those who seek a creative environment will want to check out this unique hotel. No two rooms are the same here - each is decorated differently, paying tribute to Van Gogh, Mozart and other artists. It has no restaurant, but a breakfast buffet is included in the room rate. Special arrangements may be made for an individual tour of an art museum, also included in a weekend room rate. Q11 rooms (7 singles €98 - 113, 4 doubles €118 - 130). AG Savoy C-3/4, Wiesenhüttenstr. 42, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 27 39 60, fax 27 39 67 95, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.savoyhotel.de. Set overlooking a quiet street and park opposite the station, the Savoy holds standard four-star rooms that were recently renovated. Highlights include the solarium, the pool with skyline views, and the restaurant that serves excellent Japanese food. Q144 rooms (96 singles €55 - 275, 48 doubles €66 - 345). ACDFGHKPR hhhh
00, fax 70 73 03 33, email@example.com, www. solmelia.com. Just a 500-metre crawl from the Festhalle, TRYP offers spacious rooms, full service Spanish dining in its Bodega del Sol restaurant, and a conservative, classic decor. All rooms have ample working and walking space. The three-layer insulated windows protect guests from the noise of the busy highway, and overlooking a historically protected neighbourhood the view of the city is fantastic. Q177 rooms (177 singles €74 - 150, 177 doubles €89 - 185). ADFGKLR hhhh and a trip to the fitness centre on the 12th floor is rewarded with a full view of Frankfurt’s skyline. Q236 rooms (60 singles €125, 100 doubles €125, 15 triples €100 - 145). Breakfast €16. ACDFGHKPRU hhhh fax 719 18 87 77, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hotel-falk. de. In the Bockenheim district, and a bit out of the centre, but near to the good neighbourhood scene of bars, cafes and ethnic shops. Rooms are comfortable and moderately priced, and include discounted admission to a nearby health club. Q29 rooms (10 singles €80, 19 doubles €105, 1 suite €). AGHLR hhh 79, fax 28 77 66, email@example.com, www.luxorhotel. de. A simple hotel, conveniently located in the centre of town. Most rooms are recently renovated in bright colours; the hotel has parking for guests as well as friendly multilingual staff. Q46 rooms (15 singles €69, 16 doubles €99, 4 triples €109). AGKLRU hhh 242 60 90, fax 24 26 09 99, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.memphis-hotel.de. Between the station and the city centre, Memphis has modernly furnished rooms equipped with the usual business gadgets, and a café-bar downstairs. Q42 rooms (22 singles €90, 17 doubles €110, 3 triples €135). AGR hhh
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city centre. In summer, breakfast is served on on the rooftop garden with good views of the city and skyline. Q25 rooms (singles €75 - 115, 25 doubles €95 - 155). ABGRU
Falk A-1, Falkstr. 38a, MLeipziger Str., tel. 71 91 88 70,
Ramada City Centre B-3, Weserstr. 17, MWilly-BrandtPl., tel. 31 08 10/31 08 15 55, ramada-frankfurt@t-online. de, www.ramadainternational.com. Originally built in 1893, the charming building combines charm with a modern interior. The rooms in this chain hotel include all modern amenities and business facilities. Q55 rooms (19 singles €65 - 92, 15 doubles €107 - 117, 16 deluxe rooms €107 - 117, 4 superior rooms €117 - 127). AGKLR hhhh Regent B-3, Ottostr. 13, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 271 08 80, fax 27 10 88 20, email@example.com, www. regenthotelfrankfurt.de. The reasonable prices will get you many amenities, though small rooms, at the Regent. Centrally located near the banking district, the Regent will sometimes offer significant price reductions outside the main trade fairs. Q33 rooms (33 singles €52 - 92, 33 doubles €65 - 118). AFHK
Luxor E/F-2, Allerheiligentor 2 - 4, MZoo, tel. 293 06
Single room from 72 € Double room from 82 €
Memphis C-3, Münchener Str. 15, MHauptbahnhof, tel.
Golden Leaf Hotel & Residence I-2, Launhardtstr.
2-4, MOstbahnhof, tel. 94 99 00, fax 94 99 08 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.golden-leaf-hotel.de. The Golden Leaf is a practical solution for the longer-term visitor to Frankfurt. With easy tram access (N°11 takes you straight to the European Central Bank and the Hauptbahnhof), a mini-kitchen in every room, and coin laundry facilities, one could set up shop here for a long stay. The rooms are nice enough, with extra large desks to get some work done. Q170 rooms (126 singles €78 - 200, 44 doubles €88 - 250, 1 suite €120 - 300). ADGKLR hhh
Nizza C-3, Elbestr. 10, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 242 53 80, fax 24 25 38 30, email@example.com, www.hotelnizza.de. The lobby and rooms in this beautiful old building are furnished with antiques and artwork. Hotel Nizza provides comfort in the
All rooms with shower/WC, TV and WLAN Breakfast till 12:00 incl.
TRYP H-2, Braunfelstr. 17, MFesthalle/Messe, tel. 70 73
Concorde B-3, Karlstr. 9, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 242 42 20, fax 24 24 22 88, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. hotelconcorde.de. A sleek, modern interior catering to the business-savvy traveller resides behind a classical facade opposite the station and near the exhibition centre. The recently renovated rooms can be on the small side, but the extravagant decor and details make up for that - see the glass shower wall looking into the suite’s main room.Q45 rooms (26 singles €65 - 270, 14 doubles €80 - 330, 5 junior suites €130 - 330). PHARLGW hhh Courtyard by Marriott Messe H-2, Oeserstr. 180, MNied, tel. 39 05 0, fax 380 82 18, www.courtyard. com. Just 2km from the fairgrounds, this hotel provides business amenities in a peaceful, forested location. A ninthfloor terrace may be reserved for receptions or special events, frankfurt.inyourpocket.com frankfurt.inyourpocket.com June - July 2009
Greifswalder Str. 3 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Tel: +49 30 4172 4172 www.alex-hotel.de
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One of the top attractions of Frankfurt culture is its food and drink scene. Frankfurt’s restaurants offer pretty much every ethnic taste as well as a wide variety of German style restaurants.
Im Blauen Bock I-2, Saalburgstr. 36, MBornheim Mitte, tel. 45 35 36. Brigitte Weida runs a genuine onewoman show, serving up massive portions of rustic Hessen charm all mixed in with a lively atmosphere, where you can sit with the local yokels and merrily drink enough house made applewine to forget about almost anything. It boasts all of Frankfurt’s traditional favourites, including fresh handkäse and a wide variety of classic German meats and sausages, everything served in gut-busting portions. Those without reservations are cast away into the darker, lonely rear and away from the festive, local crowd. QOpen 16:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 17:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon. Zum Gemalten Haus D-4, Schweizer Str. 67, M Schweizer Pl., tel. 61 45 59, http://w w w. zumgemaltenhaus.de/. The name of the Painted House refers to the stained glass windows and colourful façade. One of the older applewine taverns in Frankfurt, this place is well-liked by locals of all ages who don’t mind making a bit of noise now and then - it can get rowdy. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon. (€10-20). A
sport events. Snacks and meals, American and international as well as their famous burgers are available at reasonable prices. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00, Thu 11:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 04:00.
Your s Australian Bar C-2, Rahmhof str. 2-4,
MHauptwache, tel. 28 21 00, http://www.yoursbars.de/australian_bar/impressum.htm. This popular theme restaurant is full of large plants and Foster’s beer logos. Although it’s a fun place to meet for drinks, we found some of the food to be disappointing. The spicy chicken sandwich included thin slices of chicken drenched in a thick, very lightly curried mayonnaise. Breakfast is the best meal here. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 02:00. (€6-19). PAEB
Germans share a love of pasta with the Italians, as well as an even greater love of espresso and cappuccino. Cafés are popular meeting spots in Frankfurt, especially on weekends. In summertime, arrive early to ensure you get seats at one of the outside tables. Don’t miss the wonderful local cakes and pastries.
Edelweiss D-4, Schweizer Str. 96, MSchweitzer Pl., tel. 61 96 96, www.edelweiss-ffm.de. Moderately priced Austrian cuisine is served in this rustic Sachsenhausen restaurant. The wooden tables and friendly service add to its understated charm. Choose from Austrian classics such as Wiener Schnitzel, Tafelspitz (boiled beef served with chive sauce), and Kaiserschmarrn (egg pancakes with apples, raisins, cinnamon and jam). QOpen 12:00 - 01:00, Sat, Sun 17:00 - 01:00. (€8-18). AB
Chicago Meatpackers C-3, Untermainanlage 8, MWilly-Brandt-Pl., tel. 23 16 59, w w w.chicagomeatpacker s.de. Reminis c en t of th e ni c er chain steakhouses in North America, this roomy place is outfitted mostly in wood. You can order a generously-sized steak as well as a few grilled chicken dishes. It’s the only Frankfurt restaurant where we’ve been able to order an American-style grilled chicken sandwich. Frankfurt Galaxy American football players are often spotted here. QOpen 11:30 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 11:30 - 02:00. (€8-13). AG
str., tel. 54 21 72, www.kingcreole.de. This golden oldie in the northern suburb of Eckenheim serves Mississippi delta food in a New Orleans setting. The Cajun motto: Laissez les bons temps rouler. Try the varied dishes and tastes of the southern Creole and Cajun cuisines, such as the spicy Gumbo seafood stew, or a Jambalaya rice dish. In summer, there’s a pleasant terrace outside. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00, Sun 18:00 - 23:00. B
Café Karin D-2/3, Grosser Hirschgrabenstr. 28, MHauptwache, tel. 29 52 17, www.cafekarin.de. By day or by night Café Karin is a Frankfurt institution, but it is probably best known for its daytime offerings, with one of the best cups of coffee in town. Ridiculously well located for a meet up, it serves up a marvellous breakfasts and meals, has small tables for kids and is always filled to the brim with locals chatting away. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 02:00, Sun 10:00 - 19:00. (€6-12). GBW Coffee Talk D-2, Schillerstr. 18, MHauptwache, tel. 21 99 09 34, www.coffee-talk.de. Elegant chandeliers and huge mirrors with Rafael’s angels peering down at you as you take in a coffee. It has a weekly menu card, excellent service, and a take away counter with baked goods from one of Frankfurt’s oldest and best bakeries. QOpen 07:00 19:00, Sat 08:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. (€6-10). ABPS Espressivo A-2, Hamburger Allee 2, MFesthall/Messe,
tel. 79 55 23 02, www.marriott.de/hotels/hotelinformation/restaurant/fradt-frankfurt-marriott-hotel/. The Frankfurt Marriott hotel’s light and airy café is the ideal place to kick off the day with a newspaper or a browse on your laptop together with a coffee and breakfast, or perhaps for a light Italian lunch or dinner. Oper, www.haagendazs.com. The largest Häagen-Dazs shop in Germany on the ‘Fressgass’ in central Frankfurt was recently doubled in size after renovations. The flagship store has a completely new design and is a true oasis for the senses offering 24 premium varieties of quality ice cream without any preservatives. Classics such as Cookies & Cream are on offer, as well as new summer varieties like Raspberries & Meringue. Häagen-Dazs ice cream is the ideal small luxury indulgence during any holiday or shopping trip to Frankfurt. Find the outlet with the air-conditioned lounge and pleasant summer terrace at Große Bockenheimer Str. 46. Other Häagen-Dazs shops in Frankfurt can be found at: Liebfrauenberg 39, Hauptbahnhof station (Mannheimer Str. 2-4), Frankfurt Airport (in the Terminal 1B transit area and in the Terminal 1 landside hall B) and Main-Taunus-Zentrum (shop 89).
Although it’s an acquired taste, many find Frankfurt’s favourite drink, applewine, to be a better thirst-quencher than beer. Apparently Frankfurters are the only Germans with this opinion so you will only find applewine in Frankfurt and the surrounding area. Juice from pressed apples is fermented (read: left to rot) for 8-10 weeks to produce that unique applewine flavour. Some restaurants make their own applewine while others are supplied by orchards located just outside the city. Named Äbbelwoi in the local dialect, it’s resembles cider but is rather sour, so many people choose to mix it with sparkling water (sauergespritzt) or lemonade (süssgespritzt). Locals, having been raised on the brew, prefer it straight and in the less touristy taverns, the barman often refuses to dilute it. Also, be warned that when consumed in large quantities, applewine can give even the heartiest stomach a run for its money. Order it by the glass or by the pitcher, bembel, which comes in many sizes. Pl., tel. 61 25 65, www.apfelwein-wagner.com. Most Frankfurters will tell you this is a restaurant you must visit, and so we did. Always packed with locals and tourists alike, Wagner’s is a truly German experience. Start off by ordering a bembel (pitcher) of applewine -those with weak stomachs should however partake in moderation. Then choose from traditional fare like wurst and schnitzel. You may have to stand on your head to get the waiter’s attention, but you’ll enjoy the festive atmosphere. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. (€7-11). Mitte, tel. 45 21 71, www.solzer-frankfurt.de. This traditional applewinery has been in the same family for 115 years, but has been a piece of Frankfurt history since 1679. Recommended dishes here include all the typical Frankfurter specialities. The inside is a snug fit, filled with historic German relics and photos, so call for reservations. QOpen 17:00 24:00. Closed Sun. (€7-13). AB
King Creole Eckenheimer Landstr. 346, MRonneburg-
Häagen-Dazs C-2, Große Bockenheimer Str. 46, MAlte
Adolf Wagner D-4, Schweizer Str. 71, MSchweizer
M-Steakhouse B-2, Feuerbachstr. 11a, MWestend, tel. 71 03 40 50, w w w.thesteakhouse.de. An authentic American steakhouse, with a cosy candlelit atmosphere, and exceptionally refined service - at a price. Before the meal, a presentation of your potential steak is offered for you to choose from. The ample portions of steak should keep you satisfied, but they also have a daily menu card with non-steak items. Q Open 12:00 - 15:00; 18:00 - 24:00, Sat 18:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. Also try the Surf’n’Turf at Grüneburgweg 95, tel. 72 21 22. (€20-30). AB Sam’s Sportsbar E-3, Kleine Rittergasse 28-30, MLokalbahnhof, tel. 66 36 90 20, www.samssportsbar.de. Sam’s Sportsbar in the old town of Sachsenhausen is the “USA burger and fun dining” competition winner 2007 and 2008 in Frankfurt Geht Aus magazine. Sam’s has probably the longest bar in town (24m), 17 flatscreen TVs, seats on two floors (including non-smoking area with 60 places) and a good crowd of regulars that gathers here to drink beer, watch American football, soccer, hockey, baseball and other live frankfurt.inyourpocket.com
P Air conditioning E Live music T Child friendly O Casino R Internet A Credit cards accepted S Take away U Facilities for the disabled M Nearest U/S-Bahn station W Wi-Fi connection
Apfelwein Solzer I-1, Berger Str. 260, MBornheim
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Decoding the menu
Fleisch Auflauf Braten Bratwurst Brust Eintopf Eisbein Ente Gans Hackbraten Haxe Hühnchen Kalb Kaninchen Kohlrouladen Küken Lamm Leberkäse Pute Reh Rind Rippchen Rouladen Schenkel, Schlegel, Keule Schnitzel Schwein Steak Weißwurst Wild Wildschwein Fisch Forelle Hering Kabeljau Lachs Scholle Beilagen Auberginen Blumenkohl, Karfiol Bohnen Bratkartoffeln Brokkoli Brötchen Erbsen Gurke Karotten, Möhren Kartoffeln, Erdäpfel Knödel Knoblauch Nudeln Paprika Pfannkuchen Petersilie Pfeffer Pilze Pommes Frites Salz Sauerkraut Senf Spargel Spätzle Speck Spinat Zucker Zwiebeln Desserts Apfelstrudel Berliner/ Krapfen/ Kreppel Bethmännchen Bienenstich Lebkuchen/Printen Mousse Rote Grütze Meat casserole roast sausage breast stew knuckle of pork duck goose meatloaf knuckle chicken calf young rabbit cabbage-stuffed beef puisson lamb meatloaf turkey deer beef loin ribs thinly sliced beef leg veal, pork cutlet pork steak veal sausage venison wild boar Fish trout herring codfish salmon plaice Side dishes aubergines cauliflower beans roast potatoes broccoli bread roll peas cucumber carrots potatoes dumplings garlic pasta pepper pancakes parsley pepper mushrooms french fries, potato chips salt sauerkraut mustard asparagus egg noodles bacon spinach sugar onion Desserts apple pie doughnut almond paste cookies cake ginger bread mousse red fruit jelly
Hauptwache D-2, An der Hauptwache, MHauptwache, tel. 21 99 86 27, www.cafe-hauptwache.de. The building that houses this café was a police station back in the 1800’s. The cops have moved out and the cocktail crowd has moved in. The first floor is open for diners and the menu includes soups, salads and other light meals. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Sun 13:00 - 20:00. (€6-15). AB Kaffeehaus I-2, Bornheimer Landwehr 26, MHöhenstr, tel. 46 30 80 87. This new jewel is a simple, elegant san c tuar y. Si tua te d on a quiet stre et n ear B erger Straße, Kaffeehaus offers breakfast throughout the day accompanied by a daily soup, salad, appetiser and fresh desserts. Service is consistently friendly and will let you take your time to enjoy it all. QOpen 09:00 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 20:00.
98 20 87, w w w.mirador-restaurant.de. A relati ve newcomer to the Berger Straße café scene, this goldtiled café combines Spanish-inspired fare wi th other international cuisines, and adds a dash of fun and friendly service. It’s also reasonably priced, with steaks coming in just under €15. They also serve an excellent breakfast every day from 10:00. International servers, bartenders and guests make for an excellent outing. QOpen 10:00 01:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 03:00. (€7-15). PB
Ambassel F-3, Deutschherrnufer 28, tel. 60 60 72 60, www.ambassel-frankfurt.com. Named after a region known for its beautiful women and plentiful agriculture, Ambassel is the only restaurant to serve only Ethiopian food in Frankfurt. Feel free to dig into the delicious food with your hands, as food is served on large pancakes that are eaten as you go along. On top is a selection of meat and vegetable dishes, available in both spicy and mild varieties. A great and affordable way to eat out. QOpen 17:00 - 24:00.
Historisches Gasthaus Frankfurt
Erno’s Bistro C-1, Liebigstr. 15, MWestend, tel. 72
19 97, www.ernosbistro.de. The décor is unpretentious, however meals here are quite expensive. Without a doubt, Erno’s Bistro is one of the best restaurants in town, if not all of Germany. Specialities are fish and creative French dishes. The dining room is small, and reservations essential. QOpen. Closed Sat, Sun. Open 12:00 - 14:00, 19:00 - 22:00. Closed Sat, Sun. (€14-30). Closed until 14th August. A
Fresh international and regional cuisine in historic surroundings Frankfurt specialities
Mirador F-1, Berger Str. 65, MHöhenstr., tel. 48
Maaschanz D-3, Färberstr. 75, MSchweizer Pl., tel. 62 28
San San E-2, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 7, MKonstablerwache, tel. 91 39 90 50, w w w.rainbowgarden.de. The best of Chinese cuisine deserves the best of style in which to savour the flavours of Asia. The Westin Grand Hotel now holds the new concept restaurant, San San, designed by Som-Zei Lin and hosting various styles and ambiance for diners. Slink into the stylish and modern Bamboo Lounge for your dumplings, or settle down in the laid-back environs of the 1920s era Shanghai Suite. San San has 152 seats, perfect for that business dinner or private party. Q 11:30 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 24:00.
86, email@example.com, www.maaschanz.de. Focusing on a different French region every month, this bistro brings something special to the table every night. Decorated in warm Bordeaux tones, reflecting the owner’s love of the Bordelaise, fresh fish, oysters, snails, duck, or beef in perfectly prepared sauces from various regions of France are brought to each guest in spectacular form. They also proffer various famous cognacs, and have live piano or guitar at the weekend. A very romantic and intimate spot, both inside and out, elegant in every manner, plus they are situated right along the Main if you’d like to take a romantic stroll after your meal. Reservations are recommended. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. (€11-18). AEB
Open daily from 11:30 - 1:00 Kitchen times 11:30 - 22:30 tel. 069-68600824 www.sachsenhaeuser-warte.de
Dinner in a German restaurant is not just a time to quiet your growling stomach, but also an opportunity to meet some locals. It’s normal for patrons to share long wooden tables with other guests - so introduce yourself to your neighbours, attempt to mimic their pronunciations of menu items, and make room for others if the place gets crowded. And know in advance that service is not as attentive as many of you are used to at home. In addition to the traditional German dishes mentioned on the German menu page, you will also find unique Frankfurt creations like Grüne Sosse, a sour cream-like sauce flavoured with herbs, usually served with eggs or potatoes.
RAINBOW GARDEN THAI RESTAURANT
Düsseldorfer Str. 1-7 60329 Frankfurt a.M. Tel. 069-25 20 66 Fax. 069-24 00 46 10
Zwölf Apostel E-2, Rosenberger Str. 1, MKonstablerwache, tel. 28 86 68, www.12apostel/ startseite.net. Serving both Croatian and traditional German food, this is a fantastic place to spend an evening getting drunk on homemade beer. Using a 500-year-old recipe, two types of pilsner are brewed on premises. They also boast very friendly staff that seem to be in no hurry to hurry; it took us almost an hour to pay. QOpen 11:30 00:30. (€7-14). AB
tel. 48 98 15 81. After a five-month hiatus, this fantastic Ethiopian has reopened in a new location in Frankfurt’s east end, and they’ve returned with a vengeance. Serving its sultry African cuisine in its mock African hut surroundings, regulars and new visitors alike have not been disappointed. Try the Bajainetu mixed plate for a sample of their meat and vegetable dishes in an exotic combination of flavours on the best injera bread we have ever had. QOpen 17:00 - 24:00, Sat 17:00 - 04:00, Sun 16:00 - 24:00. (€9-13). AEP
Conrad’s D-2, Gr osse Eschenheimer Str. 3, MHauptwache, tel. 28 53 38. Located directly behind Kaufhof in the city centre, this is a great place to take a break from shopping. It is predominantly German cuisine, with an emphasis on Frankfurt specialities - including eight types of schnitzel all for under €10 and all very good. Also good pasta and salad and lunchtime deals. The interior atmosphere isn’t great, however the service is good. QOpen 08:00 - 24:00, Sun 09:00 - 24:00. (€6-20). AB
Am Ginnheimer Wäldchen 8, tel. 95 52 40 00, info@ ginnheimer-wirtshaus.de, www.ginnheimer-wirtshaus.de. On the outskirts of town, tis is one of Frankfurt’s busiest restaurants and beer gardens in summer - especially popular with cyclists. They brew their own light and dark beers, and serve up good portions of food, everything from from light salads to traditional German fare. Visit on Sundays between 10:00 and 12:00 for the excellent breakfast buffet.QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Sat 11.30 - 23.00, Sun 10.00 - 23.00. (€8-14). B
SAN SAN CHINESE RESTAURANT
Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 7 60313 Frankfurt a.M. Tel. 069-91 39 90 50 www.rainbowgarden.de
Ager Bet F-2, Hanauer Landstr. 42, MOstendstrasse,
Ginnheimer Wirtshaus Hopfen und Most A-1,
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Haus Wertheym D-3, Fahrtor 1, MDom/Römer, tel. 28 14 32. If dark, small woody restaurants with beersteins everywhere are your idea of old-world Germany, then you must come here. Colourful tiles surround the bar area and beautiful hanging stained glass lanterns are everywhere. They offer a full-scale German dinner menu with all the traditional kraut and schnitzel offerings, if not for a wee bit more than they should charge. Friendly English speaking staff and English menus, and the famous Eisbock beer on tap. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. (€7-19). B Lokalbahnhof E-4, Darmstädter Landstr. 14, M Lokalbahnhof, tel. 62 71 62, http://w w w. lokalbahnhof.com/. This modern, minimalist dining room is a popular spot for both dining and drinking. Long tables are shared by many guests, and a list of daily specials covers the rear wall. The food, predominantly German, is good but a bit overpriced. Not a quiet place at the weekend. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 02:00. (€12-20). AB
Pl., tel. 61 07 52, www.maingau.de. Don’t be fooled by the modesty of the adjacent hotel - fancy cuisine is served here. Linen table cloths and an extensive list of wines complete this fine dining experience. Choose from creations like rack of venison in walnut crust and seafood salad with lobster mousse. They even carve your meat tableside. Ask about the chef’s special collection of rare German wines. QOpen Tue-Fri 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 22:30, Sat 18:00 - 22:30, Sun 12:00 - 14:30. Closed Mon. (€15-35). A
Indigo C-3, Taunusstr. 17, MWilly-Brandt-Pl., tel. 23 39 83, www.in-indigo.com. The best Indian to be found in the Bahnhofsviertel, which accommodates most of the Indian population in Frankfurt. Complex blends of Indian spices wonder fully prepared with the freshest ingredients, and some of the best naan bread we’ve tried. Service is formal, but very slow. An intimate and comfortable tavern with indigo linens and depictions of India on the walls, it has a large number of regular clientele for lunch and dinner so it’s best to make a reservation. Q Open 11:00 - 14:00; 18:00 - 23:00. Sat and Sun 11:30 15:00 (€11-15). PA Namaste India A-1, Jordanstr. 19, MBockenheimer War te, tel. 70 12 87, w w w.namaste-india.inf o. Comfortable seating, fresh flowers and the warm glow of the tangerine lights make bookings for tables go fast for this little Indian eatery, especially given it’s a seven-minute walk from the Messe. Stick to their meat dishes for the best of what’s on offer, such as the lamb namaste dish or the chicken curry. QOpen 11:30 - 15:00. (€12-22). B
78 36. Delightful Indian dishes that simmer in pots during the lunch hustle and bustle, this place cannot be beat for a quick, genuine Indian meal. We are in love with their lentils, and their freshly prepared naan bread. They also offer a full range of pizzas and pastas if your lunch mate isn’t a fan of Indian, and are conveniently located between the Hauptbahnhof and the European Central Bank. The service is quick and attentive, and very friendly. QOpen 11:30 - 22:00. Closed Sun. (€6-14). AB
Bombay Palace was the first Indian restaurant in Frank fur t. For many businessmen and tourists, Bombay Palace is the first choice when it comes to finding a place for a good lunch or a relaxed dinner in nice surroundings. Run by the Ashwani Kumar Ahluwalia family, Bombay Palace has a homely and calm atmosphere, and offers the best tandoori and curry dishes in Frankfurt, and special party catering and take-away services too. Make your visit to Frankfurt memorable by spending a few special hours here – you’ll find yourself returning again and again.
tandoori bar & grill room
Bombay Palace, Abtsgässchen 8, tel. 62 63 10, www.bombaypalace.de. Lunch from noon till 2.30pm, dinner from 6pm to 11pm. Credit cards accepted.
Maingau Stuben D-4, Schifferstr. 38 - 40, MSchweizer
Swagat C-3, Kaiserstr. 41, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 27 22
kaiserstrasse 34 60329 frankfurt a.m. fon 069 27 22 79 81 taj-taj.com
Darmstädter Landstr. 279, tel. 68 60 08 24, www.sachsenhaeuser-war te.de. The restaurant at the foot of the eponymous defence tower from 1767 breath es histor y and charm - with some great food to boot. Besides freshly-made regional specialities, there are many excellent grilled meat and vegetarian options on the menu, served with oven-fresh bread from the on-site bakery. The large courtyard terrace holds up to 300 happy revellers in the warmer months. South of the city centre.QOpen 11:30 - 01:00.
Sachsenhäuser War te
Near Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Schillerstr. 11 / Börsenplatz tel. 133 88 73 open: Mon-Sat from 10:00 www.bullandbear.de
Wirtshaus Gickelschlag Bergerstr. 257, U Bornheim Mitte, tel. 94 59 85 22, www.gickelschlag.de. A cosy tavern northeast of the center, where Frankfurter cuisine meets its Elsatian counterpart; you’ll find both local classics and Flammkuchen or Coq au Vin on the menu. Inside, there are long tables for sharing and rustic wooden beams, just like inns are supposed to be. With a good selection of beers and applewine, it’s great for a night out.QOpen 17:00 - 01:00.
34, MWilly-Brandt-Pl., tel. 27 22 79 81, www.taj-taj. com. An Indian restaurant with a difference - no kitschy surroundings here, but a stylish interior with tinkling, translucent shell chandeliers and large photos. The food is excellent - try the succulent Murgh Tikka chicken or the mixed tandoori seafood grill. And there’s more: stacked high up behind the bar is a great selection of whisky and brandy just waiting to be sampled. Q Open 11:00 - 15:00; 18:00 - 24:00. Pl., tel. 62 02 40, w w w.tajmahal-frankf ur t.de. Frankfur t’s most expensive and best Indian restaurant. Th e tan d o ori dish es are fan tas ti c, an d s er vi c e is attentive. The food is not as spicy as some may like it - so if you want it hot, make sure you ask for it hot. The polished blue and white dining room is usually full on weekends, so book ahead. Q Open 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 24:00. (€12-19). AB
Taj-Taj Tandoori Bar & Grill Room C-3, Kaiserstr.
Taj Mahal D-4, Schweizer Str. 28, MSchweizer
tel. 62 63 10, www.bombaypalace.de. Good portions of properly spiced Indian food is piled up on your plate at this bright family-run Indian restaurant in Alt-Sachsenhausen. Visit during lunchtime on weekdays and get treated to an all-youcan-eat meal for €8.90. Q Open daily from 12.00 - 14.30, 18.00 - 23.00. (€8-19). A
Bombay Palace E-4, Abtsgässchen 8, MSüdbahnhof,
Bar M Kantine F-1, Waldschmidtstr. 4 (Mousonturm), MMerianpl, tel. 496 05 06, www.mousonturm.de. The restaurant in the beautifully restored Mousonturm building is refreshingly low-key, with exposed plumbing and posters highlighting exhibitions and performances held elswhere in the what now is an artists’ complex. The menu is limited, but changes each day and has a wide variety of cuisines, ranging from Mediterranean to Asian. On Sunday, drop by for the huge buffet breakfast (€11, 10:00 - 16:00). Q Open 17:00 - 01:00, Sun 10:00 - 01:00. (€7-13). AB frankfurt.inyourpocket.com June - July 2009
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C - 2 , Ta n u s a n l a g e 1 5 , MTaunusanlage, tel. 77 06 77 67, w w w.ivory-club.de. Luxurious and posh, the Ivory Club feels like the drawing room of a castle; meticulously bedecked and with sumptuous cuisine to match the décor. While the fine steaks are not to be scoffed at, it is the beautifully and creatively presented Indian-influenced cuisine, such as the coriander octopus with aioli starter, that truly inspires.Q Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00; 18:00 - 24:00. Sat & Sun 18:00 - 24:00. (€24-30).
The Ivory Club
Contemporary colonial cuisine
The Ivory Bar & Restaurant serves contemporary colonial cuisine in a fulminantly pompous club atmosphere. The restaurant also serves many steaks and has an excellent wine menu.
Hauptstr. 21b 61462 Königstein tel. 06174-298640
Restaurant & Wines Königstein
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Al Terrazzino Rothschildallee 52, MHöhenstrasse, tel.
46 50 75. For over 25 years, Al Terrazzino has been offering quality Italian meals just northeast of the centre in Nordend. All meals are made fresh, and range from imaginative pasta to delicious game and fish dishes. QOpen 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00-23:00. Closed Sun.
11, MHauptwache, tel. 133 88 73, www. bullandbear.de. Named for its location directly next to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and sporting a summer terrace, this sleek-looking place has great ser vice and is crowded with suit types and big spenders. There’s a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, reasonably priced for this part of town, with everything from Mediterranean to crossover food. The Börsenkeller club downstairs opens for house parties for over-30s on most Saturday nights. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 03:00. PAB 12, MOpernpl, tel. 91 39 61 46, w w w.centralpark.com. Sl e ek black marbl e an d bri gh t n eon red ligh tin g ju x taposed wi th crisp whi te linens and table cloth s defini tel y migh t remind you of b ein g in an ups cal e Manh a t tan bi s tro, h o wever t h e ta ck y New York sk yline/moun tain ran ge mural will quickl y brin g you back to reali t y. Open for break fast, lunch, and dinner, this posh restauran t is clearl y mean t for th e big spenders. Star t wi th a sumptuous salad wi th man go-curr y dressin g and th en move on to th e baked tor tellini wi th p ea ch alm on d bu t ter, or sink in to a gorgeous steak. Full-scale bar wi th classic cock tails and a selection of af ter dinner cigars. Q Open 11:00 - 01:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 02:00. Closed Sun. (€824; lunch menu €9). PAB www.der-buchwald.de. Though few people realize it, tapas are literally snacks placed on top of your glass. In Frankfurt, one inn has come up with the local version, deckelchen or edible lids, which originally prevented stuff falling from the trees into your bembel (jug) or glass of Ebbelwoi cider. Apart from this novelty, the kitchen dishes up Hessian and international food, and there’s a very pleasant terrace for lingering in warm weather. Q Open 17:00-01:00, Mon closed.
Bull & Bear D-2, Schillerstr.
Ber ger straße 255, Alt Bornheim, tel. 80 06 03 68, www.irishpubbornheim.de. The Irish Pub Bornheim is a relaxed pub with a good set of re gulars, even ts, a large number of draught and bottled beers, and a selection of Irish and international food. There’s fish & chips, sandwiches, steaks, spare ribs, burgers, various breakfasts, and also schnitzels. Q Open from 15:00, Sat, Sun and Holidays from 12:00.
Bella Vista E-1, Friedberger Landstr. 95, MMerianpl, tel. 55 73 07. The Barbera family who have been running Bella Vista for over 30 years will make you feel welcome. And no matter what you order, it’s all good. Pasta, fish, veal, pizza - this is a true Italian winner without the upscale fluff of some Westend trattorias. Q Open 12:00 - 14.30; 17.30 - 23.30. Closed Wednesday. (€7-20). A
40 59 06 89. Mamma mia, this little Italian restaurant has some of the best pizza in town, and you can wash it down with big glasses of Chianti that only cost €2.40. Crispy, thin crusts and mounds of deliciously fresh roasted vegetables make the vegetarian pizza here outstanding. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. (€5-20). A
Central Park Public Pantr y C-2, Kaiserhof str.
Living XXL C-3, Kaiserstr. 29 (Eurotower park), MWilly-Brandt-Pl., tel. 242 93 70, www.livingxxl. de. By night, it is one of Frankfurt’s trendiest nightclubs (see Nightlife), but by day, it offers a very sober business lunch for taking out new clients. Directly at the foot of the European Central Bank, it has a charming view of a park by its terrace, and a flashy indoor seating area. The food is innovative cuisine, with a mix of German, European and Asian specialties, and the menu rotates daily if you feel like coming back for a second visit the next day. You will most likely feel out of place unless you are in formal business attire, but it’s cer tainly not necessar y. Q Open, Mon 11:30 - 15:00, Tue 11:30 - 23:00, Wed 11:30 - 01:00, Thu 11:30 - 03:00, Fri 11:30 - 04:00, Sat 19:00 - 05:00. Closed Sun. (€7-18). PAB Signatures Veranda C-3, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str.
43, Hotel InterContinental, MWilly-Brandt-Pl., tel. 260 50, www.frankfurt.intercontinental.com. Topclass German cuisine is served at the InterContinental’s Signatures Veranda restaurant: from Monday to Thursday, take your pick from the lunch and dinner buffet, and have filet and items from the steak bar prepared in the show kitchen. On Fridays, there’s swordfish, whitefish and more at the fish bar. Q Open 06:30 - 22:30. (€1726). PAG
Bistro Pizzeria Rucola F-1, Bergerstr. 10, MMerianpl, tel.
Fantastic food served in a beautiful restaurant, looking something like Livingstone’s library room. The menu lists extravagantly named dishes from all over Asia (Chef Maboo’s curry seafood X-travaganza), served in large portions, as well as steaks. The service is extraordinarily good – and even includes valet parking (€5). A very good addition to Frankfurt’s drinking and dining scene. €24-30
Bistr o Salvator e E-3, Schöne Aussicht 16,
MKonstablerwache, tel. 28 21 13. Directly across from the riverfront, Salvatore began his pizzeria in 1968, when he was just 17 years old, making 300 hundred pizzas a day for ravenous Frankfurters. Still considered to be one of the best and friendliest pizzerias in town, he has since expanded the operation into a complete bar and restaurant, albeit a fairly small one. The food is divine, and Salvatore and his staff are exceptionally jovial, if not a little flirtatious with all the ladies in the house. We highly recommend the salmon tortellini, which is homemade and tastes every bit of it, creamy yet light and superb coupled with soft Italian bread on the side. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00. (€4-11). B
The Ivory Club, C-2, Taunusanlage 15, MTau-
nusanlage, tel. 770 677 67, www.ivory-club.de. Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00; 18:00 - 24:00. Sat & Sun 18:00 - 24:00. (€24-30).
Der Buchwald Buchwaldstr. 22a, tel. 46 00 32 72,
Ginkgo F-1, Bergerstr. 81, MMerianpl, tel. 49 12
02. Possibly the best place in Bornheim. This café, bar and restaurant attracts all the right hip people and ser ves all the right innovative dishes and cocktails. It has a less upmarket feel to it than many city-centre options, bu t the wai ters seem to think that i t’s the client’s job to wait. The weekend breakfasts are famous so book ahead. Q Open 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 02:00. (€9-14). ABP
Silk J-2, Carl-Benz-Str. 21, tel. 90 02 00, www.cocoonclub.net. A ten-course meal is proffered nightly, beginning at 20:00. Guests are given bamboo sandals to wear while they are seated on the sprawling white leather bed area. The servers wear silky, flowing dress that match the indirect illumination projected onto walls of shimmery white silk. All food can be eaten by hand off small plates, eliminating the need for a classic table setting, and exclusive drinks are placed in the headrest of your bed so that you can really relax and enjoy the purifying (and completely smoke-free) environment. Q Open 19:30 - 01:00. Closed Mon, Sun. €109. AG frankfurt.inyourpocket.com
C lub d er K ü nstle r F- 3 , O sten dstrasse 5 8 , MOstendstrasse, tel. 48 44 68 27, www.club-derkuenstler.de. The ground floor of an elegant red corner building holds the bright spaces of the Ar tists’ Club. Decorated with photos of film and music artists from decades past, the restaurant also has talented artists in the kitchen, and serves up a surprising variety of excellent, fresh Italian cuisine. Q Open 11:30 - 15:00, 18:00-23:00, Sat, Sun 17:00 - 23:00. B Das Leben ist Schön J-2, Hanauer Landstr. 198, tel.
43 05 78 70. A huge Italian tavern adorned with stills from Fellini films on its walls. Tables are large benches forcing socialization amongst its guests, most of whom are patrons of East Frankfurt nightclubs like Club 190 East or King Kamehameha. Pizzas are spot on Italian style thin crust. It’s a perfect place to kick off a Friday night, although getting a table can be almost impossible at times, particularly towards late evening. QOpen 11:00 - 00:00, Fri 11:00.01:00, Sat 18:00 - 01:00, Sun 18:00 - 00:00. (€4-16). B
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and their delicious truffle-based breakfast, and do try their Sunday breakfast antipasti buffet and brunch specials. Or you can just drop in a cup of gourmet coffee and a cigar from the humidor. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00, Sun 11:00 - 22:00. erstrasse 39-47, tel. 069 24 00 99 33, www.lucullusnero.de. The newest in the chain of upmarket Italian restaurants, Lucullus Nero is a sleek black-white-red loungestyle establishment serving a small range of freshly made salads and pastas. A young crowd flocks to the sunny terrace on Sundays for the affordable brunch. Just south of the station.QOpen 09:00 - 24:00. B
Lucullus Nero B-4, Speich-
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Restaurant & Wines Kronberg
Frankfurter Str. 1-7 61476 Kronberg tel. 06173-967174
GEFR35_LucullusKronberg_ad_QH_pre.indd 2 Garibaldi C-2, Kleine Hochstr. 4, MAlte Oper, tel. 21 99
Open daily 11:00 - 22:00
76 44. An appealing mix of good food and fun, Garibaldi is a favourite of many locals. The waiters are friendly and energetic, even flirty at times - a glass of champagne sometimes comes free for ladies. Choose from a lengthy offering of antipasti, pizzas, pasta, seafood and wine. Most dishes are topped with freshly shaved truffles. Reservations are highly recommended. QOpen 11:30 - 23:30. Closed Sun. (€8-20). AB MGrüneburgweg, tel. 55 21 30. One of Frankfurt’s legendary upmarket Italian restaurants, which serves impeccably prepared dishes ranging from classic Italian cuisine to the chef’s daily impromptu creations. Portions are rather scanty, though the required second course should do the trick. A smart choice when looking to impress business clients or your date. Q Open 12:00 - 14:00; 18:00 - 22:00. Closed Sat, Sun. (Menu €60-100). A
Osteria L’isola Sarda Rothschildallee 38, tel. 46 22 06,
Hauptstr. 21b, Königstein im Taunus, tel. 061 74 29 86 40, firstname.lastname@example.org, w w w. lucullus-restaurant.de. The classical yet casual ambiance of this restaurant, lounge and wine bar lends itself to long meals with good conversation and even better wine. Fresh, seasonal produce results in excellent pasta with seafood and even ostrich, and do try their Sunday breakfast antipasti buffet and brunch specials. Or you can just drop in for a relaxed flick through one of the numerous books lining the walls over a cup of gourmet coffee. Rated TOP 5 in “Journal Rhein Main Geht Aus” and in GASTROSTARS 2006 and 2007.QOpen 09:00 - 22:00, Sun 11:00 - 22:00. Lucullus Kronberg Frankfurter Str. 1-7, tel. 06173 96 71 74, email@example.com, w w w. lucullus-restaurant.de. The classical yet casual ambiance of this restaurant, lounge and wine bar lends itself to long meals with good conversation and even better (award-winning actually) wine. Sample our large choice of wine by the glass, due to the “enomatic” system that saves the wine’s flavour. Fresh, seasonal produce results in excellent and creative pastas with clam or venison
www.lisola-sarda.de. Original Sardinian cuisine, slightly heavier and spicier than mainland Italian food, as well as traditional Italian options. Enjoy freshly made pasta, game, fish and meat dishes in a modern Mediterranean setting in Nordend. Orlando Piroddi and his wife give guests a warm welcome, and are happy to suggest the best Italian wine to accompany your meal. Q Open 11:3014:30, 18.00-24.00, Sat, Sun 11:30-24:00, Mon closed. B
L a Tr a t t o r i a C / D - 1 , F ü r s t e n b e r g s t r . 1 7 9 ,
Paolo’s Frankfurt D-3, Schweizer Str. 1, MSchweizerpl., tel. 61 71 46, www.paolos.de. Paolo’s nicely combines oldworld German architecture with a modern Art Deco look, and it provides a fantastic view of the Main. After a warm reception by a team of servers and bartenders, have a one of Paolo’s fantastic cocktails, served from the immeasurable supply of alcohols. Reasonably priced pizza and pasta, fresh fish and other dishes. QOpen 18:00 - 04:00. (€6-19). PAB Vapiano C-2, Goetheplatz 1-3, MHauptwache, tel. 092 88
78 88, www.vapiano.de. Quickly becoming one of Frankfurt’s most popular nightspots, you receive a card from the cashier and then go about ordering what you like. Endlessly trendy, the clever owners of this small chain of restaurants have managed to make Frankfurters drool over themselves for a chance to provide their own service. Small touches, good food and great atmosphere doesn’t hurt... QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. AGB
Mon-Thu 10:00-1:00, Fri/Sat 10:00-3:00, Sun 10:00-1:00
Schweizerstr. 77 / corner Textorstr. tel. 61 99 23 12 www.Cantina-Mescal.de
Le Note E-2, Gelbehirschstr. 12, MKonstablerwache,
tel. 29 37 77. Located just around the corner from the Arabella Sheraton, this bistro looks decidedly unimpressive. Even upon entering, it looks tawdry. But keep walking and you’ll reach Frankfurt’s most impressive winter garden, with a lush tropical garden where you can feast on amazing marinated olives and crusty bread. The speciality is the truly amazing pesce al sale, sea bass in salt, which must be ordered a day in advance. QOpen 11:30 - 23:00. (€6-24). ABP
97 69. This Italian bistro has really exceptional homemade pasta with delectable freshly prepared sauces. The interior fails to meet the quality of food and service, with huge tacky pollocked paintings and ugly brown booths, but somehow the atmosphere is still charming and intimate. The red house wine is absolutely brilliant. Q Open 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 24:00. (€8-15). AB
Leon D’Oro F-1/2, Waldschmidtstr. 30, MZoo, tel. 43
Zimt & Koriander D-2, Schärfengäßchen 4-6, tel. 29 80 17 30, www.zimt-und-koriander.com. A chain of Italian restaurants with a wide range of very affordable pizzas, pastas, steaks, schnitzels and fish dishes, all getting good reviews from the mostly young guests. The city centre outlet has a section next door (tel. 21 99 73 13) serving good bio/vegetarian food and fresh juices. Also at Berger Straße 191 (tel. 95 63 72 43) and Leipziger Straße 20 (tel. 13 87 80 68). QOpen 11:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 02:00. BS
Mikuni E-2, Fahrgaße 91-95, MKonstablerwache,
tel. 28 36 27. Often frequented by Japanese-Frankfurters (estimated at around 5,000), Mikuni is a great place for a sushi meal, particularly if you are earning top yen, because it’s bloody expensive. Typical house favourites include a large range of udon noodle soups, as well as tempura dishes. Pay 10 per cent more to grab a squat around the elaborately decorated bamboo floor seating area. Q Open 12:00 - 14:00; 18:30 - 22:00, Sat 12:00-14:30, 18:30 - 22:00. Closed Sun. (€14-27). AB
Leipziger Str.20 Frankfurt-Bockenheim tel. 069/138 78 068 GEFR38_ZimtKoriander_ad.indd 1
Berger Str.191 Frankfurt- Bornheim tel. 069/956 37 243
Bio-Vegetarisch Schärfengäßchen 4 Schärfengäßchen 6 Frankfurt-Hauptwache (Zeil) Frankfurt-Hauptwache (Zeil) tel. 069/298 01 730 tel. 069/219 97 313 26.03.2009 13:53:25
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Strandcafé E-1, Koselstr. 7, MMusterschule, tel. 55 72 24. Offering delicacies from across the Arabic world, this impressive café in the Nordend has selections from Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Persia plus décor to match. Signs and menu items are displayed in Arabic as well as German. Beautiful stained glass chandeliers hang from the ceiling, hookah pipes and other Middle Eastern treasures abound, creating an entirely unique atmosphere. We highly recommend their vegetarian crepe with exotic sauce. Q Open 09:00 - 22:00; Sun & Holidays 10:00 - 22:00. (€816). B
fine italian dining
Königstein . Kronberg . Frankfurt Westhafen www.lucullus-restaurant.de
AnAtoliAn speciAlities from the clAy oven
Coast Franklinstr. 65, Radisson SAS, MFrankfurt
West, tel. 77 01 55 21 00, www.mycoast.de. You can’t get much fur ther from the edges of Germany than in Frankfur t, but here’s an authentic seafood brasserie & oyster bar with oceanview cuisine. The Pacific-themed restaurant has an array of fresh oyster species on offer, or you could choose for the catch of the day special. The excellent food is best washed down with a glass of Paci fic-rim wine. Q Open 18:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon, Sun. G
young italian dining
Frankfurt Westhafen www.lucullus-nero.de
My Sushi B-3, Mainzer Landstr. 73, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24 24 72 01, www.my-sushi.com. Colour and price coordinated plates of sushi float past your eyes, and for €19.50 you can have a maximum of 15 plates, or you could pay a la carte. The sushi chefs stand in the middle of the circle and prepare everything fresh before your eyes, a gorgeous array of fluorescent colour food. It’s both entertainment and a meal. Q Open 11:30 - 23:00; Sat, Sun & Holidays 16:00 - 23:00. (€1-4 per dish). PAB Tokyo A-2, Hamburger Allee 2, MFesthalle/Messe, tel. 79 55 22 75, www.marriott.de/hotels/hotelinformation/restaurant/fradt-frankfurt-marriott-hotel/. The Japanese cooks of the Frankfurt Marriott hotel’s Tokyo restaurant serve up authentic sushi and sashimi, as well as many other classic Japanese dishes. A calm, pleasant environment for a quick lunch or extended business dinner. Q Open Mon-Sat 12:00 - 14:00; 18:00 - 22:30; Sun 18:30 - 22:30.
Schweizerstr. 77, MSchweizer Platz, tel. 61 99 23 12, www. cantina-mescal.de. Settle in amongst the palm trees or on the summer terrace of this Aztecthemed and supremely orange restaurant for some good cocktails and a fun atmosphere. Relatively good by its competitors’ standards, the food includes tapas, salads, enchiladas and tortillas. The ‘quick lunch’ is free if it isn’t on your table within 12,5 minutes. Friendly staff who speak English and an English menu are certainly a nice touch. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 03:00. AB Warte, tel. 707 51 56, www.joepenas.de. Go for the margaritas, the socialising and the food - in that order. Wooden tables and red candles give Penas a Mexican-hacienda feel. A major attraction is the flavoured tequila (coffee, mint and vanilla) poured from a huge decanter at the bar. The food is decent, but the burritos and enchiladas appeared to us to be pre-made. The nachos, however, are some of the best we’ve sampled in Frankfurt. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00, Fri 17:00 - 02:00, Sat 18:00 - 02:00, Sun 18:00 - 24:00. (€8-15). AB
29 62 61. Mingle with the locals in Fisch Franke, a seafood deli, oyster bar, restaurant and fish and chip shop all in one. The cafeteria style makes ordering easier (as long as you don’t mind pointing out your choice) and seating is available at standard tables and in some funky rickshaw-looking contraptions. Delicious and pretty good value (depending on what you choose to devour). QOpen 11:00 - 21:00, Sat 11:00 - 16:00. (€8-16).
Fisch Franke D-3, Domstr. 9-11, MDom/Römer, tel.
open sun-fri 12:00-15:00 and 18:00-24:00 sat 18:00-24:00 Wallstr. 10 | 60594 frankfurt tel. 069-612543 www.tandure.com
Cantina Mescal D-4,
Lobster D-4, Wallstr. 21, MSchweitzer Pl, tel. Gefr39_tandure_ad.indd 61
29 20. Nice choice for a romantic dinner, however it’s likely the guests at the next table will hear the sweetnothings you whisper into his, or her, ear. The small, charming dining room stands out among the neighbouring applewine taverns. Seafood is prepared in a delicious variety of ways, but the overwhelming influence is French, with plenty of wines. Q Open 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun. (€14-18). A
Preview 1- Zenzakan
Spanish & Latino
Bodega Barcelona C-2, Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 10, MHauptwache, tel. 13 37 93 79. Made of dark brown wood and lit almost exclusively with candles, this small place is often nicknamed Klein Barcelona and it is always jampacked upstairs and down. Bodega has fantastic sangria with loads of fresh fruit, and many lovely Spanish wines. The tapas are fair, but the atmosphere is great. Q Open 17:30 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 17:30 - 02:00. (€8-16). La Boveda B-1, Feldbergstr. 10, MWestend, tel. 72 32 20, w w w.la-boveda.de. Some of Frankfurt’s most authentic tapas are served in this quaint, dimly-lit cellar. In addition to the smaller plates including standards like ceviche and black rice, the menu also features a selection of larger main courses and an impressive wine list. Q Open 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 01:00. Sat, Sun 18:00 - 01:00. (€1423). AB frankfurt.inyourpocket.com
The team behind Surf’nTurf, Ivory Club and M Steakhouse are opening a new restaurant in summer 2009. Named Zenzakan, the elegant 2000-square-metre restaurant, bar and lounge in the centre of Frankfurt will impress with its grand style, Asian cuisine, and offers Germany’s smallest private dining-room-for-two. Decked out with huge golden lions and a large black dragon, food will be focused on Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese dishes. We’ll have a full review of the restaurant as well as its bar and lounge later this year. Zenzakan, Taunusanlage 15, tel. 770 677 67, www.zenzakan.de.
Joe Penas A-2, Robert-Mayer-Str. 18, MBockenheimer
Avocado le Bistro C/D-2, Hochstr. 27, MEschenheimer
Tor, tel. 29 28 67. Looking at its graffiti-covered exterior, you wouldn’t guess that it’s an upscale eatery. But this popular spot serves wonderful bistro-style fare with a Mediterranean accent and a nice selection of wines. The enormous flower arrangements are sometimes beautiful, sometimes gaudy. Q Open 12:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:30., Mon 18:00 - 22:30, Closed Sun. (€24-27). ABP
Frankfurt In Your Pocket
Sausalito’s A-1, Kiesstr. 36, MBockenheimer Warte, tel. 70 79 45 36, www.sausalitos.de. One of the largest alcohol selections in town should be reason enough to drop by; half-price happy hours warrant a cheap caipirhinia one could take a swim in; however the margaritas are the specialty de la casa. Saulsalito’s food has a pre-packaged feel to it, but they do some mean appetisers. QOpen 17:00 - 02:00. (€8-13). A frankfurt.inyourpocket.com
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Warte, tel. 77 26 75, www.banthairestaurant.de. If there were just a touch more humidity, you could imagine you were in Thailand. Ornately festooned in bamboo, this Thai is among the best in Frankfurt. The cuisine is superb; a succulent mix of spices and sauces, with the shrimp dishes scoring particularly well. Also nicely warming was the staff’s gracious service even on busy evenings. Ban Thai has a take-away service (call 70 43 10) if you just want to grab a quick meal but it doesn’t compare to the food indoors. Q Open 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 24:00; Fri & Sat until 01:00. (€9-17). AB B-3, Düsseldorfer Str. 1, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 25 20 66, w w w. rainbowgarden.de. High-quality and good-sized servings of authentic Thai food on two stories near the train station. The vast menu offers beef, chicken, duck, seafood and vegetarian main courses. We especiall y like the appetisers and Mai Tais. Tell your waiter whether you’d like your meal prepared spicy, mild or somewhere in between. QOpen 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30-24:00. A
the aubergine and minced lamb in a soft flour roll up are among their best offerings. It has a friendly atmosphere, with random musicians walking in the night we visited, putting the crowd into a lively mood. Q Open 09:00 24:00, Sun 11:30 - 23:30. PAEB With enough students, expats, mid-range spenders, businessmen and high-spending hotshots, Frankfurt’s nightlife scene certainly isn’t dull.
Ban Thai A-1, Leipziger Str. 26, MBockenheimer
Bars & Pubs
Anglo Irish E-3, Kleine Rittergasse 1, tel. 61 10 41, www.angloirish.de. A lively Irish pub with a large beer garden in the heart of Old Sachsenhausen that?s the favourite of a mixed international crowd and the winner of the Guinness Arthur Award 2006. Join the crowd who often happily remain clinging to the bar until well past closing time. Football is the main sport shown on the screens, with English premiership and Bundesliga games shown live, as well as Irish GAA and rugby. QOpen 18:00 - 04:00, Sat, Sun 14:00 - 04:00. B Café Sonderbar D-3, Färberstr. 65, MSchweizer
Plat z, tel. 62 57 09, w w w.sonderbar.de. A li t tle known gem in Frankfurt, this local German bar is directly across from the banks of the Main in Sachsenhausen. The atmosphere isn’t trendy but rather open and relaxed thanks to i ts kind owner/bar tender, who ser ves the perfect pint of Guinness. With a pool table and excellent snacks such as salad and sandwiches. Q Open 19:00 - 24:00.
McGowan’s E-2, Zeil 10, MKonstablerwache, tel. 91 39 66 11, www.macgowans.de. A true Irish pub, run by the McGowan clan who claim to have opened the first Irish bar on mainland Europe many years ago. The classically furnished pub oozes Irishness, serves excellent pub grub and has screens to follow the hurling and football games. QOpen from 12:00. A
42, firstname.lastname@example.org, minibar-frankfurt.de. Size is not everything, and it definitely is not at the Minibar. You will find some of the best drinks in town with maximum service and taste. Hip cocktails stand tall against some of the larger and more pristine bars in town. Stop by for 5 Euro cocktails during the daily Happy Hour (19:00-21 :00).QOpen 19:00 01:00, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 03:00. Closed Sun.
Minibar F-1, Berger Str. 4, MMerianpl., tel. 40 56 45
Rainbow Garden Thai Restaurant
Tandure E-3, Wallstrasse 10, tel. 069 61 25 43, www.tandure.com. The Aslan family uses the oak-fired Turkish version of the tandoor oven to prepare mouth-watering meat dishes including lamb and chicken, some served with yoghurt. The mains offer very good value for money and come with fresh salads and pita bread. QOpen 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00-24:00, Sat 18:00 - 24:00.
O’Reilly’s B-3, Am Hauptbahnhof 4, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 26 48 78 78, www.oreillys.com. A massive pub right opposite the railway station. All major international sporting events can be seen here, and there’s a good breakfast fry-up. QOpen 12:00 01:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 03:00. (€9-15). ABEP Wäldches A-1, Am Ginnheimer Wäldchen 8, tel. 52 05 22, www.waeldches.de. Although it lies on the outskirts of town, it’s still one of Frankfurt’s busiest beer gardens in summer - especially popular with cyclists. They brew their own light and dark beers, including the well-loved Kirsch Bier (cherry beer). You can also order hearty portions of traditional German fare inside through the winter months. QOpen 16:00 - 00:30, Sun 12:00 - 23:00.
Quan Van I-1/2, Schwarzburgstr. 74, MGlauburgstr., tel. 59 97 23. Decorated with tropical plants and bamboo trimmings, we recommend sitting under the large umbrella in the back room of this excellent Vietnamese. Choose from a vast array of delicious fresh delicacies including fuzzy melon soup, lotus salad and numerous impressive seafood, meat and duck specialities plus a delightful menu for vegetarians. There’s an equally extensive wine menu. QOpen 10:00 01:00. (€9-15). A
Gundi A-1, Leipziger Str. 85-87, MLeipziger Str., tel. 70 01 61. Truly gourmet Turkish food set in a rather upscale, but none too extravagant setting. We highly recommend the warm and cold appetiser plates, so you can sample dishes like stuffed grape leaves and fried sheep’s cheese. But the grilled meat specialties, such as
Destino I-2, Habsburger Allee 9, MHöhenstr., tel. 24 24 08 88, www.destinobar.de. Definitely one of the top new picks in town. Come to this swanky bar for pretty girls, snazzy music and groovy videos featuring swimming fish. The tapas served here are tasty and can be enjoyed in the more intimate tables in the rear if you are smart enough to make reservations. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00, Sat, Sun 17:00 - 02:00. A Fox and Hound B-2, Niedenau 2, MAlte Oper, tel.
97 20 20 09, www.foxpub.de. Homesick Brits and oth er English-speakers flock to th e Fox and Hound, between the station and the trade fair, for hear ty pub fare and pints of beer in a homely atmosphere. With football and rugby matches on TV it’s often noisy but rarely dull. Q Open 11:00 - 01:00, Fri 11:00 - 02:00, Sat 18:00 - 02:00. A
The cool places that open up to serve breakfast/brunch, go on to serve lunch and then turn into a café until dinnertime draws in the foodies, after which the cocktail bar mixes drinks and the crowd piles onto the dancefloor.
Alex D-2, Eschenheimer Anlage 40, MEschenheimer Turm,
Restaurant „La Boveda“ Frankfurt-Westend Feldbergstr. 10 Tel 069 - 72 32 20 Fax 069 - 72 70 14 www.la-boveda.de
Irish Pub Bornheim Ber ger straße 255, Alt Bornheim, tel. 80 06 03 68, www.irishpubbornheim. de. A great little neighbourhood Irish Pub with a good set of regulars to liven the place up, sports events on large screens, a Thursday pub quiz and regular live music. Apart from beer, there’s the usual roundup of Irish and international pub grub on the menu, including breakfasts and steaks. Q Open from 15:00, Sat, Sun and Holidays from 12:00. Kleinlaut & Brown D-2, Stiftstr. 34, MHauptwache, tel. 21 99 09 54, www.kleinlautundbrown.de. Not much elbow room in the sleekly modern decor, but K&B is definitely part of Frankfurt’s scene. A mix of pop, funk and techno is spun by a DJ in this narrow hallway of a bar. QOpen 18:00 - 03:00. Luna Bar D-2, Stiftstr. 6, MHauptwache, tel. 29 47 74, www.luna-bar.de. Luna is one of the best bars in town; clean and classic, smoothly designed and with a well-blended crowd. It features monthly full-moon parties, live music on Mondays and a regular DJ. Drinks include stellar cocktails and fine whiskeys to exotic mixtures. Beware of the snug fit at this popular scene. QOpen 19:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 03:00. AE frankfurt.inyourpocket.com
tel. 91 50 97 80, www.alexgastro.de. A great place to hit before or after seeing a movie at the nearby English cinema (Turm-Palast), Alex offers a retro diner-like atmosphere with a bit of an upscale twist. Part of a large chain, diversity seems to be their speciality. Our favourite is the cheap breakfast buffet and the oversized sandwiches. They also have a fantastic ice cream selection, and a complete cocktail menu, all in English. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 03:00. (€4-9). AB
Buena Vista D-2, Grosse Eschenheimer Str. 13, MHauptwache, tel. 90 02 58 35, www.buenavista-ffm. de. Antiqued furniture and chandeliers, as well as oversized comfy leather chairs create an upscale dining atmosphere, appropriate for either a late night cognac with cigar or lunch. Most impressive are the generously sized, beautifully presented and delectable tapas, such as grilled mushrooms and aubergine in sheep’s cheese and tomato. Steaks, fajitas, a full cocktail bar, and great service round out the bill. QOpen 11:30 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 11:30 - 02:00. (€11-21). PAB Bull & Bear D-2, Schillerstr. 11, MHauptwache, tel. 13 38 87 33, www.nachtleben.de. Named for its location directly next to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, this place is overcrowded with pretentious suit types. Sleek, trendy, and modern looking, the cocktails are small, but the service is great, if you look worthy enough. They have a full dinner and breakfast menu, reasonably priced for this part of town, but expensive nonetheless. Index, the house and techno dance club downstairs, opens on Saturday nights. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Fri 10:00 - 03:00, Sun 09:30 - 01:00. Admission to Index €8. (€8-17). PAB June - July 2009
Opening hours Monday-Friday 12:00-14:30, 18:00-01:00 Saturday & Sunday 18:00-01:00
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Harvey’s E-1, Bornheimer Landstr. 64, MMerianpl., tel. 49
73 03, fax 48 00 17 05, www.harveys-frankfurt.de. One of the best spots in town, this place is bumping with groovy beats, good drinks, a delectable menu and a hip crowd. Also a hot spot in the local gay scene. The interior is bedecked by grand cathedral windows and adorned with shimmering colours and shapes. Super by night or day. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 02:00. B
V Element D-2, Große Eschenheimer Str. 20, MEschenheimer Turm, tel. 21 99 64 41, www.v-element.de. It’s as if Barbarella accidentally dropped her space ship into Frankfurt, and is using this as her secret hideout. This garish space-themed bar is located right next to the English cinema (Turm Palast), so they get an international crowd coming in before and after the show. The daily happy hours feature over 100 cocktails, and there are lots of Tex Mex snacks and tapas, including chicken fried on a stick in innumerable styles. Service varies, but the cocktails are always spot on. Q Open 11:30 - 14:30; 17:00 - 02:00, Fri 11:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 03:00, Sat, Sun 17:00 - 02:00. (€7-22). ABP Walden D-2, Kleiner Hirschgraben 7, MHauptwache, tel. 92 88 27 00, www.walden-frankfurt.com. Inspired by the words of Henry Thoreau, as scribed on the lime green walls of the café, pure simplicity is the concept of Walden. A blend of east and west fusion cooking, such as spinach salmon lasagne in a wasabi Hollandaise sauce or the tandoori chicken salad, they also do great pizza, pasta and steak. Friendly service and beautiful presentation round out this café’s charm. Upstairs is a snazzy nightclub/lounge offering jazz and lounge music, funky décor, and splendid cocktails, with live music every Wednesday. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Sun 09:00 - 18:00. BE
great for seeing a band as the stage and the dance floor are in such close proximity that you really feel like part of the show. The capacity is fairly small, but many a famous band has headlined here. Q Open Fri, Sat 22:00 - 04:00. E
Cocoon J-2, Carl-Benz-Str. 21, tel. 90 02 00, www.
tel. 13 88 67 09, www.cafe-bar-celona.de. Be wary of hitting this already favourite Frankfurt café just after 18:00, as it is located in the heart of Frankfurt’s banking district and locals have quickly caught on to its great atmosphere, low prices, and impressive outdoor seating arrangement. Crispy flour tortilla pizzas make for fantastic cheap eats but there is also a generous selection of wraps, main dishes, cocktails, wines and beers. Super trendy Spanish influenced décor is mirrored by its super trendy clientele, so it’s probably best to look the part. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 02:00. (€4-10). BR
Café & Bar Celona D-2, Holzgraben 31, MHauptwache,
IMA C-2, Kleine Bockenheimer Str. 14, MHauptwache, tel. 90 02 56 65, www.ima-multibar.de. Professing to be the feel-good option, IMA does seem to run a tight healthy ship around these parts with predominantly fresh sandwiches, baked potatoes, and salads, with all kinds of interesting ways of dressing them up, such as coconut cashew sauce or Asiavinaigrette. Everything is homemade and it’s quite cheap. IMA transforms into a cocktail bar by night, offering poetry slams, DJs, musicians and film nights. QOpen 09:30 - 01:30, Mon, Tue, Wed 09:30 - 20:30. Closed Sun. BE Keepers Lounge D-4, Schweizer Str. 78, MSchweitzer Pl., tel. 60 60 72 10, www.keepers-club.de. This modern, trendy bar and lounge is one of Sachsenhausen’s - if not Frankfurt’s - most popular. The cocktail menu is a book. Packed most any night of the week, Keepers also serves good food. A keeper. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 02:00. mc² lounge B-3, Niddastr. 101-103, MHauptbahnhof,
tel. 272 277 80, www.mc2lounge.de. Bring some E when you visit the mc², a small but comfortable lounge bar that’s relatively close to the train station. Einstein jokes aside, this is a great place to head for a quick coffee or a more relaxed time with a cocktail or snacks like cakes, muffins, and Greek, Italian and Spanish tapas. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Thu, Fri 10:00 - 02:00, Sat 18:00 - 02:00. Closed Sun.
cocoonclub.net. A stylish and beautiful visual world made concrete, DJ Sven Väth’s creation employs genetic architecture inspired by nature to create a breathtaking nightclub that literally comes alive. The ‘membrane wall,’ a combination of a wire and plastic mesh matrix dramatically encircles the dance floor, where the 120,000-Watt sound system blasts house and techno music to an amazing array of light visuals. Guests can nestle up in leather cocoon couch pads that are housed within the wall, or choose a VIP room with adjustable lights, sound and cameras to spy on the rest of the guests. Q Open Fri, Sat 22:00 - 06:00. Admission €15. A
The Night Bus
Tel. 01805/ 06 99 60 (06:00-24:00, €0.12/min), www.nachtbus-frankfurt.de. Offering service on Fridays, Saturdays, and on days before public holidays (which are numerous in Hesse) these convenient night buses will take you to your destination almost anywhere in Frankfurt and surroundings. Ticket prices are the normal fare, so you may use a daily, weekly or monthly card to get on, or pay for a one-way ticket to get to your desired location. Buses pick up every half hour from Konstablerwache from 01:30-03:30.
Batschkapp Maybachstr.24, tel. 95 21 84 10, info@ batschkapp.de, www.batschkapp.de. The third largest professional venue for bands and concerts, Batschkapp is definitely a place you should plan to go if you are in the mood for some live music. The feel changes according to each different act that comes in of course, but the general atmosphere is
tel. 27 10 79 99, www.coconut-groove.de. Considered New World Cuisine, or rather nouveau-americana, this trendy restaurant-bar-café is decked out with a long, red fibreglass bar and smooth lighting. Most popular as a bar, Coconut Groove serves groovy cocktails to calm the nerves, while to munch on, try a variety of new-world tapas, such as pumpkin soup, cheese-filled eggplant rolls and Caribbean chicken rolls with mango salsa. Live music every other Thursday. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 02:00. AE
Coconut Groove C-3, Kaiserstr. 53, MHauptbahnhof,
Schirn Café D-3, Römerberg 6a, tel. 21 99 63 68, www.
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EuroDeli C-3, Neue Mainzer Str. 60 - 66, MTaunusanlage,
tel. 29 80 19 50. Because it’s located near many of Frankfurt’s bank buildings, this is a popular spot for after-work happy hour. Tuesday nights are especially loud and busy, sometimes requiring a short wait to get in. Order drinks as well as food at the bar. A DJ usually plays a mix of modern music. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00. Closed Sat, Sun. A
schirn-cafe.de. Newly renovated to perfection, large groups will have no problems fitting into this massive café. Attached to the Schirn art gallery, the mammoth vaulted ceilings and interesting art installations are sure to impress, particularly in the toilets. The food (and service) is really good, salads and sandwiches with a Mediterranean flair. Enjoy a well-prepared cocktail and join them for salsa dancing or live music. The eat-all-you-can Sunday brunch (from 10:00, €12) is free for children. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 02:00, Sun 18:00 - 00:00. PAEB
Flipper F-1, Berger Str. 86, MMerianpl., tel. 44 33 05. Flipper is by far one of the most popular cafés in Frankfurt’s famous Bornheim area. It has a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, and offers different lush salad platters that change daily. Always check out the special features for the day (Tageskarte), as these are usually better than the burgers and fries offered on the normal menu. The generous portions of food are definitely above average, but it’s more a place to see and be seen. QOpen 09:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 03:00, Sun 10:00 - 02:00. B
15 00, www.gagos-bar.de. The stuff of a typical trendy Frankfurt bar, this is a café by day with international offerings, from soups and salads to tacos and tandoori chicken. The crowd rolls around from weary afternoon shoppers taking a coffee or lunch break to a trendier after-work crowd, who party at the weekend when it is transformed into a rooftop nightclub. It’s worth it for the view alone. QOpen 11:00 23:00. Club open Fri, Sat 22:00 - 05:00. (€5-13). BP
Sunset D-2, Liebfrauenberg 37, MHauptwache, tel. 202 30. Predominantly a gay café, its innovative food and eclectic ambience attract a mixed crowd, particularly at weekends. Inside is a little like a chic tearoom with roses creeping the walls and a crystal chandelier. Good service and fresh ingredients. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. (€7-14). ABP Textor D-4, Textorstr. 38, MLokalbahnhof, tel. 62 22 99, email@example.com, www.textor-ffm.de. Friendly and dedicated staff will serve you some excellent variations on pasta dishes and traditional German cuisine, such as their fantastic vegetarian lasagne. The weekend breakfast buffet is plentiful and affordable by Frankfurt standards, and of course the cocktails for the night time crowd are fantastic. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00. (€8-16). B The Lounge D-2, Weißadlergasse 15, MDom/Römer,
tel. 28 82 33. Close to the Hauptwache yet hidden from the main street, this is a preferred after-work hangout for those who crave a mellow atmosphere. The interior is that of a newage bistro, with wooden floors and walls covered in shades of orange and red. The dinner menu includes a variety of options, from light snacks to expensive dishes like calf medallions and risotto. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00, Sun 18:00 - 00:00. AB
Gagos D-2, Zeil 112-114, MHauptwache, tel. 35 35
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Cooky’s D-2, Am Salzhaus 4, MHauptwache, tel. 28 76 62, www.cookys.de. A downstairs nightclub, Cooky’s lacks the grace and (happily) the snobbishness that some nightclubs around town are infamous for. Playing mostly hiphop, house and R ‘n’ B, they also have great live concerts. Plenty of tables and chairs surround the dance floor so you can sit and chat but Cooky’s is definitely more of a booty shaking good time. Q Open 22:00 - 07:00; Fri, Sat 22:00 - 09:00; Wed, Thurs, Sun 23:00 - 07:00. Admission €7. E Deelight D-2, Holzgraben 6, MHauptwache, tel. 46
09 43 55. A bar first and a club second, this place offers something very special for the late night partier: no cover charge. The music is always house, the theme is barely Inca, and there are usually drink specials on. The first section is primarily a bar, but in the back there are large vinyl booths set up round a smallish dance floor. A bit crowded, with a very hip atmosphere. QOpen 19:00 - 04:00, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 05:00.
S a n s i b a r C - 3 , Ta u n u s t o r 2 ( J a p a n To w e r ) , MTaunusanlage, tel. 26 95 79 84, www.sansibar. us. Trendy club/bar inside the red Japan Tower, with stylish cocktails and great parties. On Wednesdays: Blue Moon Swing, live music. Also check out their good-weather-only rooftop garden bar at Hanauer Landstr. 190 (open Wed- Sat 19:00 03:00). QOpen 18:00 - 02:00, Thu 18:00 - 04:00, Fri 20:00 - 04:00, Sat 21:00 - 04:00. Closed Mon, Sun. Admission free.
Religious relics abound in this underground nightclub. You will pass the namesake everywhere you go, making you feel like God is really watching you. The seating resembles church pews all along the walls, and there are vividly coloured blue sloping walls that are designed to resemble chapel domes, with small shrines to Maria hidden everywhere. With three enormous dance floors and one very long bar, you should find plenty of room to groove and drink to the hip-hop and house offerings here. QOpen 22:00 - 05:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Wed. Admission €5-7, Thu free. P
Frankfurt may be a city full of conservatively dressed bankers, but it still has a rather lively gay scene. There are gay-friendly clubs scattered throughout most neighbourhoods, though some of them are located on side-streets near Konstablerwache.
club, is a techno wonderland. Its huge outdoor seating area with pillows (and tables) is a big hit. They even have a classroom for dance lessons if you’re interested in learning to salsa. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 04:00. (€4-10). AB
MHöhenstr., tel. 46 99 09 87. Th e neon ligh ts are a bi t glarin g, bu t th e music is spot on. Great bands and ensembles from around th e world play h ere, and jam sessions are h eld on Monday evenin gs. Q Open 20:00 - 03:00. AE
Santa Maria D-2, Holzgraben 9, tel. 46 09 43 55.
Blue Angel D-2, Brönner Str. 17, MHauptwache,
tel. 28 27 72. The best gay club in town, featuring numerous events such as single dating parties and horny house sessions. QOpen 23:00 - 06:00. Closed Mon, Tue. Admission €5.
Blues & Beyond E-2, Berger Str. 159,
tel. 96 00 96, www.galerie-frankfurt.de. This club near the station is full of singles on the prowl; women have a much easier time getting in when the place is full. Inside there’s a central dance floor with disco, pop and hip-hop, an upstairs balcony, the Platin-VIP lounge, and a mix of fashion on parade. Galerie is especially popular for its after-work parties on Thursday. No jeans. Galerie professes a open ended closing time and hosts private parties. Q Open Thu 18:00 - 05:00; Fri, Sat 22:00 - 05:00. A
Galerie B-3, Düsseldorfer Str. 1-7, MHauptbahnhof,
King Kamehameha I-2, Hanauer Landstr. 192, tel. 480
03 70, www.king-kamehameha.de. Known as the Kingka for obvious reasons, this is Frankfurt’s swankiest club. It’s also one of the most restrictive - expect to be turned down at the door if you’re wearing jeans, khakis or anything that marks you as a tourist. An 80s band plays to a full house on Thursday nights. A bar covers the length of the right-side wall downstairs, and there’s a large dance floor in the center. QOpen 19:00 - 04:00, Wed 19:00 - 02:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Sun. Admission €10. Closed Sunday except the last Sunday of the month open from 19:00 - 01:00. E 242 93 710, www.livingxxl.de. The city’s largest nightclub has three bars and a raised dining room that looks onto the dance floor. It’s located in the ground floor of the Eurotower. DJs play a mix of modern and retro tunes, and you can check the large video screens showing live images to make sure that you’re not missing any action elsewhere in the club. QOpen, Mon 11:30 - 15:00, Tue 11:30 - 23:00, Wed 11:30 - 01:00, Thu 11:30 - 03:00, Fri 11:30 - 04:00, Sat 19:00 - 05:00. Closed Sun. A
Sinkkasten D-2, Brönnerstr. 5, MKonstablerwache, tel. 28 03 85, www.sinkkasten-frankfurt.de. The type of music played changes every night, but generally varies from 80s to pop. Massive in size, there will always be room on the dancefloor for you. But if you’d rather just observe, it also provides two rows of theatre seating around the dancefloor to observe your fellow club-goers. There may be a long line to get in, but entrance standards are casual and open to all. QOpen 21:00 - 02:00, Thu, Sat 22:00 - 04:00, Fri 21:00 03:00, Sun 20:00 - 02:00. Admission €5. Stereo Bar E-4, Abtsgaesschen 7, MSchweitzer Pl., tel. 61 71 16, www.stereobar.de. Attracts a young crowd, including lots of students. This cellar club has a funky interior with orange walls and an aquarium, and serves some of the most reasonably priced drinks available in a Frankfurt nightclub. A DJ usually spins a mix of rock, funk and techno. The dance floor is quite small but nobody seems to mind or even notice. QOpen 22:00 - 03:00, Thu, Sun 21:00 - 02:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Wed. E
www.the-cave.de. Prepare to headbang like it’s 1989. This underground nightclub is exactly like it sounds: dark, smoky and full of interesting night creatures. It is the antithesis of the typical Frankfurt upscale nightclub, proffering a singularly un-pop music experience, including all the alternative and heavy metal bands one could ever want to hear from the last three decades. It has a very relaxed and fun atmosphere, and is the cheapest nightclub in town. QOpen 22:00 - 04:00, Fri, Sat 22:00 - 06:00. Closed Sun. Admission €3. P
Central E-2, Elefantengasse 11-13, MKonstablerwache, tel. 29 29 26. Expect a full house throughout the evening in this popular gay bar. Blue walls, red floors and lots of flowers make it nice for romantic talks in the earlier hours of the evening. After happy hour don’t expect any intimacy here, as the bar is usually packed to the gills. QOpen 20:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 20:00 - 03:00. La Gata E/F-3, Seehofstr. 3, MSüdbahnhof, tel. 61 45 81, www.club-la-gata.de. The one and only all-women’s bar in town. Holding its roots in Sachsenhausen for the last 30 years, they offer a rustic and relaxed atmosphere. Friday and Saturday are the biggest nights for celebration of all things female. QOpen 20:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 21:00 - 03:00. Closed Tue. Pulse Lounge D-2, Bleichstr. 38a, MEschenheimer Tor, tel. 13 88 68 02, www.pulse-frankfurt.de. The absolute place to be in the gay scene in Frankfurt. It serves as café, with excellent fresh soups and salads as well as a daily menu, local art and photography is prominently displayed on the walls and Pulse, its accompanying dance
Ja z zkeller C-2, Kleine Bockenheimer Str. 18,
MOpernpl., tel. 28 85 37, www.jazzkeller.com. Located in a basement in the heart of the city, the Keller is the most important club on the local jazz scene and has been hosting world-renowned jazz musicians for the past 47 years. Styles range from bebop, to free and modern jazz as well as blues, swing, latin and funk. Mmm-hmm... nice. QOpen, Tue, Wed, Thu 21:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat 22:00 - 03:00, Sun 20:00 - 03:00. Closed Mon. E 74, www.mampf-jazz.de. Quite possibly the smallest bar in Frankfur t, it is equally popular with locals and tourists, as it is one of few places to offer live music nightly in this par t of town. It should only hold about 25 people, bu t miraculousl y manages to accommodate ever yone who drops in. The per formers change ever y night, and don’t al ways only offer jazz, although that is its for te. Prices are rock bottom for food and drinks and the staff is affable. Q Open 18:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 18:00 - 02:00. EB
Mampf F-1, Sandweg 64, MMerianpl., tel. 44 86
tel. 13 39 64 13, www.anjama.net. E n j o y s e n s u a l t a n t r i c m a s s a ge a t t h i s c i t y cen tre salon staffed by experien ced masseuses. Un d ergo a classi c tan tri c massa ge, go for th e four-han d massa ge, or brin g your par tn er alon g for a coupl e massa ge. M en can get massa ges from m en, too. Pri ces ran ge from €150 to €300 for 90 minu tes up to t wo h ours. Appoin tm en ts by ph on e onl y.
Living XXL C-3, Kaiserstr. 29, MWilly-Brandt-Pl, tel.
The Cave D-2, Brönnerstr. 11, MKonstablerwache,
Located in an old bomb shelter, this dark and mysterious club offers an extensive array of music from Goa techno and Indian vibes to standard house for varied moves and grooves. Events are listed on the website. QOpen 23:00 - 06:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun. Admission €4-8. 11, M Hauptbahnhof, tel. 74 74 39 78, w w w. praesidium-1911.de. The green-clad Bullen (police) moved out of their beautiful headquarters and the party crowd moved in. The exquisitely furnished restaurant and club has ornamental staircases winding up to impressive lounges with marble pillars, sofas and antique wooden furniture. Cocktails start at €6.50 and the mixed crowd certainly seems to enjoy itself as a result. Q Club open Fri, Sat 22:00 - 05:00. Restaurant open Thu-Sat 19:00 - 03:00. ALEK
O25 I-2, Ostparkstr. 25, tel. 79 30 63 58, www.o25.de.
U-Bar & U60311 D-2, Roßmarkt, MHauptwache, tel.
297 06 03 11, www.u60311.net. A former pedestrian passageway has been converted into a colourful, lively bar and club with award-winning design. The U-Bar (open Wed, Thu from 22:00) has monthly literature evening and smaller parties, while the larger U60311 (named after its postal code) is home to the popular After Work parties, every Wednesday at 18:00. QOpen 22:00 - 03:00, Wed 18:00 - 03:00. Closed Mon, Tue.
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Unity F-2, Hanauer Landstr. 2, MZoo, tel. 94 34 05
55, unity1.de. Without a doubt this is one of the best clubs in Frankfurt. The music is generally thumping and the atmosphere unique, with style and character, cosy candles and soft, Arabic motifs and lighting. Come on Thursday if you enjoy rubbing up against a stranger’s sweaty body. Though there are benches in the back room, you may be forced to sit on someone’s lap for a seat. QOpen 22:00 - 05:00.
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There are many bars in the red light district between the station and the centre offering tabledancing and stripping. Expect to pay €10 admission to the better places. Drinks are usually reasonably priced, starting at about €5. However, if you want to chat with a girl, you'll be paying from €30 for her glass of champagne. Remember - the bars listed here are strictly of the look-and-don't-touch variety. West, tel. 77 25 25. Decorated to look like a 1920s cabaret, i t is a small ups cal e a dul t ni gh tclub, i ts sophisticated clients enjoying its fairly secluded location, just off the beaten path near the Messe fairgrounds. It hosts an international clientele alongside international performers, catering to both male and female sensibilities. Plush velvet booths sit on the perimeter of the dance area as guests enjoy a cocktail or two take in the intimate atmosphere. Drinks are available from €5-13. Q Open 21:00 - 06:00. Admission €5.
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MHauptbahnhof. The main floor contains a large Beate Uhse adult shop, with lingerie for men and women, toys, books, magazines and videos. On the second floor and around the side entrance one can find private viewing booths with over 128 choices of film and six movie theatres. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00, Sun 12:00 - 24:00.
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Imperial C-3, Moselstr. 46-48, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24 24 92 48. O fferin g an erotic variet y sh ow with everything from a woman with a 65-pound snake to provo ca ti ve Russian folklore dan cers to Samba performers, the Imperial maintains a sexy and bawdy cabaret environment, with seductive dancers performing throughout the evening. Clientele is varied, from stag and hen parties to businessmen in for evening, and a large number of regulars. Drinks range from €5-10. Q Open 20:00 - 06:00. Admission €5.
26 48 77 22, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. pureplatinum.org. A long hall leads to this nicely designed, upmarket tabledance bar. Booth seating is positioned very near to the dancefloor and private dance rooms are available if you want to get even closer with the girl of your choice. QOpen 21:00 - 05:00.
Tollhaus C-3, Taunusstr. 34, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 27 22
18 88, www.solid-gold.de. A catwalk with a rotating floor and plenty of poles is at the centre of this large tabledance bar. Dipped in red light, the décor includes golden statues holding up the ceiling – but you’ll probably be more interested in plucking a girl off the floor for a chat over champagne, or a €30 tabledance with the one you fancy. For the ladies, there are regular shows with gifted male strippers. QOpen 20:00 - 05:00.
World of Sex B-3, Kaiserstr. 74, MHauptbahnhof. A short
Pure Platinum C-3, Elbestr. 46, MHauptbahnhof, tel.
crawl from the train station, all of your adult entertainment needs can be met here. Beate Uhse, the renowned adult store, offers everything from videos to toys. Upstairs are private movie booths, and the top floor is the Virgin Bar, we believe for nonvirgins only, with a movie theatre, private booths, a bar, and table dancing, all in very clean and sophisticated surroundings. Downstairs is a gay shop and movie theatre. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. Admission to Virgin Bar €10.
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For a small city, Frankfurt has a fair share of sights. Must-sees include a trip up to the top of the Main Tower skyscraper (or, lacking money or time, to the top floor of the Zeilgalerie mall), a stroll from Opernplatz to Konstablerwache and a peek at the Römerberg. With more time on hand, visit the Städelsches Kunstinstitut museum.
what to see
Tourist Information Office Frankfurt B-3, Hauptbahnhof, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 21 23 88 00, www. frankfurt-tourismus.de. TCF has helpful staff that can offer a variety of information, hotel and tour bookings, etc.QOpen 08:00 - 21:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 18:00. Also at Römerberg 27 (Open 09:30 - 17:30, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 16:00).
06 99 60, www.traffiq.de. Dazed and confused by the traffic options in town? Visit these friendly and Englishspeaking people for information and tickets for train travel in and around Frankfurt, Germany and Europe. They also have two-hour tour of Frankfurt. QOpen 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:30 - 18:00. Closed Sun.
Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum) C-3, Untermainkai
Römer, tel. 297 03 20. The Kaiserdom is the tall cathedral overlooking Domplatz. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Holy Roman Emperors were ceremoniously crowned here. The Dom museum is full of historical artifacts, including pictures of Frankfurt at various times from the 14th centur y to today. Pick up a schedule of free organ music concer ts. Q Church open 09:00 12:00, 14:30 - 18:00, Fri 14:30 - 18:00. Museum open 10:00 - 17:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 17:00, closed Mon. Admission €2/1.
traffiQ B-3, Hauptwache, MHauptwache, tel. 01805
14 - 15, MWilly-Brandt-Pl., tel. 21 23 50 00, fax 21 23 07 05, email@example.com, www.juedischesmuseum. de. This moving and historic museum depicts the role of German Jews in Frankfurt before the Holocaust. Exhibits present a remarkable look at the lives, history and culture of the Jews. A testament to the people, the depictions are moving. The annex on Kurt-Schumacher-Str. displays archaeological remnants of synagogues and private homes in the Judengasse (the focal point of Jewish life in the city), most of which were destroyed during World War II. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Wed 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon. Admission €4.00/2.00.
Kaiserdom & Museum D-3, Domplatz, MDom/
Paulskirche D-3, Paulsplatz, MDom/Römer, tel. 28 10 98. Accessed from the Neue Krame pedestrian street, this 18th century church briefly served as the seat of German parliament when the first freely elected general assembly met here in 1848. A mural by Johannes Grutzke depicts the historical procession of representatives to the Paulskirche. QOpen 10:00 - 16:00. Römerberg D-3, Rathaus Platz, MDom/Römer. For centuries this medieval square was the hub of city government. It looks a bit fake, and it is fake. The Römerberg was levelled during WWII, then partly reconstructed. The west side of the square is occupied by the Römer, city hall. On the east side is a row of restored half-timber houses called the Ostzeile, originally built in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Fountain of Justice stands in the square’s centre. The Römerberg is the site of several public festivals and a tourist office. Westend Synagogue
Freiherr vom Stein-Str. 30, MWestend, tel. 72 62 63. Although it suffered bombing damage, this is the only Frankfurt synagogue to survive WWII. Located at the corner of Freiherr-vom-Stein Straße, it was renovated in the 1950s.
Haus Gier sch (Regional Ar t Museum) C-4, Schaumainkai 83, MSchweizer Platz, tel. 63 30 41 28, fax 63 30 41 44, www.museum-giersch.de. Founded in 1994 by Frankfurt businessman Carlo Giersch, this collection encompasses local artists from Frankfurt and surroundings, promoting artists from Mainz, Hanau, Aschaffenburg, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Friedberg. It provides a comprehensive look into the art history of the Rhein Main region, with special exhibitions twice per year, exhibiting all types of artwork, including paintings, photography and sculpture. Q Open 12:00 - 19:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. Admission €4/2.00. Historisches Museum D-3, Saalgasse 19
(Römerberg), MDom/Römer, tel. 21 23 55 99, fax 21 23 07 02, info.historisches-museum@stadt-frankfurt. de, www.historisches-museum.frankfurt.de. Ignore the ghastly entrance - the history museum looks better inside than out. You’ll learn about the royal roots of the city, the growth (mostly due to the trade fair) in the medieval era and the destruction of the city in the war. The top exhibits include a beautifully crafted model of the medieval city, and another rather shocking one of the flattened centre in 1945. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Wed 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Mon. Admission €4/2.
85 30, www.museumfuerangewandtekunst.frankfurt.de. Located on the east end of the Schaumainkai, the Villa Metzler is a beautiful house now incorporated by an impressive structure of glass and white concrete designed by New York architect Richard Meier. The museum is divided into Europe, Islamic lands, East Asia, Book Art and Graphics, and boasts quality artwork from the east as well as the west. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Wed 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Mon. Admission €5/2.50.
Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts) D-3, Schaumainkai 17, MSchweizer Pl., tel. 21 23
The Museumsufer museums
D-3, Schaumainkai, MSchweitzer Pl. The southern bank of the Main boasts one of Germany’s best cultural treasures. The Museumsufer (museum embankment) stretches between the Friedensbrücke bridge in the west all the way to Dreikönigskirche church in the east. The strip holds several museums, all located in restored villas from the 1800s/1900s.
Deutsches Architekturmuseum C-3, Schaumainkai
43, MSchweitzer Pl., tel. 21 23 88 44, fax 21 23 77 21, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dam-online. de. First opened 1979, this was the first architecture museum in Europe. The angular-looking building, designed by Oswald Mathias Ungers, was itself an inspiration to further explore man’s reasoning for creating proper shelter from the elements. Beginning with the mud-brick structures of the Sumerians, the museum ends with modern skyscrapers. QOpen 12:00 - 18:00, Wed 12:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon. Admission €6/3.
MSchweizer Platz, tel. 21 23 59 13, fax 21 23 07 04, email@example.com, w w w.mdw-frankfur t.de. In essence, this museum is a galler y showcasing cul tures from the Americas, Afri ca, O ceania, Asia an d many oth er cul tures in regularl y changing exhibi tions. Par tl y dedicated to contemporar y ar t, par tl y on ancient ar t, the museum can be found exploring oppor tuni ties to experience di fferen t cul tures from around th e world. Q Open 10:00 - 17:00, We d 10:00 - 20:00. Close d Mon. Admission €3.60/2, Galerie 37 €4/2.50; combined €4.60/2.60.
Museum der Weltkultur en (Museum of World Cultur es) D-3, Schaumainkai 29-37,
Frankfur t Card , firstname.lastname@example.org t.de, w w w. frankfurt-tourismus.de. This card, valid for 24hrs (€8.70) or 48hrs (€12.50) allows non-stop cultural enjoyment at a pretty good price; there’s also a great-value group ticket for up to 5 people (€15/24). Cardholders can make unlimited use of public transport, including to and from the airport, and also get 25% reductions on city tours, reduced admission to 21 museums, the zoo and the Palmengarten. The card is sold at the tourist information offices and at the hotel reservation office at the airport (Terminal 1, hall B). Museumsufer-Ticket, tel. 21 23 01 41, info. email@example.com, www.kultur.frankfurt. de. A two-day museum card grants free admission to the permanent and many special exhibitions of 26 museums in and around Frankfurt. A normal ticket costs €12/6, a family ticket €20. There is a special combined trade fair version too. The card is valid for an extra day for museums that are closed the day following purchase. Buy the ticket at the tourist offices or at the participating museums. frankfurt.inyourpocket.com
Frankfurt has its share of world class museums and art galleries. Take your pick and enjoy some culture.
Goethe-Haus & Museum D-2, Großer Hirschgraben
23-25, MHauptwache, tel. 13 88 00, fax 13 88 02 22, w w w.goethehaus-frankfur t.de. Bir thplace of Frank fur t’s most famous poet and wri ter, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Frankfurters hold mixed opinions of Goethe, who declined to keep his citizenship of the city when he moved away from it. There’s more to see in the Haus than in the museum; reconstructed in the 1950s, the timber-framed Goethe Haus contains items just like those that filled it when the wealthy Goethe family lived there. Via a small garden you walk to the museum, which contains a library of the writer’s works. Call in advance to arrange tours in English. Q Open 10:00 - 18:00, Sun 10:00 - 17:30. Admission €5/2.50.
Deutsches Filmmuseum D-3, Schaumainkai 41, MSchweizer Pl., tel. 21 23 88 30, fax 21 23 78 21, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.deutsches-filmmuseum.de. Considered by many film historians and movie enthusiasts to be the finest film museum in the country, this venue shows a varied exhibit of classic films. Exhibits display the development of a film studio and the process of making a film from the planning stage to the wrap session. Highlights include a copy of the Lumiere brothers’ work (from 1895) and Edison’s Kinetoscope from 1889. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Wed, Sun 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 14:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon. Admission €5.80/3.80. Liebieg Municipal Museum of Sculpture (Liebieghaus-Museum alter Plastik) C-4, Schaumain-
Pl., tel. 606 00, fax 606 0666, mk.frankfurt@mspt. de, www.museumsstif tung.de. Smallish in size, this particular museum has free internet access downstairs and Frank fur t’s b est brownies and chocolate chip cookies in the café. The museum itself is about the history of the German post and telephone system fun, antiquated gadgets and post trucks can be found, but mainly interactive videos that are only in German. Audio tours can b e purchased in English. Q Open 09:00 - 18:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon. Admission €2.50/2.
Museum für Kommunikation (Museum of Communication) D-3, Schaumainkai 53, MSchweitzer
Städelsches Kunstinstitut (Städel Ar t Institute) C-4, Dürer str. 2, MSchweit zer Pl.,
tel. 605 09 80, fax 61 01 63, inf email@example.com, w w w.staedelmuseum.de. Don’t miss ou t on Frank fur t’s pre-emin en t ar t museum, th e Städ el, on e of G ermany’s most impor tan t ar t collections. I t has an impressi ve collection con tainin g a vas t array of works in clu din g Dürer, H ohlb ein, Carnach, Mon et, Van Gogh, Cezann e, Ma tisse an d Van Dij ck. Th e se c tion on G erman expressionism is par ti cularl y stron g, wi th represen ta ti ve works by Frank fur t ar tist Ma x B e ck mann. Q Op en 10:00 - 18:00, We d, T h u 10:00 - 21:00. Cl os e d M on. Admission €10/8.
kai 71, MSchweitzer Pl., tel. 21 23 86 15, fax 21 23 07 01, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.liebieghaus.de. The sculpture collection here from 5,000 years of various civilizations and epochs is considered one of the most important in Europe. Some pieces are exhibited in the exquisite gardens surrounding the house. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Wed 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon. Admission €5/3.50.
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Claiming 83,000 of the 600,000 jobs in Frankfurt, banks are taken very seriously around these parts. 83 per cent of Frankfurt’s GDP is based in service i n d u s t r i e s . Th e G D P p e r F r a n kfurt employee is a whopping €70,165, an d th e balan c e sheet of banks headquartered in Frankfurt comes to a staggering €2,218 billion. There are over 315 banks here, including 177 foreign institutions. The most famous bank is the European Central Bank (ECB, www.ecb.int) at the helm of the eurozone economy, officially making Frank furt the city of the euro. The new president of the European Central Bank, Frenchman Jean - Claude Trichet was inaugurated November 1, 2003. Economic policy may take a turn for the ECB. Even though the EU’s national banks exert considerable influence over eurozone economic decision-making, giving limited freedom to Trichet, the financial community assumes that it can look forward to more realistic in flation rates, more transparent dealings and slimmer administration, and an assertion of the independence of the ECB. The ECB building houses a gift and bookshop with plenty of literature and coin sets (Kaiserstr. 29, tel. 13 44 74 55). 15 15, www.deutsche-boerse.com. Europe’s largest stock exchange is located in Frankfurt. Housed in a building from the 1800s, visitors may enter the viewing gallery just by presenting ID. Computerised systems have somewhat tamed the trading floor frenzy, but it’s still an interesting sight with some of the busiest trading outside of New York. In a funny mood? Shout ‘SELL’ and watch the sui ts panic. Q Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun. To book a tour (10:00, 11:00, 12:00 in German, English, Spanish, Russian) call 24hours in advance. D-2, Domstr. 10, MDom/Römer, tel. 21 23 04 47, fax 21 23 78 82, email@example.com, www.mmkfrankfurt.de. A fine new addition to Frankfurt’s museums, which houses the works of major artists from the 1950s to the present, with new exhibits constantly being added. The permanent collection features works by Lichtenstein, Andre, Flavin, Warhol and Segal as well as many German masters. Famous works are displayed in unique ways throughout the building, itself a piece of art and dubbed The Piece of Cake because of its triangular shape. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Wed 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon. Admission €6/3, free on the last saturday of the month.
Museum für Moderne Kunst (Modern art museum)
Senckenberg A-2, Senkenbergeranlage 25, MBockenheimer Warte, tel. 75 420, fax 74 62 38, www. senckenberg.de. Renovated and reorganized in 2003, this remarkable natural history museum is one Frankfurt’s most impressive collections. Primarily known for its excellent dinosaur exhibition, it is also one of the most important research museums in Europe, thanks to the numerous publications and scientific institutions it houses, including the Centre for Biodiversity Research. The ground floor has by far the most exciting exhibits, including the dinosaurs, whales, elephants and the history of human evolution. The museum is immaculate, extensive and extremely interesting for adults and children alike, with a seemingly endless collection of everything that has lived on earth. QOpen 09:00 - 17:00, Wed 09:00 - 20:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 18:00. Admission €6.00/€3.00. Schirn Kunsthalle D-3, Am Römerberg 6a, MDom/ Römer, tel. 299 88 20, fax 988 22 40, welcome@schirn. de, www.schirn-kunsthalle.de. Schirn is the city’s main art gallery for temporary exhibitions. The exhibitions cover a broad range of styles and subjects, but most involve less traditional art. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Wed, Thu 10:00 22:00. Closed Mon. Special exhibitions €8/6. Struwwelpeter-Museum B-2, Schubertstraße 20, tel. 74 79 69, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. struwwelpeter-museum.de. Written by world-renowned physician, author and lifelong citizen of Frankfurt Heinrich Hoffman, Stuwwelpeter, (pronounced Stroo-velpayter) or Slovenly Peter, is his most famous character. He began sketching for children to ease their nerves while visiting his doctor’s office, and eventually wrote Struwwelpeter as a gift for his three-year-old son in 1844. It and many other stories quickly became classics (and cautionary tales) worldwide. The small gallery is a collection of original artwork created by Hoffman, editions and parodies of Struwwelpeter from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as other paraphernalia to do with his life and work as an author and an psychiatric innovator. The book can be purchased in scores of languages - Mark Twain did one translation. It’s worth a look if you are at the Römerberg wandering around, particularly as admission is free and they have a great gift shop. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. Admission €2/1.
Börse C-2, Börsenpl. 4, MHauptwache, tel. 21 11
tel. 95 66 30 73, email@example.com, www.geldmuseum.de. This monetary policy fantasyland focuses on many different issues, including the history of currency, safety and printing of money, antique coin collections and the changeover from the Deutschmark to the euro. However, it is primarily a playground of sophisticated games and toys attempting to teach monetary policy to dummies, and, in our case, failing. Although it’s fun and everything is in German and English, after wards we weren’t qui te read y to h ead th e European Central Bank. Q Open 10:00 - 17:00, Wed 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Sat. Admission free.
Geld Museum (Deutsche Bundesbank Museum) I-1, Wilhelm-Epsteinstr. 14, MDornbusch,
Parks & Gardens
Bethmannpark E-1/2, Berger Str./ Mauer weg,
MMerianpl. Located in front of Friedberger Tor and opened to the public in 1952, Bethmannpark is worth visiting to see the Chinese Gardens - with pagoda. Chess players can play using the park’s metre-high chess pieces. However, the park is located off the busy Friedberger Landstraße and, as such, is not the most peaceful of Frankfurt’s green spaces.
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Zoo (Zoologischer Garten) F-2, Alfred-Brehm-Pl. 16, MZoo, tel. 21 23 37 35, www.zoo-frankfurt.de. Considered one of Europe’s best, especially for its nocturnal house and exotarium, where animals are kept in simulated natural environments. Tropical storms occur on schedule (daily at 11:30 and 15:30). QOpen 09:00 - 19:00. Admission €8/4. K
With ten buildings over 150m high in the city centre, Frankfurt (jokingly nicknamed Mainhattan) has a unique skyline for a European city. Wartime destruction and the need for office space during Germany’s economic boom in the 1960s and 70s led Frankfurters to look up for space solutions. Indeed, judging by the uninspired architecture (to say the least), the motto of those decades seemed to be stick your banks in the air like you just don’t care. Get great (and free) views of the skyline from the top floor of the Zeilgalerie mall, which is connected to the roof terrace of the Galeria Kaufhof department store.
Applewine Express D-2, tel. 21 32 24 25, fax 21
32 27 27, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www. ebbelwei-express.com/. The Ebbel wei (applewine) Express is a quirky way to tour the city while you work on acquiring a taste for applewine. You can’t help but notice the bright red and blue tram trundling around town on weekend afternoons. The one-hour ride costs €6 (children €3) and includes a bottle of applewine and a pretzel. The ride takes you through the city center to Sachsenhausen, then loops back to Bornheim. For information on schedules, call 21 32 24 25 or ask at the Verkehrsinsel at Hauptwache.
Although the highest structure in town is the 331m Europaturm television tower in the northern outskirts, the highest skyscraper is the triangular Commerzbank Zentrale at 259m (300.10m if you count the mast and the little blinking light at the top). It’s also the highest in Europe. Size does matter when boys play with building blocks - the Commerzbank is a full two metres higher than the previous highest building in Frankfurt and Europe, the MesseTurm (Trade Fair tower, 257m). Third in line is the Westend Straße tower near the station (208m). The crown at the top of the building needs heating in winter to prevent icicles from forming. The Main Tower with its viewing platform at 200m is next, followed by the 186m Trianon building, which has an upside-down triangular mirror on the roof. Holding the record for 15 years from 1978, the Silver Tower houses the Dresdner Bank, and used to have a top-floor swimming pool which the bankers later replaced with a conference room. The Marriott hotel has checked into the 159m Plaza Büro Center, and next up are the 155m twin towers of the Deutsche Bank, also nicknamed Credit & Debit. The gleaming Skyper tower comes next - though we’d have suggested a more feminine name like Skyliner instead. European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet rules over Euroland from the 148m Eurotower, though his little enterprise is scheduled to move to a new 160m-high tower across the river in Sachsenhausen in a few years. Another remarkable highrise is the 120m Henninger Turm, which is basically a rotating restaurant that was stuck on top of the Henninger brewery silo in 1961. The brewery is bankrupt, the terrain sold, and the tower is slated for demolition, though this has led to an outburst from
Günthersburgpark I-1, MBornheim Mitte. Basketball courts, gigantic fountains for splashing around in and large lawns for sunbathing make this Bornheim park an exquisite place. There is always a game of football or badminton being played and it’s a great place for a stroll during the crisp fall months. Grünebur gpark & Schönhof-Pavillon B-1,
Grüneburgweg, MWestend. Located in the Westend area, Grüneburgpark is the second largest green space in the city, with great tree-lined paths for strolling and jogging as well as spacious lawns for chillin’ or Fußball. The park was founded in 1789 by P Tehmann-Metzler, the original owner, and named Zur . Grünen Burg. It was handed to the city of Frankfurt in 1940 and today, the park has been expanded and holds exotic trees and plants, some of which older than 100 years. In the summertime an open-air cinema screens films and concerts take place on the lawns. The Schönhof-Pavillon, originally a garden house from the 18th century, serves as a café and restaurant. Nordend contains fantastic suburban architecture like the peculiar Holzhausenschlösschen; a moated baroque summer residence. The castle frequently holds classical music concerts, exhibitions and other events. There is a large playground for children. However, dogs aren’t allowed in the park.
Insider Tour tel. 030 692 31 49, www.insidertour.com.
Join native English speakers David or Jo on an excellent-value 3-hour Frankfurt on Foot walking tour, starting daily at 10:30 at the Römer/Paulskirche tram stop. This walk takes in all sights and Frankfurt’s full history. Book online or just show up. There’s also a newcomers’ orientation tour (on demand), aimed at new residents and taking in the main sights as well as introducing culture, shops and how to use public transport. Q Tickets €12/10.
City tours D-3, tel. 21 23 89 53, www.frankfurttourismus.de. The tourist office organises city tours in ten languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The tour lasts 2.5 hours and costs €25/20, €10 for children. Sights include the Römerberg and the Goethe House. Tours start daily at 10:00 and 14:00 at the Römerberg tourist office (Römerberg 27, D-3), or at 10:15 and 14:15 from the train station tourist office (Tourist Info Hauptbahnhof, Empfangshalle, B-3).
Holzhausen Park I-1, MHolzhausenstr. This park in
Helicopter trip s Egelsbach Airpor t, tel. 07
00 43 54 43 54, Ser vice@Helif liegen.de, w w w. h e l i f l i e g e n . d e . S e e Fr a n k f u r t f r o m t h e s k y ; a 30-minu te helicopter flight across the ci ty costs from €199/person. Egelsbach airpor t is a 20 minu te dri ve sou th of town.
Frankfurt's Skyscraper Top 20
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Name Commerzbank Zentrale MesseTurm Westend Straße 1 Main Tower Trianon Silver Tower Plaza Büro Center Deutsche Bank I Deutsche Bank II Skyper Eurotower Frankfurter Büro Center City-Haus Gallileo Pollux Messe Torhaus AfE-Turm Japan Center Eurotheum Nibelungenplatz 4 Hight 259m 257m 208m 200m 186m 166m 159m 155m 155m 154m 148m 142m 142m 136m 130m 117m 116m 115m 110m 110m Built 1997 1990 1993 1999 1993 1978 1976 1984 1984 2004 1977 1980 1974 2003 1997 1985 1972 1996 1999 1966
Lohrberg I/J-1. Head to the 590m-high Lohrberg, 6km northeast of the city, where you can enjoy grand views of the surrounding Rhine-Main area as well as Frankfurt’s skyline. Also nearby is Frankfurt’s last vineyard, the Lohrberger Hang. A beer garden in the park serves applewine and, of course, beer. Ostpark I-2, MEissporthalle/Festplatz. A charming park,
with a vast expanse of green for sunbathing, kicking around a football, or just lazing. Frankfurters are very keen on grilling frankfurters there on the weekends but it’s big enough to accommodate everyone. It also has a huge lake right in its centre, a rarity for city parks.
Primus boat tours D-3, Mainkai 36 (Am Eisernen Steg), MDom/Römer, tel. 133 83 70/13 38 37 12, fax 28 47 98, email@example.com, www.primus-linie.de. Boat cruises on the Main and Rhine rivers. Tours take anything from 50 minutes to a day. Departures are from the Eisernen Steg bridge, near the Römer. Q (€6-29).
Frankfurters who have happy childhood memories of the rotating floor and the views. Architecturally, the Japan Center (115m) may be the most interesting skyscraper in the banking district, with its characteristic Japanese design and overhanging roof. The most beautiful one however must be the Main Plaza. This hotel may be a mere 88m high, but it’s made with bricks and is inspired by the 1920s American Radiator Building in midtown New York. A remarkable newcomer to Frankfurt is the 87m-high building of the Radisson SAS hotel, which is shaped like a coin standing on its side. Fans of 1970s architecture should head out to the Niederrad office area to view the remarkable 57m-high, boxy Olivetti Turm. Finally, the pretty brick Mousonturm deserves a mention, even though at 33m it doesn’t even reach to the knees of its big brothers. Once a soap factory, it now houses a theatre and a (ground floor) restaurant. For more information on skyscrapers in Frankfurt and elsewhere, see www.emporis.com.
Main Tower Observation Deck Neue Mainzer Str.
Messe (Trade fair) A-2, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 , M Fe s t h a l l e / M e s s e , t e l . 7 5 7 5 0 , w w w . messefrankfurt.com. This huge complex west of the centre is Europe’s largest trade fair centre, visi ted by millions each year. International conferences and tradeshows convene here throughout the year, featuring every thing from new technology and cars to plumbing equipment and adult entertainment. One of the Messe’s most heavily attended events is the International Book Fair, held in October. frankfurt.inyourpocket.com
Stadtwald F-4. It’s well worth the 10-minute tram journey to the spacious Stadtwald (city woods) on the outskirts of Sachsenhausen. Paths leading into the forest accommodate travel by bicycle, horse or foot. In the park you’ll find duck-filled ponds, barbecue facilities and picturesque views of the city from the Goetheturm. For the more actively inclined, there are training courses where you can turn it up a notch. Near the tower there’s a beer garden (also serving cocktails) and an adventure playground. Frankfurt In Your Pocket
52-58, MWilly-Brandt-Pl., tel. 36 50 47 77 /91 32 01, www.maintower.de. A visit to the 200m-high Main Tower skyscraper is a definite must for Frankfurt first-timers. Finished in 1999, it houses 62,000m2 of office space, has 2,550 windows, 1090 steps and employs about 2,000 people to keep it standing. The most useless fact we can give you is that it’s a full twenty times heavier than the Eiffel Tower. The observation platform, on top of building at 200m, offers magnificent views of central Frankfurt and the surrounding region. There’s no more appropriate place to order long drinks than up here; have a romantic sunset dinner or a boozing session behind the huge windows of the 53rd floor Main Tower Restaurant (open 17:30 - 01:00; Fri & Sat 17:30 - 02:00, closed Sun. & Mon). QOpen 10:00 - 21:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 23:00. In the winter open daily from 10.00 - 19.00 The platform is closed during bad weather or strong winds. Lift fee €4.50/€3.
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The most popular shopping area is the Fußgängerzone (pedestrian street) of the Zeil, beginning at Hauptwache and stretching all the way to Konstablerwache, with the city’s main department stores (Kaufhof and Karstadt) as bookends. On its western end, the Zeil changes its name and becomes Fressgasse (eat-street) with enough cafés, patisseries and delicatessens to recharge from any shopping spree. In the same area is Schillerstraße, home to slightly less designer, but nonetheless quality clothing and gift shops. For more funky boutiques, second-hand outlets and hard-to-find items, try Berger Straße, with shops extending from the Merianplatz to Bornheim Mitte U-Bahn stations, or else Leipziger Straße in Bockenheim.
Department stores & Malls
tel. 219 10, www.galeria-kaufhof.de. Regarded for its enormous subway station level grocery store as much as it is for anything else, it’s a moderately priced chain department store. Shop for clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, jewelry, house wares and linens. Descend to the basement for a bakery, salad and olive bar, large collection of imported pastas and sauces, candies and chocolates, wine and liquor, and even a fresh sushi bar. Q Open 09:30-20:00, Thu-Sat 09:30-21:00. Closed Sun. Karstadt D-2, Zeil 90, MHauptwache, tel. 92 90 50, www.karstadt.de. One of Frankfurt’s largest department stores, Karstadt also sells an enormous array of gourmet delicacies in the basement; everything from organic fruits and vegetables to gourmet meats, cheeses and chocolates. Q Open 09:30-20:00, Thu-Sat 09:30-21:00. Closed Sun. Main-Taunus-Zentrum, MSulzbach, tel. 300 90 10, www.main-taunus-zentrum.de. QOpen. Closed Sun. Open 09:30-20:00, Thu-Sat 09:30-22:00. Closed Sun. NordWestZentrum Limescorso 8, MNordWestzentrum, tel. 580 90 20, www.nwz-frankfurt.de. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun. Peek & Cloppenburg E-2, Zeil 71 - 75, MKonstablerwache, tel. 29 89 50, www.peekundcloppenburg. de. With designer labels, excellent service, tremendous selection and very high prices, P&C is the undisputed shopping champion for high-quality clothes along the Zeil. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun. Zeilgalerie D/E-2, Zeil 112-114, MHauptwache, tel. 92 07 34 14, www.zeilgalerie.de. The only real mall in the city centre is not just a place to buy stuff, but also to windowshop. All store-fronts inside this mini-mall are glass - so you can ride the escalators up and down to survey the selection. The unconventional spiral shaped interior houses clothing and music stores, cafes, electronics shops and much more. Go up to the rooftop terrace for a free panoramic view over the centre. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed on Sundays (except restaurants and cinema)
Galeria Kaufhof D-2, Zeil 116 - 126, MHauptwache,
tel. 62 40 42, fax 62 92 27, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.galerie-poller.com. Q Open 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun Galler y Anita Becker s A-3, Frankenallee 74, MGalluswarte, tel. 73 90 09 67, info@galerie-beckers. de, www.galerie-beckers.de. QOpen 11:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 14:00. Closed Mon. Other times by arrangement Gallery BBK F/I-2, Hanauer Landstr. 89, MZoo, tel. 49 52 90, email@example.com, www.bbk-frankfurt. de. Featuring maritime themes with the North Sea, Black sea as well as the Rhine and Main rivers QOpen 10:00 - 12:00, Mon, Fri 17:00 - 20:00. Closed Tue, Wed. Gallery Brumme Frankfurt D-3, Braubachstr. 34, MDom/Römer, tel. 28 72 63. Q Open 10:00 -13:00, 14:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 15:00. Closed Sun, Mon
Galerie Poller E-3, Brückenstr. 9 - 11, MSüdbahnhof,
Hermes C/D-2, Goethestr. 25, tel. 298 02 83, www. hermes.com. Their famous luxurious ties and scarves, as well as their classic designer home items. QOpen 10:00 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Mont Blanc C/D-2, Goethestr. 29, tel. 21 65 79 68, www.montblanc.com. This snow-capped peak is the place to go for classic fountain pens, watches and modern stationary accessories. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. Picard Galerie C/D-2, Goethestr. 14, tel. 29 68 31, www.picard-lederwaren.de. Handbags, wallets, briefcases and other business accessories in the finest leathers. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. Prada C/D-2, Goethestr. 29, tel. 28 34 69, www.prada.com. Need a handbag? Some shoes? Join the elite and sport the Prada label. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. Rena Lange C/D-2, Goethestr. 27, tel. 28 33 40, www. renalange.com. A German design house existent since 1916 and still producing classic collections for women. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Tiffany C/D-2, Goethestr. 20, tel. 920 02 70, www.tiffany. com. THE name in silverware, jewellery and breakfast venues, of course. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Versace C/D-2, Goethestr. 22, tel. 91 39 86 99, www. versace.com. Check out the various collections from the house that has continued beyond Gianni’s lifetime. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun.
sells a precious and virtually unlimited assortment of gourmet cheeses, breads and meats at gourmet prices. QOpen 08:00 - 19:00, Sat 08:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun.
Markets & Food
Marktplatz, MBornheim Mitte. Farmers sell fresh fruit and vegetables of unlimited variety. Tempting variety of meats, sausages, cheeses, as well as fresh spices, dairy and preserves all sold at tiny kiosks in the middle of the Bornheimer square. This is an entertaining place to watch and learn from the locals. Q Wed 08:00 - 18:30, Sat 08:00 - 16:00 Erzeugermarkt E-2, Konstablerwache, MKonstablerwache, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.erzeugermarkt-konstablerwache.de. The largest produce market in the Main metropolis holds 52 kiosks selling many Hessen specialities and temptations from nearby farms. Among the usual selections, this market also has many stands set up with Frankfurt specialities, including applewine. Also look for Kartoffelpuffer, huge fried potato pancakes with applesauce. There are plenty of places to sit and eat too. Q Open Thu 10:00-20:00, Sat 08:00 - 17:00. Kleinmarkthalle D-2, Hasengasse 5-7, MHauptwache, www.kleinmarkthalle.de. Since 1954, Frankfurters have come here to pick up their necessary foreign food delicacies. Here you can find spices, ingredients, desserts, and breads from all over the world. The freshest fish, meats, and cheeses are for sale daily with lots of vendors to choose from, as well as a spectacular assortment of fresh flowers. QOpen 08:00 - 18:00, Sat 08:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Schillerstraße market D-2, MHauptwache. This street market is packed with shoppers and workers buying delicious food for lunch, but you could do all your shopping here. Cheese, fruit, vegetables, hot local delicacies plus handicrafts and oddities. Check out the Britain Island for Creme Eggs, Walkers crisps and many more Brit favourites. Q Every Friday. Superkato D-2/3, Kornmarkt 3, MDom/Römer, tel. 29 45 44. This is a great spot for sushi lovers, where you can snack on tasty rolls and fresh sushi while purchasing Asian noodles, rice, spices and other specialties to take home. Q Open 09.30 - 18.30, Sat 09.30 - 16:00. Closed Sun, Mon. Zarges C/D-2, Kalbächer Gaße 10, MAlte Oper, tel. 29 90 30. Thank God for the Germans’ love of bread, meat and cheese. Located right on the Freßgaße, this delicatessen
You’ll also find a few small shops on the Römer square’s southern side, offering traditional tourist wares such as T-shirts and beer steins. E-3, Klappergasse 9, MSüdbahnhof, tel. 61 99 53 93, www.aepplergalerie.com. Q Open 10:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun. D i p p e m a r k t E-2/3, Fahr gasse 80, MKonstabler wache, tel. 28 25 59. Take h om e something to remind you of Frankfurt’s applewine, such as the blue stoneware bembel (pitcher) or glasses. You can find these at many shops, but the Dippemarkt has one of the city’s largest selections.QOpen 09:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Hanne Kley D-2, Rossmarkt 12, MHauptwache, tel. 28 48 11, email@example.com, www.hanne-kley.de. Germans are proud of their expertly hand-crafted wooden toys - and it’s reflected in the prices at this colourful shop. It sells hanging mobiles, train sets, dollhouses, games and lots more. It’s a fun stop for anyone with children in the family, or for those who like collector’s items. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun.
Bornheimer Wochenmarkt I-2, Am Uhrtürmchen/
tel. 28 04 92, firstname.lastname@example.org. A huge variety of English-language books, a large teaching section as well as videos, books on tape and cards. Ordering books from the UK or US is possible. QOpen 09:30 - 19:00, Sat 09:30 - 18:00. Closed Sun. A Hugendubel E-2, Steinweg 12, MHauptwache, tel. 48 44 84, email@example.com, www.hugendubel. de. Following the latest chain-store trends, this large, multileveled bookshop includes a coffee shop and couches for lounging. Quite crowded on the weekends, it sells books in German, English and other languages. It also stocks music, videos and DVDs. QOpen 09:30 - 20:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 09:30 - 21:00. Closed Sun. Internationale Presse Schmidt & Hahn B-3, Im Hauptbahnhof, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24 25 23 16, fax 24 25 23 99. Buy newspapers from around the globe, as well as magazines in English, German or French. You will also find a collection of books, mostly fiction, in English and German. QOpen 07:00 - 20:30, Sat, Sun 08:00 - 20:00. Sussmann’s D-2, Zeil 127, MHauptwache, tel. 131 07 51. A small bookshop tucked behind the Katharinenkirche church at Hauptwache, it sells books, magazines and greeting cards in both German and English. They also have a decent selection of English-version videos and DVDs. Q Open 09:00 - 19:00, Thu, Fri 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. Wendeltreppe D-4, Brückenstr. 34, MSüdbahnhof, tel. 61 13 41, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. die-wendeltreppe.de. This fun bookshop in Sachsenhausen specialises in mystery-suspense novels. Store decorations and props support the theme. Some titles are available in English. Q Open 09:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 19:00, Fri 09:30 - 13:00; 14:00 - 18:00; Sat 09:30 14:00. Closed Sun.
British Bookshop D-2, Börsenstr. 17, MHauptwache,
bogner.com. Luxury sports, leisure wear and accessories for men, women and children. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. Cartier C/D-2, Goethestr. 11, tel. 133 86 60, www. cartier.com. Art, design and 150 years of successful branding.QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Chanel C/D-2, Goethestr. 10, tel. 29 09 76, www. chanel.com. Selling ready to wear apparel, accessories and shoes, plus the emblematic Coco Chanel classics. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Ehinger-Schwarz C/D-2, Goethestr. 18, tel. 92 91 91 82, www.ehinger-schwarz.de. Home to the international jewellery design studio, Charlotte. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun. Ferragamo C/D-2, Goethestr. 2, tel. 920 07 30, www. ferragamo.com. Salvatore’s eponymous emporium has shoes, accessories, ready to wear clothing plus shades, perfume and watches. For men and women. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Georges Rech C/D-2, Goethestr. 23, tel. 13 37 64 74. Flamboyant and feisty styles from top German design house. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. Gucci C/D-2, Goethestr. 27, tel. 920 08 90, www.gucci.com. The classic green and red take on clothing, luggage, leatherware and gifts. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun.
Bogner C/D-2, Goethestr. 21, tel. 29 47 20, www.
Frankfurt In Your Pocket
June - July 2009
Air Berlin www.airberlin.com Air France tel. 0180-583 08 30. Austrian tel. 0180-300 05 20. British Airways tel. 01805-26 65 22. CSA Moerfelder Landstr. 45-47, tel. 69 02 68 41. EL AL tel. 03-971 61 11. Finnair tel. 01803-34 66 24. KLM tel. 01805-21 42 01. LOT tel. 01803-300 03 36. Lufthansa An der Hauptwache 7, tel. 28 28 95. Ryanair www.ryanair.com SAS tel. 0045-32 32 68 00. Swiss tel. 69 80 99 25. Austria Lyoner Str. 16, tel. 60 06 61 96. Belgium Kettenhofweg 29, tel. 97 10 54 10. Denmark Parkstr. 7, tel. 6173-32 47 37. Finnland Karlstr. 12, tel. 24 29 77 27. France A-1, Ludolfusstr. 13, tel. 795 09 60. Greece A-1, Zeppelinallee 43, tel. 979 91 20. India B-3, Friedrich-Ebert-Anl. 26 (India House), tel.
Good medical care is widely available and provided by private doctors and public/private hospitals. Doctors and hospitals may expect immediate payment in cash for health services from tourists and persons with no permanent address in Germany. Most doctors, hospitals and pharmacies do not accept credit cards. For routine non-emergency care, access is on a private paying basis. Waiting lists, common in many European countries, do not seem to be a problem in Germany. If you cannot get to the hospital or to a doctor in an emergency, dial 112 for an ambulance. Dr. Biegler I-1, Eschersheimer Landstr. 468, tel. 52 09 97. Dr. Najman D-4, Schweizerstr. 5, tel. 61 67 07. Dr. Schneider B-2, Mendelssohnstr. 53, tel. 74 72 72.
tel. 929 10 40.
American Chamber of Commerce Roßmarkt 12, Deutsche Industrie-und Handelskammer (Chamber of Commerce) Schillerstr. 11, tel. 219 12 80.
153 00 50. Italy B-2, Beethovenstr. 17, tel. 753 10. Luxembourg Theodor-Heuss-Allee 108, tel. 97 20 47 47. Netherlands 2-B/C, Bockenheimer Landstr. 39, tel. 971 20 10. Portugal Zeppelinallee 15, tel. 979 88 00. Spain Nibelungenpl. 3, tel. 959 16 60. Sweden Wildunger Str. 9, tel. 79 40 26 15. United Kingdom B-2, Bockenheimer Landstr. 42 (Triton Haus), tel. 170 00 20. USA B-1, Siesmayerstr. 21, tel. 753 50.
97 40 56 74. 29 09 66.
Beethoven Cleaning B-1/2, Beethovenstr. 42, tel. Sunshine Cleaning D-2, An der Hauptwache 7, tel.
Goethe-Institut Diesterwegpl. 72, tel. 961 22 70.
Avis Frankfurt Airport, tel. 69 02 77 71. Budget Frankfurt Airport, tel. 69 07 44 40. Europcar Frankfurt Airport, tel. 69 79 70. Hertz Frankfurt Airport, tel. 69 40 73. Sixt Frankfurt Airport, tel. 0180-526 25 25.
Blume 2000 D-3/4, Schweizer Str. 25, tel. 61 57 67. Blütentraum E/F-1, Berger Str. 69, tel. 43 40 42. Bonsai Centre I-1, Friedberger Landstr. 325, tel. 55 37 24. Flowers Hanisch B-3, Main Train Station, tel. 23 91 91.
Dentists Vidal Sassoon
The stylists at this hairdressing salon get the same rigorous training as at any Vidal Sassoon salon around the globe. Consultations are free and the staff speaks English. Kaiserhofstr. 16, tel. 692 97 04 00. 95 53 02 55. Dr. Esser I-1, Feyerleinstr. 14, tel. 55 35 68. Dr. McCaffrey, Dr. Church I-1, Ginnheimer Landstr. 125, tel. 53 30 05. Dr. Schneider B-2, Mendelssohnstr. 53, tel. 74 72 73. Dr. Topf A-1, Adalberstr. 14, tel. 70 72 05 56. Dr. Voigt D-2, Schillerstr. 10, tel. 28 74 40.
Dr. Dobbertin I-1, Eschersheimer Landstr. 34, tel.
Reisebank B-3, Main Train Station, south exit, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24 27 85 91, www.reisebank.de. Also at Frankfurt Airport, terminal 1. QOpen 07:30 - 21:00.
Australia C-1, Grüneburgweg 58 - 62, tel. 90 55 80.
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Frankfurt In Your Pocket
June - July 2009
Abtsgäßchen E-3/4 Adalbertstr. A-1 Adickesallee I-1 Adlerflychtplatz D-1 Adlerflychtstr. D-1 Affentorplatz E-4 Achenbachstr. D-4 Albusstr. E-2 Alfred-Brehm-Platz F-2 Allerheiligenstr. E-2 Allerheiligentor EF-2 Alte Brücke E-3 Alte Gasse E-2 Alte Mainzer Gasse D-3 Altkönigstr. BC-1 Am Geistpförtchen D-3 Am Hauptbahnhof B-3 Am Leonhardstor D-3 Am Salzhaus D-2 Am Städelshof E-2 Am Tiergarten F-2 Am Weingarten A-1 An der Hauptwache D-2 An der Kleinmarkthalle D-2 An der Staufenmauer E-2 Arndtstr. B-2 Auf der Körnerwiese C-1 August-Siebert-Str. B-1 Babenhäuser Landstr. I-3 Bäckergasse E-3 Bäckerweg E-1 Barckhausstr. B-2 Baseler Platz B-4 Baseler Str. B-3 Battonnstr. E-2 Baumweg E-1,F-2 Baustr. D-1 Beethovenstr. B-2 Bendergasse D-3 Berger Str. EF-1 Berliner Str. D-2/3 Bethmannstr. D-3 Bettinaplatz B-2 Bettinastr. B-2 Biebergasse D-2 Bindingstr. E-4 Bleidenstr. D-2 Bleichstr. D-2 Blumenstr. D-1 Bockenheimer Anlage C-2 Bockenheimer Landstr. B-1,C-2 Bockenheimer Warte A-1 Böcklinstr. CD-4 Bodenstedtstr. E-4 Börneplatz E-3 Böhmerstr. C-1 Bornheimer Landstr. EF-1 Bornwiesenweg D-1 Börsenplatz D-2 Börsenstr. D-2 Braubachstr. D-3 Breite Gasse E-2 Bremer Platz C-1 Brentanostr. B-2 Brönnerstr. D-2 Brückenstr. E-3 Brückhofstr. E-3 Bruchstr. E-4 Buchgasse D-3 Burgstr. F-1 Burnitzstr. CD-4 Camberger Str. A-4 Corneliusstr. B-2 Cranachstr. D-4 Dammstr. E-4 Danneckerstr. D-4 Dantestr. A-2 Darmstädter Landstr. E-4 David-Stempel-Str. E-4 Deutschherrnufer EF-3 Diesterwegplatz D-4/5 Diesterwegstr. D-4 Dominikanergasse E-2/3 Domplatz D-3 Domstr. D-3 Dreieichstr. E-3/4 Dreikönigsstr. E-3 Dürerstr. C-4 Düsseldorfer Str. B-3 Eckenheimer Landstr. E-1 Eckhardtstr. F-3 Eiserne Hand E-1 Eiserner Steg D-3 Elbestr. C-3 Elefantengasse E-2 Elisabethenstr. E-3 Elkenbachstr. EF-1 Elsa-Brandström-Platz B-2 Elsheimer Str. C-1 Emil-Claar-Str. C-1 Emil-Sulzbach-Str. A-2 Emser Brücke A-2/3 Emser Str. A-2 Eppsteiner Str. BC-1 Erlenstr. B-3 Eschenheimer Anlage D-1 Eschersheimer Landstr. D-1 Esslinger Str. B-4 Fahrgasse E-2/3 Fahrtor D-3 Falkstr. A-1 Familie-Jürges-Platz B-3 Färbergasse DE-3 Feldbergstr. B-1 Fellnerstr. D-1/2 Feststr. E-1 Feuerbachstr. B-2 Fichardstr. D-1 Fichtestr. E-2 Finkenhofstr. D-1 Fischerfeldstr. E-3 Flößerbrücke EF-3 Frankensteiner Platz E-3 Frankensteiner Str. E-3 Franz-Lenbach-Str. C-4 Freiherr-vom-Stein-Str. B-1 Friedberger Anlage EF-2 Friedberger Landstr. E-1 Friedberger Platz E-1 Friedensbrücke C-4 Friedensstr. C-3 Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage B-2/3 Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz D-2 Friedrichstr. BC-1 Fritschengäßchen E-3 Fürstenberger Str. C/D-1 Gallusanlage C-3 Galluswarte A-3/4 Gartenstr. CD-4 Gärtnerweg C-1 Gaußstr. E-1 Gelbehirschstr. E-2 Geleitsstr. EF-4 Georg-Voigt-Str. A-2 Gerbermühlstr. F-3/4 Gerichtsstr. E-2 Gervinusstr. C-1 Goetheplatz D-2 Goethestr. C-2 Gräfstr. A-1/2 Greifstr. A-1 Große Bockenheimer Str. C-2 Große Eschenheimer Str. D-2 Große Fischerstr. E-3 Große Friedberger Str. E-2 Große Gallusstr. C-2/3 Große Rittergasse E-3 Große Seestr. A-1 Großer Hirschgraben D-3 Grüne Str. F-2 Grüneburgplatz B-1 Grüneburgweg BC-1 Guilettstr. BC-2 Günthersburgallee EF-1 Güterplatz B-3 Güterstr. B-3 Gutleutstr. A-4,C-3 Gutzkowstr. DE-4 Habsburger Allee I-1/2 Hafenstr. B-4 Hafnerstr. B-3 Hainer Hof E-3 Hainer Weg E-4 Hamannstr. D-1 Hamburger Allee A-2 Hammelsgasse E-2 Hanauer Landstr. F-2 Hansaallee C-1 Hans-Thoma-Str. D-4 Hardenbergstr. B-4 Hasengasse D-2 Hebelstr. E-1 Hedderichstr. DE-4 Hegelstr. F-1 Heidelberger Str. B-4 Heideplatz F-1 Heidestr. F-1 Heilbronner Str. B-4 Heiligkreuzgasse E-2 Heinestr. D-1 Heisterstr. E-4 Helgoländer Str. C-1 Herbartstr. F-1 Herderstr. EF-1 Hermannstr. D-1 Hermesweg EF-2 Hinter der Schönen Aussicht E-3 Hofstr. C-3 Hohenstaufenstr. B-3 Höhenstr. F-1 Hochstr. D-2 Holbeinsteg C-4 Holbeinstr. CD-4 Hölderlinstr. F-2 Holzgraben D-2 Homburger Str. A-2 Howaldtstr. F-3 Hühnerweg EF-4 Humboldtstr. D-1 Im Sachsenlager C-1 Im Trierischen Hof DE-2 Im Trutz Frankfurt C-1 Ingolstädter Str. F-1 Jahnstr. D-1 Jordanstr. A-1 Jügelstr. A-1 Julius-Heymann-Str. F-2 Juliusstr. A-1 Junghofstr. C-2 Jungstr. A-2 Jürgen-Ponto-Platz C-3 Kaiserhofstr. C-2 Kaiserplatz C-3 Kaiserstr. C-3 Kalbächer Gasse C-2 Kannengießergasse D-3 Kantstr. F-1 Karlsruher Str. B-3 Karlstr. B-3 Karmelitergasse D-3 Katharinenpforte D-2 Katzenpforte D-2 Kaulbachstr. D-4 Kennedyallee C-4 Keplerstr. D-1 Kettenhofweg B-2 Kiesstr. A-1/2 Kirchnerstr. C-3 Kl. Bockenheimer Str. C-2 Klapperfeldstr. E-2 Klappergasse E-3 Kleine Brückenstr. E-3/4 Kleine Friedberger Str. E-2 Kleine Hochstr. C-2 Kleine Rittergasse E-3 Kleine Wiesenau B-1 Kleiner Hirschgraben D-2 Klemensstr. A-1 Klüberstr. C-2 Königswarterstr. F-2 Konrad-Adenauer-Str. E-2 Körnerstr. C-1 Kornmarkt D-2/3 Koselstr. E-1 Kranichsteiner Str. E-4 Kreuznacher Str. A-2 Krögerstr. D-2 Kronberger Str. C-1 Kruggasse D-3 Kurfürstenplatz A-1 Kurt-Schumacher-Str. E-3 Landgrafenstr. A-1 Lange Str. E-2/3 Laubestr. DE-4 Launitzstr. D-4 Leerbachstr. C-1/2 Leibnizstr. F-1 Leimenrode D-1 Leipziger Str. A-1 Lenaustr. E-1 Lersnerstr. D-1 Liebfrauenberg D-2 Liebfrauenstr. D-2 Liebigstr. BC-1 Limpurgergasse D-3 Lindenstr. B-2 Löherstr. E-3 Lokalbahnhof E-4 Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage A-2 Ludwigstr. B-3 Luginsland C-2 Luisenplatz F-1 Luisenstr. F-1 Mainkai E-3 Mainluststr. C-3 Mainstr. E-3 Mainzer Landstr. AB-3 Mannheimer Str. B-3 Marienstr. C-2 Martin-Luther-Str. F-1 Martin-May-Str. E-4 Mauerweg E-1 Meisengasse CD-2 Mendelssohnstr. B-2 Mercatorstr. E-1 Merianplatz F-1 Merianstr. EF-1 Mertonstr. A-2 Metzlerstr. D-3/4 Mittelweg D-1 Mörfelder Landstr. E-4 Morgensternstr. D-4 Moselstr. B2/3 Mousonstr. F-2 Mühlbruchstr. EF-4 Münchener Str. C-3 Münzgasse D-3 Musikantenweg F-1 Myliusstr. B-1 Nauheimer Str. A-2 Neckarstr. C-3 Nedergäßchen F-1 Nesenstr. D-1 Neue Kräme D-2 Neue Mainzer Str. C-2/3 Neue Niedenau B-2/3 Neue Rothofstr. C-2 Neue Schlesingergasse C-2 Neuer Wall E-3 Neuhofstr. E-1 Niddastr. BC-3 Niedenau BC-2 Nordheimstr. D-4 Oberlindau C-1/2 Obermainanlage F-3 Obermainstr. F-3 Oberweg D-1 Odenwaldring (OF) J-2 Oeder Weg D-1 Offenbacher Landstr. F-4 Opernplatz C-2 Oppenheimer Landstr. D-4 Oppenheimer Platz D-4 Oppenheimer Str. D-3 Oskar-von-Miller-Str. F-3 Ossietzkystr. E-4 Ostendstr. F-2/3 Otto-Hahn-Platz C-4 Otto-Loewe-Str. A-1 Ottostr. B-3 Palmengartenstr. B-1 Palmstr. EF-2 Paradiesgasse E-3/4 Parkstr. C-1 Passavantstr. C-4 Paul-Ehrlich-Str. C-4 Petersstr. E-1 Pfingstweidstr. F-2 Pforzheimer Str. B-3 Platz der Einheit B-3 Platz der Republik B-3 Porzellanhofstr. E-2 Poststr. B-3 Qirinstr. EF-4 Querstr. D-1 Rahmhofstr. D-2 Rappstr. E-1 Rathenauplatz D-2 Ratsweg IJ-2 Rechneigrabenstr. E-3 Reineckstr. E-2 Rembrandtstr. C-4 Rethelstr. C-4 Reuterweg C-1/2 Rheinstr. B-2 Robert-Mayer-Str. A-2 Rohmerplatz A-1 Rohmerstr. A-1 Röhnstr. (OF) J-2 Rosenberger Str. D-2 Rossertstr. B-1 Roßmarkt D-2 Rotlintstr. E-1 Rotteckstr. E-1 Rottweiler Str. B-4 Rubensstr. C-4 Rückertstr. F-2/3 Rudolfstr. B-3 Rüsterstr. B-2 Saalgasse D-3 Sachsenhäuser Ufer D3/4 Sandgasse D-2 Sandweg F-1/2 Savignystr. B-2 Seckbächer Gasse D-3 Seehofstr. EF-3 Seilerstr. E-2 Senckenberganlage A-2 Seumestr. F-1 Schadowstr. D-4 Schäfergasse D-2 Schärfengasse D-2 Schaubstr. C-4 Schaumainkai C-4,D-3 Scheffelstr. E-1 Schellingstr. F-1 Schifferstr. D-3,E-4 Schillerstr. D-2 Schleidenstr. D-4 Schleiermacherstr. F-1 Schleusenstr. B-4 Schloßstr. B-4 Schneckenhofstr. D-4 Schneidwallgasse D-3 Schöne Aussicht E-3 Schönstr. B-4 Schopenhauerstr. F-1 Schreyerstr. C-4 Schubertstr. B-2 Schulstr. D-3 Schumannstr. B-2 Schützenstr. E-3 Schwanenstr. F-3 Schwanthalerstr. D-4 Schweizer Str. D-4 Schweizer Platz D-4 Schwertfegergäßchen D-3 Schwindstr. B-1/2 Siemensstr. F-4 Siesmayerstr. B-1 Sömmeringstr. D-1 Sonnemannstr. F-3 Sophienstr. A-1 Souchaystr. D-4 Speicherstr. B-4 Sprendlinger Landstr. (OF) J-3 Städelstr. D-3 Stalburgstr. D-1 Staufenstr. C-1 Stegstr. D-4 Steinlestr. C-4 Steinweg D-2 Stephanstr. D-2 Sternstr. D-1 Stiftstr. D-2 Stolzestr. E-2 Stresemannallee C-4 Stuttgarter Str. B-3/4 Taubenstr. D-2 Taunusanlage C-2 Taunusstr. C-3 Taunustor C-3 Teichstr. EF-4 Telemannstr. C-1 Textorstr. DE-4 Theobald-Christ-Str. F-2 Theodor-Heuss-Allee A-2 Theodor-Stern-Kai BC-4 Theodor-W.-Adorno-Pl. A-2 Thomasiusstr. F-2 Thorwaldsenplatz D-4 Thorwaldsenstr. C-4 Thüringer Str. F-2 Tischbeinstr. C-4 Töngesgasse D-2 Töplitzstr. C-4 Tucholskystr. E-4 Uhlandstr. F-2/3 Ulmenstr. BC-2 Unter der Friedens-brücke C-4 Unterlindau C-1 Untermainanlage C-3 Untermainbrücke D-3 Untermainkai CD-3 Unterweg D-1 Varrentrappstr. BC-1 Vilbeler Str. E-2 Vogelsbergstr. F-1 Vogelweidstr. C-4 Waldschmidtstr. F-1 Wallstr. E-3 Walter-Kolb-Str. E-3 Walther-von-Cronberg-Platz F-3 Wasserweg EF-3 Weberstr. E-1 Weckmarkt E-3 Weiherstr. F-2 Weißadlergasse D-2/3 Weißfrauenstr. D-3 Werftstr. B-4 Weserstr. C-3 Westendplatz B-2 Westendstr. B-2 Wielandstr. E-1 Wiesenau B-1 Wiesenhüttenplatz C-3 Wiesenhüttenstr. C-3/4 Wilhelm-Hauff-Str. B-2 Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. C-3 Willemerstr. EF-4 Willy-Brandt-Platz C-3 Windeckstr. F-2/3 Windmühlstr. C-3 Wingertstr. F-1 Wittelsbacher Allee F-2 Wöhlerstr. C-2 Wolfsgangstr. CD-1 Zeil DE-2 Zeißelstr. E-1 Zeppelinallee AB-1 Zimmerweg BC-2 Zum Apothekerhof F-3 Zum Brommenhof F-3 Zum Gipfelhof F-3 Zum Gottschalkhof F-3 Zum Laurenburger Hof F-3 Zum Pfarrturm E-3 Zwingergasse CD-2 Zwischenstr. E-4
Frankfurt In Your Pocket
Ager Bet 18 Ambassel 19 Anjama 33 Adolf Wagner 16 Alex 29 Alte Oper 8 Al Terrazzino 23 An der Messe 12 Anglo Irish 29 Apfelwein Solzer 10, 16 Applewine Express 40 Avocado le Bistro 26 Ban Thai 28 Bar M Kantine 21 Batschkapp 31 Bella Vista 23 Best Western Alexander am Zoo 12 Best Western Domicil 12 Best Western Imperial 12 Best Western Plaza 13 Bethmannpark 38 Bistro Pizzeria Rucola 23 Bistro Salvatore 23 Blue Angel 33 Blues & Beyond 33 Bodega Barcelona 27 Bombay Palace 20, 21 Börse 38 Bristol 11 Buena Vista 29 Bull & Bear 22, 29 Café & Bar Celona 30 Café Karin 17 Café Sonderbar 29 Cantina Mescal 26 Central 33 Central Park Public Pantry 22 Chicago Meatpackers 16 City-Relax 34 City tours 40 Club der Künstler 23 Coast 27 Coconut Groove 30 Cocoon 31 Coffee Talk 17 Concorde 14 Conrad's 19 Cooky's 32 Courtyard by Marriott Messe 14 Courtyard Nordwestzentrum 13 Cristall 13 Das Leben ist Schön 23 Deelight 32 Der Buchwald 22 Destino 29 Deutsches Architekturmuseum 37 Deutsches Filmmuseum 37 Die Schmiere 8 Dr. Mueller Blue Kino 34 Edelweiss 16 Elli's Elliot 34 English Theatre 8 Erno's Bistro 19 Espressivo 17 EuroDeli 30 Falk 15 Fisch Franke 27 Flipper 30 Fox and Hound 29 Frankfurt Card 36 Frankfurter Hof 11 Frankfurt Marriott Hotel 11 Frankfurt Ticket 8 Gagos 30 Galerie 32 Garibaldi 24 Geld Museum 38 Ginkgo 22 Ginnheimer Wirtshaus Hopfen und Most 19 Goethe-Haus & Museum 36 Golden Gate 34 Golden Leaf Hotel & Residence 15 Grüneburgpark & SchönhofPavillon 40 Gundi 28 Günthersburgpark 40 Häagen-Dazs 17 Hamburger Hof 11 Harvey's 30 Hauptwache 18 Haus Giersch 36 Haus Wertheym 20 Helicopter trips 40 Hessischer Hof 11 Historisches Museum 36 Holiday Inn City South 11 Holzhausen Park 40 IMA 30 Im Blauen Bock 16 Imperial 35 Indigo 21 InterCity 11 InterContinental 11 Internationales Theater 8 Irish Pub Bornheim 10, 22, 29 Jazzkeller 33 Joe Penas 26 Jüdisches Museum 37 King Creole 16 Kaffeehaus 18 Kaiserdom & Museum 36 Keepers Lounge 30 King Kamehameha 32 Kleinlaut & Brown 29 La Boveda 27 La Gata 33 La Trattoria 24 Le Meridien Parkhotel Frankfurt 11 Le Note 24 Leon D'Oro 24 Liebieg Municipal Museum of Sculpture 37 Liebig 13 Lindner Hotel & Residence Main Plaza 11 Living XXL 22, 32 Lobster 27 Lohrberg 40 Lokalbahnhof 20 Lucullus Königstein 24 Lucullus Kronberg 24 Lucullus Nero 25 Luna Bar 29 Luxor 15 Maaschanz 19 Maingau 13 Maingau Stuben 20 Main Tower Observation Deck 41 Mal Seh'n Kino 8 Mampf 33 Manhattan 13 Maritim 12 mc² lounge 30 McGowan's 29 Memphis 15 Mercure & Residenz 12 Messe 40 Mikuni 25 Minibar 29 Mirador 18 Miramar 12 M-Steakhouse 16 Museum der Weltkulturen 37 Museum für Angewandte Kunst 37 Museum für Kommunikation 37 Museum für Moderne Kunst 38 Museumsufer-Ticket 36 My Sushi 26 Namaste India 21 NH Frankfurt City 13 Nizza 15 O’Reilly’s 29 O25 32 Osteria L'isola Sarda 25 Ostpark 40 Palmenhof 14 Paolo's Frankfurt 25 Paulskirche 36 Praesidium 19/11 32 Primus boat tours 40 Pulse Lounge 33 Pure Platinum 35 Quan Van 28 Radisson SAS 12 Rainbow Garden Thai Restaurant 28 Ramada City Centre 15 Regent 15 Reisebank 45 relexa 14 Robert Mayer 14 Römerberg 36 Sachsenhäuser Warte 20 Sam’s Sportsbar 16 San San 18 Sansibar 32 Santa Maria 32 Sausalito's 26 Savoy 14 Schauspielhaus 8 Schirn Café Schirn Kunsthalle Senckenberg Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers Signatures Veranda Silk Sinkkasten Städelsches Kunstinstitut Stadtwald Stereo Bar Strandcafé Struwwelpeter-Museum Sunset Swagat Taj Mahal Taj-Taj Tandoori Bar & Grill Room Tandure Textor The Cave The English Theatre The Ivory Club The Lounge Tokyo Tollhaus Tourist Information Office Frankfurt Townhouse traffiQ TRYP Turm-Palast Turm Hotel U-Bar & U60311 Unity Vapiano V Element Vidal Sassoon Villa Kennedy Villa Orange Wäldches Walden Westend Synagogue Wirtshaus Gickelschlag World of Sex Yours Australian Bar Zenzakan Zimt & Koriander Zoo Zum Gemalten Haus Zwölf Apostel 30 38 38 12 22 22 32 37 40 32 27 38 30 21 21 21 28 30 32 9 23 30 26 35 36 12 36 14 8 12 32 32 25 31 44 12 12 29 31 36 20 35 16 27 25 40 16 18
Frankfurt In Your Pocket
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