Will you be travelling to Frankfurt for Light + Building 2020? This Frankfurt travel guide will surely help you!
If you are a design lover, then you are probably going to be in Frankfurt for Light + Building 2020 in the end of September, right? Today, we’ll be showing you the best places to visit when you’re in the city for the design event! Curious? Scroll down to find out what to visit on this Frankfurt travel guide!
The Römer has been the city hall of Frankfurt for more than 600 years. There are various explanations where the name “Römer” derives from. The most likely explanation, according to the City of Frankfurt, is that the name has something to do with Italian merchants who used to hold fares here in medieval years. These oldest halls within the Römer, Römerhalle, and Schwanenhalle, still look like they would have 600 years ago. The Römer is actually a building-complex, consisting of nine houses and six courtyards. A place not to miss!
If you want to do some window shopping, then you can’t stop missing the Zeil: Frankfurt’s version of Fifth Avenue in NYC. Here, department stores, retail chains, and specialty shops lure visitors to a leisurely shopping spree beneath spreading sycamore trees.
The Main Tower
There is one thing you have to do in Frankfurt: Head to the observatory of The Main Tower for a panoramic view of the city’s skyline. The building is 240 m and it is the 4th tallest building in Germany.
What about a walk along, the embankment to the south of the Main River, the Museumsufer? You can’t miss this large concentration of museums, especially the renowned museum on the riverbank with incredible design and art: Städel art gallery.
The Goethe Museum, a gallery of paintings from the Goethe era, elucidates Goethe’s relationship to the art and artists of his epoch. The museum is also the original building where the great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749. Goethe’s former house is a fantastic and tangible example of the living style of the 18th century Frankfurt’s gentry. A must-stop!
Cathedral of St. Bartholomew
The Frankfurt Cathedral, which once served as the coronation site for Roman-German emperors, is a 15th-century gothic cathedral that is considered the largest religious building in Frankfurt. Ten imperial coronations took place here between 1562 and 1792.
Inaugurated in 1880 but destroyed by bombs in 1944, Alte Oper was rebuilt in the 1970s and opening again in 1981. This is the original opera house in Frankfurt, and many important operas were performed for the first time in Frankfurt. Inside, the main hall seats 2500, and several more intimate spaces accommodate anywhere from 10-700 people.
About Light + Building 2020!
Light + Building is an unique trade fair event for the key industries and it’s divided in 3 sections: lighting, eletro-technology and home and building automation. The trade is made for everyone who is professionally involved in designing, planning and operation of buildings, as well as design enthusiasts, architects, engineers, retail suppliers and investors.
Top Light + Building 2020 Exhibitor To Visit!
DelightFull is a lighting design brand committed to rescue mid-century lighting pieces and recreating them with an inspiring design that takes mid-century enthusiasts into the 40s and 60s. All the brand classic and vintage lighting pieces have a modern touch through colors and shapes of modern decor. All of our mid-century pieces are customizable and suitable for projects.
Essential Home is a mid-century modern brand that will be present at Light + Building 2020 alongside DelightFULL, presenting some of the best furniture pieces that pair perfectly with mid-century lighting. Customizable and fit for any project, Essential Home is ready to present the best the mid-century world has to offer!
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