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European District

The European District of Frankfurt is a development area close to the city center that will be built between 2006 and 2024. The European District (in German: Europaviertel) was built on the site of the former central freight station. The European District is not an city district of its own, but officially belongs to the Gallus district.

When the European District is completed, the urban development project will be available with a large number of offices, hotels, apartments, a school and social infrastructure, parks as well as shopping and leisure facilities. The U5 subway is scheduled for completion in 2024 after delays. According to original plans, around 30,000 people are to work and up to 10,000 live in Frankfurt’s European Quarter. This ratio could shift in favour of the number of inhabitants due to the increased demand for living space since around 2012.

The area of the European District has a size of almost 90 hectares. The area will be divided into the European District West and European District East, according to the two property owners; the visually clearly visible boundary between these two areas is the high railway line with the Emser Bridge (Emser Brücke). The master plan for the huge real estate project was implemented by Aurelis and Vivico. Aurelis Asset GmbH originally owned 66.7 hectares in the eastern part and 18 hectares in the western part belonged to Vivico Real Estate GmbH (since June 2011: CA Immo). The individual plots have now also been sold to other project developers.

Europan District in Autumn 2021

Frankfurt am Main - Neue Hochhäuser im Europaviertel - Wolkenkratzer und Sehenswürdigkeiten

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The eastern and western parts of the European District are shown below:

Frankfurt European District - new real estate development zone - September 2021
Europan Quarter Frankfurt, Germany - New buildings erected due to Brexit - September 2021
Frankfurt Westside Tower - Frankfurt Axis Tower - Europa Allee boulevard - Frankfurt panorama - Autumn 2021

Buildings in the European District

The area of the European District stretches for approx. 2.4 kilometres from the residential area on the Rebstock site and the Kuhwaldsiedlung in the north-west along the Frankfurt exhibition grounds to the Güterplatz in the south-east. To the south, the area is bordered by the Gallus district and the Hellerhofsiedlung. The European District Frankfurt is dominated by the Europa-Allee boulevard, which runs the entire length of the district. The Skyline Plaza shopping center is located at the eastern end of Europaallee.

The developments in the European District include a number of new high-rise buildings. The projects Grand Tower, The Spin, EDEN, and ONE are being built in the eastern part of the European District. In the western part, the Praedium, AXIS, and Westside Tower projects have so far been built. By 2022, SOLID HOMEDB Tower, and FAZ Tower were also built here. The plans for the Millennium Tower, the NION high-rise, and the new exhibition tower in the European District have not yet been realized. Nevertheless, more new skyscrapers are being built here in the European District than in the Financial District. The European District is now a popular place to live for thousands of people.

Icon legend: completed | under construction | approved | under evaluation | demolished | office | residential | hotel
Data as of: 2023-02-09
# Picture Project Name and Address Information Height Floors Completion
1. Millennium Tower I
Osloer Straße
Frankfurt
Status: under evaluation
Usage: office, hotel
288.0 m 70 OG 2030
2. MesseTurmrental space available
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office Style: Art déco
256.5 m 55 OG 1990
3. Tower 185rental space available
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35–37
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
200.0 m 55 OG 2011
4. ONErental space available hotel rooms available
Brüsseler Straße 1-3
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office, hotel
190.9 m 49 OG 2022
5. Grand Tower
Europa-Allee 2
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: residential
179.9 m 51 OG 2020
6. Das Präsidium
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 5-11
Frankfurt
Status: proposed
Usage: office, hotel
175.0 m 48 OG 2026
7. Millennium Tower II
Osloer Straße
Frankfurt
Status: under evaluation
Usage: residential
157.0 m 43 OG 2030
8. Pollux – Forum Frankfurtrental space available
Platz der Einheit 2
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
130.0 m 33 OG 1997
9. The Spinrental space available
Güterplatz 1
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: office, hotel Style: Modern
128.0 m 31 OG 2023
10. Sparda Bank Tower
Europa-Allee (Emser Brücke)
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: office Style: Modern
123.1 m 34 OG 2025
11. Messe Torhaus
Emser Brücke
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
117.0 m 30 OG 1984
12. NION
Europaallee 65-67
Frankfurt
Status: proposed
Usage: office
106.0 m 26 OG 2026
13. EDEN Tower
Europa-Allee 11
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: residential Style: Modern
98.0 m 28 OG 2023
14. Kastor – Forum Frankfurtrental space available
Platz der Einheit 1
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
95.0 m 22 OG 1997
15. Westside Tower
Europa-Allee 140–142
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: residential
66.0 m 21 OG 2016
16. SOLID Home
Niedernhausener Straße 13,
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: residential
66.0 m 21 OG 2021
17. Praedium
Europa-Allee 101-103
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: residential
66.0 m 19 OG 2017
18. FAZ Towerrental space available
Europa-Allee 92
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
66.0 m 18 OG 2022
19. DB Tower
Europa-Allee 84
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
66.0 m 17 OG 2020
20. Die Pyramide
Stephensonstraße 1
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office Style: Brutalismus
65.0 m 17 OG 1993
21. AXIS
Europa-Allee 165
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: residential
60.0 m 19 OG 2016
22. Placeholder key image KVH Europa Allee
Europa-Allee 90
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
32.0 m 7 OG 2016
23. Timber Pioneerrental space available
Europa-Allee 92-94
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: office
30.0 m 8 OG 2023
24. Placeholder key image Nord 1rental space available
Europa-Allee 12
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
7 OG 2010
25. Placeholder key image Meandrisrental space available
Europa-Allee 48-54
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
7 OG 2014
Source: SKYLINE ATLAS

European District Panorama

The panorama picture Frankfurt (the top image) shows the outlines of the European District during a photo flight Frankfurt with a helicopter (September 2019).

Panorama Frankfurt Europa-Allee boulevard - Frankfurt, Germany - September 2021 - Drone picture

Historic Development

Frankfurt European District - as of August 2009 - Tower 185 under construction

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