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Check into the Moxy Frankfurt East and jump right into the pulsating life of Frankfurt’s dynamic Ostend district. Once a harbor and industrial zone on the east side, the area along the Hanauer Landstraße has flourished into one of the most popular districts along the Main river, attracting people with its vast array of night clubs, creative agencies, technology companies, factory outlets, car dealers and artists’ studios. With the addition of the new European Central Bank (ECB) building the area was given another significant boost, while attractive apartments and trendy restaurants continue to pop up all around. So it’s only fitting that the new Moxy Frankfurt East should open its doors here this September as well. With a façade that shimmers like gold, the hotel is eye-catching from the outside, and has a casual industrial chic interior. As our guest you can connect to the in-house high-speed Wi-Fi network immediately, and then get comfortable in one of the lounges to play games with other guests or order pizza to the hotel in the evening.
Visible from a distance, the landmark and symbol of the gentrification of Frankfurt’s Ostend district is undoubtedly the double towers of the ECB, which Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au linked to the historical building of the old market hall in a spectacular way. Currently 1,100 bankers are based here – even though many have stayed in the old building downtown – and they can enjoy the view of the Main River and the inspiring surroundings. The city has built a park for skaters and BMX bikers on the side facing the river, which attracts ambitious athletes all week long.
Art can be found in the immediate neighborhood of the Moxy hotel as well. Atelier Frankfurt is home to around 200 artists and also houses the studio of artist Tobias Rehberger, who became famous for his dazzle camouflage interior and now shapes the city’s party life in and around his studio. The showroom of Morgen Architecture is situated in the same building complex – a must for design fans. Only a few steps away is the Schwedlersee – an artificial lake in the center of the east harbor that is the club pool of the Frankfurt swimming society founded in 1891 – here you can sip your beer unpretentiously in the open air (but only on Sundays in summer). Please note: The sporadic parties taking place here are among the most epic in town!
And should the fall have a few warm hours of sunshine left in store, we recommend a visit to the Blaues Wasser restaurant: What looks like a dive bar on the outside is actually a restaurant with patios, a loggia and bar, situated right on the Main river. This place radiates the flair of a lovely fish restaurant at the docks of Athens – the perfect place to enjoy a fine gin and tonic with a view of the water and the busyness of Frankfurt’s east harbor.
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