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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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  • One of the busiest areas of the city, right next to Zeil (the main shopping street) and other shopping areas. Make sure you go up the Galerias Kaufhof building to have on top a nice overview of the pl...  more »
  • The cafe in the the Hauptwache is a super location. Just sit down and enjoy the Sun, while a few Frankfurt plaster and nen to Alpine.
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  • spacious pedestrian zone; Number oak cafes, restaurants, shops, theatre (old opera, Opera, Schauspielhaus in the vicinity), green
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