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Hafen 2 – Cultural spot a quick trip from FFM

A short bike trip from Frankfurt in the neighboring city of Offenbach am Main sits the art-house cinema/beer garden/petting zoo/music venue/café, Hafen 2. More than the sum of its parts, Hafen 2 is a unique establishment that caters to a diverse array of individuals from various walks of life and backgrounds. The grounds, which are directly on the Main River, occupy a part of the former Offenbach harbor, an industrial landscape that has been, and continues to be, converted into a residential, mixed-use area. The buildings of Hafen 2 use only a minimal part of the site: the majority is devoted to open space, animal enclosures, and children’s play equipment. Tables, chairs, and benches are strewn across the lawn, much like in a standard German biergarten, though with a somewhat alternative twist.

Hafen 2 hosts concerts and movie premiers year-round; in summer, these are outdoors, attracting a significant number of people, young and old. Films and artists usually relate to the themes of migration, integration, and refugees; however on my most recent visit there was a concert/discussion on the proposed political referendum in Turkey. One of the aspects I enjoy most about this place is that there is always something going on.

For more on their diverse and constantly changing program, check out their website.

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Nordring 129, Frankfurt

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Opening Times

From 12:00 daily


Beer: € 3


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)