Frankfurt – Taunusanlage

The Deutsche Bank Twin Towers consists of two skyscrapers that are each 155 meters high and were built from 1979 to 1984 according to designs by Walter Hanig, Heinz Scheid, and Johannes Schmidt. The skyscrapers stand on the Taunusanlage near the Old Opera House, at the beginning of the Mainzer Landstrasse.

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Frankfurt – Around the old opera –

The famous old opera house (Alte Oper) was built in 1880 by the architect Richard Lucae and the building was one of the major opera houses in Germany until it was heavily damaged in World War II. Until the late 1970s it was a ruin, with the nickname: “Germany’s Most Beautiful Ruin”. The public pressure . . . → Read More: Frankfurt – Around the old opera –

Frankfurt – Hauptwache –

The Hauptwache is a central point and is one of the most famous plazas in Frankfurt. In 1730 the baroque house was built was the headquarters of the city’s Stadtwehr militia when Frankfurt was an independent city. Nowadays, the square serves as one of the most important crosspoints of the Frankfurt public transport system. The . . . → Read More: Frankfurt – Hauptwache –

MyZeil

The shopping mall MyZeil was designed by Roman architect Massimiliano Fuksas and was officially opened on 26 February 2009. The mall has six floors and the structural design of the imposing steel and glass construction is collecting the rainwater from the nearly 6000 square meters large roof areas.

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Frankfurt in the Gloaming

Frankfurt is one of the few European cities with a significant number of skyscrapers, which are high-rise office buildings and are located in the financial district (Bankenviertel) near the city centre.

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Frankfurt – Eisener Steg –

The Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge) is a pedestrian-only bridge over the Main river and connects the incorporations Römerberg and Sachsenhausen. The bridge was built in the year 1868 and was the second bridge to cross the Main in Frankfurt.

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Frankfurt, Main

Frankfurt is the largest city in Hesse and is situated at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region. The city is known as the financial, trade fair and transportation centre of Germany and the largest financial centre in continental Europe. The city has been Germany’s financial centre for centuries and it is the . . . → Read More: Frankfurt, Main

Waldkunst

The first sculptur is named „Time Bomb“ from Ernest Daetwyler and is placed in the forest near the US army base in Darmstadt. The whole work is built from wooden elements found around Darmstadt: chairs, beds or tables… Everything returned to the point of their origin.

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Speyside Distilleries

The Speyside area is one of the main centres of the Scotch whisky industry and has a high concentration of single malt distilleries, including the Glenfiddich distillery and the Balvenie distillery.

The Cardhu distillery is situated near Archiestown, Moray, Scotland, founded by the whisky smuggler John Cumming in 1824. The distillery started as farm . . . → Read More: Speyside Distilleries

Royal Deeside, Scotland

The area around Braemar and Ballater is known as Royal Deeside, since Queen Victoria and the Royal Family have spent their holidays at Balmoral Castle. The river Dee has an important role for the nature in the area, because much of the semi-natural pinewoods in Scotland are within the river catchment. The whole area is . . . → Read More: Royal Deeside, Scotland

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