A compressed Frankfurt-Architektour for business visitors (by bus)
Our starting point is the Frankfurt fair area beside the remarkable high-rise
building of the German American architect Helmut Jahn. The ride is continued
through the Frankfurt ‘Westend’, passing historical villas and new headquarters
of firms. Through the glen between the high-rise buildings we will reach
the Hauptwache, the central square in the Frankfurt shopping area.. This
is also the place where the 'Palais Quartier' is actually built. In February
2009 one part of it, the shopping mall 'MyZeil' was opened. It was designed
by the italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
Contrasting architecture is to be seen in the Frankfurt east-end: old office and factory buildings now used by design- and lifestyle firms.
On the banks of the main-river the tour continues alongside the building site for the new headquarters of the European Central bank, and on to the museum banks and the Römerberg (square), where many examples of modern architecture are found alongside the historical buildings of the town-hall and the cathedral.
The tour is finished at the Westhafen (west harbor) with a view of modern housing at the water site and modern office-architecture.
Duration: 1-3 hours, bus tour, with up to two times leaving the bus for
a short walk, for example at the Römerberg.
The tour is a proposal, changes are possible.
'Alte Oper' (concerthal)
1993 Kramm & Strigl
Union Brauerei (brewery) area
1996 Michael A. Landes
Museum of architecture
1984 Oswald Mathias Ungers
2004 Schneider & Schumacher