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Old July 19th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #21
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Who uses the Messeturm? Is it all Messe related activity?
There's been some discussion in Helsinki about building a "tower" in conjunction with the fair-centre expansion but the consensus here seems to be that a tower is unsuitable for a fair-centre because the different floors makes for unproductive floorusage.. or something. (excuses )

Anyway, Frankfurt ist das wünderbar. I like your photos too, Nightsky.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #22
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Well the Messeturm is not used for fair related activity.
It's more like a normal office tower with main tenants like Reuter, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and some others.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #23
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GOETHEHAUS

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born at Grosser Hirschgraben 23 in 1749. This beautiful house in old Frankfurt (Altstadt) is now called Goethe-Haus. It was
bought by Wolfgangs grand mother Cornelia in 1733. It was destroyed during the 1944 bomb attacks, but was rebuilt 1947-51. The house got its
baroque facade in 1755. I visited all 4 floors that were open to public, and the art museum that were dedicated to Goethe.

Goethe was a polymoth, mostly known as a poet and a writer. He became mostly famous for the very influential works The Sorrows of Young Werter, and Faust.
Goethe was one of the key figures of German literature in the 18th and 19th centuryies enlightenment, sentimentally, sturm und drang and romanticism. He has also
inspired the gothic movement.
















The Sorrows of the Young Werther.


The art museum Goethe museum.


This is how the Goethe-Haus looked like in 1849.














The room where it is rumoured that Goethe wrote parts of Faust.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 10:37 PM   #24
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that's the most comprehensive selection of photos from frankfurt I've seen on SSC for a while. some unusual perspectives you got there. very nice!
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Old July 25th, 2010, 02:20 AM   #25
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I enjoyed the tour. By adding comments you make it much more understandable. I've been twice in Frankfurt and you brought back some good memories.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #26
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Cool Franfurt pics.I have seen many buildings under construction like Messeturm , Commerzbank , Japan center ,Maintower and Eurotheum .I like your pics.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 11:25 PM   #27
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Thanks!
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Old August 12th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #28
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Btw, more will come soon...I just haven't got time to upload for a while.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:15 PM   #29
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Sachsenhausen

Sachsenhausen is the so called "apple wine district" located on the south bank of River Main, opposite the city center and its skyline. Sachsenhausen is considered a wealthy and very nice district and have a lot more buildings with a historic look then the city center, because it survived the bombings better.
The district is pretty large, almost like a city of itw own with a population of 56 000, and have many taverns and ciderhouses that produce their own apfelwein located in atmospheric half-timbered houses. Legend says that Charlemagne, the emperor of Romans from year 800, who expanded the Frankish kingdom into a Frankish empire (Frankfurt means the Frank fort), settled his conquered Saxons (Sachsen) here.


Sachsenhausen skyline dominated by Main Plaza, and MainTriangel. I visited Sachsenhausen two times the same day.


Dreikönigskirche, the tallest church in Sachsenhausen, is a gothic revival church from 1875.


Henninger Turm. This 120m tall building from 1968 is currently unused and there have been plans to tear it down. There used to be an observation deck on the circular
top section, a shame it is not there anymore since it would be a great possiblity to take photos of the skyline from afar. It was originally built as a silo and was Frankfurt's
tallest building until 1974, hard to believe today!


There are many pubs and taverns in Alt-Sachsenhausen, the old part.




The picturesque are of Alt-Sachsenhausen come alive at night. I only visited daytime unfortunately.


Frankensteiner Strasse! The text is about Knight von Frankenstein.




Hard Rock Café.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #30
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More Sachsenhausen:


Main Plaza. Only 88m tall and 24 floors, but it has a significant brick facade and is one of the few highrises on the Sachsenhausen side of Main. It has a hotel and residences and was built in 2001. The architects are Kollhoff und Timmermann.


Mitte's skyline mirroring in Sachsenhausen.








Schweizerplatz.


Schweizerplatz is a major tram hub. The trams drive right through the plaza.






Schweizer Strasse, the main street in Sachsenhausen-Nord.
















Skyline seen from Sachsenhausen.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #31
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Where actually are those N.I.G.H.T. pictures?
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Old September 28th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #32
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Amazing thread with really impressive photos!


Quote:
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...Frankfurt means the Frank fort...
I know that nobody likes a smartass, but I have to correct you on that: "Frankfurt" means "Frank ford" in English, which means "Ford of the Franks".
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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:11 PM   #33
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Just such a great thread about this mindblowingly impressive city!
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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #34
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Awesome photos of Frankfurt on this thread...thanks for sharing.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #35
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yes, very nice pics of a beautiful city, I shall be returning there in august 2012, so I'll upload some of my own
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Old September 28th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #36
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Great and interesting pictures. I really like it that you added some explanation by some of them. Everyone should do that

I didn't know about the Sachsenhausen district. I think it looks fantastic. The skyline in the background makes it very special.
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