Tag Archives: Frankfurt am Main

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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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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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 the steamy tradition, Germany is a great place to be.

Resident on Earth has explained sauna etiquette, and I have raved about my favorite sauna in Mainz before.  But having recently moved to Frankfurt am Main, I now have a whole new set of what are called Sauna Landschaften to explore.  I couldn’t be happier.

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Expat Life: Hello, Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main. Photo (cc) flickr user doistrakh

Frankfurt, Dresden, Frankfurt, Mainz, Frankfurt.  It seems I can’t move to another city in Germany without making a stop back in the first German town I ever called home.  And now, as of Saturday, here I am calling it home again.  Who’d have thought?

My husband certainly hadn’t.  I’d always had a soft spot for the city—there were so many gritty, interesting little corners—and after all, Frankfurt ist ein Dorf (Frankfurt is a village).  It may be one of Germany’s big cities and its banking capital, but it doesn’t feel like a big city.  Particularly not after you’ve been in New York.  But that is part of its beauty: it has a small-town feeling with a big-city’s perks.  I’ve never understood why so many expat bloggers spend so much time railing on the place.  It’s quite charming if you give it a chance, I say, though my husband is yet another who has never been able to see the place through my eyes.

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Wordless Wednesday: Bridges Over Frankfurt

The Floesser Bridge in Frankfurt. Photo (cc) flickr user nolifebeforecoffee

Another Frankfurt bridge by night. Photo (cc) flickr user fotoeins

The Eisenersteg in Frankfurt am Main. Photo (cc) flickr user www.lighthunter.de

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Expat Life: Ten Things to Love About Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main: Full of skyscrapers and really good food.

It was easy for me to fall in love with Frankfurt.  Despite its negative reputation among many expats (and yeah, I wouldn’t want to pay hotel prices there either—it’s a trade fair city and and banking city and prices can be quite high), I have always had a soft spot in my heart for what Germans sometimes refer to as Germany’s New York.  Why?  Plain and simple: it was the first European city in which I lived, my first home outside of United States borders.  And now, after almost five years away, it looks like I’ll be moving back.

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