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Frankfurt am Main (Hoechst) - Bolongaro Palace

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Frankfurt am Main (Hoechst) - Bolongaro Palace
Frankfurt am Main (Hoechst) - Bolongaro Palace


[edit] Description and History

Elector Emmerich Josef von Breidbach-B├╝rresheim (1762-74) proclaimed the foundation of the "New City" by decree on July 4, 1768, but it wasn't until 1772 that any construction was begun. Josef Maria Markus und Jakob Philipp Bolongaro, originally from Stresa on Lago Maggiore (Italy) had set up a snuff manufacturing operation in the city after a misunderstanding with the Frankfurt city government caused them to move to Hoechst.. The horseshoe-shaped palace complex that they erected occupied the central portion of the block and extended to the Main River. The buildings which opened up to the Main were enclosed by two pavilions. The western pavilion was used by the Elector as a summer home. During the year of the palace's completion, the Elector died. After that the entire "New City" project came to an end. The Bolongaros lived in the palace only a few years before settling their differences with the Frankfurt city fathers and returning to the Frankfurt. In 1813, Napoleon slept his last night on German soil in the palace. In 1862, the Bolongaro descendents sold the entire Hoechst properties. The palace was divided to serve several commercial uses, including a bedding factory and a brass foundry which didn't fit well with the elegant interior architecture. After 1900, the City of Hoechst acquired the palace and used it as the town hall. Today, satellite offices of the Frankfurt city administration are housed there.

[edit] Museum Description

The palace is used by the city administration. The garden and the main rooms are open to the public:

  • Interieurs
  • Porcelain Collection
  • Garden

[edit] Opening Hours and other Information

[edit] Opening Hours

  • daily 09:00-16:00
  • Sunday, Saturday: Closed

[edit] Admission charges


[edit] Restaurants and Hotels near by

  • not yet filled

[edit] Weblinks

[edit] Adress and Location


  • Bolongarostr. 109, 65929 Frankfurt
  • tel +49 69 21245602