Archaeological Garden

Archaeological Garden

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Archaeological Garden

Franconofurd Schriftzug
FranconoFurd-Schriftzug © Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Photo: Tanja Schäfer

The Archaeological Garden (Archäologische Garten) is located in Frankfurt's historical city, located on the Cathedral Hill between the cathedral and Frankfurt’s Schirn Art Gallery (Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt). The new "Stadthaus am Markt" (city hall on the market square) is built over the Archaeological Garden, providing not only protection but also housing a large and freely accessible exhibition area where important historical remains are given a modern presentation: The installation makes it possible to view three levels of culture: the Roman era, the Imperial Palace and the high Middle Ages. 

  • walls of a Roman military camp
  • Roman baths from the 1st and 2nd century with characteristic heating under the floor 
  • remains of the Carolingian Imperial Palace, erected by Ludwig the Pious in the 9th century
  • large rectangular king’s hall (Aula regia) with centre piers
  • parts of the northern passage to the Salvator Chapel (under the present-day cathedral)
  • foundations and cellars of medieval middle-class houses