Senckenberg plant, Frankfurt/Main

Exponate vor dem Senckenbergmuseum © 2012 Ochs Stadt Frankfurt am Main

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Dino in der Senckenberganlage © 2012 Ochs Stadt Frankfurt am Main

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Exponate vor dem Senckenbergmuseum © 2012 Ochs Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Dino in der Senckenberganlage © 2012 Ochs Stadt Frankfurt am Main

The Senckenberganlage was created at the end of the 19th century as part of the planned expansion of the city. In 1989, due to the construction of an underground railway, large parts of the green area were cleared away, and restoration began at the end of the 1990s.
These considerations led to the project, developed jointly by the Senckenberg Research Institute and the Parks Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main, to present developments in the history of the earth using various exhibits. The relatively narrow site had already lost its function as a green space for decades, and the unique opportunity presented itself here to present the location and significance of the museum in a public and striking way.
The green space is bordered by tall plane trees, complemented by a calm-looking ground cover of ivy. The area with the seven exhibits (including a life-size model of a Tyrannosaurus rex) in front of the Natural History Museum occupies a prominent and particularly attractive place for visitors. The exhibits stand on lawns or planted areas and can be experienced from all sides through circumferential paths.

The Senckenberg-Anlage green corridor links up with the Palmengarten in the north, widens out towards the trade fair in the south and merges into the Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage.
The entire complex is still reminiscent in parts of the planning of the garden director Karl Heicke from 1905. It was created during the city expansion in the mid/late 19th century with the vision of a 2nd green ring as a magnificent boulevard in addition to the 1st ring of ramparts.

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Project period
1998 - 2003

Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Grünflächenamt

60325 Frankfurt am Main

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