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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 24 September 2018
Thomas K
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 18 May 2018
Toulouse, France
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Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1, 60323 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 7980
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Reviewed 24 September 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

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Reviewed 18 May 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!

Thank guayames46
Reviewed 6 March 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

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 9 January 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

Thank carlosgb1990
Reviewed 13 January 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

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Reviewed 28 November 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

Thank Rudy B
Reviewed 8 September 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.

1  Thank 291tamers
Reviewed 30 March 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

Reviewed 28 March 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.

Thank Aladji A
Reviewed 3 August 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

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