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Metzler 1674-2024: Bankers in Frankfurt

March 8 – June 23, 2024 in the 13th Collector's Room of the Historical Museum 

In 1674, Benjamin Metzler founded a trading company in Frankfurt that dealt in woolen and linen cloth, as well as yarns, flax and clothing. The associated long-distance trade meant that money transactions also played an increasingly important role. By the end of the 18th century, the company had undergone a transformation from a trading house to a banking house that was exemplary for many private banks in Frankfurt and has remained entirely family-owned to this day.
The history of Bankhaus Metzler is closely linked to that of Frankfurt as a financial center: Not only has it been the main place of business here since 1674, but from 1742 onwards, owners of the bank were almost without exception represented on the board of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The cabinet exhibition in the 13th Collector's Room impressively traces 350 years of company history with objects from the company archive and the museum's collection that have never been shown before: About crises and wars, Frankfurt's first female banker and the development of banking operations, from government bonds to financial services and asset management. 
A printed tour guid through the permanent exhibition on the city's history ("Frankfurt Once?") leads to 30 objects connected with the history of the bank and the Metzler family.

Supported by 
Bankhaus B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. AG

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