The Waldstadion It lies south of the River Main in Frankfurt city forest in the district of Sachsenhausen-Süd in Frankfurt, Germany. It opened in 1925, the stadium has been upgraded several times since then, the most recent remodelling was before the 2006 FIFA World Cup from 2002 to 2005 redeveloped it as a pure football stadium. With a capacity of 51,500 spectators, it is among the ten largest football stadiums in Germany.
The Paulskirche is a church in Frankfurt am Main with important political symbolism in Germany. It was opened as a Protestant church in 1789, coincidentally the same year as the French Revolution, and in 1848-1849 it became the seat of the Frankfurt Parliament, the first publicly and freely elected body of Germany. The church started with the construction of the oval-shaped central church building in 1789. It was completed from 1829 to 1833, whereupon the organ loft was disconnected in 1833.
The Alte Oper (Old Opera) is a major concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The building was inaugurated in 1880. Many important works have been premiered at the Alte Oper, including Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in 1937.
The Römer (German surname, "Roman") is a medieval building in Frankfurt am Main, one of the city's most important landmarks. It has been the city hall or Rathaus for 600 years. The Römer merchant family sold it together with a second building, the Goldener Schwan (Golden Swan), to the city council on March 11, 1405 and it was converted for use as the city hall. The Haus Römer is actually the middle building of a set of three located in the Römerberg (a plaza).
The Goethe House in the old town of Frankfurt am Main was the family residence of the Goethe family, most notably Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, until 1795. Johann Wolfgang was himself born here in 1749 to his parents, Johann Caspar Goethe, a lawyer, and Katherine Elisabeth Textor, daughter of the mayor (Bürgermeister) of Frankfurt. Johann Wolfgang lived here along with his sister Cornelia until 1765, aged sixteen, when he moved to Leipzig to study law, returning sporadically thereafter.
The Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt (Frankfurt Opera House) is an important European opera house, the home of Oper Frankfurt (the Frankfurt Opera), a leading company in Germany. In 2005/2006 it had twelve premieres, a number that no opera house in Europe has equalled. In 1997 and 2003 the house received the title "Opera house of the year".
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof is the central station for Frankfurt am Main. In terms of railway traffic, it is the busiest railway station in Germany. With approx. 350.000 passengers per day the station is the second most frequented railway station in Germany.
Hector Malot (May 20, 1830 - July 17, 1907) was a French writer born in La Bouille, Seine-Maritime. He studied law in Rouen and Paris, but eventually literature became his passion. He worked as a dramatic critic for Lloyd Francais and as a literary critic for L'Opinion Nationale. His first book, published in 1859, was Les Amants. In total Malot wrote over 70 books.
Stefano Protonotaro da Messina (fl. 1261) was a poet of the Sicilian School, probably at the court of Frederick II. He left behind only three (or four) poems, but one is the earliest piece of writing in the Sicilian language. This work is of immense philological and linguistic importance. He was born at Messina in the Kingdom of Sicily and was, as his name implies, a protonotary.
Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni is a fictional character in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series of books set in Gaborone, Botswana, by Rhodesian-born Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith. The books always refer to him by his full name and title. His initials stand for 'John Limpopo Basil' (and according to Alexander McCall Smith, "he's embarrassed about the Basil").