Adlerwerke, Frankfurt am Main

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Contact: +49 69 2123 4640/+49 69 2123 8800 (Tourist Information)
The Adler company was founded by Heinrich Kleyer in 1880. Specialising in 'high-tech' goods such as bicycles, typewriters and automobiles, the company's growth was such that a new factory soon had to be constructed. The stairwells and towers in this building of four wings resemble a Middle Age castle with turrets and towers. During the Third Reich, the factory was commissioned to produce fighter planes for the German army. Of the 1,600 forced-laborers who worked in the factory at the time, very few survived. After the War, the factory lay empty for many years. It was renovated some years ago and is now home to artists' studios, several offices and the Gallus Theater.