Museumsuferfest 29-31. August 2008

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Brasilian Dancer on one of the Stages
Since the agenda is not available yet, here is an overview of the last couple of years.. This year it will be the 10th fest.

here are the Opening hours for this year:
Öffnungszeiten
Fr.,  29.08.2007, 15.00 – 01.00 Uhr
Sa., 30.08.2007, 11.00 – 01.00 Uhr
So., 31.08.2007, 11.00 – 24.00 Uhr

the link for the agenda will be:
http://www.museumsuferfest-frankfurt.de/
but so far it still shows the agenda from last year and ALSO it is only in German - but if you take a look it gives you an idea of how much is really going on.

Anyways, now here from 2007. There were 28 stages with different music, shows, traditional dances and dance possibilities.
one side of the shore
Throughout both sides of the Main you could find food and fun, lots of entertainment and information and all kinds of projects. Try how to make bread like in the Stone Age, experiment with colors, listen to classical music or salso (brasilian was "IN" last year). You will find food from India, Africa, Thai, you name it, it is there most likely. Except Hamburgers, but there is McDonalds across the street. And for the smokers there is always a typical morrocan tend where you can smoke a nargile (don't know about this year with the new smoking law) and have a fresh peppermint tea.
On the upper level of the shore you will find all the little vendors with handcrafted items, little nicknacks and all those other things, noone really needs, but are always good as a souvenier or typical take home gift.
thre brigde
You can try german specialties or foreign foods and of course you can drink lots of beer - yes, right there - on the street.
Now for the people that appreciate a little less action:
During the Fest you can purchase a museums button for €4 (it was in 2007) and it gives you unlimited access to all the museums on the museum shore during the 3 days.
This is especially great for when it is raining.

Also during the Fest they have extra Night busses, so even if you stay a little out of town, you will get home no problem. If you think 1am the night is still too young, right on the corner of the Fest is the old part of town "Sachsenhausen" were you will find one cozy pub next to another most of them open till 4 or 5 during the Fest.  Depending on how many customers they get.
looking in on the crowd
I remember during the soccer things, I did no leave till 7 am and the road was still blocked, which of course this will never happen again.

The only thing is - leave your car out of the city, unless you really know your way around. Frankfurt is so full of one-ways, that you can manage to drive around a circle for ten minuted before finding a way back out and figuring out where you started out at.

The highlight of the whole thing is a firework on Sunday, so far every year at 22.30 hrs. Also the dragonboat races are very popular. So far it has always been very, very nice, if you get a chance to see it. last year there were 3 million people at the Fest, which is one of the biggest ones in Europe.
I will post the agenda, as soon as it comes out.

Of course we will plan in a sight seeing tour for the interested ones as well as a typical Frankfurt dinner at a "Applewine Stubb"
If we find enough people interested we can also take the Ebbelwoi Express for a tour around Frankfurt - a neat little tram that passes the important sights and gives you an idea of the city, while you can enjoy the applewine or juice. (lookie here: http://www.ebbelwei-express.com/ )

So, think about it, if you would like to come and we can be of any help, contact me or Ana (anamorenoramos) we will glad to help out.




Aquedita says:
Crap, too bad I missed it :( I was on a plane from Japan that day ;(
Posted on: Oct 28, 2008
Melly_K says:
Ich bin sicher, es war klasse... wir wären sooo gerne gekommen.. naja... gibt ja hoffentlich mal wieder ein meetup hier bei uns in der Nähe?!!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2008
blurbmoi says:
Wow!!! beautiful festival! its great that you have your night busses, which is usually not the case from my experiences.
Posted on: Aug 12, 2008
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Brasilian Dancer on one of the Sta…
Brasilian Dancer on one of the St…
one side of the shore
one side of the shore
thre brigde
thre brigde
looking in on the crowd
looking in on the crowd
lower level - hiding behind the tr…
lower level - hiding behind the t…
Dragonboat races are also held, bu…
Dragonboat races are also held, b…
the other side with the ferris w…
the "other" side with the ferris …
looking off the bridge
looking off the bridge
the other side further up
the other side further up
Thai dancers
Thai dancers
I think it was on the bridge
I think it was on the bridge
part of the fireworks
part of the fireworks
yeah , no clue too small
yeah , no clue too small
fireworks
fireworks
more fireworks - okay, I showed yo…
more fireworks - okay, I showed y…
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