Frankfurt Sights




Hauptwache Review

The attractive baroque building with a steeply sloping roof is the actual Hauptwache (Main Guardhouse), from which the square takes its name. The 1729 building, which had been tastelessly added to over the years, was partly demolished to permit excavation for a vast underground shopping mall. The building was then restored to its original appearance and is now considered the heart of the Frankfurt pedestrian shopping area. The outdoor patio of the building's restaurant/café is a popular "people-watching" spot on the Zeil.

    Contact Information

  • Address: An der Hauptwache 15, Altstadt, Frankfurt | Map It
  • Metro Hauptwache (U-bahn and S-bahn).
  • Location: Altstadt
Updated: 11-18-2013

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