KRONBERG & DER ADLER
Seit Jahrhunderten hat der Adler seinen Platz in Kronbergs Herzen. Im Mittelpunkt der Altstadt hat das denkmalgeschützte Gebäude faszinierende Dinge erlebt.
Der Adler hat Schlachten und Altstadtbrände überstanden. Im 19. Jahrhundert entwickelte er sich zum Kulturzentrum im Taunus, als ihn die Künstler der Kronberger Malerkolonie zu ihrem Stammlokal erklärten und wilde Feste feierten. Jedes Kind, das in jüngeren Zeiten auf dem Schulweg am Restaurant Adler vorbeikam, erinnert sich an das köstlichste Pizzabrot im Taunus.
Der Adler hat schon immer die Herzen der Kronberger bewegt. Wir haben uns vorgenommen, diese Tradition wieder aufleben zu lassen.
As the chronicler pointed out in 1692, the “Adler” was already an iconic building in the heart of the old Cronberg, “well known for its long-established ‘Gasthaus zum schwarzen Adler’” (“Black Eagle Tavern”)”. For more than 4 centuries now, it has been the prominent social meeting point of the citizens of Kronberg. The Adler was host to the “Kronberger Maler Kolonie”, a well-known group of painters appreciating its cosy atmosphere and friendly owner. This took place in the late 19th century and the “Maler” elaborated on new techniques and celebrated styles of the “Landschaftsmalerei”.
And, for those who believe in myths, it was here that the famous Cronberg victory was celebrated; when the brave and young from Cronberg defeated the Frankfurt army on May 14, 1389 on the fields of Eschborn and captured Frankfurt’s noble youth. Cronberg’s trophy was the black eagled Frankfurt crest, which shortly afterwards was changed to the ‘silver on red’ coat of arms we know today. And those brave men took the trophy back to the tavern, and started drinking heavily and celebrating their victory. But that’s a different story for a long winter night in the Adler’s wine cellar …
After decades of being more or less ignored, the building was taken over by two Kronberg families in mid 2011. By then, the Adler was in a less than poor state, the restaurant closed by order of the city and the building in a miserable condition. For nearly 5 years, the new owners have been meticulously renovating the entire complex, now opening the doors to the people again, to enjoy this incredible building: not as a museum, but as a place to celebrate, wine and dine, and to live.
Five stunning apartments, a small shop, a wine cellar and a restaurant are located in this 1,400 m² historic timber-frame construction. The restaurant is soon to be opened and the apartments are ready to house tenants, ready for those looking for exquisite living space in the Frankfurt area.
All apartments are equipped with state-of-the-art technology: Beautiful oak heated flooring, high end noise reducing windows, KNX equipped electrical systems, Cat-7 cabling and satellite TV throughout the apartment, high end kitchens, in-floor showers and modern ceramic sinks and armatures render the design unique and exclusive. Although the building is exempt from the energetic reduction regulation and need not provide for the energetic passport, the entire insulation and heating systems satisfy the ultimate requirements; windows, walls and roof are highly insulated, however, leaving the atmosphere breathable due to the clay wall construction.
In the heart of Kronberg, yet peace and quite guaranteed; modern and classical at the same time; crossing borders every second and with every inch.