Sachsenhausen-Nord and Sachsenhausen-Süd are two city districts of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The division into a northern and a southern part is mostly for administrative purposes as Sachsenhausen is generally considered an entity. Both city districts are part of the Ortsbezirk Süd.
As a whole, Sachsenhausen is the largest district by population and area in Frankfurt. It is located south of the Main river and borders the districts of Niederrad and Airport (Flughafen) to the west and Oberrad to the east. Sachsenhausen-Süd is mostly comprised by the Frankfurt City Forest.
Sachsenhausen was founded as Frankfurt’s bridgehead in the 12th century. The oldest documents point to the year 1193. Unlike Frankfurt’s own historic city center, which burned to the ground after British bombing in 1944, Sachsenhausen’s old town is partly preserved. The Frankfurt youth hostel is located on its riverside. The population of Sachsenhausen is 55,422.
The River Main embankment hosts the city’s largest flea market and some of Germany’s best-known museums; it is also called the Museum Embankment (or Museumsufer). Here it is where the annual Museum-Embankment-Festival / Night of the Museums (or Museumsuferfest / Nacht der Museen), with all museums open throughout the night and discounted entrance fees as well as many open-air events in the streets, is held. Sachsenhausen is known for its vibrant nightlife sporting over two dozen bars, taverns and restaurants in the southern part’s old town.
The main street of Sachsenhausen is Schweizer Straße, a cosmopolitan boulevard with bars and two of Frankfurt’s most traditional cider houses, Zum gemalten Haus and Wagner. Ciderhouses that produce their own ‚Apfelwein‚ (applewine) can be identified by the presence of a wreath of evergreen branches hanging outside the location or a similar image included on their signpost. The Textorstraße and the old town or ‚Altstadt‘ have the best known ciderhouses in Frankfurt, but such pubs can be found all over southern Hesse. Orchards of the Sperling apple can be seen across the countryside and, reputedly, local law requires that Apfelwein be the cheapest alcoholic beverage on sale in any public house.
In addition, there is a brand new part of Sachsenhausen, built on the grounds of the old slaughterhouse area. Try to find the area from Deutschherrnufer numbered between 40 and 50. In the future the area will be located directly opposite the new buildings of the European Central Bank, which will be built on the other riverside.
The Bembel (cider jug)
Cider is widely drunk, especially in the Frankfurt-am-Main area. The local Apfelwein („apple wine“, known as Ebbelwei or Ebbelwoi in the Hessian dialect) is traditionally served from a large clay jug called a Bembel and drunk from a glass with a diamond pattern called a Geripptes („ribbed“). Hessen also includes a number of breweries, with local brands tending to dominate the market in each area. The „Bembel“ is also known as one of Frankfurts and Hessian best known souvenirs. You can check out all souvenir shops for little Bembel items. Specialized in Bembel souvenirs is the design and souvenir shop Bembeltown Design and more in Frankfurt.
Before visiting Frankfurt
Get prepared for visiting Frankfurt, Germany. If you want to meet up with locals or get some insider information about the best places to go and visit in Frankfurt, get in contact with a Frankfurt group on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewinFrankfurt – Here you can ask locals or check for upcoming events and parties in Frankfurt.
You will find a wide selection of typical Frankfurt Souvenirs at the Frankfurt Gift Shop ”Bembeltown | Design and more”. From silver Bembel jewelery to knifes, Hessian christmas balls and even new traditional Hessian Oktoberfest fashion and accessories. – Online Shop
For the Frankfurt and Hessian Fans
If you like the Hessian style and if you are a fan of Frankfurt, Eintracht Frankfurt (Frankfurts first league soccer club) and Cider „Ebbelwoi“, here is the shop for you . . . The original Frankfurt Shirt Shop!
You can order your custom-made/tailormade Frankfurt t-shirt here and you will receive it usually within one week or even faster.