Frankfurt, here we come!

This week we’re all heading off to the Frankfurt Book Fair. We’ve practised a bit of German for our Language of the Month and we’ve been listening to some German music in the office to get us in the mood!

Our appointments diary is busier than ever this year and we have non-stop meetings planned all week. It’s a really good opportunity to meet all our contacts and catch up with what’s new in the publishing world. When our reps and suppliers are based all over the world it’s great to be able to meet them all in one place.

We’ll be reporting back next week on our time at the Book Fair and how many plates of sausages and sauerkraut we’ve consumed!

3 Responses to Frankfurt, here we come!

  1. Hartmut Haberland says:

    I found the pictures interesting, reproducing stereotypes of German beverages and food. Now, although you certainly can drink beer in Frankfurt (but rarely in these huge glasses, which are rather typical of Munich or of Southern Bavaria in general), the local drink is Äppelwöi. Yes, a kind of cider (cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apfelwein). You should definitely try it!
    The sausages and the sauerkraut also point into a different direction, Most likely you can get them in Frankfurt (much more likely than, say, being served haggis in Bristol), but they are not the local frankfurter sausages, which are never fried, just heated in warm – but never boiling – water. You can find a picture in the article about Fankfurter Würstchen in the German wikipedia (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurter_W%C3%BCrstchen). Have a nice trip!

    • elinorrobertson says:

      Thanks for the info, Hartmut! We will attempt to take some pictures of genuine Frankfurt delicacies and post them up here next week! I have had Apfelwein before and enjoyed it very much.

  2. lauracvp says:

    Ich freue mich darauf!

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