Sunday, August 18, 2013

Impressions from a Gala Dinner with the German Minister of the Interior, Hans-Peter Friedrich, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Pictures: Annette Schiller, Christian G.E. Schiller and Hans-Peter Friedrich, German Minister of Interior, at the Gala Dinner in Frankurt

Frankfurt am Main is a city of banks, highrises, Goethe and apple wine. More than any other city in Germany, Frankfurt’s panorama is defined by its famous high-rise skyline. As the Main metropolis is one of the leading financial centres in Europe, many banks have built some extraordinary skyscrapers in the city centre. The Rothschild Empire has its origins in Frankfurt. Frankfurt is also a cultural center - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was borne in Frankfurt.

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I grew up with apple wine in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Although there are 3 beer breweries in Frankfurt and the world renowned Rheingau and Rheinhessen wine regions just 30 minutes away from Frankfurt by S-Bahn or car, I would say that Frankfurt am Main is a city of cider. Most of the apple wine is consumed at a traditional apple wine tavern (Apfelweinwirtschaft). Frankfurt has a large number of traditional apple wine taverns, where you sit on communal benches, eat hearty local food and drink sour and tart German apple wine.

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My wife Annette and I had the great honour to be invited to a Gala Dinner at the Hotel Hessischer Hof by the Deutsche Tafelkultur e.V. (German Dining Culture Association). Guest of Honour was the German Minister of Interior, Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, accompagnied by his wife.

Reception

Picture: At the Reception

Pictures: Charming Sekt Pourers

Pictures: Annette and Christian Schiller with Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich

The Dinner

Pictures: Gala Dinner

Picture: Minister Friedrich Speaking

Pictures: Dinner Show

Picture: The Hotel Hessischer Hof Culinary Crew

Pictures: A Long Evening

Pictures: After dinner drinks at Jimmy's, the best bar in town. Jimmy's is the hotel bar of the Hessischer Hof.

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1 comment:

  1. It was a wonderful event. I enjoyed it a lot.

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