Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Curiosity in Frankfurt

I saw this restaurant, the Zum Eichkatzerl, when I was in Frankfurt for the Fahrradmarkt and I must say that I am so curious about the place! I think squirrels are adorable and I want to figure out what exactly an "Eichkatzerl" would be. I'm guessing it's a Hessich term for squirrels based on context clues. I met a German who was from Hessen and she said she had never heard the term before so I'm even more intrigued. I totally want to try the restaurant, just based on the mural that depicts squirrels in suits. Cute, cute, cute!


  1. "Eichkatzerl" is indeed a regional expression for "squirrel" although it's more likely originated in Bayern or Austria.
    Roughly translated it would come close to "oak-kitten". :)

  2. Thanks for the translation! I super love "oak kitten" since it's a combination of two super cute animals. It makes me think of the squirrel, raised by a cat, who learned how to purr:

  3. Awwwww, that's cute. ^-^