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Seckbach coat of arms
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34th district of Frankfurt am Main
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Coordinates 50 ° 8 '41 "  N , 8 ° 43' 37"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 8 '41 "  N , 8 ° 43' 37"  E
surface 7.999 km²
Residents 10,605 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 1326 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 60386, 60388, 60389
prefix 069
District 11 - east
  • 39 0 - Seckbach
Transport links
Highway A661
Federal road B3 B521
Subway U4 U7
bus 38 43 44 41 n5
Source: Statistics currently 03/2020. Residents with main residence in Frankfurt am Main. Retrieved April 8, 2020 .

Seckbach has been a district of Frankfurt am Main since July 1, 1900 .

The population is 000000000010605.000000000010,605.


Panoramic view from Lohrberg to Frankfurt

Geographical location

The district center is about 5 km northeast of the center of Frankfurt city ​​center , above a former arm of the Main , on both sides of a trunk road following the ridge on the slope of the Lohrberg . The Lohrberg belongs to the geological formation of the Berger Ridge . It is the easternmost branch of the Rheingau wine-growing region and has its smallest vineyard , the Lohrberger slope .

On the eastern edge of Seckbach at the Berger Warte and the Leopold Column on the Berger Ridge is 212  m above sea level. NN the highest point in Frankfurt.

District boundary

In the west, the district boundary of Seckbach runs in the middle of the lane of the A 661 , in the south in the middle of the Riedgraben north of the street Am Erlenbruch , including a large section of the Borsigallee to the west of Kruppstraße. The Seckbach industrial area borders on the smaller Enkheim industrial and commercial area, the Riederwald district and Fechenheim . The easternmost point of the district is to the east of Vilbeler Landstrasse , above Florianweg (Bergen) and includes local buildings.

The westernmost point of Seckbach is at the intersection of Friedberger Landstrasse via A 661. In the north, the Seckbach district includes the old customs house (1775), the area of ​​the former Heiligenstock broadcaster (1926-1945) and the DENA broadcaster (from 1947), the larger southern part of the park cemetery Heiligenstock , extends to just before the Berger Warte , to the Leopold Column and the large transformer station Berger Warte.

Settlement geography

Seckbach has partially retained its original village structure , this applies in particular to the historic town center and a small remaining agricultural area. The village center has one of the best preserved Franconian half-timbered ensembles in Frankfurt. The historic settlement with the church in the middle has developed in a modern way to the south-west in the direction of downtown Frankfurt.

The district today consists of a largely non-commercial, small area with buildings and parkland in the west, a contiguous residential area with a small proportion of small businesses, roughly in the middle of the district, and another parkland. A larger industrial and commercial area connects to the southeast, in the Seckbacher Niederung.

Economic geography

The viticulture , which used to be more extensive than it is today, has largely given way to orchards, which are part of the largest contiguous orchards area in Hesse and are therefore also of national ecological importance.


Prehistory and early history

The area shows prehistoric ground monuments , remains of a giant Jupiter column from Roman times were found here , now in the Historical Museum in Frankfurt .

middle Ages

Franconian half-timbered house in Niedergasse 10 in the historic center of the district

The oldest surviving mention of Seckbach as Seckibah comes from the year 882. Around the same time it was mentioned in the Lorsch Codex as Seckebac . It was in the Niddagau . In the year 947, on February 14th, King Otto I gave his Meier Wetti (nostro villico Wetti) a royal hoof in Seckbach. Wetti is considered to be the ancestor of the von Hagen-Münzenberg , von Heusenstamm and von Dornberg families . In 1178, the town of Kirchberg was first mentioned in a Mainz document. Kirchberg was between Seckbach and Bergen-Enkheim. The Kirchberger Church, also called Bergkirche, was initially the parish church of Seckbach, Bergen and Enkheim .

Seckbach belonged to the court and later office Bornheimerberg . In 1320 King Ludwig IV pledged the Bornheimerberg - and so also Seckbach - to Ulrich II. Von Hanau . In 1336 the emperor allowed the city of Frankfurt to redeem the Bornheimerberg in his place from Hanau. In 1351 Emperor Karl IV renewed the pledge for Hanau. The contradicting behavior of the Reich led to a dispute between Frankfurt and Hanau, especially since Frankfurt saw itself "surrounded" by Hanau territory. In 1434, Count Reinhard II von Hanau was enfeoffed with the Bornheimerberg by Emperor Sigismund . When the County of Hanau was divided in 1458, the Bornheimerberg became part of the County of Hanau-Münzenberg . Frankfurt tried to counter the strengthening of Hanau's claims by the empire by granting the Seckbachers castle rights in 1438 , i.e. the right to be able to flee behind the city walls of Frankfurt in times of war. In addition, in 1477 Frankfurt bought shares in the village court of Seckbach von den Schelmen von Bergen to strengthen its position.

All attempts by Frankfurt to prevent Hanau from further access to the Bornheimerberg ultimately failed. Although Frankfurt's claims to the office's nineteen villages were upheld by the Reichsgericht after a process that lasted over a hundred years, neither Frankfurt nor the Reich had the power to enforce the verdict. The city of Frankfurt finally agreed to a settlement in 1481: Hanau waived all claims to the villages of Bornheim , Hausen and Oberrad in favor of Frankfurt and received the Bornheimerberg office exclusively. Seckbach thus became Hanauian.

Local landowners at this time were the Haina monastery , the lords of Falkenstein and von Kronberg and the rascals of Bergen . The latter also owned part of the tithe as a fief from the Lords of Eppstein .

In 1387, 7/8 of the rogues from Bergen and 1/8 of the lords of Kronberg owned the village court. The rogues carried half of their share from the Lords of the Counts of Isenburg as Büdingische heirs as fiefs. In 1477 the rascals sold half of their share to the city of Frankfurt, the Kronberg eighth had fallen to the Counts of Solms . In 1503/04 both left their shares to the Counts of Hanau. After the settlement of 1481, Frankfurt no longer had any interest in influencing the village court.

Historical forms of names

Former Seckbach town hall (1542), now a town house
Former Seckbacher Mühle (1773) in Hintergasse 16
  • Seckebac (830-850)
  • Seckibah (882)
  • Seggibah (947)
  • Siccenbach (977)
  • Sekebach (11th / 12th century)
  • Sekebach (1230)
  • Sekebach (1238)
  • Seckebach (around 1247)

Early modern age

Seckbach in the county of Hanau-Munzenberg

During the Peasants' War , on May 3, 1525, the Seckbachers demanded from Count Philipp II von Hanau-Münzenberg, among other things, the reason for the burdens imposed on them and the right to choose their pastor himself. Zentgraf , who had been identified as ringleader, and his bailiff were then removed from their offices, and the Seckbachers had to take the oath of homage again.

In the middle of the 16th century, the Reformation took hold in the county of Hanau-Münzenberg, initially in its Lutheran form. In a "second Reformation", the denomination of the County of Hanau-Munzenberg was changed again: From 1597 Count Philipp Ludwig II pursued a decidedly reformed church policy. He made use of his Jus reformandi , his right as sovereign to determine the denomination of his subjects, and made this largely binding for his county. The Seckbachers, however, offered resistance and the majority remained Lutheran, with close ties to the Frankfurt village of Bornheim . However, the reformed "State Church" of the county of Hanau-Münzenberg received the exclusive right of disposal over all existing church facilities, such as church buildings, schools and cemetery. In the following period, the Reformed parish in Seckbach was part of the parish of Bergen until 1737 because of its small size . The Lutherans were parish in Bornheim .

During the Thirty Years War , imperial troops destroyed two thirds of Seckbach in January 1635. The inhabitants had fled behind the Landwehr to Bornheim and Frankfurt in November 1634 and did not return until spring 1636. During this time of the "escape", 129 of the Seckbach residents died, mainly children, young people and women, about a third of the population.

Count Johann Ernst von Hanau-Münzenberg died in 1642 . The reformed Hanau-Munzenberg line was thus extinguished. The closest male relative was Count Friedrich Casimir from the Lutheran line of Hanau-Lichtenberg, who now inherited the County of Hanau-Münzenberg. Over the next few decades, this led to the establishment of a Lutheran regional church in addition to the Reformed regional church in the county of Hanau-Münzenberg. Much to the displeasure of the Reformed pastors in Bergen , who were also responsible for Seckbach , Lutheran services were held in the Seckbach town hall using the bell there. In 1672 the services took place in a private house, from 1673 onwards the stately wine press in today's Wilhelmshöher Straße 158 was available, which at that time still had a first floor that served as a church. The first Lutheran school building was built in 1709 (Wilhelmshöher Straße 135), but the beginnings of the Lutheran school stretched back to the 1660s. The lesson took place in the town hall. The Lutheran Church of St. Mary was consecrated in 1710 , at what was then the southern end of the village in a vineyard that the Lutheran congregation had acquired from the rascals of Bergen.

Seckbach in the Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel

Leopold Column , 370 m as the crow flies from the Berger Warte
View through the Zentgrafenstraße to the Marienkirche

After the death of the last Hanau count, Johann Reinhard III. , In 1736, Landgrave Friedrich I of Hessen-Kassel inherited the county of Hanau-Münzenberg and thus also the Seckbach on the basis of an inheritance contract from 1643. Since then the place has belonged to the Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel .

During this period of economic recovery after the Thirty Years' War , there was relative prosperity through the sale of fruit, vegetables, milk and eggs to nearby Frankfurt, and not least through the wine from Lohrberg.

In 1757 the historic mountain church was demolished due to its dilapidation. At that time it was the parish church of the Seckbacher Reformed community. This church, "a large building", stood south of Wilhelmshöher Strasse opposite today's booksellers' school. The Reformed St. Peter's Church was built from the demolition material at what was then the eastern exit of the village. Due to the Seven Years' War , however, it could not be completed and inaugurated until 1764.

During the Seven Years' War there was the battle of Bergen on April 13, 1759 , also in the Seckbacher district: Duke Ferdinand von Braunschweig , brother-in-law of the Prussian King Frederick the Great , wanted to take Frankfurt, which was occupied by France. The losses on both sides in the battle - dead and wounded - are put at five to nine thousand men.

Landgrave Wilhelm IX took over in 1790 . von Hessen-Kassel in the - albeit deceptive - hope of electoral dignity to secure the election and coronation of emperor. The court camp stretched for almost two kilometers from the Landgraben in Bergen to the junction of today's Alte Frankfurter Strasse from Friedberger Landstrasse. In the center behind the warehouse front was the headquarters on the site of today's substation. There Wilhelm IX received. on October 11th Emperor Leopold II in a Turkish tent for a feast. 40,000 onlookers are said to have been present. As a reminder, Wilhelm IX. put a memorial stone, the Leopold Column. When the substation was built in 1963, it was moved together with the "tent stone" to its northwest corner.

In 1803 the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel was elevated to the status of the Electorate of Hesse . During the Napoleonic period Seckbach was under French military administration from 1806, 1807-1810 belonged to the Principality of Hanau , Office Bergen , and then from 1810 to 1813 to the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt , Department Hanau . Then it fell back to the Electorate of Hesse.

Wilhelmshöher Strasse , which runs through almost the entire district and named after the Wilhelmshöhe Castle and Bergpark in Kassel, is a reminder of Seckbach's time in the Landgraviate of Hessen- Kassel .

19th century

Memorial stone 1100 years of Seckbach

In 1818 the Reformed and Lutheran regional churches in the county of Hanau decided to join the Evangelical Church, the Hanau Union . In Seckbach, the merger was completed on January 1, 1821. The Reformed St. Peter's Church, which was no longer needed, was converted into a school with two classrooms and two teacher's apartments in 1834. Another renovation in the - probably - 1880s added a staircase to the former church and turned the teachers' apartments into classrooms. After the Second World War , the building served the Seckbacher Evangelical Parish again as a church until 1951, when the Marienkirche , which was destroyed in the Second World War , was re-inaugurated. The baroque St. Peter's Church was then demolished in 1966.

After the administrative reform of the Electorate of Hesse in 1821, during which the Electorate of Hesse was divided into four provinces and 22 districts, Seckbach belonged to the newly formed district of Hanau . In 1848 the Seckbacher founded a health insurance company. The contribution was three cruisers a week. After the war of 1866 , Kurhessen was on the losing side and was annexed by Prussia . In Prussia , Seckbach now belonged to the Kassel administrative district of the Hesse-Nassau province .

In 1873 the Seckbach volunteer fire brigade was founded by 54 active members , and the Zentgrafenschule was built in 1879. From 1886 Seckbach belongs to the newly formed district of Frankfurt in the administrative district of Wiesbaden . On July 1, 1900, Seckbach was incorporated into the city of Frankfurt with twelve other villages in the Frankfurt district, which was dissolved. For this, among other things, it received a tram connection in 1905 with the then line 22 as promised .

20th century

During the Second World War , 33 people died in the air raids on Frankfurt am Main in Seckbach. In addition, the Protestant St. Mary's Church was destroyed. Major construction measures during the reconstruction were the Zentgrafensiedlung, built by expellees and bombed-out people, 1952–1953 the new building of the Zentgrafenschule, 1953 the new building of the Roman Catholic Church Maria Rosenkranz , the St. Katharinen Hospital, which is, however, in the Bornheim district, the Berufsgenossenschaftlichen Unfallklinik in 1962 and the German Booksellers School , also in 1962, supplemented by a new building in 1973.

In 1968, the Atzelberg was built with two 17-story apartment blocks and the Henry and Emma Budge Foundation opened the retirement home in the same year . On May 11, 1981, the Hessian Minister of Economic Affairs, Heinz-Herbert Karry, was shot dead in his home in Seckbach.

Population development

Graphic: Development of the population of Seckbach
Graphic: Seckbach's population by age group
  • 1632: 87 households
  • 1686: 92 households, 1 Jew
  • 1753: 141 families, 630 inhabitants
  • 1834: 1525 inhabitants
  • 1840: 1593 inhabitants
  • 1846: 1558 inhabitants
  • 1852: 1598 inhabitants
  • 1858: 1589 inhabitants
  • 1864: 1732 inhabitants
  • 1871: 1888 inhabitants
  • 1875: 2210 inhabitants
  • 1885: 2466 inhabitants
  • 1895: 2830 inhabitants
  • 2009: 10,194 inhabitants
  • 2014: 10,378 inhabitants
  • December 31, 2018: 10,748 inhabitants

As of December 31, 2014, 5,261 women and 5,117 men were registered with their main residence in Seckbach. The proportion of foreigners was 27.3 percent (2,835 people). According to age groups, there are 1,647 residents under 18 years of age, 744 people between 18 and under 25 years of age, 720 citizens between 25 and under 30 years of age, 2,224 inhabitants between 30 and under 45 years of age, 5,097 people between 45 and under 65 years of age, 1,012 people between 65 and under under 75 years of age, 752 people between 75 and under 85 years of age and 406 people over 85 years of age.


  • Mosques
    • Shahe Do Shamshera Mosque at Gwinnerstrasse 32, Sunni
    • Imam Sadjad cultural center with mosque in Mergenthalerstraße 3, Shiite
  • synagogue
    • Synagogue in the Henry-and-Emma-Budge-Heim, Wilhelmshöher Straße 279

Green areas and nature conservation

Spring blossom with a view from the Lohrberg
  • Frankfurt green belt . The city is planning to connect Huthpark and Lohrpark, both components of the Frankfurt green belt in the northwest of Seckbach, by developing another park, the Wiesenpark. Based on the rare mix of uses and the fragmented nature of the area, a park-like landscape is to be created that offers space for various usage requirements. However, these different requirements also lead to corresponding differences.
  • The Lohrberg is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city of Frankfurt.
Seckbach's Huthpark
  • The Huthpark is the first of the two people's parks in Seckbach that were created after the incorporation of Seckbach into Frankfurt am Main.
  • The Quellenwanderweg runs in the Frankfurt green belt and starts in Seckbach, leads through the historic town center and over the Lohrberg to Bergen .
  • Seckbacher Ried nature reserve . The seven hectare Seckbacher Ried, a silted oxbow lake of the Main , with its alluvial forest formed by white willows ( Salix alba ) has been designated as a nature reserve since 1937 .
Sausee natural monument
  • Sausee natural monument . The mini-biotope Sausee or Säusee, designated as a natural monument since 1937, is a small pond at the intersection of the streets Im Trieb, Am Riedgraben and Am Sausee, also a remnant of an oxbow lake on the Main.

The protection of flora and fauna in Seckbach, among others, the nature conservation group Seckbach im BUND and the MainÄppelHaus Lohrberg Streuobstzentrum e. V. prescribed. The association operates an environmental educational information and meeting place and participates in environmental projects in the region, supported by the German Federal Environment Foundation and the Institute for Animal Ecology and Nature Education.


Functional structures

Forecourt and entrance to the inner courtyard of the memorial built in 1930
for the Seckbach soldiers who fell in the world wars in Lohrpark on the Lohrberg
Seckbach's war memorial from 1870/71
  • Shelter pavilion in Huthpark (1930/2009) with changing and shower rooms as well as toilets for school classes, Propst-Goebels-Weg
  • Tram terminus Seckbach (1905), Arolser Strasse / corner of Eschweger Strasse
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Schule with three-field sports hall (1977), Arolser Straße 11
  • Seckbach district swimming pool (1957), Zeuläckerstraße 1
  • Fire station (1976/2007), Zeuläckerstraße 17 a
  • Hufeland House (1964) with swimming pool (1976), Wilhelmshöher Straße 34
  • Maria Rosenkranz Church (1953) with community center, Wilhelmshöher Strasse 67
  • Zentgrafenschule (1879/1953) with single-field gym (1964/2009), Wilhelmshöher Straße 124
  • Old Lutheran School Seckbach (1709), Wilhelmshöher Strasse 135
  • Marienkirche (1710/1951) with community center, Zentgrafenstraße 23
  • Town hall (1542), Hofhausstraße 2
  • Seckbacher Mühle, Hintergasse 16
  • Pumping station of the Seckbach waterworks (1897), Alsfelder Strasse 23
  • Main collecting tank of the Seckbach waterworks (1897), Am Pfingstlohr
  • Counter collection container of the Seckbach waterworks (1897), Klingenweg
  • Henry and Emma Budge Home (1962/2002) with library and internet café, chapel and synagogue, Wilhelmshöher Straße 279
  • Schools of the German Book Trade (1962), Wilhelmshöher Strasse 283
  • Main-Äppel-Haus Lohrberg (2005), Klingenweg 90
  • Lohrhaus (1763) in Lohrpark on the Lohrberg
  • Water play pool in the children's recreation garden of the Lohrpark on the Lohrberg (1929)
  • Accident Clinic Frankfurt am Main (1962) with gym, swimming pool and helicopter landing pad, Friedberger Landstrasse 430
  • Professional association for the construction industry, An der Festeburg 27
  • Rhine-Main wholesale flower and ornamental plant market (1965), An der Festeburg 31
  • Old customs house (1775), Friedberger Landstrasse 531. The customs house itself - single-storey, mansard roof - no longer exists.
  • Berger Warte (1349/1557), Am Galgen
  • Large transformer station Berger Warte (1962), Am Galgen
  • Transmitter mast for the D2 cellular network on the premises of the large transformer station Berger Warte, Am Galgen
  • Transmitter mast for the D2 cellular network on the residential building Atzelbergstrasse 63
  • Mourning hall with chapel in the park cemetery Heiligenstock (1992), Friedberger Landstrasse 647
  • Major transmitter Heiligenstock (1926), Friedberger Landstrasse
  • DENA transmitter of the German news agency (1947), Friedberger Landstrasse
  • Depot East (2003), Gustav-Behringer-Straße
  • Seckbach-Süd sports field on Hochstädter Strasse
  • Stadium am Riederwald (1952), Gustav-Behringer-Straße 10
  • Pestalozzi School with sports field, gymnasium and swimming pool (1926), Vatterstraße 1
  • Seckbach valley bridge (1995) on the A 661 , 265 meter long beam bridge made of prestressed concrete
  • Seckbach Gallery (1995) on the 661 federal motorway, 240 meters long
  • Rectifier plant for the U7 light rail line (1994), Borsigallee 8
  • Magazine building of the Institute for Urban History (2006), Borsigallee 8
  • Kruppstrasse substation


Private transport

Today's beginning of Wilhelmshöher Strasse , formerly part of Berger Strasse

The most important street in the Seckbacher core development is Wilhelmshöher Straße , which today begins in the west as a dead end with a round turning hammer - at the housing of the A 661 - and ends in Bergen-Enkheim at the confluence with Vilbeler Landstraße . Up until the time the motorway was built, Wilhelmshöher Strasse provided a direct connection to the central Bornheimer Berger Strasse . Another important road is the Borsigallee, which largely belongs to Seckbach, which branches off from Am Erlenbruch and where the A 66 begins 100 meters behind the eastern border of Seckbach . The northwest border of Seckbach is partially formed by the Friedberger Landstrasse. After more than five years of construction, the "eastern bypass" of the A 661 was opened in 1995 .



The first tram (then called) ran from Bornheimer Saalburgstraße to Seckbach, line 22, with such railcars
K-railcar of line 2 (built from 1954) with destination Seckbach, route from Bornheimer depot in Heidestrasse (later Heerstrasse, Praunheim ) to Eschweger Strasse in Seckbach
K railcar of line 2 (built from 1954) with destination Seckbach, side view

On July 1, 1905, a tram ran for the first time to Seckbach with line 22 , between Bornheimer Saalburgstrasse and the Wolffhardtschen restaurant "Zum Heimgarten" (today: Eschweger Strasse), where it turned in a loop . Since October 15, 1913, line 32 also went to Seckbach. It previously ended at Lahmeyerstraße and now crossed the industrial and commercial area of ​​the Seckbacher Niederung in Mousonstraße via Leonhardsstraße (today: Leonhardsgasse) and Bitzweg (today: Seckbacher Bitzweg) to Bergen. In 1913, tram line 2 reached Seckbach for the first time, but it remained parallel to line 22 for a short interlude. From 1928, however, line 22 was discontinued in favor of line 2. In 1950/51, line 32 was taken over by line 20.

On October 14, 1970, line 22 to Seckbach was stopped. Instead, the bus line 38, which also crossed the new building area on Atzelberg, took over their services. In 1980 the route of the U4 between Konstablerwache and Seckbacher Landstrasse was opened as the only completely underground underground line in Frankfurt, but the connection to the new building area at Atzelberg does not take place. In 1986 the tram line 20 was also discontinued. Its job was taken over by line 12. In 1992 the section between Lahmeyerstraße and Bergen was completely closed. Most of the tracks remained, only at intersections with car traffic were they removed or covered with asphalt. In 2003 the VGF - Betriebshof-Ost was opened, with a connection to both the U4 and U7 routes . In the summer of 2008, the U4 was then extended over the tracks of the depot via Seckbacher Landstrasse to Schäfflestrasse. Since the end of 2008 it has continued to Enkheim, alternating with the U7.

  • Tram line 22: Bornheim, Saalburgstraße - Seckbach (Eschweger Straße) July 1, 1905–1928
  • Tram line 2: Bornheimer Schule (Glauburgstraße) - Seckbach (Eschweger Straße) 1913/14 and 1928 to October 14, 1970
  • Bus line 38: since October 15, 1970 originally Seckbach, Atzelberg-Ost - Konstablerwache, now: Seckbach, Atzelberg-Ost - Bornheim Panoramabad
  • Bus line 43: since 1976/77 Bornheim-Mitte (Berger Straße / Saalburgallee) - Bergen-Ost (Marktstraße)
  • Tram line 32: October 15, 1913–1950 / 51
  • Tram line 20: 1950/51 - 1986
  • Tram line 12: 1986 to February 28, 1992
  • Bus line 44: since March 1, 1992 Seckbach, Leonhardsgasse - Fechenheim
  • Regional bus line F-41: since 2007/08 Seckbach, Leonhardsgasse - Offenbach (Markt)
  • Night bus line n5: since 2007/08 Konstablerwache - Bornheim - Seckbach - Bergen - Enkheim - Riederwald - Bornheim - Konstablerwache
  • Opening of the East Depot: July 12, 2003

Current traffic

Partly above-ground connection route between the Frankfurt Stadtbahn and the Ost depot

The district has a connection to the network of the Frankfurt underground with the U4 line . In the south and west there is also the U7 line with the Gwinnerstraße and Kruppstraße stations, which are served by both lines. The Ost depot is located in the Seckbach area .

Five city bus lines operate in Seckbach. The new building area on Atzelberg has been opened up by bus route 38 since 1970. The bus line 43 crosses almost the entire district. The bus routes 44 and F-41 go to Leonhardsgasse and end there. The night bus n5 crosses Seckbach on the route of bus route 43.



East depot of the Frankfurt Stadtbahn, in the background on the right Hufeland-Haus and high-rise residential buildings on Atzelberg

A few larger companies work in Seckbach, the majority of which are located in the Seckbacher Niederung. These include Aksys , Barozzi Messebau, Containerdienst Greiner, Eckmann Spezialkabel, Hartmann Druckfarben, Heppner, Karmez Dönerfabrik , the research and development center of Lurgi GmbH, GEA Bischoff, ThyssenKrupp Elevators Germany, Unionzeiss office and facility furnishings, Technogroup IT-Service, the VEDAG. Veolia traffic Rhein-Main (Alpina). This industrial and commercial area was developed by the Frankfurt port railway until the 1990s .

Founded in 1925 and located in Seckbach since 1968, Hormosan Pharma in Wilhelmshöher Strasse is a pharmaceutical company that develops and produces preparations for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS).

Former companies

Due to the settlement of industry in the Seckbacher Niederung, the former Unterfeld, a large number of companies moved to Seckbach, especially at the beginning of the 20th century, several of them of national and international importance.

  • Carl Zeiss AG , Flinschstrasse 67
  • JS Fries Sohn - renowned international mechanical engineering company, founded in 1748, moved to Seckbach between 1908 and 1910, liquidated in 1973/74
  • Lurgi Apparatebau GmbH (1897), Gwinnerstraße 27–33, 1987 abandonment of the location in favor of the newly built Lurgi house in Heddernheim
  • Mannesmann Kienzle GmbH, founded in 1928 as Kienzle Apparate, data processing equipment and systems, Flinschstrasse 6, taken over by the VDO Group in 1992, location closed
  • Siemens VDO Trading GmbH, Kruppstrasse 105, taken over by Continental AG on December 3, 2003, Seckbacher location abandoned in favor of a Continental branch in Frankfurt


An original Seckbacher product, the Lohrberger Hang Riesling

Seckbach's best-known product is probably the Frankfurt Lohrberger Hang Riesling , a regular award-winning wine from the easternmost vineyard in the Rheingau wine-growing region . It is served, for example, in the Lohrbergschänke and in the MainÄppelHaus on the Lohrberg , but also in the Römers wine bar . The vineyard on the Lohrberger slope belongs to the winery of the city of Frankfurt am Main .



Seckbach has a substation of national importance, the large Berger Warte substation . Since 1962, the main distribution voltage in Frankfurt has been gradually increased to 100,000 volts, so the city's first 110,000-volt line went into operation between the substation in Kruppstrasse and the substation in Gutleutstrasse in the autumn of the same year. In 1963, a 110 kV double cable connection was completed from the newly built Preag large substation Berger Warte via the new Hochstraße substation to the Gutleutstraße power plant. Due to a rapid increase in power consumption in Frankfurt, the existing 30,000-volt large distribution network had to be superimposed with a 110,000-volt network, which led around the city in the north and south, the West and Niederrad power plants, several substations and the Berger Warte large-scale Preag substation linked. Today, there are also mobile radio masts on the area of ​​the large transformer station Berger Warte.

Other energy systems

New gym (2010) of the Zentgrafenschule in the energy-efficient passive house standard
South facade of the Pestalozzi School, designed by Martin Elsaesser , 1925–1926

In March 1994, the combined heat, power and cooling system was put into operation in the Accident Clinic Frankfurt am Main at Huthpark / Festeburg. The centerpiece is three Jenbacher CHP engines and an absorption refrigeration system from BBC York, which converts the waste heat from the engines into cold for air conditioning in the clinic in summer.

There is a photovoltaic system on the roof of the Friedrich-Ebert-Schule, Arolser Straße 11 .

Public schools

The Old Lutheran School Seckbach , 1709, from 1834 also in the former St. Peter's Church and the New School Seckbach (today: Zentgrafenschule), 1879, no longer exist .

Clubs and groups (selection)


Historically, the cemetery of the reformed mountain church St. Elisabeth zu Kirchberg ( desert between Seckbach and Bergen) existed until 1757 , since 1710 the cemetery of the Lutheran St. Mary's Church, consecrated in the same year, and since 1764 the cemetery of the reformed St. Peter's Church, consecrated that year. The latter was no longer documented after the unification of the two Protestant communities in 1821.


Museums and exhibitions


Music club

Batschkapp music club
  • Batschkapp Rock club based in Seckbach since 2014.

Atzelberg Festival

Since 2004, the Seckbacher Association has been organizing the Atzelbergfest in September on Atzelbergplatz. Before that, an ecumenical service will take place in the neighboring Maria Rosenkranz Church . Afterwards the numerous visitors take advantage of the offers of the stands of a large number of Seckbacher groups, schools and clubs on Atzelbergplatz. Cold and warm food and drinks take care of the physical well-being, and music and dance groups from the district provide entertainment.


The traditional Seckbacher Karlinchenkerb attracted more than 30,000 visitors in the 1960s. In 1968 she had to move from her traditional place in Im Staffel / Atzelberg because of the construction of the new buildings on Atzelberg.

Lohrberg Festival

The Frankfurt Mountain Sports Festival , which takes place in May and is a purely athletic and popular sport- oriented event, has been attracting hundreds of children and young people to the Lohrberg every year since 1951. The Lohrbergfest is organized by the Turnverein Seckbach in 1875 for the Turngau Frankfurt and is based on an initiative of the then Lord Mayor Dr. Walter Kolb back.

Weekly market

The Seckbacher weekly market was every Thursday on Atzelbergplatz.


  • Max Quarck (1860–1930), first social democratic city councilor in Frankfurt, member of the Reichstag, member of the Weimar National Assembly
  • Meta Quarck-Hammerschlag (1864–1954), co-founder of the Frankfurt Workers' Welfare Association, first woman in the Frankfurt magistrate
  • Johannes Eckert (1888–1959), Frankfurt original
  • Karl Goebels (1901–1991), theologian, provost for Frankfurt am Main
  • Herbert Hess (1908–1977), tenor, university professor in Frankfurt am Main and Mainz
  • Gerhard Löwenstein (1915–2000), doctor, chairman of the Hesse State Medical Association
  • Erich Dittmann (1916–1999), (court) draftsman and painter
  • Heinz-Herbert Karry (1920–1981), Hessian State Minister for Economic Affairs
  • Gustav Heinzmann (1920–2006), physicist and inventor
  • Hans Matthöfer (1925–2009), Federal Minister for Research and Technology, Finance, Post and Telecommunications
  • Herbert Neumann (* 1926), sports journalist and author
  • Horst Abt (1927–2015), President of the Chamber of Crafts in Frankfurt and Rhine-Main, President of the Hessian Crafts Day
  • Karl-Heinrich Trageser (1932–2009), Hessian State Minister for Social Affairs
  • Herbie Hess (1933–2015), jazz musician and teacher
  • Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (* 1942), Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Manfred Emmel (* 1945), multiple German champion, European and world champion and Olympic champion
  • Reinhard Kaiser (* 1950), writer, editor and translator

Worth knowing

The historic center of Seckbach is known for its long-established and original apple wine bars, but there is also apple wine and Lohrberg Riesling in the Lohrberg restaurant.


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Web links

Commons : Frankfurt-Seckbach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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