The Palais Thurn und Taxis in Frankfurt, Germany was built from 1731 to 1739 by Robert de Cotte commissioned by the Prince Anselm Franz von Thurn und Taxis. The palace has a very checkered history: 1748 was the seat of the Imperial Headquarters of Thurn and Taxis post, from 1805 to 1813 the residence of the Primate and the Grand Duke of Frankfurt, Karl Theodor von Dalberg. After the restoration of the Free City of Frankfurt was held here from 1816 to 1866 the Bundestag, the German Confederation.
In 1895 Prince Albert I von Thurn und Taxis Palais sold to the imperial post, after he had the interior in his Emmeram Castle in Regensburg to spend, where she is today. In 1905 the city of Frankfurt took over the palace and sent to one in 1908 the Museum of Ethnology for the collections of the Africa explorer Leo Frobenius.
During 1943 and 1944 the palace was badly damaged in several bomb attacks and a good part of the substance, however, was preserved, for example, Remains of ceiling paintings and stucco. Although a reconstruction would have been possible, the building was demolished in 1951, including the Portalbauten for construction of a telecommunications tower block. The Portalbauten were then rebuilt during the construction of telecommunications including high-rise building with modern reinforced concrete, but without using the previously backed mansard sandstone parts.
From 2004 to 2010 the palais has been reconstructed as part of the Palais Quartier development.