Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Hesse  /  Frankfurt  /  The Hauptwache

The Hauptwache, Frankfurt

#3 of 37 in Historic Sites in Frankfurt
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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.
Create an itinerary including The Hauptwache
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

The Hauptwache reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
840 reviews
  • love hanging out at the Hauptwache. Its lovely to people watch, grab dinner, a beer outside, or even my favorite Flammkuchen on the square.  more »
  • This area is beautifully set up for Christmas, with the obligatory stalls selling gluhwein, bratwurst, Christmas decorations etc. Perfect for tourists and locals alike!  more »

Plan your trip to Frankfurt

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.