Frankfurter Strasse (Braunschweig)

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Frankfurter Strasse
coat of arms
Street in Braunschweig
Frankfurter Strasse
The office building on Frankfurter Strasse, built in 2013
Basic data
place Braunschweig
District Western ring area
Hist. Names Strait of Cassel
Connecting roads A 391 , Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse
Cross streets At the old train station, Bergfeldstrasse, Cammanstrasse, Cyriaksring, Ekbertstrasse, Fabrikstrasse, Helenenstrasse, Hugo-Luther-Strasse, Juliusstrasse, Kramerstrasse, Luisenstrasse, Schöttlerstrasse, Stobwasserstrasse, Theodor-Heuss-Strasse,
Places Frankfurter Platz
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , car traffic , public transport
Technical specifications
Street length about 1400 m
Historical city map from 1905
View of Frankfurter Strasse towards Europaplatz

The Frankfurter Straße is a street in the western ring area in Braunschweig .

Frankfurter Strasse once ran from Braunschweig to Rüningen . With the construction of the federal motorway 391 , the part south of the motorway was renamed Alte Frankfurter Straße and the old course of the road changed somewhat. Frankfurter Strasse begins at Wilhelmitorwall and ends today at Theodor-Heuss-Strasse.

Frankfurter Straße was created as a trade route between Braunschweig and Frankfurt am Main. Merchants from Frankfurt maintained trade relations with the settlement on today's Kohlmarkt . In the meantime it was called "Strasse von Cassel". The trade route originally ran towards the Michaelistor and today's Prinzenweg . With the expansion of the wall, the road to the Wilhelmitor, built between 1716 and 1719, was relocated and connected to Güldenstrasse , making it bend to the east at the height of today's Luisenstrasse. The original course of the road to the north became today's Cammanstrasse.

In the 19th century the city began to expand beyond the old medieval ramparts. Due to the proximity to the then Braunschweig main station and the Westbahnhof , a large number of companies settled on Frankfurter Strasse during industrialization . Workers' houses were built with them.

In 1976 part of Frankfurter Strasse was declared a redevelopment area. In 1979, a new building complex with apartments, day-care center and shops was built.

Between 1996 and 1999 the ARTmax, a center for art, design, media and business, was built on the site of the former Braunschweiger Blechwarenfabrik. In this context, the former sugar refinery in Braunschweig , which was listed on September 24, 1986, was restored and given a new use. It was built in brick style between 1900 and 1902.

Between 2002 and 2003 the former Wilke-Werke and Karges & Hammer were demolished. A new trading center was built in their place. The Wilke-Werke were founded in 1856. In 1978 the Wilke-Werke went bankrupt. The center of the center is the Braunschweig branch of the Hornbach hardware store .

Between Helenenstrasse and Cyriaksring, Frankfurter Strasse becomes the so-called Frankfurter Platz. This was redesigned to a traffic-calmed place. The ring ends at Frankfurter Platz and Frankfurter Straße takes over the traffic from the direction of Cyriaksring. In 2011, Frankfurter Platz received a grandfather clock restored by the AntiRost association with an artistically designed rooftop as a distinctive element.

The Institute for Transportation Design is located on Frankfurter Strasse .


  • Johannes Angel: Frankfurter Strasse . In: L. Camerer, M. R. W. Garzmann, W.-D. Schuegraf (Ed.): Braunschweiger Stadtlexikon , Braunschweig 1992, p. 75

Web links

Commons : Frankfurter Straße (Braunschweig)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Jürgen Hodemacher: Braunschweigs Straßen - their names and their stories, Volume 2: Between Okergraben and Stadtring , Cremlingen 1996, pp. 82–83
  2. Braunschweiger Zeitung: The factory of the sparkling imagination , (paid subscription access).
  3. ^ Braunschweiger Zeitung: Investor for industrial fallow "Wilke-Werke" , (subscription access subject to a fee).

Coordinates: 52 ° 14 '58.7 "  N , 10 ° 30' 39.9"  E