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EAT in Frankfurt: EDMW
The name EDMW stands for EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN of the Ang Lee movie. The topic? Asian cuisine arts and human relationships. The name says it all. In the unadorned restaurant you'll receive liquid and solid delicacies of Asian cooking: Buddha rolls, spring rolls, shrimp skewers in peanut sauce. If you want to taste it all, choose the Tapas - a perfect cross-section of the edible Asia. DRINK is part of the programme, too. At the bar you get all sorts of colourful cocktails, including Martini Cocktails, Gin Fizz, Pina Colada, Swimmingpool and Vodka Sour. The open room concept invites you to have good conversations in large groups, and those who prefer two-some privacy can choose one of the calm, more intimate corners. The ambiance is classy but still inviting. Giant aquariums create a bluish light; the fish calmly swim their rounds and make the EDMW a perfect place to start into the night.
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: Fleming's Deluxe
The Fleming's Deluxe Hotel offers pure luxury in the middle of Frankfurt city centre, just a few meters away from the stock exchange, the Alte Oper and the Zeil shopping street. The luxurious service attracts celebrities of all kinds: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and singer Anastacia were guests here - albeit not together. The listed building was tastefully renovated. Expensive fabrics and exclusive materials in warm, earthen colours were stylishly combined with elements of modern elegance. The colours bordeaux and amber dominate the interior, creating a comfy atmosphere. Don't miss taking a ride with the paternoster. This rare type of lift takes you directly to the Fleming's Club on the seventh floor of the hotel. The view from up here is breathtaking, and is crowned by juicy grill and seafood specialities, light creations from the wok and one of the many top wines. By the way, the service personnel will polish your shoes, before the chauffeur invites you to a city tour. The price is equivalent to the luxury: Doubles start at 256,- euros a night.
SEE in Frankfurt: Bartholomäus Domred|guide Frankfurt
If you want to see the top sights of the city, you won't get passed the cathedral. During the Middle Ages the Frankfurt Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral) was where German kings were elected, and later the crowning church of Holy Roman emperors. It evolved from the Salvatorkirche that was endowed by Ludwig II. in 852, and rebuilt in 1953 after severe damage had occurred during World War II. Today it harbours valuable altars and tombs of the late Gothic era. Of course, most of the time it's quite calm and contemplative here, however, different events, changing exhibitions and church services on Sundays bring life into the old walls. If you don't want to stay inside for too long, a visit will still be worth your time. You can climb the cathedral's tower and enjoy a beautiful view of the city. And the final surprise: Admission is free!