The Hauptwache

The Hauptwache, Frankfurt: Hours, Address, The Hauptwache Reviews: 4/5

The Hauptwache
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Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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An outdoor shopping area amidst historic buildings in the city center of Frankfurt.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX3,409 contributions
One of the city's hubs
Sep 2021
The small, red-and-white building - which has given its name to the square (and the subway station below it) - was built in 1730 to house the Frankfurt city militia. Now it's a cafe (which we did not have time to visit due to lack of time).

The square, entirely closed to traffic, is one of the city's hubs. To the right is Protestant Katharinenkirche and straight ahead of you is a boulevard called the
Zeil - with the Zeil Galerie shopping center and Galeria Kaufhof, department store.

So, if you are wandering around the city, you will definitely come to Hauptwache, and maybe visit this cafe (in my opinion, some kind of eerie place, considering that this is a former guardhouse).
Written September 22, 2021
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Udaya D
Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz, Germany1 contribution
Fantastic Frankfurt
Apr 2021 • Family
Amazing place right outside the train station. Access to restaurants and shopping centers. Will definitely visit again
Written May 28, 2021
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,136 contributions
Hauptwache
Mar 2021 • Friends
Beautiful area to drive or walk by. Excellent location in Frankfurt. Lots of shopping and restaurants around
Written March 18, 2021
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1972TravelGirl
San Francisco, CA126 contributions
Great Place for people watching
Mar 2020
love hanging out at the Hauptwache. Its lovely to people watch, grab dinner, a beer outside, or even my favorite Flammkuchen on the square.
Written September 10, 2020
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8pairs
Melbourne, Australia716 contributions
Beautiful at Christmas
Dec 2019
This area is beautifully set up for Christmas, with the obligatory stalls selling gluhwein, bratwurst, Christmas decorations etc. Perfect for tourists and locals alike!
Written April 21, 2020
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Steve W
1,276 contributions
a day out
Mar 2020
this was a great time teh buildings were amazing the church very nice the design was incredable we had a great time worth going
Written March 9, 2020
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Bon Z
Cebu City, Philippines12 contributions
NICE PLACE FOR SHOPPING AND DINING
Feb 2020
Good location, safe,,, many shops( big and small brands) and restaurants around,, but very few money exchange shops,lively place and definitely a nice place to hang around!!!
Written March 8, 2020
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TYPSUKR
Arlington, VA645 contributions
A Modern Square in Central Frankfurt
Dec 2019
We passed through the Hauptwache on several occasions, which highlights how central it is Frankfurt, and most anywhere you're going in the middle of the city will probably lead you through here. The square itself is very large (although when we visited it was filled with Christmas market vendors) and the building around the square are mostly modern shops, restaurants, and offices. There is also major a major transportation hub under the square. The actually Hauptwache building (i.e. an old militia garrison) still stands as a cafe.
Written January 26, 2020
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Ramón Ortiz-Soto
Frankfurt, Germany24 contributions
Great Excursion
Jan 2020 • Friends
I highly recommend this Area to Visit. It is a very Historical Part of Frankfurt am Main, Check out the Site and have Fun Learning About the History of this Great City. Also learn Everything About This Site in any Language Wishing all whom Visit a Great Stay in Frankfurt am Main 👏👏
Written January 23, 2020
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Sachin0408
Varanasi, India936 contributions
Busy City Area
Dec 2019
The Hauptwache is a prominent area of the Frankfurt city full of shops, restaurants, cafes, pieces of modern architecture, antique shops - In short you will not be missing anything if you are here. Its totally well worth your time strolling aroung and having fun.

If you are a tourist like me there's no way you won't be visiting Haptwache.
Written January 11, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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