No matter where I go, I thoroughly enjoy the converted industrial spaces spread across our contemporary cities. Former production and manufacturing sites that are converted into new uses not only provide us with a current space to enjoy food, drink, or culture; they also allow us the opportunity to connect with the realities of our cities, long before we were ever there.
Die Fabrik (the factory) in Frankfurt’s Sachsenhausen neighborhood is one such place, providing gastro and cultural activities in an old oil factory just south of the city center. A rotating program offers music from all corners of the globe; poetry slams; book presentations; and other contemporary discussions. Most are housed in the Fabrik’s beautiful underground cellars. In warmer weather, however, the majority of activity takes place outside on the cobblestone space in front of the impressive and historically protected building.
Brunch is served Sundays, starting at 10:00; don’t be too late, as it often fills up shortly thereafter.