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Hauptwache, which translates to 'Main Guard', is the central plaza of Frankfurt that gets its name from the Baroque Hauptwache building in the middle. Constructed in 1730 to house the local militia when Frankfurt was an independent city, the building lost its original function when Prussia took over the area and houses a café today. The surrounding plaza, originally called Schillerplatz, is a bustling hub right between the main shopping street (Zeil), the Rossmarkt, and the Eschenheimer Tor. The Hauptwache U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations are major junctions through which several lines pass. Around the square are the Katharinenkirche and the Palais Thurn-und-Taxis.



About Hauptwache

 Hauptwache, 60313 Frankfurt, Germany

Hauptwache and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

Städel-Museum(1.2 km)
The Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, better known as Städel, is an one of the most important art museums in Germany located on the Museumsufer.


Museumsufer(1 km)
The Museumsufer, which translates to Museum Riverbank, is the embankment along the banks of the Main River in Frankfurt which is home to 15 museums.


Kaiserdom(0.6 km)
The Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew, better known as the Kaiserdom, is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.


Römerberg(0.5 km)
Römerberg or Town Hall Square is the heart of Frankfurt's Old Town that dates back to the 12th century.


Liebieghaus(1.4 km)
The Liebieghaus is a 19th century castle-like historic villa that houses the Städtisches Galerie Liebieghaus, one of Europe's most important sculpture collections with works dating from ancient Egypt to Neoclassicism.

Main Tower

Main Tower(0.5 km)
The Main Tower is the 4th tallest building in Frankfurt, soaring to a height of 200 metres over 56 storeys.

Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Museum für Angewandte Kunst(0.9 km)
The Museum for Applied Arts and Design hosts just that in a beautiful Richard Meier designed building.

Museum Giersch

Museum Giersch(1.5 km)
At the Museum of Regional Historic Art and Culture, the broad exhibition range covers all types of art – painting, photography, sculpture, graphic art, architecture and applied arts.

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