“Mainhattan”: Frankfurt presents its new and surprising skyline

There is something new on the horizon in Frankfurt am Main (or Frankfurt on the Main), the largest city in the German state of Hesse. Architecturally known for its contrasts, the financial center of the country and mainland Europe was never famous for its skyline, but rather for being an old and medieval city. But that has changed. Now, “Mainhattan” offers a charming mix of old and new: skyscrapers, original half-timbered houses and reconstructed buildings characterize the urban landscape. The past and the present meet architecturally and join a unique blend of styles.

DomRömer-Quartier is located in the center of the city, between the Cathedral and Römer Square, in the new old town. With ancient materials, craftsmanship and attention to detail, the old houses are rebuilt. Thus, the old part of Frankfurt is again the center of the economic and political life of the city and the Old Kingdom, reenacting the golden days in which it was the scene of sumptuous celebrations with kings and emperors. With reconstruction, the old coronation path will be accessible again. The new old town is already a striking example of Frankfurt’s urban development and a unique construction project in Europe. In May 2018, finally, the building fences will be withdrawn and the old streets will again be attended by the public. Official opening ceremonies are scheduled for September 2018.

Next to the new building of the Historical Museum of Frankfurt was created a complex of buildings that connects the city to the museum in an interesting way. The patio, located in front of the museum complex, is a comfortable space that gives the visitor even more will and leaves you curious to enter and get to know the exhibitions. The modern, barrier-free concept promises to provide an interactive and inclusive experience, which, with the Jungen Museum, which mainly attracts families and children, tells the city’s history and transofrma in a unique experience.

A few steps from the old center you can walk through impressive streets of the banking district, where the large financial institutions in the city are concentrated. In this sense, adventurers, explorers and, especially, photographers, love Frankfurt because of its unique horizon. The Commerzbank Tower is currently the largest of the giants, with 260 meters. The Westhafen Tower, with its façade, looks like a typical glass to take Apfelwein, a typical Frankfurt drink, and the Messeturm, in the shape of a pencil, is one of the local postcards. The construction of the European Central Bank in the east of the city is also impressive. The so-called Osthafen is best viewed directly from ships, and the terrace for visitors to the Main Tower offers a breathtaking view of the city at a height of 200 meters. Very attractive, too, is the silhouette of the riverbank admired at dusk or when thousands of lights illuminate the sky.