The Batschkapp

The Batschkapp in Frankfurt am Main, Germany is a legend: a left-wing rock music club founded in 1976. It was first located in Eschersheim and moved to a new place in the city district Seckbach in 2013. There it has been enlarged to a modern music club which can also host big concerts – and even the old Batschkapp has already been a stage for R.E.M., Nirvana and Die Toten Hosen.

If you’re wondering about the name: Batschkapp means “flat cap” in hessian dialect. I went there to see one of my favourite bands – Madsen – who gave a great concert. Even so the event was booked up it was a pleasure to be there; the sound was fantastic and getting something to drink was easier than in comparable places. The Batschkapp is easily accessible by subway U4 going to “Gwinnerstraße” – from this stop you’ll instantly see the club.

Gwinnerstraße 5
60388 Frankfurt am Main

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