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Walking course II - Güterbahnhof

  1. Euro City Walk
  2. Güterbahnhof
  3. Signalements


Added 23.4. 2002

A small walking course along the area of the former freight station, torn down in 1999, proposed venue for an "Urbain Entertainment Center" (UEC).

May 2004: the area is still empty. Investors have withdrawn from the UEC project.

Click here to see where this map was taken.

Areal view (90k) and larger map (70K) which clearly show the large void the former freight station has left behind in the city space. (Courtesy of maps: City of Frankfurt)

Die Gegend um den früheren Frankfurter Güterbahnhof zwischen Hauptbahnhof und Messe

The area: northwest of the main station. App. 2km from city center.


  Güterbahnhof Gelände südlich der Messe mit Blick auf die Messe und das Marriott Hotel

Towards the north, the old festival hall, the
Marriot hotel,the tradefair hall nr.2 beneath
the Messeturm.

Empty space

Looking east. Still lots of space.

New trade fair hall

The new trade fair hall looks like a whale.


The sykscraper district in the east.


A new road is still the only "building" on the new area.

Buildings on the border

Buildings on the borderline.

Buildings on the border

Buildings from the adjactend "Gallus Viertel"
expose their rear fronts and backyrads.

Buildings on the border

Settlements near no-mans land.


Strange vegetation has occupied the roadside.

Lonely railroad

A lonely railroad. I'll may serve future construction purposes.

Road circle

View towards the new trade fair hall and the
pencil shape of the Messeturm.

Road circle

An empty road circle.

More on Güterbahnhof site

For more information on this site see a project summary of students from Bauhaus Dessau in 2001: Eat the rich


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