helveticool: Myzeil no. 01 by samuel t ludwig on Flickr. The…

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Myzeil no. 01 by samuel t ludwig on Flickr.

The Zeil is a shopping street in downtown Frankfurt, Central Germany. The name, which dates back to the 14th century, is derived from the German word Zeile = “row” and originally referred to a row of houses. Since the end of the 19th century it has been one of the most famous and busiest shopping streets in Germany. Before WW2, it was also known for its grand buildings, but most of them were destroyed in the war and not rebuilt. The western part is a pedestrian zone between 2 plazas, Hauptwache and Konstablerwache. These serve as intersections for subway, trams and buses. The eastern part of the Zeil, called “New Zeil”, connects Konstablerwache with the Friedberger Anlage.

The original opera house in Frankfurt am Main in Hessen, Central…

The original opera house in Frankfurt am Main in Hessen, Central Germany, is now the Alte Oper (Old Opera), a concert hall and former opera house. It was inaugurated in 1880 and destroyed by bombs in 1944, then rebuilt, slowly, in the 1970s, opening again in 1981. Many important operas were performed for the first time in Frankfurt, including Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in 1937. The square in front of the building is the Opernplatz (Opera Square). The Alte Oper is located in the Innenstadt (inner city) within the banking district so it’s right next to the very modern highrises, creating the common German view of „old meets new“. The actual Frankfurt Opera house is now in a modern building nearby, completed in 1951, which it shares with a theater company. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opern-_und_Schauspielhaus_Frankfurt