East Harbour is an old area of Frankfurt that is going through redevelopment, the usual gentrification including new apartments for young professionals. The redevelopment of East Harbor is of course locked in step with the opening of the new European Central Bank headquarters.
East Harbour’s transition from industrial port with it’s own railway station to a gentrified inner-city zone makes for an interesting sight.
There are parks by the River Main, including a bar and restaurants between the ECB and river (look for it perched on a high stone wall near the disused cranes), many new apartments and removed apartments, cafes, yet the old memories of the practicality of the Harbour remain.
Visitors can walk around the East Harbour area by the River Main and see old cranes, rail bridges, and the new European Central Bank building.
To get there, simple walk on the north side of the River Main to the east.
If you’re in Frankfurt and visiting the European Central Bank, take the U6 to Ostbahnhof.