daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Photo Forums > Urban Showcase

Urban Showcase Show your selfmade photos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 5th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #1
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

Frankfurt - Nightsky’s trip to central Germany

In April this year I visited Frankfurt and many other German cities. The experience of Frankfurt was something really special as the volcano in Iceland closed most flight connections in Europe, just hours after I arrived in Frankfurt. Everywhere I went, to trains and in the hostel I stayed, I talked by people who all told the same story; that they were trapped and couldn't get home or had to take the train home because of the volcano. My plane was expected to leave on Sunday the 18th, but I had to take the train instead to Hamburg, made some sightseeing there, and then took the train to Rostock, where I could take the ferry to Sweden. That was not what I was expecting when I got interested in Frankfurt 20 years ago before my first visit, when seeing the impressive skyline in a magazine.

Frankfurt is a very expensive city with a high standard of living. But it is also a city of contrasts. While the men in black suits walk in thought the entrances at the skyscrapers in the financial district, the red light district is situated just 2 blocks away with its many drug addicts and prostitutes. My hostel, Five Elements, was situated in the red light district, Bahnhofviertel, but also right between the main railway station and the financial district. The weather was good for being in April, it was grey the first day, but it was warm and sunny most of the time. I visited the modern parts as well as the old town. It is too bad that many people only go there to change planes at the airport, because the city itself has so much too offer. Other cities I visited was Mainz, Heidelberg, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Offenbach and Hamburg that will have their separate threads. All in just 5 days. Originally the trip was planned to last in 3 days, Hamburg was added because of the volcano.


In this thread I will present both the city and the skyline.

Let’s start with the downtown financial district:





















__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 5th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #2
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

















































Mitte is the city center of Frankfurt, the city center that has the highest concentration of skyscrapers in Europe. The 2 tallest buildings in the EU are situated in this district, around the small but beautiful park Taunausanlage. The city center is very compact, you can easily walk around it and see all the sights in a day. Most buildings in this area are very modern, since Frankfurt was heavily bombed during WWII. Except for the park and the skyscrapers, many blocks were unfortunately rebuilt in a dull style, but overall it is a very interesting area.


To see all of the photos with comments and facts, visit this page on my website World Travel Images:

http://www.worldtravelimages.net/Frankfurt_Mitte.html

This is only the beginning...
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #3
christos-greece
Moderator!
 
christos-greece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 176,562
Likes (Received): 244384

Really nice, good photos from Frankfurt Nightsky
__________________
Urban Showcase: Athens Kalamata Trikala Thessaloniki
Cityscapes: Paris Barcelona Dubai, U.A.E. Monte Carlo, Monaco
General photography: Castles of France - Chateau de France and, since May of '08: Greece!
christos-greece está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #4
HD
°°°°°°°°°°°°
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,608
Likes (Received): 916

nice. hope you have some more street level pics, too (and not only from the banking quarter).
HD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #5
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

Thanks. Yes, I have a lot of street level pics that will be posted later, many from the old town and Sachsenhausen too. As I said, this is only the beginning... update soon
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #6
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

ALTSTADT (OLD TOWN):

Römerberg is the square in the heart of Frankfurt's very small Altstadt (old town). It is one of the few historical blocks that remain of central Frankfurt after the bombings by the Americans during WWII on the night of March 22 1944. At the square is the famous Römer town hall, St Nicholas Church and rebuilt medieval half-timbered houses. The big cathedral, Kaiserdom, is also near the square.


Römerberg Square. The historical heart of Frankfurt with the city hall Römer in the middle and Commerzbank Tower in the background.






St Nicholas Church

















__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2010, 02:21 PM   #7
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762








Paulskirche.






















Kaiserdom, St Bartholomäus, or the Frankfurter Dom is the grand cathedral of Frankfurt.












Some of the remnants of the old church.


Kaiserdom, also called St Bartholomeus Cathedral, stands 95 m tall and is visible from the river banks of Main.
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #8
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

Please comment on the last 2 posts...thanks!
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510

Last edited by Nightsky; July 10th, 2010 at 03:16 PM.
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #9
Adiks
I am the Tramping Man !
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 331
Likes (Received): 37

Outstanding photos of an outstanding city! Pity I have seen it just from above. Street level is lovely there!
__________________
Ever thought of tramping around the world?

TrampingMan.com

Discover the most beautiful places without even leaving your home!

San Francisco, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Cape Town
Adiks no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2010, 03:28 PM   #10
Dr.Mabuse
Proud Member of the DWF!
 
Dr.Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 894
Likes (Received): 548

very nice picture make sperate threads for all the cities you took picture

well made pics, looks good, well done, but i dont like frankfurt much, expect the old school looking buildings like the Römer!
Dr.Mabuse no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #11
capricorn2000
Registered User
 
capricorn2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: vancouver
Posts: 6,930
Likes (Received): 33931

beautiful city with beautiful modern skyscrapers,
i had a brief stop roaming the old city center when I visited the country.
capricorn2000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2010, 04:36 AM   #12
juliaroberts
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pakistan
Posts: 79
Likes (Received): 2

this is vey good , thanks for sharing 1
juliaroberts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #13
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

Just a few blocks to the north of the historical Römerberg square is Hauptwache, a famous busy plaza where you can find St Katharina Church and the
historic Hauptwache Building. It is at Hauptwache Frankfurt's most famous street Zeil begins. At Zeil, you can find large department stores, two shopping
gallerias and many large brand stores. Unfortunately most of its grand buildings were lost during the 1944 bombings and most new buildings at Zeil were
built in a dull modern post-war style, except for the exciting My Zeil shopping galleria. Zeil goes from the two plazas Hauptwache to Konstablerwache.
Eschenheimer Tor is the square at the historic Eschenheimer Turm. On the bottom of this page you can also find photos from the north river bank of Main.

HAUPTWACHE:


Hauptwache is a baroque building from 1730 that gave name to the square. It the headquarters of the city's Stadtwehr Militia when Frankfurt was an independent city state.
It has hosted a prison and a police station. Now it hosts a popular café.




Katharinenkirche, St Catherine's Church is a 54 m tall baroque church situated at Hauptwache.




St Catherine's Church seen from Goethestrasse. As a Swedish citizen I noted the SEB bank, that has its own café!
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #14
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

ESCHENHEIMER TURM:


Eschenheimer Turm. The 47 m high tower was the gate to the city of Frankfurt and is the best preserved old builting, dating from the 15th century.
















A sundial at the River Bank at Main.
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #15
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762



__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2010, 05:19 PM   #16
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

MESSEVIERTEL AND WESTEND
Messeviertel is the area around the exhibition, Frankfurter Messe. The most famous exhibitions are the annual cars, music and book fairs. Frankfurter Messe is the world's largest trade fair organiser. Some of Frankfurt's tallest skyscrapers, as the iconic Messeturm, are situated in Messeviertel and Westend, the district between Messeviertel and Bahnhofviertel.

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage is the heavily trafficated road that leads from Hauptbahnhof and financial district to the exhibition area.


MesseTurm and Pollux seen from Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage.




Westend Strasse 1 (DZ Bank) from 1993 has a striking design. It is 208m tall and has 51 floors. On one side of the building is the modern and polish Westend area, and on the other side the red light district!






















The "Collar and tie" sculpture in front of DZ Bank.
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #17
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

AROUND THE FAIR AREA:




St. Matthäus Kirche is now surrounded by skyscrapers; Pollux, 130m tall from 1997 and Tower 185 (under construction).




Tower 185, here under construction (2010), will be the 3rd tallest building in Frankfurt upon completion in 2011. 204m tall and 55 floors.


MesseTurm, 257m tall, was Europe's tallest skyscraper upon completion in 1991. It was surpassed by Commerzbank Tower, also in Frankfurt, in 1997. It has 63 floors (it is still the tallest in Germany by number of floors) and is the most elegant skyscraper in Frankfurt, in my opinion.






Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage with the Marriott Hotel.


Europaturm seen from Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage. At a height of 338m, Europaturm from 1979 is the second tallest TV tower in Germany (after Berlin) and the tallest structure in Frankfurt.


The "Hammering man" from 1991 is a moving sculpture in front of MesseTurm and the Trade Fair is a 21 m high sculpture that has been designed by Jonathan Borofsky. There are similar moving sculptures in New York, Seattle, Seoul and 6 other cities.


Messe Frankfurt, the world's largest trade fair. Among its many fairs are cars, books and music. It has an area of 578 000 square meters.


The backside of the trade fair looks much cooler, but is hard to see from street level. It has 9 exhibition halls. In 2007, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 112 trade fairs, of which 68 abroad.


Festhalle Frankfurt from 1908 is the oldest building in the fair area. The Festhalle is one of the most important buildings of the late historicism. The architect is Friedrich von Thiersch.








Details of the brown granite exterior of MesseTurm.


Marriott (the building is also called Plaza Büro Center) is Frankfurt's highest hotel. It was Frankfurt's tallest building when completed in 1976. It has 47 floors.








Messe Torhaus. It craves a lot of effort as a pedestrian to get to this place and take a photo of this postmodern building from 1985! The building is only 116 m tall, but is worth to see because of the design by Prof U M Ungers.






Skyline and "Man with hammer".


The photos with more comments can be found at:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net/Fra...seviertel.html
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #18
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

OPERNPLATZ:

Opernplatz is where the Alter Oper (old opera house) is. This area is situated between the financial district and Hauptwache, close to the old town.
The small, but beautiful park Bockenheimer Anlage is situated next to Opernplatz. Be sure not to miss the night photos from Opernplatz in the
Frankfurt by night section: http://www.worldtravelimages.net/Frankfurt_night.html
Goethestrasse, Frankfurt's most exclusive street, begins here.


Alte Oper, the Old Opera. This famous building, inaugurated in 1880, was heavily damaged by the allied bombs in 1944, and wasn't rebuilt until 1981.Because the
new opera house already was built at the inauguration, Alte Oper was converted into a concert hall. Many important works have been premiered here, including Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana".








OpernTurm is standing 168m tall next to the Old Opera since 2009. It has 44 floors.






Die Welle, a mixed use building with a striking curvy design, near the old opera.


Rhein-Main-Center looks very modern considering it was built in 1969, one of the oldest skycrapers of Frankfurt.
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #19
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

GOETHESTRASSE:


Goethestrasse, Frankfurt's most exclusive street, is filled with brand stores and expensive cars. It begins at Opernplatz.








Goethestrasse leads to a statue of Frankfurt's foremost icon, Goethe. This is the largest one of at least two statues of him in Frankfurt.


The photos with more comments can be found at:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net/Frankfurt_Oper.html
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #20
Nightsky
Illustrator
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmö
Posts: 6,105
Likes (Received): 3762

BOCKENHEIMER ANLAGE:


Bockenheimer Anlage. A small, but beautiful park next to Opernplatz and Alte Opera.













ROTHSCHILD PARK:


Rothschild Park, a small park in downtown Frankfurt.




Normal apartment buildings, something you don't expect to find in right in the middle of Frankfurt. Just next to Rothschild Park!
__________________
A like means a lot! But one word says more then a thousand likes.

Website about my travels and buildings in USA and Europe -many cool pics:
http://www.worldtravelimages.net

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?14670510
Nightsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium