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Present-day Frankfurt

Urban life between historical gems and modern skyscrapers

One city, two worlds: Discover the interplay between past and present. Here, where mediaeval church spires and glassy facades of modernity reflect each other in the skyline, every building tells its own story. Frankfurt is a place that fascinates architecture enthusiasts and culture lovers alike.

When talking of the Frankfurt of the past, you have the chance to immerse yourself in the stories of past centuries. Half-timbered houses and historical squares give you the feeling of travelling through time. But just a stone's throw away, the skyscrapers of modern Frankfurt rise up towards the skies, looking to the future with their modern architecture.

Our bookable tour offers on the subject of architecture invite you to experience this extraordinary diversity at close quarters.

Frankfurt of the past

A glimpse into glorious bygone times

When talking of Frankfurt's past, one opens a window into a fascinating time gone by. Enter a world where time becomes visible in the alleyways and on the façades of an ancient city. The Eiserne Steg, more than just a bridge, not only connects the banks of the river, but also the stories of love and hope engraved in its steel. The Eschenheim Tower rises up as a testimony to mediaeval fortifications, a silent guardian of the city's history. In the district of Frankfurt-Höchst, Höchst Palace with its state;u rooms and picturesque palace square invites you to dream of times long gone by.

The Römer, the historical town hall, is a symbol of Frankfurt's power and history. With its characteristic façade, it invites you to delve deeper into the city's political and cultural past. Opposite the Römer one finds the Ostzeile, a picturesque row of half-timbered houses that characterise the image of the old market square. They offer fascinating insights into the architecture and everyday life of former times.

Emperors' Cathedral, with its impressive silhouette, stands as a symbol of power and faith, a place that once witnessed the coming and going of kings and emperors. Each of these buildings tells its own story, embedded in Frankfurt's rich history. They invite you to go on a journey of discovery and explore the Frankfurt of the past with all of its many facets. Let yourself be transported back in time by the beauty and depth of the history that remains in these time-honoured places.

Modern Frankfurt

From "New Frankfurt" to the New Old Town

Modern Frankfurt is characterised by its bold forward-looking approach and constant renewal. Here, visionary architecture and sustainable urban development combine to create a dynamic cityscape that never ceases to fascinate locals and visitors alike.

From the legendary "New Frankfurt" project of the 1920s, which set international standards with its innovative ideas for residential culture and urban development, the arc stretches all the way to the reconstructed historical town centre. This impressive symbiosis of past and present. of tradition and modernity, makes Frankfurt a unique architectural experience.

The New Frankfurt Old Town, a masterpiece of urban integration, combines historical façades with modern living and a lively meeting place. Built between the cathedral and the Römer, it blends seamlessly into the cityscape and symbolises Frankfurt's ability to reinterpret history and keep it alive for the future.

Modern Frankfurt is a concept in which innovation and tradition, the heritage of the past and visions for tomorrow, go hand in hand. Discover with us the architectural highlights and urban development innovations that make Frankfurt one of the most exciting cities in Europe.

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