12th district of Frankfurt am Main
|Residents||41,904 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density||5218 inhabitants / km²|
|Post Code||60486, 60487|
|District||2 - inner city II|
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|Source: Statistics currently 03/2020. Residents with main residence in Frankfurt am Main. Retrieved April 8, 2020 .|
The center of Bockenheim is around 3 km from the center of the city center. Both the geographical center and the main area of Frankfurt are located in Bockenheim. Bockenheim borders in the east on the Westend , in the north-east on Dornbusch , in the north on Ginnheim and Hausen , in the west on Rödelheim , in the south-west on Griesheim and in the south on the Gallus .
Bockenheim is characterized by the adjacent, but mainly in the Westend located Bockenheim Campus of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main , the Messe Frankfurt in the south of the district, the commercial areas Industrial Yard and City West in the northwest and a wide-ranging infrastructure of dining and shopping . The Kuhwaldsiedlung on the other side of City West and the Rebstock development area also belong to Bockenheim.
The district benefits from its direct proximity to the exhibition grounds and the banking district . Over the past twenty years, City West has made it another major business location within Frankfurt. An alternative student environment with many pubs, bars and shops has also established itself around the Bockenheim campus of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University . In the district, the core is Leipziger Strasse as well-known shopping street.
The history of today's Frankfurt district goes back to the Neolithic , as archaeological finds show. The oldest surviving mention of Bockenheim can be found in a deed of donation in favor of the Lorsch Monastery , which has been handed down in the Lorsch Codex and is dated to the period from 768 to 778. Initially located in the royal wilderness area of Dreieich , the village was pledged in 1320 by King Ludwig IV, along with the entire Bornheimerberg, to Ulrich II of Hanau . Until 1713 it remained with the rule and later County of Hanau (from 1456 to 1642: County of Hanau-Munzenberg ). After the death of the last Hanau count, Johann Reinhard III. , Bockenheim fell in 1736 together with the county to the Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel , from 1803 " Electorate of Hesse ", which was annexed by Prussia together with Frankfurt after the war of 1866 . In 1819, Elector Wilhelm I of Hessen-Kassel made Bockenheim a city in order to locate industries in the vicinity of the anti-industrial Frankfurt. In fact, factories, beginning with a "chaisen" factory, set up there in the course of the 19th century, such as chemical works and machine works. On April 1, 1895, the cities of Frankfurt and Bockenheim then signed an incorporation agreement through which Bockenheim became a Frankfurt district.
coat of arms
The city coat of arms shows a golden beehive with flying bees on a blue background as a symbol of industry (city privilege from 1822). This is the oldest Bockenheim seal from 1820. The coat of arms was incorporated into the logo of the Frankfurter Sparkasse from 1822 (formerly Sparkasse der Stadt Bockenheim ) and as such shaped the beehive house at the Konstablerwache for a long time .
- The Bockenheimer Depot at the Bockenheimer Warte is a venue for the municipal theaters .
- The Dramatic Stage is an ensemble of twelve actors and around 150 performances per year. The venue is currently in the ExZess-Halle, Leipziger Strasse 91.
- Titania Theater in Basaltstraße 23, a former restaurant with a dance hall. Here, among others, Rosa Luxemburg spoke at an event against the First World War . This speech became the reason for detention. Since 2005 the Titania Theater has been under the direction of Dionysios Koliopoulos and Romana Schmied (Spensberger) and since 2010 it has been the venue of the “Free Drama Ensemble in Titania” under the direction of Reinhard Hinzpeter and Bettina Kaminski.
- Bockenheimer Theater Ensemble : Member of the Landesverband Hessischer Amateurbühnen e. V. with its own game plan, but not its own venue.
- ZwischenZeitTheater (formerly FUN Theater Company ): founded in 1992 by Gerhard Zuleger, Rudolf Mundhenk and Georgios J. Slimistinos in the Kuhwaldsiedlung belonging to Bockenheim . There are collaborations with the children's theater Höchst and the ensemble received the SPD Youth Prize Frankfurt in 1994, the Youth Culture Prize City of Frankfurt am Main in 1996 and the Children's Media Prize of the City of Frankfurt in 2000 for its film productions in cooperation with the Medienwerkstatt Frankfurt and with Frankfurt children in the public sector.
- In addition to performances, the Galli Theater on Hamburger Allee also offers courses for children.
- The Frankfurt Feldbahnmuseum is an association for the preservation of operable light railway vehicles of the track width 600 mm, based in Frankfurt am Main -Bockenheim. It is part of the Route der Industriekultur Rhein-Main and the largest technology museum in Frankfurt.
- The money museum of the Deutsche Bundesbank offers information about the history and functioning of money and has an extensive collection of coins and banknotes from all over the world. It becomes clear which “valuables” have already taken on the function of money in history - from cowrie snails to cocoa beans to huge stone slabs. There are also extensive accounts of modern monetary history, such as the Great Depression in the early 1930s.
- The Experiminta (made up of experiment and MINT) is a new science center opened in 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Hamburger Allee. The museum comprises around 120 interactive test stations. Unlike in most museums, trying out and touching is expressly encouraged. It is operated by the association of the same name.
In the tradition of the collector and art lover Henriette Amalie Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, who u. a. who lived in Bockenheim and who, with her more than 4,000 books and 700 paintings , fled from General Adam-Philippe de Custine from Frankfurt to her native Dessau in 1792, private gallery operators can still be found in Bockenheim today, offering artists the opportunity to present their work to the public .
- KunstRaum Bernusstraße 18. The KunstRaum Bernusstraße creates space for art and offers a forum for artists and a meeting point for art lovers and anyone interested.
- Galerie Söffing, Hamburger Allee 35. In these gallery rooms, five to six exhibitions of predominantly conceptual art take place annually, including installations and sculptures as well as photography and painting.
- Gallery Dream-Faktory, Grempstraße 11. This gallery sees itself as a small "start-up" to promote young artists with visions of culture and action such as B. an Artwalk on Leipziger Strasse.
- The retailer, also called a gallery, at Leipziger Straße 35 Hinterhaus, focuses more on the sale of art prints, posters and home accessories.
- Center for university sports at the University of Ffm at Ginnheimer Landstrasse 39. The former IfL (Institute for Physical Education) offers a wide range of indoor sports and athletics
- FTG sports factory at Ginnheimer Landstrasse 47 - large selection of gymnastics, fitness and health courses .
- FTG Frankfurter Turn- und Sport-Gemeinschaft von 1847 JP in Marburger Straße 28 - the largest sports club in Bockenheim.
- Sports community Frankfurt-Bockenheim from 1898 in Ginnheimer Landstrasse 37
- VfR Bockenheim from 1955 e. V. in the Ginnheimer Landstrasse 37 - venue of the district sports facility west of the city of Frankfurt
- Weekly market on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bockenheimer Warte
- annually in May: starting the winding knife (motorcycle association) in Leipziger Strasse followed by a city tour
- annually in September: Leipzig street festival on Leipziger Straße, which is actively organized by the Bockenheim trade association.
- Annually the second Thursday before the summer school holidays in Hesse: Summer Festival City West (street festival), from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at Pocket Park Mitte (between Voltastraße 76 and 78, formerly the site of the Music Hall)
Churches and religions
- The Francke School in Falkstraße was built in 1876 as a Bockenheimer Realschule with separate lessons for boys and girls, renamed the Falk Middle School from 1913 and named after the theologian August Hermann Francke from 1950 . Due to a two-year renovation of the Francke School, lessons have been taking place in container buildings behind the FTG Sportfabrik (Ginnheimer Straße 47) since 2018.
- The Bonifatiusschule in Hamburger Allee 43 is the primary school for southern Bockenheim, named after Saint Bonifatius .
- The Georg Büchner School is a cooperative comprehensive school with elementary level in City West. In 2007 the Hessian Ministry of Culture approved the conversion to an integrated comprehensive school.
- The Viktoria-Luise-Schule (Rebstock primary school until 2017) is located on the Rebstock site , where Frankfurt's first airport was located from 1912 to 1936. The school is named after the Zeppelin LZ 11 "Viktoria Luise" , which u. a. was stationed on the site. Students at the school have chosen the name for the school.
Secondary schools and vocational schools
In addition to the above-mentioned Georg Büchner School , Bockenheim has three further secondary schools :
- The secondary school Sophienschule at Falkstraße 60 - built in 1883 (formerly Bockenheimer girls' elementary school) was named after Sophie von Brabant , the ancestral mother of the Hessian princes. Since the school development plan no longer provides for independent secondary schools, the Sophienschule will be closed in June 2019.
- The upper-level high school Max-Beckmann-Schule , the former Liebig- Oberrealschule at Sophienstrasse 70. The listed school building, which was built in 1913 according to plans by city building master Adolf Moritz and city building inspector Paul Kanold , was extensively restored.
- From 2019 to 2022 Johanna Tesch School, six-class ISG, temporarily in the school building at Falkstrasse 60, former ISG in the north of Frankfurt.
- The Neue Gymnasiale Oberstufe (NGO) moved from its temporary location in school containers in the Riedberg district to Bockenheim at Voltastraße 1a at the beginning of 2018. The new location of the education campus in Gallus should be completed around 2026.
- The Gutenberg School - a vocational, vocational, technical college and technical school at Hamburger Allee 23 in a building from 1909. The building complex, which was partially destroyed in the war, was rebuilt and later extensively renovated. The historic Bismarck School (entrance Varrentrappstrasse) built on the site was closed.
- The Frankfurt School for Clothing and Fashion , vocational, vocational, technical college and technical college is also located in the Hamburger Allee 23 building.
Clinics and emergency facilities
The Catholic St. Elisabethen Hospital goes back to a hospital built by the Dernbach Sisters in 1888 in Ederstraße . It was destroyed by an air raid in 1944 and rebuilt in 1945 as an emergency hospital on Ginnheimer Strasse . It is sponsored by the Dernbacher Group Katharina Kasper . The middle section of the St. Elisabethen Hospital was built in 1888 as a boys' elementary school. There is a replica of the Lourdes grotto in the hospital park . An extension of the clinic was completed in 2017 and the facilities of the Marienkrankenhaus from the Nordend were relocated there.
The Markus Hospital is a Protestant hospital with a focus on care on Ginnheimer Landstrasse and Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse in the north of Bockenheim. It was founded in Falkstrasse in 1881 and completely destroyed in an air raid in February 1944. In 1958 a new building was built on the Ginnheimer Höhe, which has been continuously expanded and modernized since then. Since 2009 it has been part of the Christian Agaplesion group . The hospital has a total of twelve departments, four institutes, several competence centers and around 700 beds.
The operational area of the professional fire brigade Frankfurt for Bockenheim was assigned to the location of fire station 2 in the Gallusviertel, Heinrichstraße 2.
Parts of Bockenheim and the south west end belong to the guard area of the 13th police station in Schloßstraße .
Kurfürstenplatz, former market square
Kurfürstenplatz is between Schloßstraße and Großer Seestraße. Its name is supposed to remind of the elector Wilhelm I (Hessen-Kassel) , who was temporarily expelled by Napoleon and who in 1819 granted Bockenheim city rights. The monumental fountain in the center of the square was built in 1913 from red Main sandstone and inaugurated on May 23, 1914. It is a foundation of the citizens of Bockenheim. Architects were Caspar Lennartz (1879–1949) and the Frankfurt sculptor Emil Hub (1876–1954). The group of figures in the fountain has allegorical significance. The centaur , a mythical creature, has a human upper body and the lower body of a horse. This is supposed to mean cleverness and strength. He shows a boy a flame, which is supposed to remind of the important Bockenheimer industry in the 19th century. The ram and the two boys, with one boy carrying a shepherd's staff and the other carrying a sickle with ears of wheat, embody Bockenheim's more than 1000 years of agriculture. The ten meter high obelisk represents the up-and-coming district. In the current Frankfurt fountain directory it is called Bockenheimer Obeliskbrunnen (also Elector Fountain ).
The Kurfürstenplatz itself was previously a marshland that was drained and landscaped for Bockenheim free of charge by the well-known garden and landscape gardeners " Gebrüder Siesmayer " in 1868. This should create a new marketplace. A line of sight went from the Catholic Church of St. Elisabeth over the fountain to the then new town hall of the still independent town of Bockenheim, which was built in 1869. In 1895 the town hall lost its function when it was incorporated into the city of Frankfurt. The building was destroyed by aerial bombs in 1944. Today there is the community center Bockenheim of the Saalbau GmbH and the area guard 20 of the Frankfurt fire brigade . The other line of sight went from the Protestant St. Mark's Church to today's Westbahnhof.
In 2013, a container facility was built on part of the green areas of Kurfürstenplatz, which temporarily houses a day-care center.
The square was named after Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia (1207–1231). The focus is on the Catholic Church of St. Elisabeth (Bockenheim), which is located on the southern side of Kurfürstenplatz. Because of its swampy subsoil, its original foundation is said to have been secured with oak trunks. The church building was destroyed in 1944. On April 30, 1950, its reconstruction was completed.
Church square, historical center
The church square is considered to be the historical center of the formerly independent village of Bockenheim, near the Jakobskirche of the Evangelical community of Bockenheim . On its west side were originally u. a. the old town hall and court house, which was replaced in 1754 by a twin house for a town hall and a school. After the city of Bockenheim had built a new town hall on Kurfürstenplatz in 1869–1871 (destroyed by bombs in World War II), this semi-detached house served as a residential building. In 1906 the building was demolished and replaced in 1910 by the streetcar apartment block between Rödelheimer Straße and Fritzlarer Straße, which still exists today.
In the western part of the formerly independent town of Bockenheim, basalt was mined from 10 to 14 meter thick layers - in some cases as early as Roman times . Extensions of this basalt rock from the volcanic Vogelsberg can be found up to today's Nauheimer Strasse near Westbahnhof. In addition to the Mainischen red sandstone, the basalt was a sought-after building material, for example for street paving and foundations, also in neighboring Frankfurt. The "Große Steinkaute" on what was then Steinweg, today's Basaltstrasse, was later filled with stone and converted into a green area as Hessenplatz. In 1855 a slaughterhouse consisting of five buildings and a restaurant with a dance hall, the later Titania hall, were built as perimeter development. Today there is a children's playground on Hessenplatz, framed by old trees.
The older Bockenheimers once called this place Königsplätze . This is where the hussar memorial for the 13th Bockenheimer hussars who fell in World War I was originally located , which is now in the Senckenberg complex. In honor of Theodor W. Adorno , the square was renamed in 2003 and the Adorno memorial was erected, which was relocated to the Westend campus in 2016 .
This square is named after Hülya Genç, who was killed on May 29, 1993 in the Solingen assassination attempt . She was only nine years old. Hülya is an Arabic-Turkish female given name and means luck, dream, cheerfulness. In memory of Hülya Genç and the four other people killed in this arson attack, the small square between Friesengasse and Kleiner Seestrasse immediately in front of an old people's and nursing home was named Hülya-Platz . A approx. 2 m high replica of the Hammering Man sculpture was erected by a citizens' initiative , which hits a swastika with a hammer. With the help of a crank you could sometimes perform this striking movement yourself. Vandalism soon destroyed this mechanism, then parts of the sculpture. The replacement sculpture also fell victim to vandalism on various occasions. In 2013 a new sculpture of the Hammering Man was donated by a citizens' initiative .
The Rohmerplatz is a place named in memory of the wealthy Rohmer family next to the post office. A 2.2 hectare park was located here with a villa acquired by Johann Conrad Rohmer in 1818 (demolished in 1905) and a villa built by Carl Rohmer in 1835 (demolished around 1921). The large area was then parceled out and almost completely built on. Today a monument by the sculptor Oskar Ufert (1876–1952) for the 1,200 Bockenheim soldiers who died in the First World War stands in the middle of the small green area on Rohmerplatz, framed by old trees .
Von Bernus Park
The off-Bernus Park is right on the castle road. The former baroque palace , which was built by Princess Henriette Amalie von Anhalt-Dessau , the youngest daughter of the old Dessauer , in 1771 and passed into the possession of the von Bernus family after her death in 1793 , was completely destroyed in a bomb attack in 1944. The park was acquired by the city in 1954. In the middle there is a small pond and it has two children's playgrounds. The park and the pond were laid out when the palace was built. The historic bridge leads over a narrow point.
The Biegwald is an 18.4 hectare unmanaged forest park in the city of Frankfurt am Main . It is located in the Bockenheim and Rödelheim districts west of the city center . As part of the Frankfurt green belt, the forest is a designated landscape protection area .
In the southwest of the district is the Rebstock site , which is characterized by the Rebstockpark and the Rebstockbad adventure pool built there . Historically, the grounds of the current Rebstock Park came from the Rebstock patrician family, who ran an estate there. The Rebstockpark was opened in 2005. The Rebstockweiher is the center of the Rebstock Park and is an artificially created, calm body of water with no surface influx. It is fed exclusively from groundwater.
Zeppelin Park and Pocket Park North
The 10,000 m² parks, opened in 2013, represent the connection to the 60,000 m² Europagarten. The Zeppelin Park is a landscape park with different zones - trees, bushes, perennials and grasses. It invites you to linger and pass, and at the same time offers games, sports and leisure for all age groups. The northern pocket park also has play areas and a play and sunbathing area.
The Volkspark Niddatal is the largest park in Frankfurt with a total area of 168 hectares and, besides Bockenheim, borders on several parts of the city. The Niddapark was created for the Federal Horticultural Show in 1989 in the Niddaauen area and opened to the public after the event. Many Frankfurters still call the Volkspark Niddatal Bugagelände today . The park has extensive, largely natural-looking meadows and forests and is very popular as a local recreation area, especially for joggers and dog owners in Frankfurt. He has several playgrounds.
The Miquel plant was built in the early 1970s before the new building of the Deutsche Bundesbank. The park was named after the Lord Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Franz von Miquel . The "Miquel-Anlage" of the Deutsche Bundesbank was awarded the title "Exemplary Building in Hesse" in 1978. The facility was completely renovated in 2002 and has an approximately 5000 square meter pond with a water fountain and a small bridge.
Historic churchyard Bockenheim (church square)
Up until the 19th century, the churchyard around St. Jacob's Church met the requirements. When he reached his limit of admission, a new cemetery was laid out well in front of what was then the village center in Solmsstrasse. The churchyard at the Jakobskirche was later reduced in size several times and also built over. A few, weathered tombs and an existing comprehensive wall are still reminiscent of the oldest enclosed churchyard in Bockenheim.
Old Bockenheim Cemetery (Solmsstrasse)
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This cemetery between Solmsstraße and Ohmstraße was created in 1825 as a replacement for the Jakobskirchhof, expanded in 1871 and used until 1898. It was later reduced in size several times in favor of new buildings. A weathered war memorial commemorates three Bockenheim soldiers who died in the war of 1870/71 . Some tombstones are still preserved. A memorial plaque in the cemetery wall commemorates the buried Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp (copperplate engraver), Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand Guhr (Kapellmeister at the Frankfurt City Theater ) and Anton Schindler (Beethoven's first biographer). In 1878 the Bockenheimer Friedhof Solmsstraße was replaced by the New Bockenheim Cemetery on Ginnheimer Landstraße. In 2012, a comprehensive redesign of the facility used as a park was completed, during which, among other things, numerous preserved stones were excavated and combined to form a burial ground.
New Bockenheim Cemetery (Ginnheimer Landstrasse)
The new Bockenheimer Friedhof is located at Ginnheimer Landstrasse 97 on the border with the Ginnheim district. It was handed over to its intended purpose in 1878 and was built on the premises of a brewery, whereby the brewhouse was initially converted into a mourning hall . In 2005 the current mourning hall was completely renovated by the city for the last time.
Jewish cemetery (Sophienstrasse)
The old Jewish cemetery in Bockenheim is located on Sophienstrasse. The time of its creation is unknown, it was documented until the beginning of the 20th century. Surrounded by a high wall, the 1641 square meter area cannot be seen from the street. About 300 stones have been preserved. There are also a number of stumbling blocks that are supposed to remind of the lives of Jews and other victims of Nazi persecution in Bockenheim.
- The customer center west of the Federal Employment Agency Frankfurt am Main is located at Hersfelder Straße 25.
- The Frankfurt am Main administrative court is located at Adalbertstrasse 18–22.
- The Bockenheim Social Council , responsible for Bockenheim, Westend-Süd and Rödelheim, is located at Rödelheimer Straße 45.
- The Saalbau Bockenheim of Saalbau GmbH offers a ballroom for 180 people and four club rooms of various sizes for use on Kurfürstenplatz.
- In the Salvador-Allende-Straße 11 is the neighborhood home Frankfurt a. M. Bockenheim e. V. settled, an association of free youth welfare, which u. a. offers a permanent meeting place for boys , work with girls and parents as well as holiday programs.
- On the site of the former Schönhof, the city of Frankfurt built the award-winning soundproof music practice center MÜZ in Rödelheimer Straße 38 in 1961. Here, the municipal Saalbau GmbH offers an event space for around 240 people for rehearsals, meetings and concerts on the upper floor. Two medium-sized practice rooms can be rented on the ground floor.
- In the Leipziger Strasse 91 is the district information office district office Bockenheim short of the citizens' future Bockenheim .
The district has excellent transport links and is connected to two motorways. Via the connection point Miquelallee to the federal highway 66 and via the Katharinenkreisel to the federal highway 648 . Both motorways connect to the federal motorway 5 west of Bockenheim.
→ Main article: Leipziger Strasse (Frankfurt am Main)
With the Westbahnhof, Bockenheim has had its own train station and connection to the railway since 1850. Sidings led into Solmsstrasse and Adalbertstrasse to Bockenheimer Warte. The still existing line of sight from the train station via Kurfürstenplatz to St. Mark's Church was created at that time. Today mainly the S-Bahn and regional trains stop here . An expansion or equalization of this regional traffic with effects of a partial relief of the Westbahnhof is currently planned by means of the regional bypass West .
The Bockenheimer Warte subway junction provides a connection to the U4 (Enkheim-Bornheim – Hauptbahnhof – Bockenheimer Warte) and U6 / U7 (Ostbahnhof / Enkheim – Hauptwache – Industriehof – Heerstraße / Hausen).
The tram line 16 passes through on its way from Ginnheim Offenbach Bockenheim in the north-south direction. Line 17 runs via Bockenheim between Neu-Isenburg and Rebstockbad.
There are numerous bus connections on lines 32, 34, 36, 50, 72, 73, 75 as well as the night bus lines N1, N2 and N11.
A number of ships were named after the Frankfurt district: List of ships with the name Bockenheim
- Jacob Leisler (1640–1691), born in Bockenheim, executed as governor of New York
- Henriette Amalie von Anhalt-Dessau (1720–1793), lived in Bockenheim for about 40 years and was the builder of the Bockenheimer Schlösschen , which was destroyed in World War II, and was the largest landowner at the time.
- Johann Konrad Reifert (1781-1856), a master wheelwright from Niederseelbach, 1820 co-founder of Reifert'schen chaises factory in Bockenheim, pioneer of industrialization Bockenheim
- Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand Guhr (1787–1848), musician, composer, conductor, long-time Frankfurt theater director
- Joseph Zocchi von Morecci (1787–1880), Austrian major general, lived in Bockenheim for a long time and died there. He is considered the biological father of Blessed Paul Josef Nardini (1821–1862)
- Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp (1794–1872), landscape painter, etcher, engraver and publisher
- Anton Felix Schindler (1795–1864), musician, music writer, Beethoven's first biographer
- Georg Knodt (1804–1908), entrepreneur and founder of a children's home
- Gabriel Riesser (1806–1863), Vice-President of the National Assembly from 1848
- Klemens Reifert (1807–1878), large industrialist and long-time citizen committee chairman in the then still independent Bockenheim, son of Johann Konrad Reifert
- Johann Christian Heerdt (1812–1878), landscape painter from Bockenheim, brother-in-law of Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp
- Heinrich Siesmayer (1817–1900), garden architect, creator of the palm garden and the parks in Bad Nauheim , Bad Homburg vor der Höhe and Wiesbaden
- Julius Wurmbach (1831–1901), manufacturer of the Josef Wurmbach iron foundry in Bockenheim since 1872, namesake of two Bockenheimer streets
- Wunibald Braun (1839–1912), co-founder of Hartmann & Braun AG, Bockenheim
- Franz Rücker (1843–1908), at times director of the Bockenheimer pearl factory, donor of a poor fund, Bockenheimer street patron
- Rudolf Krügener (1847–1913), founder of the photochemical laboratory and factory of photographic apparatus in Bockenheim
- Adalbert Hengsberger (1853–1923), last mayor of Bockenheim until incorporation in 1895, then first city councilor, namesake of Adalbertstrasse; before beautiful view, or Nassauer Strasse
- Emil Sulzbach (1855–1932), banker, composer, patron, patron of the street
- Heinrich Voigt (1857–1937), entrepreneur a. a. the company Voigt & Haeffner
- Robert Forell (1858–1927), painter from Bockenheim
- Julius Heinrich Friedrich Wurmbach jr. (1860–1926), son and heir of Julius Wurmbach, builder of the Villa Wurmbach in Berlin-Dahlem, residence of the German Federal President
- Philipp Siesmayer (1862–1935), garden architect and head of the Siesmayer company in Bockenheim, Schlossstrasse
- Maria Calvelli-Adorno (1865–1952), singer and pianist
- Heinrich Ludwig (1865–1952), local history researcher from Bockenheim
- Georg Hartmann (1870–1954), entrepreneur, senior boss of the Bauer foundry ; 1950 honorary citizen of the city of Frankfurt
- August Jaspert (1871–1941), he was a city councilor, rector of the Kaufungerschule and founder of the Wegscheide children's village and found his final resting place in the Bockenheim cemetery.
- Waldemar Braun (1877–1954), industrialist from Bockenheim
- Otto Loewe (1878–1938), until 1933 chief physician at the Markus Hospital, killed by SA henchmen, Bockenheim patron of the street
- Richard Hildmann (1882–1952), politician of the Christian Social Party in Austria and mayor of the city of Salzburg
- Karl Schwarzkopf (1884–1954), lawyer , administrative officer and politician
- Adolf Schindling (1887–1963) entrepreneur, VDO works, at times largest employer in Bockenheim
- Max Braun (engineer) (1890–1951), founded the nucleus of the future electrical appliance manufacturer Braun in 1921 in Bockenheim on Jordanstrasse
- Goetz Schrader (1908–1997), pioneer of photo camera technology; Entrepreneur, Plaubel camera
- Walter Hesselbach (1915–1993), born and raised in Bockenheim, Falkstrasse, German bank manager of the former bank for community service
- Wilfried Braun (1917–1999), industrialist from Bockenheim, last board member of Hartmann & Braun AG
- Ernst Gerhardt (* 1921), local politician born in Bockenheim, Frankfurt city treasurer
- Heinz Ulzheimer (1925–2016), most successful athlete in Frankfurt and two-time bronze medalist in Helsinki in 1952; For a long time he ran an Aral gas station and garage as a trained master mechanic.
- Lothar Zenetti (1926-2019), Catholic priest and book author (among other things, he wrote the Christmas story in Frankfurt)
- Matthias Röhr (* 1962), guitarist in the rock band Böhse Onkelz
- Manfred Binz (* 1965), soccer player from VfR Bockenheim 1955 e. V., Eintracht Frankfurt and the German national soccer team
- Alexander Schur (* 1971), soccer player from VfR Bockenheim 1955 e. V., Eintracht Frankfurt
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