red|guide Tipps: Frankfurt
EAT in Frankfurt: Orfeo's Erben
When Orfeo's Erben (heirs) was opened in January 1999, as a successor of one of the most renowned art house cinemas in Germany, nobody had an idea that Andreas Lucas and Harry Dehnhardt had hit on an excellent concept: They made the Orfeo's into a unique, public cinema restaurant, which is unrivalled in Germany. Both sides of the business are a great deal. In the smallest THX cinema in Germany you see movies, trailers and the latest production of aspiring German film-makers. The open bar and restaurant area has also got many fans. Who's surprised? The atmosphere is great, and the food, too. Trade Fair visitors, neighbours, regulars, and movie lovers are repeat customers here. You find delicious international dishes on the menu: Crunchy salads with a sophisticated dressing, pasta, fish and meat. If you are lucky you get one of the sought-after tables next to the screening room - then you can enjoy your food with a good movie.
SHOP in Frankfurt: Organicc
Never before has eco fashion, also beyond the eco scene, been as hip as it is today. There are more and more shops that fit this category. Organicc is a special one among them: Owner Gerd Palmer only sells clothes and accessories that were produced under fair working conditions. Moreover, they should be made of organic or recycled materials. The cotton for the clothes is grown in an environmentally friendly way, and the switch to different cultivation methods is supported financially. Child labour or the exploitation of workers are a taboo. For Palmer, eco is not a hip trend that you can turn into gold, but an attitude towards life. Designers such as Katherine E Hamnett, Bono's label EDUN or Ivana Basilotta are part of the collection, as are shoes by Terra Plana!. The selection of wearable and modern street ware is great, and on top of that you'll get the feeling of having shopped responsibly for free.
STAY in Frankfurt: Motel One
Motel One makes it into the top 3 budget hotels in Germany. Stiftung Warentest (German testing organization) gave Motel One the overall mark of 2.1 (pretty good), and you should do the same. At an absolutely cheap price (doubles start at 75,- euros) you will experience tasty design and a perfect service in this hotel. The rooms are stylishly furnished and very clean, the rain shower in the bathroom revitalises you after a tiring day, and in the queen-size or twin bed you will rest wonderfully afterwards. Start the next day in the comfy One Lounge. It's fitted with design furniture and bodies of light, allowing for a perfect start into the day with a generous breakfast buffet. If you get hungry during the day, you can get warm and cold snacks as well as drinks in the One Lounge, easily making you forget about the fact that there's no room service.
SEE in Frankfurt: Der Eiserne Stegred|guide Frankfurt
How do pedestrians from the Frankfurt Old Town, the Römerberg, get across the Main to the opposite neighbourhood of Sachsenhausen? Of course, via the Eiserne Steg. Luckily, this important connection has been free-of-charge since 1886. Before it became municipal property, people had to pay for using it. The Eiserne Steg is a neo-Gothic, 170 metres-long pedestrian bridge, the architectural counter piece of the Holbeinsteg. Because of its location, and its characteristic silhouette, the Eiserne Steg has become a beautiful landmark of Frankfurt. From the bridge you also have a great of of the Frankfurt skyline and the Museumsufer. Tip: Every two weeks, directly at the Main shore, at the southern end of the Eiserne Steg, the well-known Frankfurt flea market takes place. You can find things that you definitely won't find anywhere else, and that you didn't even think you would ever need.