The Gallus, known as the Gallusviertel until 2007, is a city district of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is part
of the "Ortsbezirk Innenstadt I" and the location of the Frankfurt train station.
The name Gallus originates from the German word "Galgen" (English: Gallows).
Gallus extends in the west to Griesheim, while it is bordered in the north by the exhibition center and the Rebstockpark and in the south by the railway tracks. An important transport and business axis, Mainzer Landstraße, which is bordered by car dealers, gas stations and office buildings, cuts directly across the entire city section. On the grounds of the former freight depot and marshaling yard all around Den Haager Straße, a completely new residential and retail district is currently being developed — the Europaviertel. During World War II, the Adlerwerke factory was a concentration camp, using slave labour from the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp, and after the War the area was also host to the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials during 1963—65.
By 2019, offices, stores and apartments are to be built on the 90 hectare large grounds, as the whole district is growing and developing fastly.
On the initiative of filmmakers Kioumars Namiri & Robert Nielbock and the local community manager of the Gallus district ("Quartiersmanager") Rudolf Fleckenstein together with Christina Bender from the city's social program Active Neighborhood, and carried with the support of further great partners, the E&U European Short Film Festival intends to strengthen the social cohesion among long established and recently arrived citizens by offering a low threshold access to international film culture.
Source, with modifications: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallus_(Frankfurt_am_Main).
* The original spelling of the district as "G ALL US" was developed by Gallus artist Michael Bloeck aka "Be Poet". It can be purchased as a cool T-shirt print.