Höchst is Frankfurt’s oldest neighborhood, and as such, offers tourists and visitors alike many outstanding attractions, restaurants, and boutiques. Located on the northern bank of the Main River west of the city center, all of the historical sights of Höchst are easily reached on foot.
The Old Town of Höchst
The Old Town of Höchst offers perhaps Frankfurt’s best-preserved assemblage of original beam-and-mortar (Fackwerk) structures. In addition to numerous buildings from the Middle Ages, many Baroque and Neo-Classsic houses and buildings have been carefully restored and occupied in recent years. The town walls, Main River Gate, Customs Tower. Old Rathaus, the Greiffenclau Family House, the Castle Court and the Castle Moat each contribute to a picturesque setting unmatched in Frankfurt.
St. Justin’s Church
The Church of St. Justin is the oldest structure in Höchst. Indeed, it is the oldest building still standing in the City of Frankfurt. Originally built in Carolinian times, its columns and roof are of special cultural importance among the historical Höchst buildings. The Basilica of St. Justin’s which was consecrated in 850 AD is a rarely seen example of Middle Ages architecture and construction. The enormous Gothic choir with is original seating is equally interesting. The church’s organ which still uses numerous original pipes from the early 18th Century, produces a special sound well worth hearing. Kultours has permission to arrange concerts at St. Justin’s for true lovers of organ music.
The Höchst Porcelain Factory
Little Drummer 1750
The second oldest fine porcelain factory in Germany---still operating today---is a combination of art history and modern ceramic creation. The fascinating handwork of the skilled decorating
When: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00.PM.
What: A presentation of the history of the
Höchst Porcelain Factory followed by a film of the production methods and traditions. A visit to the hand-decorating studios. An explanation of the modern factory today.
Participants: ca. 33 guests. Tour Length: ca. 1 hour.
Extras: Visit to the "White Rooms" to see the blank porcelain before decoration. Special tour.
This museum is a special exhibition of the Frankfurt Historical Museum and contains the largest collection of antique Höchst porcelain still existent. Pieces produced during the 50 years of production in the 18th Century are presented as well as those from the 20th Century. The Bechtold Collection, also on view, contains some of the most ornate and exquisite porcelain ever produced.
his moated castle was built in several phases from the 13th through the 16th Centuries. Today, the building and courtyard house the corporate
museum of Hoechst AG. Outstanding exhibits document the history of this important global company. A further collection of Höchst porcelain is displayed as well as the history of the original town of Höchst. A special exhibition is devoted to the Jewish history of Höchst, while another
contains painted examples of Höchst in art history. Opening times are: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
Goethe, Sketch Höchst Castle 1770
This former palace of renowned tobacco merchants and manufacturers is the largest private residence of its type built during the period of the late 18th Century. Exhibitions include priceless Höchst porcelain pieces from Passau and Höchst. The Choir Room as well as other richly decorated rooms in the palace produce an impression of the ornate and magnificent lifestyle of the Bolongaro Family in 18th Century Höchst.
Peter Behrens Building of the Hoechst AG
This attractive building was constructed between 1920 and 1924. Built as the headquarters building of the Hoechst Paint Works, today, it is an unusually fine example of Expressionist design and brick construction. Changing lighting and fascinating color combinations restore the mood of
the Roaring Twenties.
After a Tour in Höchst
Kultours is pleased to provide further information, arrangements and restaurant reservations for the time following all tours in Höchst. Special wishes and requirements can be fulfilled through a free, individual consultation.
Kultours will gladly make arrangements for accommodations suitable for
large groups, conferences and seminars in Höchst or conveniently nearby.
Letzte Überarbeitung: 04.03.11 ©Copyright und Konzept Christian Setzepfandt www.kultours-frankfurt.de