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Sad news: Goetheturm has burned down

12.10.2017 | 06:54 Clock | Favorite places
Sad news: Goetheturm has burned down

For Frankfurt residents, this is very, very sad news: On Thursday night, the Goetheturm, one of the city's most popular landmarks, burned down. Built in 1913, the tower could not be saved and unfortunately collapsed. The fire, which broke out in the early hours of the morning for reasons as yet unknown, was so severe that the fire brigade refrained from attempting to extinguish it and allowed the tower to burn down in a controlled manner. In the process, an attempt was made to prevent the flames from spreading to the Café located next to the tower and to the city forest. It is still unclear whether it was arson. What is clear, however, is that with the tower, which had just been renovated in 2014, we have lost a popular excursion destination and a real piece of Frankfurt.

How much the people of Frankfurt loved their Goetheturm is clear from the numerous comments on social networks - and in the fact that calls for its reconstruction were quickly heard. Politicians from various factions also seem to agree on this: Frankfurt without Goetheturm? NO!

And so Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann was able to announce at 12:30 that a donation account has already been set up. Anyone who would like to help ensure that the Goetheturm rises again as quickly as possible can make a contribution to this at:

DE 46 5105 0015 0140 3028 60, BIC NASS DE 55 XXX, holder City of Frankfurt with the keyword Goetheturm at Nassauische Sparkasse.

Or with the Frankfurter Sparkasse on DE55 5005 0201 0200 6525 75 , account holder - donation account Frankfurter Sparkasse, keyword reconstruction Goetheturm.

Feldmann continued: "With dismay I have heard the fire of the Goetheturm. I will fully support Councillor Schneider in ensuring that the Goethe Tower is rebuilt immediately. The Goethe Tower is one of the landmarks of our city. We will provide the funds for this immediately."

 

We will keep you updated!

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