Following last week’s S-Wagen, here’s another Frankfurt landmark in Lego form: the Galluswarte!
The Galluswarte is one of the four 14th Century watchtowers in Frankfurt. With the defense of the city borders no longer a major concern for the people of Frankfurt, it has been heavily rebuilt and given a number of more mundane and humiliating duties – tram ticket office, Trinkhalle (something halfway between an off-licence and an open air pub), public toilet, and even ventilation shaft for the sewer system. Poor Galluswarte 🙁
So, next time you’re in the area, take a minute to appreciate this underappreciated piece of Frankfurt architecture. In particular, take a look around the back. Although you can’t see it from the tram, the old gate is still in place on the backside of the “An der Galluswarte” Trinkhalle.