The reconstructions: Frankfurt's old centre is coming back to life

The reconstructions: Frankfurt's old centre is coming back to life

Most Frankfurt residents only know what the historic old town originally looked like from black and white photographs or the famous model of the old town in the city's historisches museum. Before the destruction of the old town in 1944, the townscape included buildings of many different styles, such as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical. The new DomRömer Quarter will bring the history of the area and Frankfurt's old centre back to life.

A total of 15 houses will be reconstructed in the DomRömer Quarter by 2017. They reflect all the most significant ages and architectural styles that were to be found in the historical old town and bring back the old flair to the historical streets and alleyways. The picturesque chicken market for example - once a popular subject for photos - will be surrounded on three sides by reconstructed houses.

Like the new buildings, the reconstructions also have their own individual features. Each house has a long past and gives us a glimpse of an earlier chapter in the history of Frankfurt.

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DomRömer Nachbild