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1. Bürgerhospital Frankfurt
The Bürgerhospital is a hospital in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Since 1903, it has been located in the densely populated Nordend district on Nibelungenallee, not far from the German National Library. It was the first hospital in Frankfurt am Main that also treated local citizens. The original building complex was built between 1771 and 1779 southeast of the Eschenheimer Tor by the Dr. Senckenbergische Stiftung. Previously, there had already been the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist, first mentioned in a document in 1267 and still existing today, in Frankfurt, which, however, was only open for the accommodation of strangers, pilgrims, journeymen, servants and the destitute. Sick Frankfurt citizens, on the other hand, had to receive medical care and care at home.
Especially in its old town with its floor area of approx. 75,000 m² (7.5 ha), Frankfurt-Höchst has a whole series of historic buildings that bear witness to a long history of the independent city of Höchst am Main until 1928. Despite some severe fires in the city, including the two great city fires of 10 December 1586 and 24 September 1778, and devastation in the Thirty Years' War, many old buildings have survived the centuries. Even during the Second World War, there was relatively little war damage in Höchst, 53 houses were damaged or destroyed. The historic old town has been preserved. It contains many architectural and cultural monuments, see List of cultural monuments in Frankfurt-Höchst.
The Grüneburgpark is a public park in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany, located in the Westend quarter. It began as a park for the Grüne Burg, a castle from the 14th century. In 1789, the banker Peter Heinrich von Bethmann Metzler acquired the property, and had the park designed. In 1837, the property was bought by the Rothschild family, who erected a palace-like mansion in the style of a French Loire palace. They commissioned Heinrich Siesmayer to develop an English garden, completed in 1877. Under the Nazi regime, Albert von Goldschmidt-Rothschild had to give up his family home. The palace was destroyed in an air raid in 1944.
4. Behrens-Bau Turm und Brücke
The Technical Administration Building of Hoechst AG is an expressionist office building by the architect Peter Behrens on the site of the former Hoechst company in Frankfurt-Höchst in the German state of Hesse. It is also referred to as the Peter Behrens Building (Peter-Behrens-Bau) by the operator of the Höchst Industrial Park, as the site of the former Hoechst works has been called since the merger of Hoechst AG and other companies and the subsequent abandonment of the traditional corporate name. The building had worldwide fame in a stylised form as part as the Hoechst company's tower and bridge logo from 1947 to 1997.
5. Gedenkstätte Großmarkthalle
The Memorial at the Frankfurt Grossmarkthalle commemorates the deportation of Jews from Frankfurt am Main in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. From 1941 to 1945, the Gestapo used the cellar of the Grossmarkthalle as a gathering place for the deportation of Jews from the city and the Rhine-Main area. During ten mass deportations between October 1941 and September 1942 alone, about 10,050 people were deported from the Großmarkthalle railway station in freight trains to ghettos, concentration and extermination camps and subsequently murdered. As far as is known, only 179 deportees survived the Second World War.
St. Leonhard is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. Its historic church dates to 1219, when it was erected in the centre of the town close to the river Main, as a Romanesque-style basilica. From 1425, it was remodeled to a hall church in late Gothic style. St. Leonhard was the only one of nine churches in the Old Town that survived World War II almost undamaged. Today, the parish is part of the Domgemeinde and serves as the parish church of English-speaking Catholics. It is a monument of Frankfurt's history as well as church history and medieval crafts.
7. Der Barfüßer
Komische Kunst im Frankfurter Grüngürtel is a series of humorous sculptures in Frankfurt am Main. The 14 works of comic art exhibited in public spaces throughout Frankfurt's green belt are based on designs by members of the New Frankfurt School. The first publicly presented work in the series was the Frankfurt Green Armadillo designed by the illustrator and author Robert Gernhardt in 2001. By 2017, more than a dozen more works of art had followed. Patron of the series is the City of Frankfurt in cooperation with the Caricatura Museum für Komische Kunst Frankfurt.
The Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen is a fountain on the Römerberg in Frankfurt am Main and one of the city's landmarks. It goes back to a predecessor building from 1543 on the same site and was built in its present form in 1611. At the time of the Holy Roman Empire, during the coronation ceremony, it played a special, albeit short-term, role as a fountain of wine for the emperor and then also for the people. The fountain currently on display is a largely detailed copy from 1887, financed by the Frankfurt wine merchant Gustav D. Manskopf. It is a listed building.
9. Willemer Häuschen
Willemer-Häuschen is a classical garden house in the early 19th century. In Frankfurt am Main. It became known when poets John Wolfgang von Goethe and Marianne von Willemer met there in 1814. During the Second World War, most of the original buildings were destroyed in the air strikes on Frankfurt am Main, and then rebuilt. Today, there is a Goethe Memorial Hall open to the public in this house, which has been rated as one of the two most important Goethe memorial halls in Frankfurt by the German Free Institute, and is tied with Goethe House.
The Fürstenhof, formerly Hotel Fürstenhof-Esplanade, is a neo-baroque building built in 1902 in Frankfurt am Main. It has a floor space of around 18,450 square metres and is located in the Bahnhofsviertel between Münchener Straße, Gallusanlage and Kaiserstraße. The building, which was renovated in 1992 by real estate investor Jürgen Schneider, is leased to Commerzbank on a long-term basis. From 1994, Dresdner Bank, which was merged into Commerzbank in May 2009, used it as the parent company for its private customer business.
11. Goethe House
The Goethe House is a writer's house museum located in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt, Germany. It is the birthplace and childhood home of German poet and playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It is also the place where Goethe wrote his famous works Götz von Berlichingen, The Sorrows of Young Werther, and the first drafts of Urfaust. The house has mostly been operated as a museum since its 1863 purchase by the Freies Deutsches Hochstift, displaying period furniture and paintings from Goethe's time in the house.
The approximately 185 meter high Lohrberg or Lohr for short is considered the local mountain of Frankfurt am Main and is at the same time the only remaining vineyard within the city area. It belongs to the outlying centre of Seckbach and is part of the geological formation of the Berger Rücken, which extends in the form of a flat U from Berkersheim to beyond the outskirts of Bergen – running out to Maintal-Bischofsheim. At the Berger Warte lies the highest point of the city area at 212.4 meters above sea level.
Frankfurt Ostpark is a park in the Ostend district of Frankfurt. The facility covers an area of 32.16 hectares, of which 4.2 hectares of Ostparkweiher is located in its center. The pond, built on part of the dried-up altar arm of the Main River, is not suitable for construction because of the high groundwater level. The park is characterized by wide lawns and sports facilities. Ostpark is part of Frankfurt's green belt and is Frankfurt's second largest park after Niddata Volkspark.
14. Der Hafenarbeiter
Dockers is a bronze sculpture created by Constantine Meunier in 1890. The sculpture stands at the southern bridgehead of Friedensbrücke in Frankfurt am Main, reminiscent of the lower reaches of the bridge, whose north side is the former Frankfurt Westhafen, which was in use from 1885 to 1999. The sculpture has been in its present position since 1910. From 1950 to 1955, it was temporarily placed in front of the St ä del Bridge for the construction of the bridge.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage is a main street-like square in the western inner city area of Frankfurt am Main, which forms an access unit for traffic coming from the west, together with the Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage, the Platz der Republik and Düsseldorfer Straße. It was the location of important institutions, including the headquarters of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. In recent years, it has increasingly developed into an expansion area of Frankfurt's banking district.
16. Altes Schloß
The Höchst Schloß was the residence of the officials of the Archbishopric of Mainz in the former town of Höchst am Main, today a district of Frankfurt am Main. It consists of the Old Castle, built in the 14th to 16th centuries, and the New Castle, built at the end of the 16th century. Both are now owned by the German Foundation for Monument Protection. Since 1957, the Höchst Castle has been the focus of the Höchst Castle Festival every year.
Frankfurt's 18.2-hectare Huthpark in the northeastern district of Seckbach was laid out between 1910 and 1913 according to designs by Frankfurt's horticultural director Carl Heicke (1862–1938) and his garden architect Bernhard Rosenthal as Volkspark Auf dem Huth in a scenic location by the Frankfurt city administration and completed in 1912 under the aegis of horticultural director Max Bromme (1878–1974). The existing terrain was retained.
18. Berger Warte
The Berger Warte is a watchtower built in the middle of the 16th century, about 12 meters high, made of red Main sandstone. The tower with a circular floor plan stands at the highest point of today's city area of Frankfurt am Main, in the district of its eastern district of Seckbach. There it is located on the border with the district of Bergen-Enkheim, a few meters west of the federal highway 521, on the low mountain range Berger Rücken.
The Teutonic Order Church of St. Mary is a Catholic church in the Frankfurt district of Sachsenhausen, it is part of the Teutonic Order of Sachsenhausen. The Baroque church portal was placed in front of the Gothic church from 1709 to 1715. The Teutonic Order Church is the only historic church in Frankfurt that does not belong to the city. After being destroyed by air raids in 1943 during World War II, it was rebuilt from 1963 to 1965.
The Sommerhoffpark is a 2.47 hectare green area in the Gutleut district of the Hessian city of Frankfurt am Main, which has existed since the 19th century. The park, which is now open to the public, emerged from a private English landscape garden, which had belonged to the country residence of the Frankfurt banker Johann Noë Gogel from the early to the late 19th century. Since 1928, the park has been owned by the city of Frankfurt.
The Christuskirche is a church built in the late 19th century in the style of historicism in the Westend-Süd district of Frankfurt am Main. The church building has been used as an ecumenical centre since 1978. The local Protestant Christus-Immanuel congregation, a Serbian Orthodox congregation and the Protestant East African Oromo congregation in Frankfurt are involved. The building is a listed building of the state of Hesse.
22. Sankt Ignatius
St. Ignatius is a Roman Catholic church in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The present church, consecrated in 1964, is the work of the important church architect Gottfried Böhm. Originally the parish church of the parish of St. Ignatius, which has existed since 1930, the Ignatiuskirche has been a rector's church of the new cathedral parish of St. Bartholomew since 2014 after the merger of the Catholic inner city parishes.
23. Deutsches Architekturmuseum
The German Architecture Museum (DAM) is located on the Museumsufer in Frankfurt, Germany. Housed in an 18th-century building, the interior has been re-designed by Oswald Mathias Ungers in 1984 as a set of "elemental Platonic buildings within elemental Platonic buildings". It houses a permanent exhibition entitled "From Ancient Huts to Skyscrapers" which displays the history of architectural development in Germany.
The Holzhausenschlösschen is a moated former country house built by the patrician Holzhausen family on their farm, then just north of Frankfurt and now in the city's Nordend. The present building was completed in 1729, built for Johann Hieronymus von Holzhausen on the foundations of a moated castle from the Middle Ages after a design by Louis Remy de la Fosse. Today, it serves as a venue for cultural events.
The Cathedral Museum in the historic cloister of the Imperial Cathedral of St. Bartholomew in Frankfurt am Main has existed since 1987. The regular exhibition contains some highlights of sacred art. In addition, the museum presents contemporary art or cultural-historical topics in changing exhibitions. Since 2007, a second exhibition space has been the so-called Sakristeum in the neighbouring Haus am Dom.
26. Sankt Antonius Kirche
The Antoniuskirche is a Catholic church in the Rödelheim district of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The listed neo-Gothic building was built between 1892 and 1894, was largely destroyed by aerial bombs during the air raids on Frankfurt am Main in 1944 and rebuilt after the Second World War. Since 1 January 2017, the church has belonged to the parish of Sankt Marien Frankfurt am Main.
27. Zoo Frankfurt
The Frankfurt Zoological Garden is the zoo of Frankfurt, Germany. It features over 4,500 animals of more than 510 species on more than 11 hectares. The zoo was founded in 1858 and is the second oldest zoo in Germany, after Berlin Zoological Garden. It lies in the eastern part of the Innenstadt. Bernhard Grzimek was director of the zoo after World War II from 1945 until 1974.
28. Städel Museum
The Städel, officially the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, is an art museum in Frankfurt, with one of the most important collections in Germany. The Städel Museum owns 3,100 paintings, 660 sculptures, more than 4,600 photographs and more than 100,000 drawings and prints. It has around 7,000 m2 (75,000 sq ft) of display and a library of 115,000 books.
29. Erweiterung Licht- und Luftbad
Licht-und Luftbad Niederrad is a public green space in the city of Frankfurt am Main. It is located on the northern edge of Niedrad District, on a long and narrow peninsula about 500 meters long, on the left side of the main river topography and on the south bank geographically. The facility offers, among other things, a sunbathing area, a barbecue area and a mini-delicacy.
30. Museum Angewandte Kunst
The Museum Angewandte Kunst (MAK) is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and part of the Museumsufer. The alternating exhibitions recount tales of cultural values and changing living conditions. Beyond that, they continually refer to the question of what applied art is today and can be and demonstrate the field of tension between function and aesthetic value.
The Dominican monastery in Frankfurt am Main is the seat of the Evangelical City Deanery of Frankfurt am Main and Offenbach and the Evangelical Regional Association, an association of the Frankfurt and Offenbach Protestant communities. In addition, the synod of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau meets in the Dominican monastery, usually twice a year.
32. Frankfurter Kunstverein
The Frankfurt Art Association is an art museum founded in 1829 by a group of influential citizens of the city of Frankfurt, Germany. The aim of the institution is to support the arts in the city, which was an important center of trade and business. Works of art were bought and exhibitions organized in order to open access to art and culture for the public.
The Schelmenburg, also called Schelmenschloss or Gruckau, was a medieval moated castle in today's Frankfurt-Bergen-Enkheim in Hesse. For several centuries it was the ancestral castle of the rogues of Bergen. Today, a Baroque moated castle is still preserved from the Schelmenburg, which was built in 1700 on the foundations of the former inner castle.
The Money Museum of the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt's Bockenheim district is the only money museum in Germany. It aims to contribute to the understanding of the monetary system in its many aspects. The museum opened in 1999 and was last visited by around 40,000 visitors annually before being closed for two years in 2014 for modernization.
35. Sankt Michael
St Michael's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Northrend, Frankfurt am Main. Since 2007, it has been a branch church of St. Joseph's Diocese in Frankfurt am Main and the Overview Church of Limbaugh Diocese Funeral Shepherd Center. According to the Law on the Protection of Historical Monuments in Hesse, this church is a cultural monument.
36. Eisenbahnbrücke Nied
The Nied railway bridge in Frankfurt am Main is the second oldest railway bridge still in operation in Germany. The arched bridge was built in 1838 and went into operation in 1839. On it the Taunus Railway crosses the Nidda. The bridge is located between Frankfurt Central Station and Frankfurt-Höchst Station in the Nied district.
The water park in Frankfurt am Main is a public park of almost 3.7 hectares, which is one of the oldest in the city. In the water park, the elevated tank is located at the end of the oldest long-distance water pipeline from the Vogelsberg, opened in 1873. From here, the water is fed into the municipal drinking water network.
The Johannes Gutenberg Monument is a monument and fountain on the Roßmarkt in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It commemorates the inventor of printing with movable metal type, Johannes Gensfleisch, known as Gutenberg, as well as the printers and publishers Johannes Fust and Peter Schöffer, who worked with him in Frankfurt.
39. Beer, Sondheimer & Co. Gebäude
Bockenheimer Landstraäe 25 is a commercial building located in Bockenheimer Landstraäe, Westend District, Frankfurt am Main. Built between 1913 and 1916, it is the administrative building of Frankfurt Metal Trading and Mining Company Beer and Sandheimer Company; According to the design of Otto Bäppler.
The Elli-Lucht-Park is a public park in the city of Frankfurt am Main. The park is located in the Niederrad district south of the Main. The park area of about three hectares was established in 1985 by the city of Frankfurt. It is named after Elli Lucht (1906–1975), a Niederräder citizen and benefactor.
Located on the northern, right bank of the Main, Osthafen Frankfurt in Frankfurt's Ostend district, is a transshipment point for bulk and general cargo. Built from 1908 and opened on 23 May 1912 by Frankfurt's Lord Mayor Franz Adickes, the harbour has a total of four basins and its own harbour railway.
42. Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung
The Liebieghaus is a late 19th-century villa in Frankfurt, Germany. It contains a sculpture museum, the Städtische Galerie Liebieghaus, which is part of the Museumsufer on the Sachsenhausen bank of the River Main. Max Hollein was the director from January 2006 to 2016, followed by Philipp Demandt.
The Bethmannpark is a 3.1 hectare green space in Frankfurt am Main. The park is located in a triangle between Friedberger Landstraße, Berger Straße and Mauerweg in the eastern part of the Nordend district, outside the ramparts. The name of the park derives from the Frankfurt Bethmann family.
44. Rödelheimer Schloss
Rödelheim Castle was originally a medieval castle complex in Rödelheim, Frankfurt, and later a castle was built in the area by the Earl of Solms-Rödelheim. Today, the site has almost completely disappeared, and its history can only be understood through archival materials and ancient views.
45. Die Schmiere
Founded by Rudolph Rolfes in 1950, the Die Schmiere Song and Dance Show is one of the oldest private theaters in Frankfurt am Main. The theater shows people as "the worst theater in the world"; The name "Schmiere" is also a derogatory term for bad theater, the so-called lubricating theater.
Rothschild Park is a public park in Frankfurt, Germany. It is located within the central business district known as the Bankenviertel, to the north of the Opera Tower, adjacent to the Opera Square. The park is named for the Rothschild family, a banking family originating in Frankfurt.
The Icon Museum is an Orthodox museum of sacred art in Frankfurt am Main. It is located in the Baroque architecture of the Teutonic Order, forming the eastern end of the museum river bank. It belongs to the Angewandte Kunst Museum and is sponsored by the city of Frankfurt am Main.
The Euro-Skulptur by Ottmar Hörl set up at Willy-Brandt-Platz in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is one of two copies of the work that have been put on public display. It is a 14-metre (46 ft) tall electronic sign that shows a Euro sign and twelve stars around, weighing 50 tonnes.
49. Gewerkschaftshaus Frankfurt
Union House in Frankfurt am Main is a listed office building, which was completed in 1931. The skyscrapers in the Gutleut district are now home to the German Confederation of Trade Unions, the Hesse-Thuringia and Frankfurt-Rhine-Main regions and regional trade unions ver.di.
50. Theater Willy Praml
The Theater Willy Praml was founded in 1991 by Willy Praml and Michael Weber as an independent theater in Frankfurt am Main. The theatre works with a professional ensemble. Since 2000, the Theater Willy Praml has been located in the Naxoshalle in Frankfurt's Ostend.
51. St. Paul's Church
St Paul's Church is a former Protestant church in Frankfurt, Germany, used as a national assembly hall. Its important political symbolism dates back to 1848 when the Frankfurt Parliament convened there, the first publicly and freely-elected German legislative body.
52. Sankt Wendel
St. Wendel is the name of a Catholic parish and church in Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen, Hesse, Germany, dedicated to Wendelin of Trier. The official name of the church is Kath. St. Wendelskirche. It was built from 1955 to 1957, designed by architect Johannes Krahn.
The Allerheiligenkirche is a Catholic church in the Frankfurt district of Ostend. Since 2014, the Allerheiligengemeinde has been a church of the cathedral parish of St. Bartholomew and is particularly known as the KunstKulturKirche of Frankfurt's city centre.
54. Frankfurter Engel
The Frankfurter Engel is a memorial in the city of Frankfurt am Main in southwestern Germany; it is dedicated to homosexual people who were persecuted under Nazi rule, and as well as under Paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code during the 1950s and 1960s.
The Wörthspitze is a park in the Frankfurt district of Nied. It is part of Frankfurt's green belt, which has its starting point here. The large lawn of the Wörthspitze serves as a public dog run and is used in summer as a sunbathing lawn and play area.
Moritz von Schwind was an Austrian painter, born in Vienna. Schwind's genius was lyrical—he drew inspiration from chivalry, folklore, and the songs of the people. Schwind died in Pöcking in Bavaria, and was buried in the Alter Südfriedhof in Munich.
58. Nuur Moschee
The Noor Mosque in Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen is the third purpose-built mosque in Germany. The mosque in Babenhäuser Landstraße is run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMJ) and was inaugurated on September, 12th 1959 by Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan.
The List of Cultural Monuments in Frankfurt-Westend lists all cultural monuments within the meaning of the Hessian Monument Protection Act in Frankfurt-Westend, a district of Frankfurt am Main. Due to its size, the list is divided into two sublists.
The city of Höchst am Main, today the Höchst district of Frankfurt, has a history of more than 1,200 years. For a long time Höchst was an independent city and outpost in the Kurmainz region outside Frankfurt. Incorporated into Frankfurt in 1928.
The Antoniterkloster Höchst is a former monastery of the Order of St. Anthony in today's Frankfurt-Höchst, which existed from 1441 to 1802. Of the original monastery complex from the middle of the 15th century, only two buildings remain.
62. Großer Riederhof Torbau
The two Riederhöfe together formed one of the fortified farmsteads in Frankfurt am Main. Of the Riederhof, only the late Gothic gate building (1492) of the Großer Riederhof near the Ratswegkreisel on the Hanauer Landstraße is preserved.
The Church of St Peter is a former evangelical church located in the Innenstadt area of Frankfurt, Germany. It has been known as jugend-kultur-kirche sankt peter since 2007, when it became a youth centre.
The Carolingian Saint Justin's Church in Frankfurt-Höchst is the oldest building in Frankfurt/Main and one of the oldest churches still existing in Germany. It is dedicated to Saint Justin the Confessor.
67. Villa Speyer
Villa Kennedy is a luxury hotel in Frankfurt am Main, which will exist until the end of March 2022. It belongs to the English Rocco Forte Group and is located on Kennedyallee in Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen.
68. Garten des himmlischen Friedens
Tiananmen Garden is a Chinese garden in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is part of the Bethmannpark in Nordend, the main entrance is near the entrance of Bethmannpark at the beginning of Berger Straße.
69. Höchster Stadtpark
The Höchst Stadtpark is a 14.6-hectare public park in the Höchst district of Frankfurt. It belongs to the area of Frankfurt's green belt and is therefore designated as a landscape conservation area.
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