The Batschkapp (hessian dialect for flat-cap) is one of Germany’s most iconic and legendary live music clubs and belongs to Frankfurt like the Grossenwahn restaurant, the Strandcafé or the Karl Marx bookstore. The venue itself is a great event location that can be booked.
In addition to the large and Germany wide renowned concert offer, numerous regular parties covering all kinds of music genres attract a diverse crowd. For generations, the Batschkapp has always been home to the more alternative, punk and indie rock scene.
The club was founded way back in 1976 to establish an “autonomous and left anti-culture” in a "joint" squashed between concrete jungle, rail tracks to nowhere and highways to hell …. and "god and the devil" have stood on the old stage at some point – bands and artists like Nirvana, Robbie Williams, Red Hot Chili Peppers and German local heroes Tote Hosen kicked off their careers right here. Frequent guest from early days include the ex German foreign minister Joshka Fischer, a buddy of "Kapp" boss Ralf Scheffler.
In the meantime Batschkapp moved to new premises in the Seckbach/Riederwald area (15 minutes metro ride from the Messe), without losing a note of their original character but bringing Frankfurt a fantastic new concert and event location.
|Opening hours:||Week days
from 19:00 - depending on concert
Weekend from 23:00
|Payment options:||Cash only|
|Ambience:||Relaxed. no dress code (jeans/sneakers mainly)|
|Public transport:||U4 and U7 direction Enkheim, stop Gwinnerstrasse;Night Bus N5, stop Laymeyerstrasse|