Frankfurt worth seeing

The Peter Behrens Building

Höchst Industrial Park was originally founded in 1863. Höchst AG began with the production of fuchsine, a magenta-coloured dye, soon thereafter.

Turm und Brücke des Peter-Behrens-Baus
Turm und Brücke des Peter-Behrens-Baus - © Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG

Thanks to its rapid rate of growth, the company was forced to move to a larger production site its present-day premises in 1874. and thus, the way was paved for Höchst to develop into one of the world's leading chemical corporations. The main administrative complex, designed by Peter Behrens, was completed in 1924. Today, it serves as a leading example of expressionist architecture. So distinct is the bridge leading from the giant stairwell to the old main entrance that it was chosen to represent the company on its corporate logo. Visitors are requested to present formal ID when entering at the East Gate.

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