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Frankfurt City Break: Tips for Exploring Gallusviertel
Frankfurt city break- so much to do! The Gallusviertel in Frankfurt am Main is located close to Central Station, bridging the gap between the city center and the western suburbs of the Main metropolis. An ideal starting point for excursions in Gallus is our hotel Frankfurt Messe. It is close to the trade fair and the newly developed Europaviertel. It invites visitors to immerse themselves in a side of Frankfurt that extends beyond the bustling crowds of tourists.
A vivacious and creative district, Gallus is home to around 36,000 residents from 128 countries. Formerly a working class neighborhood that took its name from the Frankfurt gallows that once stood here. It is now a hub for industrial and trade firms.
Creativity in Gallus
The district is currently experiencing profound change. Artistic types are flocking to Gallus, where they find the space they need to let their creative juices flow. One of their meeting places is the Teves complex. The former factory grounds are now home to the Grüne Theater and the Frankfurt youth sports association with its boxing and table tennis camp, as well as artists’ studios. A Frankfurt city break is not complete until you come here.
Several newspapers have also settled in the Gallusviertel. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The Journal has also established its editorial departments here.
Redbrick buildings and residential estates in Bauhaus style dominate the Gallus cityscape. The Galluswarte tower is the best-known landmark. The 14th-century tower was constructed by the Landwehr militia and is located on the eponymous square half-way down Mainzer Landstraße. A heady array of pubs, snack bars and restaurants line this major thoroughfare. Your Frankfurt city break simply has to include tasting some of this delicious food.
Bistro Treats and Cakes
Not far away, on Frankfurter Allee, Schönhauser café and bistro treats its guests to delicious breakfasts and homemade cakes. Fans of heartier fare will also find hamburgers and tarte flambée. Schönhauser opens its summer garden as a cosy outdoor seating area at the first sign of spring.
Cars, bicycles and typewriters were once manufactured in the striking industrial buildings of Adlerwerke. The offices of advertising agencies and subsidiaries of Deutsche Bahn are now located in the industrial complex. Gallus Theater has also opened its doors in the neighborhood. The ensemble was originally formed to include the children of Italian guest workers in cultural life.
Today it attracts creative minds from all over the world to the Gallusviertel in Frankfurt. The repertoire consists of a delightful mix of old and new pieces. The programme includes plays, musicals, chansons and concerts. Performance art and cabaret also feature. There’s plenty to delight the younger visitors as well, with interactive pieces or puppet theatre for instance. Young artists are invited to exhibit their work in the foyer of Gallus Theater, where it reaches a wider audience. Ensure your Frankfurt city break includes this invigorating experience of youth culture.
And any theatregoers hungry for delicious food whilst thirsty for yet more culture will find just what they need next door at Horst. The venue offers more than just cosy bar evenings: situated in the Adlerwerke complex, the restaurant project is a small oasis of culture and home to a richly varied programme of events. It is certainly worth dropping by when visiting the Gallusviertel on a trip to Frankfurt. For instance, the Pasta, Cinema e Vino event is held here every fourth Tuesday in the month. Visitors can settle in to enjoy a film while sampling delicious pasta and choice wine for just €16.00.
Evenings in Frankfurt
Frankfurt’s night-owls with a penchant for music will find what they’re looking for in the club Das Bett. Although bands from all over the world now perform in the event venue on Schmidtstraße, Das Bett continues to offer many regional musicians a platform for gigs.
And anyone drawn to the classic sights of Mainhatten during their city trip need only hop on the S-Bahn at Galluswarte. The train takes just 6 minutes to reach the Hauptwache stop. From there the Römerberg, St. Paul’s Church and the Main promenade are just a leisurely stroll away.