@#visitfrankfurt, Holger Ullmann
Have You Heard?
There is a range of new meeting spaces amongst Frankfurt’s rebuilt Dom Roemer district, but they are far from modern looking.
Before the destruction of World War II, Frankfurt had a beautiful old town centre, one of the finest in Germany. Now it is being restored, with 15 historic buildings reconstructed according to their original plans, plus 20 new buildings designed to faithfully restore the city’s historic character. The cost of this unique development is estimated at 170 million euro ($193 million).
Frankfurt’s old town was once a massive centre of trade and commerce, with the Römer – today’s city hall – having been an indoor marketplace for Roman merchants. Centuries ago, Frankfurt Cathedral served as the coronation site of German kings and emperors. After the ceremony, the dignitaries strode to the nearby Römer, where the post-coronation celebrations took place.
The district has been reimagined to provide accommodations, shops, public spaces, and business space. Beginning in 2014 the rebuild has been based entirely on using ancient building skills and will create spaces that are fit for purpose in the 21st century — including events.
The Stadthaus, the centrepiece and community gathering area at the heart of the development, can accommodate up to 150 guests in its assembly hall and has a range of seminar rooms. Moving on, the Haus am Dom (the congress and cultural centre) provides conference facilities for up to 250 people with a rooftop terrace — with views of the new, yet historical buildings rising up — that can accommodate up to 150 people.
A 3D film visualising this new district in the heart of Frankfurt is available for viewing at www.domroemer.de/der-film.