Hilmar Hoffmann, the longtime city councillor and head of cultural affairs in Frankfurt (1970 and 1990) and president of Germany’s Goethe-Institut (1993 to 2001), stands in his garden in Frankfurt, July 10. Hoffmann, who among many other things promoted independent cultural groups and initiated the Frankfurt museum embankment, will turn 90 in August.
Gingerbread being hand-made at Willi Baumann’s bakery in Reichelsheim-Beerfurth in the Odenwald region, some 70 kms (42 mls) south of Frankfurt, Dec. 1. The family business is one of oldest in the Odenwald and operates in the 11th generation, baking gingerbread as it did in 1785 without coloring, flavor enhancer or preservatives. Customers queue right in the bakehouse, buying ‘lebkuchen’ as it comes right out of the coal-heated oven.
Some of the members of a project group stand in front of the Philosophicum, a former building of the Frankfurt university that was erected between 1958 and 1960 at the city’s Bockenheim district. They are planning to buy and convert the edifice into a house for crossgenerational living.
A 93-year-old woman at a care home for the elderly near Frankfurt, June 5.
The outline of Runkel castle on Lahn river, April 24. It was first mentioned in documents in the year 1159. The photo was talken from the old bridge that was built in 1448.