This website is intended to recall the experience of American military families living in Frankfurt, Germany, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Of course everybody is welcome here, but no special pains have been taken to explain things to a wider audience. Latest update: 6 October 2016 (see bottom).
On a trip to Germany in 1975, I swung by the old neighboorhood and took a few pictures of Frankfurt American High School and the nearby area. Little had changed since I lived and went to school there in 1959-61 (although Stadt Frankfurt itself was in the process of being torn down and replaced with a whole new one).
Here are the pictures (hint: maximize your browser for the full effect):
New (May 2015): Berlin gallery 1961-62 from Bob Paul:
New (January 2016): Berlin gallery 1959 Improved versions of my 1959 Berlin photos:
And in September 2005 Beni Calchera sent 16 color photos of the Ginnheim area of Frankfurt as it is today, including some comparisons with the older photos from 1959-61. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
Assorted shots found on other sites (June 2013):
And beer coasters from Germany and nearby places, 1959-66 (click the image)...
October 2016... Montage of German tickets 1959-65:
Train, trolly, and other tickets: Frankfurt, Offenbach, Höchst, Wiesbaden, Kaiserslautern, Stuttgart, Bad Dürkheim, Rothenburg, Neustadt, Bad Cannstatt, Bad Kreuznach, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Mainz, Tübingen, Landstuhl, Ettal, München, Amsterdam, Paris, Orleans. Gelterswoog was a swimming hole in Hohenecken near Kaiserslautern. I don't remember making this thing, but it must have been me, who else has been to all those same places? Click here to see a 1k×1.3k pixel image (0.8MB); click here to see a medium (2k×2.6k) image (3MB); or click here to see a large (3.5k×4.6k) image (8MB).