With the Thurn und Taxis Palais Frankfurt has recovered a special jewel. The baroque city palace was destroyed in the Second World War and is now rebuilt on the lines of its historic predecessor. The design is based on original drawings by the court architect of the French Sun King. The architect Robert de Cotte worked at the beginning of the 18th century for Duke Anselm von Thurn und Taxis.
The Thurn und Taxis Palais is the centrepiece of the PalaisQuartier, to which the office tower NEXTOWER, the hotel Jumeirah Frankfurt and the shopping centre MyZeil on the Zeil also belong. Around the newly created Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz one of the prime addresses of the city with a great variety of possible uses has been built. In the Palais there will be attractive retail, superior gastronomy, attractive offices and an event venue.
The event venue in the basement is suitable for exclusive events, product presentations or concerts for corporate clients and private persons. It will be operated from summer 2011 by the Palais Management GmbH jointly founded by Kofler & Kompanie AG and Rosen & Urseanu GbR.
In the Thurn und Taxis Palais one can therefore dine, enjoy, work and breathe in a little of Frankfurt’s history. In the interior courtyard of the Palais the big city dweller will find peace and quiet and in summer even superior catering in the open air. The successful juxtaposition of modern and historic architecture is enthusiastically received by demanding target groups.
|Address||Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 1, Grosse Eschenheimer Str. 10, 60313 Frankfurt am Main|
|Total area (GEA)||11,000 m2, of which 2,000 m2 underground|
|Number of storeys||Four|
|Use||Events, gastronomy, retail and offices|
|Particular features||• The ballroom as a high-quality event location in the basement of Thurn und Taxis Palais
• In the Sale Terrena on the ground floor two original finds can be inspected: the foundation slab (1732) and an original chimney tile (around 1730) which shows the alliance arms of the families Thurn und Taxis and of Lobkowicz. Both exhibits have been restored and are on loan from the Museum for Communication, Frankfurt.
• Basement car park with direct access
The Thurn und Taxis Palais was built between 1729 and 1739 by Robert de Cotte, court architect of the Sun King Louis XIV., on behalf of the Imperial General Postmaster Duke Anselm Franz of Thurn und Taxis. The Palais has been through many changes in its history: in 1748 it was the seat of the headquarters of the Imperial Thurn-und-Taxis Post Office, 1805 to 1813 the residence of the Fürstprima and Grand Duke of Frankfurt am Main Carl Theodor von Dalberg.
After the restoration of the Free State of Frankfurt am Main the Parliament of the German Federation met here from 1816 to 1866. In 1895 Duke Albert I. of Thurn und Taxis sold the Palais to the Imperial Post Office after he had the interior decorations removed to his castle Emmeram in Regensburg, where they can still be found today. In 1905 the City of Frankfurt am Main took over the Palais and installed the Ethnological Museum for the collections of the Africa researcher Leo Frobenius in 1908.
In the Second World War the magnificent building was heavily damaged. Now it has been rebuilt according to original drawings with room layouts fitting their functions and the most modern technology. The architects have elaborated what made the Palais what it was when it was in full bloom: the historic façade, the magnificent interiors and the inner courtyard with its atmosphere.
Monica Ann Sibler
Telephone +49 (0)69 50 600 53 - 161
Palais Management GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0)69 20 34 70 50
What would life be without things to buy and good food?
The Thurn und Taxis Palais is an expression of the savoir-vivre of our ancestors and will offer superior cuisine and a sophisticated shopping experience. Meals are taken in spacious rooms in the left wing of the ground floor and naturally in the inner courtyard in the open air.
Directly opposite, attractive shops invite passers-by to an exquisite shopping experience.
In the basement of the Thurn und Taxis Palais the new event location in the heart of the city is now being built. The 1,400 m² -large ballroom will offer space for up to 1,000 persons, for corporate events and celebrations, for special occasions and more.
The Thurn und Taxis Palais will now become a new meeting place in the middle of the city and as a high-quality event location will bring glitter and glamour to one of the prime addresses of the city.