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: MyZeil
The building itself is already worth a visit. The Italian star architect Massimiliano Fuksas set his hand to the design. His innovative plan looked as follows: he took the aerial image of a dried-out course of a river and used it as the basis for his groun d plan. In this way a building without any edges came into existence - round, curved and bent. Above a glass roof lies down like a rapid stream in waves. And what's under the roof? On six floors there are jeans and casual wear by Guess, G-star, Hilfiger Denim, Replay and Pepe, as well as lace lingerie by Princess Tam Tam and Passionata, additionally there's functional clothing by The North Face and Columbia or surf clothing by Chiemsee or Quicksilver. A 47 metre long express escalator takes you directly to the culinary boulevard where various international cuisines are on the menu.
STAY in Frankfurt: Hotel am Berg
The Hotel am Berg is a secret tip, a Wilhelminian style villa, which has been owned by one family since 1950 and become one of the most popular mid-range hotels. Cultural travellers, in particular, like to come here, so you should reserve beforehand. Often the hotel is booked up. The family atmosphere and beautiful hillside location make it a real jewel. The rooms are individually designed and lovingly furnished; the small garden invites you, if the weather permits, to relax. If you want to spend your time in Frankfurt in a truly charming hotel, this is the one for you: Upon your first step over the threshold you'll find yourself cordially welcomed and thoroughly at home. Doubles start at 67,- euros at night.
SEE in Frankfurt: Städel Museumred|guide Frankfurt
It was the biggest extension in the history of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt - both in terms of content and architecture. On February 25, 2012 the annex building for the collection of contemporary art opened to its visitors in a huge celebration. 3,000 additional square metres for the picture museum. For 1,200 works that stem from donations from the Deutsche Bank and the DZ Bank art collection as well as own collecting activities. For this purpose the Frankfurt architects Schneider+Schumacher put a hall (which is up to 8 metres high) under the museum garden - with a curved ceiling that is only pillared by twelve struts, 195 round skylights that let the daylight from the garden enter the hall. In the evening light all this looks like a modern installation from the outside. Speaking of modern: the contemporary art in the museum ranges from Jean Fautrier to Yves Klein and Gerhard Richter.