There are many contemporary architectural delights to be found in Frankfurt. There are over twelve skyscrapers on the city’s skyline and several public parks. Magnificent Frankfurt buildings include the Commerzbank headquarters with a tower that stands 259 metres and 53 stories high, the energy efficient WfK Westarkade Conference Centre and the impressive MyZeil Shopping Centre, to name a few.
Frankfurt Architecture Museum
Frankfurt is so highly regarded for its architecture that it is home to the German Museum of Architecture, also known as DAM. To learn more about the buildings in Frankfurt make sure you take time to visit one of Europe’s most informative museums on architecture. The museum’s main highlight is the ‘House in a House’ exhibition. There are also several temporary displays on show and public access to the extensive reference library.
To learn more about this great city, Frankfurt’s Architecture is a guided Frankfurt sightseeing tour which highlights the city’s urban development throughout the ages. An informative two-hour tour is provided in German and other languages.
Europe’s Only Round Hotel
To explore Frankfurt’s architecture just take a look around the city. Begin at the designer accommodation of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt. The most unique of hotels in Frankfurt, it is Europe’s only round hotel. This remarkable structure, with the whole exterior made of glass, was designed by architect John Seiffert, who specialises in the design of hotels and resorts.
Internally, the 428 bedrooms and suites have been designed by Mattheo Thun in four individual styles: home, fashion, chic and fresh. In addition to this he was responsible for the design of the conference and event facilities, spa and public areas. The dining and lounge areas of the hotel were designed by Adam Tihany and are based on a theme of the four elements: fire, wind, water and air.