Bieberer Strasse

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Bieberer Strasse
coat of arms
Street in Offenbach am Main
Bieberer Strasse
The Marienkirche
Basic data
place Offenbach am Main
District Downtown
Cross streets Salzgässchen, Großer Biergrund, Friedrichstrasse, Karlstrasse, Kasernenstrasse, Gerberstrasse, Friedhofstrasse, Bismarckstrasse, Feldstrasse, Grabenstrasse, Landgrafenstrasse, Landgrafenring, Spießstrasse, Rhönstrasse, Grenzstrasse, Daimlerstrasse, Leibnizstrasse, Kopernikusstrasse, B 448, Bierbrauerweg, Heusenstammer Weg, Am Waldpark
Buildings Marienkirche , tax office, Leonhard-Eißnert-Park , Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , car traffic , public transport

The Bieberer Street is a business and arterial road in Offenbach am Main . It begins at the market square in Offenbach's city center in the Mathildenviertel and leads south-east to Bieber .


Beginning at the market square , Bieberer Straße runs eastwards past Wilhelmsplatz , where the Offenbach weekly market takes place. It meets the main traffic axis Berliner Straße / Mathildenstraße at the intersection with Karlstraße . There it continues, bend slightly to the south-east, initially over stairs and a ramp, as a pedestrian path and leads to the slightly elevated traffic-calmed area of ​​Mathildenplatz, which it now encounters. Here it leads past the Catholic Marienkirche , which was built between 1911 and 1913 . After structural damage caused by the construction of the Offenbach City Tunnel , the church was completely renovated between 1999 and 2001.

Behind Mathildenplatz, Bieberer Straße becomes a traffic, business and arterial road again. The largest building in its course is the complex of the Offenbach I and Offenbach II tax offices, which were barracks at the beginning of the 20th century. The Good Friday coup took place there in 1919 , where 17 people were killed while trying to storm the building. A long-distance train line runs across the street.

At the intersection with Rhönstrasse there are two large petrol stations, from there the street is much wider and less urban, especially since the development from there consists exclusively of single houses. The street used to be crossed by the Offenbach industrial railway. There was also the machine and Metallwaren Curt Matthaei GmbH & Co. KG (MATO), which currently offers Mato studios and exhibition space for artists as an art space . At the corner of Bieberer Strasse and Kopernikusstrasse there was also a barracks built in 1912 - the so-called machine gun barracks - today there is a supermarket on the site .

The Bieberer Straße leads further east over the Bieberer Berg . This is where the Leonhard-Eißnert-Park is located in the nature reserve . Right next to it is the Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium , where the Kickers Offenbach football club plays its home games. Behind the stadium, Bieberer Straße branches off onto the B 448 and ends in the Bieber district. When you enter the town it is called Aschaffenburger Straße.


The part of Bieberer Straße between Waldstraße and Mathildenplatz belonged to Geleitsstraße from Frankfurt in the direction of Nuremberg in the Middle Ages . At Mathildenplatz, the Geleitsstrasse took its way over the Rote Warte and Steinheim to Seligenstadt. Today's Bieberer Straße turned as a path over the Bieberer Berg to Bieber. The extension of Bieberer Straße to the west over Waldstraße still bears the name Geleitsstraße today .

In 1818, Bieberer Strasse was expanded into a road and was later part of Reichsstrasse 8 from Cologne to Nuremberg until the Second World War . The street was named Bieberer Straße in the middle of the 19th century, when the arterial roads of the growing city of Offenbach were named after the surrounding communities.

At the beginning of Bieberer Straße, the corner with Waldstraße, there was a brick factory in the 18th century. The adjoining Wilhelmsplatz was Offenbach's cemetery until 1832. The Offenbach poor and orphanage, which was converted into barracks in 1817, was once located on the corner of the Großer Biergrund. The 1st battalion of the Hessian regiment “Grand and Hereditary Prince” was housed here. In 1842 the soldiers were transferred to the new barracks, today's tax office. At the confluence of Friedrichstrasse there was once a bridge over the Hainbach , which is now channeled underground. The eastern boundary of Offenbach was on this until 1819. The area up to the Grenzstraße could only be opened up after the dissolution of the Biebermark that same year.

From 1884, the terminus of the Frankfurt-Offenbacher Trambahn-Gesellschaft was located at today's Mathildenplatz . From 1906 this was replaced by tram line 16, which went to the old cemetery . The tram traffic was stopped from 1969 and initially only served to the market square. Today's railway overpass on Bieberer Straße ( Bebraer Bahn ) ran at ground level from 1873. The construction of the railway embankment and the railway overpass began before the First World War and lasted about ten years.

The eastern boundary of Offenbach ran along the Grenzstraße from 1819 to 1908 for the incorporation of Bürgels, which explains the street name. The area east of the border road from the foot to the highest point of the Bieberer Berg was allocated to the municipality of Bürgel in 1819 when the Biebermark was dissolved.



  • Alfred Kurt: Alt-Offenbacher Strasse: the Bieberer Strasse. In: Offenbach History Association: Alt-Offenbach - sheets of the Offenbach History Association, Issue 15 , 1986, pp. 2–13

Web links

Commons : Bieberer Straße  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Renovation of the Marienkirche (1999–2001). From: , accessed on November 4, 2013.

Coordinates: 50 ° 6 ′ 5.4 "  N , 8 ° 46 ′ 44.4"  E