LocationLocation of the host city in West Germany. For more details on the host city, see Frankfurt am Main.
Frankfurt am Main, commonly known as Frankfurt, is located on both sides of the Main river south-east of the Taunus mountain range. It is the largest city in the federated state of Hesse in the south-western part of West Germany. The southern part of the city contains the Frankfurt City Forest, Germany's largest forest within a city. The city centre of Frankfurt is located on the north side of the Main river in the city district of Altstadt (the historical centre) and the surrounding Innenstadt district.
After being devastated in the Second World War, Frankfurt am Main rebuilt itself into one of Europe's most prominent financial centres. The next decades proved to be a period of growth for the city, with The Frankfurt International Trade Fair being held in 1948 even as reconstruction of the city continued well into the 1950s. With investments coming in from both national and international financial institutions, 1957 saw the first of Frankfurt's high-rise business buildings.
The venue chosen to host the second contest was the Großer Sendesaal des hessischen Rundfunks, a building, music hall and former television studio based in Frankfurt am Main. It was the former headquarters for the Hessischer Rundfunk broadcast. Today it is used as a music hall.
Read more about this topic: Eurovision Song Contest 1957