Parking Rates in Frankfurt and Worldwide

Based on our local paper, Blitz Tip, parking rates in Frankfurt (a.k.a. Mainhattan) are equal to those in Manhattan, New York City.

This statement was worth a challenge. Granted, parking in Frankfurt is not so cheap at an average rate of 8 euro a day, or 2,50 euro an hour. But charges in Manhattan had to be higher than in Mainhattan.

I found my answer on Colliers International website in the article Parking Rates Broadly Up – Worldwide.

Its annual survey of parking rates found, with the exception of the United States, that the cost of parking for a day or a month has generally increased over the past 12 months.

On a monthly basis and quoted in US Dollars, London city and London West End occupied the top two positions, followed by Zurich in third place. The top 10 list was completed by Hong Kong, Tokyo, Rome, Perth, Geneva, Sydney, and Oslo.

New York – Midtown ranked 17th, New York – Downtown ranked 18th, and

Frankfurt ranked 43rd in this chart.

Bamberg Beer War

In 1907, there was a war over beer in Bamberg, a lovely city in Upper Franconia.

Bamberg, home to 70.000 residents, can also boast of eight breweries. In a way, this is not too surprising as I once read that Upper Franconia alone has 300 of the nationwide 1300 breweries.

Another noteworthy superlative – Franconia has the highest density of breweries worldwide.

Back to the Bamberger Bierkrieg – one day in 1907, the local breweries decided to raise the price for 0.5 L (1/2 quart) by 1 Pfennig (from 10 to 11 Pfennig)

Karl Panzer, a local book-keeper,  inspired the two inn-keepers, Georg Weierich and Anton Mohr, to go on strike. Instead of selling the more expensive local beer, these two offered the lower-priced one, available from another town called Forchheim.

This beer sold really well and after one week only, the Bamberg breweries had to give in and retract their price hike. The beer went back to 10 Pfennig for 1/2 L again.

Franconian Beer

If there is more you want to know about German beer in general, see Beer Guide Germany.

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