Saturday 3rd September 2016
"It is no longer an insider tip but it is and remains the coolest street fest of all" according to Jutta Heeg who runs the boutique "ichwareindirndl" since 2005.
Every year on one of September's Saturdays one of the most attractive and diverse districts in Frankfurt - the area around Brücken and Wall Strassen in Sachensenhausen - hosts a fest, fun for young and old, with lively atmosphere, great food and multicultural feel good factor. The area is home to many of Frankfurt's local designers - Juta Heeg or Elena Zenero-Hock of goyagoya - and bunch of "creatives" shopowners around fantastic bars, cafes, restaurants, record stores. Look out for Marvin James Shelby's fantastic POSH which stocks some individual brands and little known designers.
This crowd guarantees that it remains a "local affair" and that, unlike most other street fests, it is not overrun with professional "nomadic" caipirinha pushers and crêpe Suzette dealers.
All photos © Florian Zenk Photography
A broad offer of food and drinks and, also if no longer an insider tip, worth a visit the Portuguese guys at the end of Brücken Strasse who serve grilled sardinhas and chocos and sometimes even a posta de bacalhau (salted cod) ... all this washed down with a light fresh vinho verde or heavier red Dão.
Here and there live music - otherwise a lot of Electro & Hip Hop - goyagoya's Elena "VOILÀ! Club Marlene präsentiert UNA NOTTE ITALIANA" .... and many "goodies" for the kids.
For a more comfortable meal a little away (5 minutes walk) from the buzz we recommend Michel Bodemann's Jaspers for supérbe Alsatian/French specialities or Nicky Ahluwalia's Bombay Palace for absolutely "fingerlicking good" Indian cuisine. Lovers of bella Italia are well taken care of at Aurora & Angel Vega's Casa Mia on Schweizer Strasse.
hours to open end
Getting U4, Bus 30
there Tram 16 to