Built between 1460 and 1520, this historic monastery is worth a visit for its architecture alone. Yet there is much more to ... More
Built between 1460 and 1520, this historic monastery is worth a visit for its architecture alone. Yet there is much more to see than just thick brick walls. The refectory is considered to be one of the most beautiful Renaissance-period buildings in the city, and Joerg Ratgeb's frescos in the hallway rank among the most important wall-paintings in the whole of Europe. After the last monks (of the Karmeliter Order) left the monastery in 1803, it was turned into a military barracks. Nowadays, Karmeliterkloster is home to the Museum of Early History, the Institute of Urban History and a public art gallery.
Located in a beautiful villa on the Museumsufer, the Museum der Weltkulturen was fully renovated and reopened in 1998. The
museum now houses temporary exhibitions devoted to different regions, cultures and ways of life, with the aim of promoting ...
The town library, which was destroyed during the Second World War, has one remaining relic: the neo classical Portikus ('portal')
dating from 1825, located on Frankfurt's Obermainbrücke bridge. In 1987, the interior of the Portikus was turned into a ...
Frankfurt's main train station (Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof) was opened in 1888 after five hard years of construction work. It is still
one of the largest train stations in Europe with 25 platforms and over 1,500 trains departing every day. The ...