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The Hauptwache, Frankfurt

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Frankfurt's main plaza, The Hauptwache is named after the Baroque building that is the plaza's centerpiece. The building was the home of Frankfurt's militia when it was a free city, and later it was a prison and a police station. Nowadays, it is a much friendlier place, with a cafe that been in operation since 1904. The Hauptwache Train Station in the plaza is one of the city's major transfer points between train lines, so locals often use the plaza as a meeting place. Plan to visit The Hauptwache during your Frankfurt vacation using our convenient Frankfurt visit planner.
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  • This a old building well care as usual from europe, close by shopping street by the metro station, good to visit.  more »
  • Hauptwache is a good point to orient from if you're just figuring Frankfurt out. It is very well connected and you can get to anywhere from there. In the summer especially there are very often little ...  more »
  • Shopping street with the old historical buildings. Renovation taking place on some so photo opportunities are limited. Nice area for a stroll, plenty of shopping too. Sunday’s good for a walk and plen...  more »
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