Money and art, banks and museums
(western part of the inner city)
a tour for the first visit to Frankfurt and an introduction to the variations of modern architecture
Starting point: central station Frankfurt
The first destination is the ‘Westhafen’ (western harbor): a former commercial harbor, now used for office buildings and luxury apartments, with a dock. The ‘Westhafen-tower’ could be considered a landmark, with its facade formed by glass-triangles.
On the river banks, the museums built in the eighties give an overview of the architectural tendencies of this period.
This is also where you have a nice panorama of the high-rise buildings on the north side of the river.
The tour will continue through the ‘Römerberg’, the historical centre of Frankfurt, an area with different historic and modern buildings. You will see the cathedral, the town-hall ‘Der Römer’, reconstructed framework houses, the exposition-hall ‘Schirn’ and the Saalgasse (street) with city-houses built in the eighties.
The walk will finish on the view terrace on top of the ‘MainTower’ at a height of 200 m. From there you will have a marvelous view of Frankfurt and its environs.
Duration: 3 hours, walking
The tour is a proposal, changes are possible.
A guided tour through the art- and photo collection of one of the banks in combination with an architectural walk through the bank area of Frankfurt.
2004 Schneider und Schumacher
Museum for communication
1990 Behnisch & Partner
Museum for applied arts
1985 Richard Meier
Römer reconstructed buildings
Schirn exhibition hal
1985 Bangert, Jansen, Scholz und Schultes
1985 various Architects
1999 Schweger & Partner