Space for art in the city centre of Frankfurt
In 1823, the Main Palais (Untermainkai 4), the former Hermann-Schlosser-House, was built by the city architect Johann Christian Friedrich Hess. The townhouse is one of the few classicistic buildings in Frankfurt that could have been rescued and that is still part of city in the modern era. It is a symbol and incarnation of three dimensions: On one hand it represents the urban culture of the European past and on the other hand, it represents a special aspect of the former life in Frankfurt. Lastly, it stands for the longstanding tradition of the company Degussa.