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Bookstores in Frankfurt, Germany

Die Wandeltreppe: A mystery bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  Photo: Nicolette Stewart

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 walk past a few sights on the walk between book havens, then that’ll be nice too.  Today I’ve compiled a list of a few of Frankfurt’s coziest bookstores for tourists who like to take a city by book.

die Wandeltreppe

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

by Greg Webb

Photo: Death to Stock Photos

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 anything like me, you will/have/are scouring the internet looking for answers to questions that you simply cannot find. Well, look no further! In the next five minutes, you will learn the ins and outs of the German passport control and customs through my first-hand experience with Frankfurt am Main’s International Airport.

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First Day at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Photo Impressions

Frankfurt Book Fair Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

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 days, Frankfurt will be the unofficial capital of books.

I spent the morning wandering the cavernous halls, getting a feel for the layout and taking pictures of books and stands. I think I could spend the next year here and not manage to see it all. The program booklet is as thick as a telephone book, though I doubt I’ll make it to even half of the interesting events I’ve circled. A large “Lesezelt” (reading tend) has been set up in the courtyard outside, and there are rumored to be readings by Finnish authors happening in a sauna (how that is supposed to work I have no idea).

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World Cup Blog: Aftermath USA vs. Die Mannschaft

Thomas Müller fired an unstoppable 20 metre shot to give Germany a 1-0 victory over the United States on Thursday and top spot in World Cup Group G.

The United States, coached by former German boss Jurgen Klinsmann, also went through to the last 16 despite the 1-0 defeat in rain-sodden Recife.

Fanfest at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt am Main.

Fanfest of the World Cup match USA vs. GER (photos by Lisa Bommersheim)

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Fanfest of the World Cup match USA vs. GER (photos by Lisa Bommersheim)

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Blockupy Frankfurt

This past week the Blockupy Movement staged a number of events and protests in Frankfurt am Main.  Take a look at some images from the week:

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Photo copyright dpa/picture alliance

Blockupy protests in Frankfurt am Main

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Blockupy protests in Frankfurt am Main 2013

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Merry Christmas, Young Germany

For those who celebrate, today is a day of family, ornaments, food, friends, and gifts.  We’ll take one last glimpse at a German Christmas market before they close up for the season.  Have a great day!

A star lamp stand at the Frankfurt Christmas market. Photo (c) Click Clack Gorilla

One stand was selling chocolate tools. They looked incredibly realistic. Photo (c) Click Clack Gorilla

A close-up of the chocolate tools. Photo (c) Click Clack Gorilla

One Gluhwein stand was shaped like a barrel. Photo (c) Click Clack Gorilla

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