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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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  • August 13, 2017
    This is a place where you will see how east and west meet... The variety of people, culture, life style, ages, etc are all found in one place (The Hauptwache) and the are is really crowded where you w...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    In the police station in this 1729-31 built in the the Hauptwache square. Today, the building and the outside area has a coffee shop/Café.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Best explored the city from here. Good starting point for shopping or on the way to the surrounding attractions: Alte Oper, Fressgasse, farmers market on the Constable guard, small market Hall, Schirn, Goethehaus, Café WACKER.
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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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