European Central Bank (ECB)

The Euro area's central bank is headquartered in Frankfurt. From here, it administers the Euro and the monetary policy of the 18 EU members states that use the joint currency and works to fulfil its primary task: to maintain price stability within the Euro zone. Up until 2014, the ECB was based at Willy-Brandt-Platz in downtown Frankfurt. In late 2014, the approx. 1800 Euro bankers have moved to the famous new building in Frankfurt Ostend, right at the river Main.

Frankfurt's new landmark consists of three parts: the historic former wholesale market hall from 1928, a north tower (185 meters) and a south tower (165 meters) and a large entrance building that will connect the old hall with the new towers.


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The building is the result of a competition that orginally 80 architects had joined. The first price eventually went to Vienna based architects Coop Himmelb(l)au.
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Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt

Guided tours will be available starting in 2015:
Visitors' site


Location Ostend
Opening hours to be announced
Getting there S trains to Ostendstrasse
U-Bahn U6 to Ostbahnhof
Trams 14+18
Hospital zum Hl. Geist

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