portstrasse: Your Town – Your Space – Your Music

What is “portstrasse”?  For many it may be the name of one of the U3 stops (now called “Altstadt”), or one of the streets leading to the Bleiche in Oberursel.

For others it may be the building on the corner of that street and opposite that station where the Friday Night Jazz session takes place, the children’s cinema, and other events.

But there is a lot more to the “portstrasse” than just that, especially for the town’s teenagers, some of which may not be obvious at first glance.

It’s full title is “portstrasse – the forum for youth and culture”, and is made up of four different offerings.  The café, the “bluebox” cinema, the “musikhalle” concert location and the “kunstbühne” stage.  And they have been doing this for over 30 years, making them one of the oldest organisations of its kind in Germany. [Read more…]

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