Tours of the ECB’s main Building
Can I take a tour of the ECB’s main building?
Tours are currently not available. In our guided tours we aim to show different parts of the ECB’s main building, reflecting on its history and architecture and giving a feel for the working atmosphere at the ECB. The tour entails various stops, including the historic Grossmarkthalle, the ECB Visitor Centre, the high-rise, the conference area and the ECB press centre.
Virtual tour of the ECB Visitor Centre
Can I take a Google Street View tour of the ECB Visitor Centre?
Yes. Take the virtual tour (https://goo.gl/maps/gfQT5j6yw2M2) and explore our Visitor Centre from wherever you are. If you have a VR headset, put it on for an even more immersive experience!
How can I access the virtual tour using a VR headset?
Install the Google Street View app on your mobile phone (iOS, Android). Search for the European Central Bank and tap on one of the official ECB photos showing the inside of the building. Press the VR headset icon in the top right-hand corner to start the VR mode, put your phone in your VR device and enjoy the immersive experience!
ECB art collection
What is the ECB art collection?
Our contemporary art collection comprises hundreds of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and art objects all across our premises. You can download our free ECB Art App (iOS, Android) on your smartphone or tablet and check out the collection from the comfort of your own home.
How can I visit the ECB art collection?
Please get in touch with Kulturothek if you would like to book a guided tour of the ECB art collection.
Memorial at the Frankfurt Grossmarkthalle
What is the Memorial at the Frankfurt Grossmarkthalle?
The Memorial at the Frankfurt Grossmarkthalle is part of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and is located in the ECB’s main building. In a dark chapter of our building’s history, the cellar of the Grossmarkthalle was used during the Second World War as the assembly point for nearly 10,000 Jews, who were deported from there, by train, to concentration and extermination camps. The Memorial at the Frankfurt Grossmarkthalle serves as a reminder of this crime and the historical significance of the site.
How can I visit the Memorial?
You can visit the Memorial by signing up for a guided tour with the Jewish Museum Frankfurt.
What is the Elsaesser Exhibition?
The Grossmarkthalle was designed by the architect Martin Elsaesser and built between 1926 and 1928. The Elsaesser Exhibition housed inside is a tribute to his work and to the rich history of the Grossmarkthalle. Originally used as a wholesale market hall, it was once one of the largest building complexes in the city of Frankfurt, and also the world’s largest free-spanning reinforced concrete structure.
How can I visit the Elsaesser Exhibition?
You can visit the Elsaesser Exhibition by signing up for a guided tour organised by the Elsaesser Foundation. For more information about the Elsaesser Exhibition, visit Grossmarkthalle Frankfurt.