About us

Autonomous center in former police prison Klapperfeld. Since 2008.

First of all: We are sorry that this website is available mostly in German only. Hopefully, this basic overview will be helfpul for orientation.

In August 2008, the initiative »Faites votre jeu!« occupied a former youth centre in Bockenheim in order to create a social centre. In early 2009, the city of Frankfurt threatened with eviction. After long negotiations, a replacement object was offered: the former police prison Klapperfeld. Since the prison was used through all phases of German history, from 1886 to 2002, it was clear: a use of the place without dealing with this history was ruled out by the initiative. So already during the negotiations, the first research began. Then, in August 2009, shortly after »Faites votre jeu!« had moved in, the first part of the permanent exhibition on the history of the Klapperfeld opened. The exhibition has been and will be expanded over time, it is open to the public and there are guided tours.

At the same time, the building serves as a social centre. The rooms are used for critical, political, artistic and cultural work. A variety of events take place in self-organised form: from readings, lectures and discussions to exhibitions and theatre performances, as well as bar nights, concerts and parties.

If you wanna know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


If you want to know what’s currently happening at Klapperfeld, please check our program (mostly German).

Further information in english

In our self-conception you find out what’s possible at Klapperfeld, what’s not and who decides on that.

Besides, you can get an overview of the history of the former police prison Klapperfeld further informations about our permanent exhibitions.