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Frankfurt

26.02

„Fraa Rauscher“

Frankfurt, „the settlement in the ford of the Franks“, exists not once or twice, but thrice in Germany

(Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt an der Oder, Fraknkfurt bei Neustadt/Aisch).

And, did you know that there are even more cities with that name in the USA? You’ll find them in Kentucky, Illinois, New York, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio and South Dakota. Even in the UK and South Africa, there are places with the name of Frankfurt.

Source:
https://www.onomastik.com/on_geschichte_frankfurt_main.php (abgrufen am 20.01.2019).

However, no other Frankfurt in the world is as lived and enjoyed as our Frankfurt am Main. This is a livable and lovable city which is not boring at all!
This is the only Frankfurt consuming „Ebbelwoi“ (apple cider). Therefore, only here you can hear the bizarre story of „Fraa Rauscher,“ that goes back to the year 1866.

„Rauscher“ means „fermenting cider“, the transition from juice to wine. The fermenting cider is not only known because it ferments in the glass, but also because it causes a massive diarrhea, when consumed excessively.

Whether Frau Rauscher, our heroin, was really named that way is unknown.

The fact is, that one Sunday evening Frau Rauscher was found with a bump on her head, lying on Klappergasse Street, with people around her making fun of her disgrace. An enthusiastic Prussian policeman started investigating this and ask her whether the bump had been caused by his husband or if the excessive consumption of the Frankfurter drink „Ebbelwoi“ had led to a certain dizziness, deriving thus in the lump.

For the amusement of the population, the police provided a report regarding this incident, which was issued the next day in the Frankfurter newspapers.

Source:
https://www.erlebnisraum-frankfurt.de/kunst-kultur/sehenswuerdigkeiten/493-die-fraa-rauscher-aus-de-klappergass.html (abgerufen am 21.01.2019).

From this story comes also the most famous Ebbelwoi song!

Here is the original text:
Refrain:
„Die Fraa Rauscher aus de Klappergass, die hot e Beul am Ei,
ob’s vom Rauscher, ob’s vom Alde kimmt, des klärt die Bolizei.
 
Am Sonndag warn mer dribb de Bach, was hammer do gelacht,
so warn zwaa Eheleut beschleucht unn hawe Krach gemacht.
Uff aamal duds en dumpfe Schlag, die Fraa lieht uff de Gass
unn alle Kinner singe laut, des mecht en Heidespass:
Refrain...
 
En Griene hot den Fall geseh' un kimmt im Laafschritt aa.
Der Ehemann ruft ganz erschreckt, ich hab er nix gedaa!
Mei Alt, die kennt kaa Maß un Ziel, die hot zuviel gebaaft,
drumm hot der liewe Herrgott sie mit aaner Beul gestraft.
Refrain...
 
Jetzt gehts uffs Bolizeirevier, die Buwe hinerdrei.
Des is en intressanter Fall, des leucht doch jedem ei.
De Kommissar is ganz empeert un segt, des is doch doll.
Der Griene, wie sich des geheert, der gibt zu Protokoll:
Refrain...
 
Jetzt wärs genug, die Rauschern hat sich mit ihrm Mann versöhnt,
des kennt mer schon un is mer aach in solche Fäll gewöhnt,
doch so en beeser Zeitungskerl dut mehr als wie seine Pflicht,
am annern Dag stehts dick un braat im Bolizeibericht.
Refrain....“
 
Lyrics: Kurt Eugen Strouhs

Source:
https://www.erlebnisraum-frankfurt.de/kunst-kultur/sehenswuerdigkeiten/493-die-fraa-rauscher-aus-de-klappergass.html (abgerufen am 21.01.2019).

By the way, since 1961, people can visit the monument of „Fraa Rauscher,“ a statue that spits water at random intervals in the direction of tourists or people passing by. This statue is located in „Dribbebach“, in the neighborhood of Sachsenhausen, south of the Main river, at Klappergasse 8, 60594, in Frankfurt.