Frankfurt’s Ostend is a district from the Wilhelminian period that was created in the course of the 19th century. The neighbourhood is located in the Bornheim/Ostend district and begins at the Flößerbrücke and Obermainanlage. During the Second World War, the Ostend was badly hit both by destruction and by population losses due to deportations. The new construction of the European Central Bank and the building of residential areas enabled the district to slowly recover and is now considered an innovative service and commercial quarter in Frankfurt am Main. In addition to design-oriented companies and renowned car dealerships, Frankfurt’s new business location is also home to a nightlife district with numerous clubs, restaurants and bars.