Essential Architecture-  Frankfort on the Main (Frankfurt am Main)

Dreikönigskirche Church of the Magi




Sachsenhausen (over river from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany)




Gothic Revival




  Right: View over the "Miller Main" to the houses on the Loehergasse. In the background is the old Church of the three kings, consecrated on the 23 of July, 1340. Last services were held in the church on April 7, 1872, and the church was torn down between May and August, 1875. Photo by C. F. Mylius, 1859
  Old Sachsenhausen, about 1880. This image is a view across the "Millermain", a south channel of the Main between the Main Island and Sachsenhausen, to the Loehergasse and the Church of the Three Kings (built 1875-81 by Denzinger).
  Left: Inside the old Church of the Magi in Sachsenhausen. The first church was built in 1340 as a chapel to one of Heile Dymar's hospitals. Around 1500 it received its late gothic vaulting.
The fine Gothic Revival revival church, the Church of the Magi was built to replace an earlier church on this site. The congregation was one of the first in the city to embrace the Reformation, and the first Protestant preacher took his post in 1531. The old dilapidated church was torn down in 1875.

Sachsenhausen is a part of the city of Frankfurt, Germany. Composed of the two districts or Stadtteile, Sachsenhausen-Nord and Sachsenhausen-Süd, it is located on the South bank of the Main river, right in the city center, opposite the Old Town.

Sachsenhausen was founded as Frankfurt's bridgehead in the 12th century. The oldest documents point to the year 1193. Unlike Frankfurt's own historic city center, which burned to the ground after British bombing in 1944, Sachsenhausen's old town is partly preserved. The Frankfurt youth hostel is located on its riverside. The population of Sachsenhausen is 55,422.

The River Main embankment hosts the city's largest flea market and some of Germany's best-known museums; it is also called the Museum Embankment (or Museumsufer).

The main street of Sachsenhausen is Schweizer Straße, a cosmopolitan boulevard with bars and two of Frankfurt's most traditional cider houses, Zum gemalten Haus and Wagner. Ciderhouses that produce their own 'Apfelwein' (applewine) can be identified by the presence of a wreath of evergreen branches hanging outside the location or a similar image included on their signpost. The Textorstraße and the old town or 'Altstadt' have the best known ciderhouses in Frankfurt, but such pubs can be found all over southern Hesse. Orchards of the Sperling apple can be seen across the countryside and, reputedly, local law requires that Apfelwein be the cheapest alcoholic beverage on sale in any public house.

In addition, there is a brand new part of Sachsenhausen, built on the grounds of the old slaughterhouse area. Try to find the area from Deutschherrnufer numbered between 40 and 50. In the future the area will be located directly opposite the new buildings of the European Central Bank, which will be built on the other riverside.

Landmarks of Sachsenhausen are the Henninger Turm and the Goetheturm.


With thanks to , a website devoted to pre-war Frankfurt images.