Taxis quit coming this way after rush hour.
The palace of the princes of Thurn and Taxis in the Eschenheimer Gasse was built (1732-1741) from the designs of Robert de Cotte, chief architect to Louis XIV.
In 1809 the conventual buildings were converted into a palace for the prince of Thurn and Taxis, hereditary postmaster-general of the Holy Roman Empire.
In a side chapel is a fine monument to the princely family of Thurn and Taxis, which had the monoply of the postal service in the old empire.
Formerly the prince of Thurn-and-Taxis was postmaster-general of Germany, but only some of the central states belonged to his postal territory.
In 1894, a writer studying population growth in large cities along with the rising need of horse-drawn conveyances such as taxis and carriages concluded that in fifty years, every street in London would be buried under nine feet of horse manure.