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    exploration day

Explore Frankfurt with us

Welcome to the first day of the me Convention! On Wednesday September 11, pick up your badge and then spend the day in Frankfurt exploring everything the city has to offer. After that, head over to the Festhalle to help us kick-off up the me Convention in style with a big-name guest speaker and an opening party with one of Europe’s most popular up-and-coming DJs.

Grab your badge

Start your day off right at WeWork on the Taunusanlage. Print your me Convention ticket (or save it on your phone) and go the registration desk to pick up your badge. You can also enjoy some coffee, tea and a snack while mingling with local WeWork members.

10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Urban Hotspots in Frankfurt’s Old Town

Once you’re fully caffeinated, grab your map and the me Convention app, and get ready to discover the best of Frankfurt’s Old Town. From art and culture to shopping and snacks, design your ideal city experience by visiting some of our recommended Urban Hotspots – plus take advantage of special offers just for me Convention participants.

Arts & Culture

Get to know Frankfurt’s artistic side by stopping at a few major museums, as well as smaller (and personality-packed) galleries.

Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF)

The FFF is dedicated to promoting the universal visual language of photography. Through exhibitions, publications, workshops and lectures, it features the work of both historical and contemporary icons to shine a light on the evolution of the photographic medium.

Special offer: Tour at 3 pm for €4 (normal price €7)

Galerie Anita Beckers

This gallery is passionate about promoting young artists working in the photography, video and new media space. Many of the gallery’s artists have gone on to exhibit at major international museums such as the MoMA (New York and San Francisco), Whitney Museum (New York), Serpentine Gallery (London) and ZKM (Karlsruhe). Special offer: Guided tours (at 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm), one free drink and artist catalogue

Galerie Maurer

Located in the heart of Frankfurt’s art district, Galerie Maurer highlights the work of young contemporary artists. Hosting six exhibitions per year, the gallery features the full spectrum of artistic disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video art.

Special offer: Guided tour at 3 pm + soft drink and artist catalogue

Kulturothek

Kulturothek is dedicated to bringing Frankfurt’s history to life. Discover the stories behind the city and get a taste of the local culture with fun and entertaining tours of the Old Town.

Special offer: Free half-hour tour (starting every hour on the hour)

YokYok KiosKunst

The legendary YokYok kiosk is the place to treat yourself to a cold brew with a side of art. Choose from a wide variety of beers and admire the latest exhibits in this funky space.

Special offer: Two YokYok beers for the price of one

Shopping

If retail therapy is more your thing, tour around the city buying (or just admiring) a few special treasures to remind you of your time to Frankfurt.

Affentor

Affentor is a brand with a social, sustainable heart. Here you’ll find limited-edition bags and accessories made from high-quality textile remnants. Besides creating unique, elegant products, the organization helps long-term unemployed men and women learn new job skills.

Special offer: Make-it-yourself leather keychain for free

Kaufhaus im ORT

Visit Kaufhaus im ORT to find distinctive gifts for someone special, or for yourself! From modern décor and handmade items to regional delicacies and tons of inspiration, this design store has something for everyone.

Special offer: Discount and snacks

Maria

Maria's clean, minimalist interior makes the carefully curated products shine. Stop by to browse through the women’s clothes, shoes and accessories and pick out something special.

Special offer: 10% discount on your purchase

Galerie Feinform

Discover the exceptional craftsmanship of the master goldsmiths at Feinform Gallery. Their innovative collections are inspired by the architectural details of Frankfurt’s recently restored Haus Würzgarten. All of their beautiful jewelry combines tradition with modern technology. Special offer: Enjoy complimentary canapés

Breakfast & Lunch

You’ll need something tasty to keep your energy up as you explore the city. Here are some great places to stop and refuel, or just grab a drink and watch the world go by.

Badias

Enjoy a thoughtfully prepared breakfast, lunch or dinner in a modern, welcoming atmosphere at the Schirn Kunsthalle. Loved by locals as well as tourists, Badias offers an inspired take on fresh Mediterranean cuisine.

Special offer: 10% discount on you order

Mainkai Café

Looking for a cozy café with a view of the Main river? Then the Mainkai Café is the place to be! Whether you’re looking for a strong coffee, something sweet or a complete meal, this café is the perfect place to kick back and relax.

Special offer: 10% off of the entire menu

Margarete Restaurant

Margarete cares deeply about sourcing regional ingredients and sharing delicious flavors with their guests. Take a peek into the open kitchen and watch the chefs work their magic at this modern, yet down-to-earth restaurant. Special offer: One free FXXXXFXXXXR beer

Tachelesz

Tachelesz combines heritage with a modern touch. The kitchen whips up a colorful mix of dishes from all over the world, with an emphasis on vegetables. Stop by for a delicious, creative breakfast or lunch, or refuel with freshly brewed coffee. Special offer: One free espresso or cappuccino

Casual kick-off at WeWork

5:00 to 6:30 pm

After you spend the day exploring the city, head over to the WeWork office for a special kick-off session. Join us for some laid-back networking and a cold beverage, plus find out more about the upcoming conference highlights from the me Convention team. RSVP in the app to save your spot.

Opening talk at the Festhalle

Be sure to make your way to the Festhalle in time to join us for the opening talk – we’ll start promptly at 8 pm. Our super talented stage host Anne-Marie Imafidon will welcome a very special guest – more details are coming very soon!

Celebrate in style at the opening concert

As the sun goes down, it’s time to turn the music up. For this special evening created in collaboration with smart, we’ll set the mood with our opening act, followed by a rising star of the European dance scene. Stay tuned for the full line-up.

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