Once upon a time, Frankfurt wasn’t just known for its ultra-modern skyscrapers, but also for its old town. Until World War II, one of Germany’s largest timber-framed old towns stretched through the heart of the current finance hub. It was a place where kings were chosen, emperors crowned and the ideas of poets and philosophers like Goethe and Schopenhauer celebrated. In 2018, Frankfurt managed to retrieve a bit of its history through the ‘DomRömer Quarter’ project, which oversaw the erection of a ‘new’ old town across 7,000 m2 between Frankfurt Cathedral and the Römer.
Using original materials, and with an incredible attention to detail, 15 reconstructions of historical buildings and 20 contemporary new buildings have been developed that display typical architectural elements of the former old town. You can explore the crooked alleyways and charming squares of the neighbourhood along with its restaurants and small boutiques on your own, with a guided city tour or even virtually here.