Foto: Ralf Emmerich

Frauenstraße 24

One of the longest squats in the history of the Federal Republic ensured that Frauenstraße 24 was saved from demolition. The residential building’s basement pub, which still exists today, was used as a meeting place by the squatters, and the funds it generated were used to finance political initiatives and legal defence fees. After several tries to evict the squatters, as well as an attempted arson attack on the building, ‘f24’ was legalised in 1981.