Typical Frankfurt Kiosk

Typical Frankfurt Kiosk

An old, typical Frankfurt kiosk, pictured at the city’s Bockenheim district, March 26. Kiosks or ‘Wasserhäuschen’ (Water Houses) were established here in the second half of the 19th century to offer clean drinking water to workers and to prevent them from drinking beer or even Schnaps instead. Kiosks nowadays offer rather newspapers, lottery tickets, cigarettes – and beer. More than 25.000 kiosks can be found throughout Germany.