"Rententurm - Wharfinger's Tower" Frankfurt am Main Things to Do Tip by sue_stone

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The Rententurm, or Wharfinger's Tower, is located just across the road from the Main River. It was constructed from 1455-56, and was originally part of the town's fortifications. It is a square, four storey building, which is topped by four turrets.

In 1489, the wharfinger's office was established here to collect any harbour charges and custom duties that were payable. It's height was significantly shortened in 1840, when the street level was built up by a few metres due to expansion of the river.

Address: Fahrtor, 60311 Frankfurt
Website: http://altfrankfurt.com/Altstadt/DomWest/Saalhof/

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  • Written Nov 1, 2007
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