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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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  • Cafe, building, subway station and square. It's all Gauptwacht. Nearby shopping malls, a pedestrian street and lots of attractions. Of course, the building, which gave the whole name and is, actually a guardhouse, built in 1730. From the beginning of the 20th century to the present day there is a cafe. And before that, the function performed properly. Like a house, of course it looks pretty. Now rather Gauptwacht is not a building but a symbol. The symbol of the place, the symbol of the district. A beautiful view of the square and the building opens from the top of the shopping center, standing on the square.
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  • A large area catering for all budgets and tastes, including international and domestic brands; a nice area to people watch and outside MyZeil, there is normally some sort of entertainment. Hauptwache ...  more »
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