Here Comes the Frankfurt Book Fair!

The Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart The Frankfurt Book Fair is all about presentation, spectacle, promotion, and celebration. On Sunday you won’t want to miss the cosplay competition that fills the halls with colorful, eye-catching costumes (this is the best day to come with kids as Saturday can be prohibitively [...]

By | October 12th, 2015|Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Book Fair, General|Comments Off on Here Comes the Frankfurt Book Fair!

The Week in Germany: Cold Weather, VW, and Frankfurt am Main

Have you moved to Germany from warmer climes? Take Liv Hambrett's advice on dressing for Germany's colder climate then, right here. The Frankfurt on the left The left of the country. Fall in love with Germany's banking capital with StadtKindFFM's photographs. That pesky VW scandal In case you've been wondering what exactly happened, there's a [...]

By | October 9th, 2015|General|Comments Off on The Week in Germany: Cold Weather, VW, and Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt’s Steamy Side

The Rhein-Main Therme had two delightful log-cabin-style outdoor saunas. Photo (cc) flickr user Romain Cloff I've written about it before, and I'll write about it again.  I can't get enough.  I'd do it every single week if I could.  Every day even.  I'm talking about visiting the sauna.  And for anyone who loves [...]

By | September 24th, 2015|Click Clack Gorilla, Frankfurt am Main, General|3 Comments

Celebrate 25 Years of German Unity With Ottmar Hörl’s Unity Man

Ampelmännchen displayed at the Frankfurt Römer in Ottmar Hörl's installation Overcoming Boundaries. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart Ottmar Hörl's installation Overcoming Boundaries was commissioned as part of the celebration of the 25-year anniversary of German Reunification.  The statues, which are 38-centimeters tall and made of light, weather-resistant plastic, are intended as symbols for Germany's [...]

By | September 22nd, 2015|Frankfurt am Main, General, German Culture|Comments Off on Celebrate 25 Years of German Unity With Ottmar Hörl’s Unity Man

Bookstores in Frankfurt, Germany

Die Wandeltreppe: A mystery bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photo: Nicolette Stewart As an obsessive reader, book stores are one of the first stops I like to hit when visiting a new city.  Monuments?  Museums?  Pish-aaw.  I'd rather find out what books are waiting for me on the city's shelves.  If I [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|General, Literature|Comments Off on Bookstores in Frankfurt, Germany

Expat Life: Passport Control, Customs, and Entry into Germany for Americans

by Greg Webb Photo: Death to Stock Photos Being an American, I think most of us can agree to having experienced at least some sort of anxiety about what it’s going to be like entering another country due to the aggressive nature of our airport security (even towards its own citizens). If you’re [...]

By | January 13th, 2015|Frankfurt am Main, General, Travel in Germany|Comments Off on Expat Life: Passport Control, Customs, and Entry into Germany for Americans

First Day at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Photo Impressions

Gutenberg Museum Stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting point for book lovers, and the enormous fair hall pulses: with color, passion, and beautiful, beautiful books. Book people--from authors to publishers and everyone in between--have descended on Frankfurt, and for the next five [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Book Fair, General|Comments Off on First Day at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Photo Impressions