since i had the chance to look around this place, here are my favorite spots & things to do in frankfurt.
#1 Spazieren (engl.: walking around the river Main)
holy cross brewing society, hoppenworth & ploch, sugar mama
#3 Going to the cinema or theatre
Where? Cinema (Hauptwache) Harmonie (Sachsenhausen), Mal seh'n (Nordend), Cinestar Metropolis (Oeder Weg) or The English Theatre (Taunus), Schauspiel Frankfurt & Kammerspiele (Willy-Brand-Platz)
#4 Walking around Nordend (Oeder Weg)
i grab a coffee at Café Glauburg, listen to podcasts and mentally pick out my favorite Altbau to live in. if hungry: falafels at Aroma.
#5 Doing laundry
Pepi clean, put my clothes in the machine & enjoy their homemade cookies. they have great coffee & yummy toasts. duly noted to bring along a magazine or two. and yes, this counts as one of my favorite things to do.
#6 Visiting Palmengarten
his place is heaven.
#7 Watching a band play at batschkapp
great location to enjoy music & have a drink or two. most memorable concerts I've been to: Teoman and Duman. honestly, I haven't been to any other gigs since.
#8 Hanging out around bahnhofsviertel
yok yok, pizza at montana or indian food at eatDoori, proper drinks at plank or a ny pastrami sandwich at maxi eisen – this area has a lot to offer. if you prefer authenticity to coolness, go for a samosa at akmal, a fish plate at alims fisch imbiss or baklava around merkez mosque.
#9 Market strolling
südbahnhof, thursdays at konstablerwache and bockenheimer warte, wednesdays & saturdays at berger come to mind. if you're looking for second hand, there's a flohmarkt at ostbahnhof or schaumainkai (location changes biweekly).
#10 comedy & jazz
this is still a black box for me but jazzkeller and mampf are known for jazz sounds and die käs for funny performances. i started my discovery journey with a comedy set at die KÄS and hope to continue it. it may not be louis c.k. but still.
title image by blickfang, taken in february on the streets of nordend.