Dating back to the 19th century, Mathildenhöhe is a popular event venue is named after Mathilde Karoline Friederike von Wittelsbach, the wife of Ludwig III. Comprising of the Hochzeitsturm and other exhibition buildings, today, it hosts a slew of workshops, local events, cultural programs, exhibitions and special shows.
This place of worship is the oldest church in Frankfurt am Main. First erected in the 7th Century, a triple-nave basilica with a T-shaped ground plan and sandstone columns was added in the 9th Century. During the 15th Century, the building (then used as a parish church) slowly began to take the shape we know today, with its Gothic chancel, three chapels with fan vaults and a main portal. The column arcades from the original nave remain intact.
The Städel Museum holds a number of art exhibitions every week. You can find exquisite art exhibitions featuring old masters like Caravaggio, Michelangelo as well as contemporary regional artists. The permanent collection includes works by the likes of Renoir, Botticelli, Rembrandt, extending from the medieval age to the contemporary era. Admire the numerous sculptures, art installations and photography collections on display as you explore themes like nature, history, religion, violence and love. The museum also houses a bookshop, a café and a library. Various seminars, events and workshops are organized throughout the year. Guided tours are available.
Devant son nom au célèbre fleuve Main, la Main Tower est une magnifique structure architecturale de 56 étages qui est également l’un des bâtiments les plus importants du quartier d’Innenstadt. À travers sa spectaculaire façade en verre bleue, la tour reflète les rues animées et la vie urbaine de Francfort. Les deux tours jointes sont collectivement considérées comme l’une des structures les plus hautes d’Allemagne. Elle abrite les bureaux allemands de la célèbre agence Standard & Poor's, de la banque Merrill Lynch, du studio de télévision de la Hessischer Rundfunk et beaucoup d’autres. Le Main Tower Restaurant & Bar, situé au 53e étage, sert une cuisine euro-asiatique éclectique très appréciée par ses clients.
The English Theatre Frankfurt was founded in 1979 and has moved around to few locations before settling in its present location. The charismatic theater is home to Broadway and West End shows, musicals and comedies. As there aren't many English language theaters in the region, the theater is popular with school classes who come to improve their English. Visitors can relax in the bistro before or after performances.
This tall brick tower was once a part of a large factory which produced Mouson soap. In 1988, the buildings were transformed into a cultural centre consisting of a main stage and auditorium, as well as two smaller stages and a rehearsal room for musicians. Mousonturm also features four art studios, a fully equipped sound studio, a theatre workshop and a restaurant. The program is equally varied, featuring national and international dance acts, cabarets, theatre ensembles, literary fests, art shows and music fests. Künstlerhaus Mousonturm is one of the few successful examples of transforming an industrial plant into an entertainment complex, Mousonturm is definitely worth a visit. Great shows are organized throughout the week and it won't disappoint you.
La plus importante place financière d'Allemagne avec une architecture impressionnante des banques et des tours de commerce.
La spectaculaire façade en grès de l’église Saint-Paul est à la fois un monument et une anomalie unique à Francfort. Paulskirche est devenue célèbre non pas en tant qu’église, mais en tant que lieu de rencontre. Bâtie pour remplacer l’ancienne Barfüßerkirche, elle ouvrit ses portes en 1833. C’est là que siégea le premier parlement allemand élu librement en 1848, organisant 99 réunions et adoptant 59 articles qui font encore partie de la constitution allemande à ce jour. Détruite lors d’une attaque aérienne en 1944, l’église fut reconstruite immédiatement après la Seconde guerre mondiale en tant que mémorial de l’après-guerre. Malgré sa simplicité, elle accueille désormais des événements importants comme la cérémonie annuelle de remise des Prix pour la paix allemands ainsi que les Prix Goethe de la ville de Francfort.
Associated with St. Paul's Church, Paulplatz is one of the largest squares in city and the largest in Altstadt. The square traces its history back to 1833 and is home to some of the most imposing structures in the historic neighborhood - like the Alte Börse and Lessing-Gymnasium. Although the iconic city square was destroued in 1944, it was restored to its former glory by 1949 and has ever since participated in many cultural events and community activities.
Tourist Information Römer at the Römerberg contains maps and brochures about the history of the city, as well as information about its main attractions, museums and the current events and fests. There is an accommodation service and visitors can arrange a variety of tours and day-trips. The staff will be happy to provide visitors with tips about the city. The center is open on selected holidays. Check website for more details.
Frankfurt Town Hall, as it stands today, is made up of a melee of different buildings. The first buildings to be constructed here were the Zum Römer House and the next-door guest-house, Goldener Schwan in 1405. At the beginning of the 20th Century, two building complexes (north and south) were erected next to Paulsplatz and were joined by a bridge. Designed in a Renaissance and Baroque architectural style, these buildings fit in well with the earlier buildings. They are decorated with reliefs depicting local events, such as the harvesting of cider apples. One particular draw is the exquisitely decorated Kaisersaal (Emperor's Hall) in the Rathaus (city hall). The Rathaus is the seat of the Mayor of Frankfurt.