European Central Bank
European Central Bank
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Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
How to get there
  • Ostbahnhof • 7 min walk
  • Zoo • 9 min walk
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Aniello Saggese
Baronissi, Italy1,872 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The building is tall and well represents the power of money. I just passed near this skyscraper not interested in visiting it. Later when I found that the visit had to be made well in advance I didn't have any regrets for not visiting it. The tower can be seen from many places in the town and being near the entrance does not add any good. So, if you are nearby only look at it, otherwise, it is better not to go there, it's worthless.
Written 2 March 2024
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Brooke In The Air
Cleveland, OH51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Euro Bank Tower is a cultural and architectural marvel only the most cold hearted and callous could not be in awe of and ponder the history that led to this moment.
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Brooke In The Air
Written 22 January 2024
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JaniO
US393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Guided tours are free but must be requested. Impressive office building near the river. A former fruit and vegetable market is part of the building. There is a visitors center and Holocaust memorial on-site.
Written 27 February 2023
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany608 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This building was inaugurated in 2014 in the Frankfurt East End on a quite controversial time, when Frankfurt almost experienced a civil war for those few days. The building is a new tower which updated the city skyline, the new seat replacing wheat is now called the old European Central Bank in the city centre, also famous for its Euro sign.
Written 17 July 2022
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Jochen Hertweck
Frankfurt, Germany302 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The new seat of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt’s Ostend district is a perfect example of urban planning gone utterly wrong. Rather than integrating the complex into the city’s urban fabric and welcoming locals and visitors alike, it tries its best keeping the people that financed its giant 3€ billion price tag (the European taxpayers) out.

The entire area (we are talking about an area of 450m x 350m right in the heart of the city along the river Main) is completely fenced off and even surrounded by moats! Visitors are not allowed to enter outside of guided tours, for which you need to register well in advance. The park surrounding the building is thus not accessable for the public.

In my opinion this is not only the worst urban planning mistake Frankfurt has made in recent years with fencing off such a huge area in the city center, but also a slap in the face of European citizens.
Written 30 November 2019
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Thomas K
Monte-Carlo, Monaco1,329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The site of the European Central Bank is worth a visit. How they changed the old Grossmarkt in this supermodern conglomerate of lowrise and skyscrapers is just amazing.
Written 21 June 2019
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Business
Impressive building. So huuge. Great architecture. Former was a symbol of Frankfurt with the euro sign. But this one is also great
Written 1 November 2018
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annelis53
Germany72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Even if you cannot got into the tower during the guided visitors tour, it is very interesting and impressive to see the ECB from inside
Written 25 July 2018
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geworfen
Hong Kong, China58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
It was an amazing building in the east side of Frankfurt. Wanted to see this building as the 'sign' of the single currency for Europe and integrated monetary policy across the EU!
Written 25 May 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
This was a standout building that we viewed close up on our resent holiday to Frankfurt ,it's impressive enough close up but to me the best views are from across the River Main over in the Sachsenhausen district.
I think the bank was established in 1998 but that really doesn't interest me in the least but the building itself looks awesome and makes for some great photographic opportunities.
It's easy to spot in most any part of the city your in but is found on Sonnemannstraße.
Well worth checking out.
Written 21 March 2018
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