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Discover the history of Kaiserplatz

As well as being a wonderful shopping destination, Frankfurt is a truly beautiful city filled with sights to explore. Don’t miss out on picturesque Kaiserplatz, a square with a stunning central fountain which has stood here since 1876

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Hannah Lewis,

Located where four streets meet, Kaiserplatz is a picturesque and historic square in the heart of Frankfurt. A fountain has stood in the centre of the square for over 130 years. Given to the city in 1876 by a local banker Raphael Erlanger, the fountain was carved from a single piece of rock. While its surroundings have continually modernised, the fountain has remained, maintaining a sense of history in the bustling city. A number of interesting structures surround Kaiserplatz, including the Commerzbank Tower which is the tallest building in Germany and, until 2005, was the highest in Europe. Other notable buildings include the Steigenberger Hotel and the Junior-Haus.

Kaiserstrasse 16, 60311 Frankfurt



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