Modern city

After 1870, Wilhelm II commissioned the Berlin architect, Kröger, with the task of making the city of Metz more prestigious and German in appearance. The new imperial quarter, laid out around the wide Avenue Foch, the railway station and administrative buildings, was built out of pink or grey sandstone, granite and basalt in order to break with the tradition of yellow Jaumont stone prevalent in the rest of the town. The result is a veritable hotchpotch of styles: Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance and Art nouveau.

Useful information

Address:

place du Gén.-de-Gaulle, 57000 Metz

Nearby tourist attractions

Station Station
Station
Metz
0:30
Avenue Foch
Avenue Foch
Metz
0:15
Pompidou-Metz Centre
Pompidou-Metz Centre
Metz
3:00
Church of St Martin
Church of St Martin
Metz
0:15
Arsenal
Arsenal
Metz
0:15
Chapel of the Knights Templar
Chapel of the Knights Templar
Metz
0:15
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