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IG Farben Building Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

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Spectacular History

Now part of the University of Frankfort this building has a very interesting history, from... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Great memories

Visited this building too many times from 1983 to 1994 while it was the HQ of the V Corp. Too many... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Toulouse, France
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Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1, 60323 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 7980
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Now part of the University of Frankfort this building has a very interesting history, from Headquarter of a Nazi Germany conglomerate, to headquarter of the US Army in Europe to a scene of the beginning terrorism of the Baader Meinhof group. Once the biggest office...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Visited this building too many times from 1983 to 1994 while it was the HQ of the V Corp. Too many memories to write about. Many important changes of Command, celebrations and military functions! Totally different atmosphere today!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This building, built in the late twenties, once was the heaquarters of the Farben Chemical complex. Located in North Central Frankfurt, Germany, it later became the headquarters of the Supreme Allied Command during WWll. It is now a part of the University of Frankfurt, since...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Dave F
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

In this place happens many things during different periods of history. Pre-War, War, and post-war... you find an interesting exposition in the first floor of the building, explaining and reconstruction the facts. Also, there are some historical plates on the entrance related to the Marshall...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

I worked in the Farben building in the early 1970's. To me it is a reflection of the times. The building started out as an excellent representation of German 1920-30's modernist New Objectivity style architecture and housed a company that was tied to Nazi government...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Brought back memories when I worked here in the 90's. Didn't know the history back then, but now that I've read up on it, I'm more taken away with what this building represented. I'm glad some good use could be made of the old Abrams...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, has lots of garden and green yards, enjoyed a beautiful walk around, I've liked the most the knowledge sculpture which done by Jaume Plensa, a sculpture made of different alphabets of different languages, for me represents coexistence and harmony of cultures.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed March 29, 2016

Architectural highlight of the 20ies, with open access to everybody interested in living history. Designed by Poelzig and undestroyed during WW 2, later used by the US command in Frankfurd and General Eisenhower, it now serves as part of the Frankfurt University. See the exibiton...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Reviewed March 27, 2016

I visited the IG Farben Building Johann Wolfgang Goethe University during the week end and I found the echo quite impressive. The building is very gigantic in a German style but cold and I was not very impressed by the overall atmosphere.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Aladji A
Reviewed August 2, 2015

This building is an architectural wonder set in the most beautiful grounds. Even though the business it housed played a horrible part in WW2, it is now a University and there is a beautiful plaque outside explaining the history of the building. There is also...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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