Rebuilding Altstadt Frankfurt (old centre)
New life between the Cathedral and the Römer Square
The Altstadt Frankfurt is being developed in the heart of the town and will bring new life to the city's historic centre.
If everyone pulls together and the residents of a city are committed to achieving their hearts' desire, then something really special can be created. A prime example of this is the Altstadt Frankfurt with it successful mixture of old and new built on the historical urban layout.
Historical alleyways, romantic squares, picturesque courtyards and grand patricians' houses: Until its destruction in the Second World War; the structure of the old city of Frankfurt had grown organically over centuries.
35 houses are being constructed on the historical city layout with a loving attention to detail. 15 reconstructions and 20 new buildings, incorporating typical style elements of Frankfurt's old town, together create a residential area that is typical of an old city centre with a successful mixture of old and new.
Around 200 people will make this their new home. As in the past, the quarter will also house little shops, restaurants, premises for local craftsmen and picturesque squares. The new Quarter will be a lively residential area and a meeting place for both residents of the city and visitors.
The hustle and bustle in the pubs, shops and craftsmen's workshops had always attracted a lot of visitors to the area between the Cathedral, or "Dom" as it is called in German, and the Römer, the main square in the centre of Frankfurt and will surely do so in the future.
Experience a unique and fascinating Old Town experience with our free app, because now film clips and 3D animations are automatically visible on the screen of your own smartphone/tablet.
Read interesting background information about the respective building on the spot. Get an overview with our app. Or find out more about Frankfurt's history or the construction measures.
This app was developed in cooperation with the companies Laco Energy Systems - Mannheim and SonoBeacon - Schwerin.