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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. Add The Hauptwache and other attractions to your Frankfurt trip itinerary using our Frankfurt itinerary planner.
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  • This is the area where the shopping streets meet with the business streets. People come and go, thus creating a special vibe.  more »
  • Frankfurt is more known as a financial center or international airport for many... That the city has to offer also tourist attractions, striking only a second look. The old headquarters is Center and starting point for an exploration of Frankfurt. Here, the famous shopping streets and the S - and subways run together. The historic building in the Centre of the square is almost inconspicuous... as a starting point for the city but easy to find. The missing village are big shortcoming in the city of Frankfurt, if you have time... There remains only the escape in one of the restaurants one even if who does not like to see that... actually it's a pity for a city like Frankfurt :-((
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  • There's no way walk in Frankfurt and not find Hauptwache. In fact, we spent countless times on without knowing what it was, until, surprise!!!!!!
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Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, and the Main river enclose the heart of the city, an area of activity with a range lodging options. The old section of the Sachsenhausen area is also an epicenter of activity with a range of accommodations; it also offers a vibrant nightlife. For short stay, consider lodging in the Bahnhofsviertel area near the main train station, which provides easy access to the city center and to international train transport.
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