bolongaro

This building, which isn’t to small, but it is much smaller than the Bolongaro Palace which it belongs to, was built by the brothers Bolongaro for the archbishop of Mainz or Mentz, as it was called in English in former times. The brothers were in about the 17th century the richest citizens in Frankfurt. But they were Italiens. So they payed the highest taxes in town, but were not allowed to elect or decide. So they first tried to get citizens of Frankfurt, but the Government won’t let them. When the archbishop heard about that, he messaged the Bolongaros they could come to Hoechst, which in those times belonged to Mainz, they could use the stones of the old castle to build a new castle and they could live and produce there tax free. So, the Bolongaros came and built the world famous Bolongaro Palace. This small building was made only just in case, the archbishop would come around for a visit. This would be his special place to live. But when the citizens of Frankfurt realized, that all the Bolongaro’s taxes were missed, they soon made them an offer to come back to Frankfurt and made them to Frankfurt citizens with full rights. The palace and even the small building were never finished at all… today the small building is the town hall wedding place, the represantative parts of the palace are used by the government and some of the palace’s buildings are flats, where you can live for rent…