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Rententurm, Frankfurt

Rententurm - Frankfurt, Germany
Fahrtor, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 60311Map
+49 69 2123 8800(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Railway station

Rententurm, a tower on Frankfurt's most important shipping trade square, which was built between 1455 and 1456, has earned the recognition of officials and the harbor. It belonged to the late Gothic town defense system. The square, four-story building came equipped with a pointed roof and an oriole tower. In the 19th Century, the tower lost around 4 meters (13.12 feet) in height due to the expansion of the river Main. On the Main side of the river you can see the remains of a two-headed imperial eagle, and further down still, water depth marks. The Expressionist poet and dramatist Fritz von Unruh lived here before the First World War.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Dom/Römer
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