List of street names in Frankfurt am Main / B

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Babenhäuser Landstrasse , Sachsenhausen

Babenhausen is a city southeast of Frankfurt.

Brown trout trail , Gutleutviertel

The brown trout trail is located at the Westhafen .

Bachmannstrasse , Hausen

Dr. Johann Heinrich Bachmann (1791–1859), lawyer in Hausen, founder of the Bachmann legate. This enabled the construction of the Hausen school to be financed.

Bachstelzenweg , Unterliederbach

The white wagtail , a small, black bird that makes “ziewitt”, gives this street its name.

Bachstrasse , Kalbach

Not the composer Johann Sebastian Bach is the namesake of this little street, but the Kalbach , which accompanies the street along its entire length.

Backergasse , Sachsenhausen

There used to be a bakery on this street .

Bäckerweg , Nordend

Bornheim bakers are said to have used this route as a shortcut when they pushed their baker's carts to the market in the morning.

Badstubengasse , Höchst

The alley in the Höchst old town was evidently the location of an important institution of the medieval city, the bathhouse , in which usually not only bathing was done.

Baeyerstrasse , Griesheim

Adolf von Baeyer (1835–1917), German chemist, professor from 1872, 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry .

Balduinstrasse , Oberrad

The Archbishop of Trier and Elector Baldwin of Luxembourg (around 1285-1354) helped his brother Heinrich to the royal throne and imperial throne in 1308. He repeated the same thing in 1346 in favor of his great-nephew Charles IV (1316-1378). He was considered one of the most influential diplomats of his time.

Barbarossastraße , Bergen- Enkheim

Emperor Friedrich I , called Rotbart , in Italian Barbarossa , was the most important German emperor of the 12th century . At least four occasions in 1170, 1180, 1184 and 1188 have been handed down, on which Barbarossa and his entourage traveled from the Palatinate in Frankfurt to the Palatinate in Gelnhausen via this road of the empire (Frankfurt-Leipzig). Barbarossastraße used to be called from / to Triebstraße Westl. or Eastern Sand Road .

Barchfeldstrasse , Eckenheim

after the Kurhessischen sideline Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld .

Barckhausstrasse , Westend

The von Barckhausen patrician family, who fled to Frankfurt during the Thirty Years' War , ran international wholesale and banking businesses. With Heinrich von Barckhausen, the family died out in 1752.

Barodapfad , Ostend

Not an April Fool's joke: Named in 2002 after the legendary Indian elephant Baroda, who served in the Frankfurt Zoo from 1959 to 1984.

Bartholomäusgasse (formerly Erbsengasse ), Zeilsheim

Saint Bartholomew , one of the twelve disciples of Jesus , is the patron saint of Frankfurt Cathedral , his skullcap is kept as a valuable relic in the cathedral treasury. The street that bears the name is located on the but much smaller parish church of the same name in Frankfurt-Zeilsheim . Its old name, Erbsengasse , bears a street in the formerly incorporated Frankfurt-Niederursel .

Baruch-Baschwitz-Platz , Rödelheim

Baruch Baschwitz (1765–1836), born in Frankfurt (Oder), founded a printing company for Hebrew prayer literature together with Wolf Heidenheim in 1799 in Rödelheim. He spent the last years of his life in Rödelheim until his death.

Basaltstrasse , Bockenheim

There were several basalt quarries in Bockenheim. Basalt is a volcanic rock made from cooled lava that the Vogelsberg - an extinct volcano in Central Hesse - had transported to Frankfurt. The Romans already mined the rock here and mostly used it for road construction (e.g. for the Heerstraße ).

Baseler Platz and Baseler Straße (1933–1945 Blücherplatz and Scharnhorststraße ), Gutleutviertel / Bahnhofsviertel

Viewed from Frankfurt, the city ​​of Basel lies at the other end of the Upper Rhine Rift . The quarter was built during the German Empire (1871-1918) and, in keeping with the spirit of the times, the streets were named after the Prussian soldiers Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher and Gerhard von Scharnhorst . The renaming took place only after the Second World War.

Bathgartenweg , Niedereschbach

after the former meadows in this area

Battenberger Weg , Rödelheim

Battenberg (Eder) , town in the Waldeck-Frankenberg district . The counts of the Battenberg family had already died out in 1314, but were reactivated by later conferring nobility. The English line of the family took the name Mountbatten in 1917.

Battery , maximum

In military terms, a battery is a unit of four to eight guns that was used here to strengthen the fortress or city wall.

Battonnstrasse , old town

Johann Georg Battonn (1740–1827), clergyman and canon at the Bartholomäusstift, was a Frankfurt historian and author of a topography in seven volumes (local description of the city of Frankfurt am Main) .

Construction road , Nordend

One of the first streets that arose after the demolition of the Frankfurt city fortifications in the north end

Baumertstrasse , Fechenheim

Baumert was the mayor of Fechenheim from 1888 to 1904.

Tree path , Northrend

So named because of the formerly beautiful trees.


Bebraer Strasse , Fechenheim

Bebra , town in northern Hesse, near Bad Hersfeld , and primarily known as a railway junction.

Bechtenwaldstrasse , Zeilsheim

Bechtenwald, an elevation in the western Taunus

Beckergasse , Rödelheim

In the course of the incorporation of Rödelheim into Frankfurt, this street leading to Nidda was renamed Am Köstrich in 1910 .

Beethovenplatz and -strasse , Westend

A street in almost every German city is likely to have been named after Ludwig van Beethoven .

Belchenstrasse , Niederrad

The Belchen is a 1414 m high mountain in the southern Black Forest

Bendelgasse , Heddernheim

Field name, origin unknown

Bendergasse , old town

The alley leading from the Nikolai Church to the former herb market and was the seat of Bender, that is, the Cooper ( Cooper ). Today the nave of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt is located here .

Ben-Gurion-Ring , Niedereschbach and Bonames

David Ben Gurion (1886–1973) was the founder and prime minister of Israel .

Berger Marktplatz , Bergen -Enkheim

Besides Höchst , Bergen is the only medieval city that was incorporated into the Frankfurt urban area. When and from whom Bergen received market rights is unknown, but Berger Markt has been celebrated for a long time.

Berger Strasse , Bornheim and Nordend

Named after Bergen, a former town that is now part of the Bergen-Enkheim district .
One of the most popular shopping streets in the city. The U4 underground line follows Berger Straße until just before the end of it, with three underground stations below the street.

Berger Weg , Seckbach

There is also a road from Seckbach to Bergen.

Bergesgrundweg , Sachsenhausen

According to a document from 1729, due to many sources, the win was called “Im Börngens Grund”.

Bergmannweg , Nied

Dr. Ing Werner Bergmann (1877–1956), from 1919 to 1924 head of the railway repair shop located there, which was in operation from 1918 to 1967.

Berkersheimer Weg , Frankfurter Berg and Eschersheim

Berkersheim is a Frankfurt district in the north-east of Frankfurt. The Berkersheimer Weg is part of the Römerstraße from Frankfurt-Heddernheim ( Roman town NIDA ) to Bad Vilbel ( Roman thermal baths Bad Vilbel ).

Berliner Strasse , old town

After almost the entire old town of Frankfurt , a unique ensemble of medieval buildings, was bombed in the Second World War , the way was "finally" free for a wide main street through the old town. The capital of Prussia , to which Frankfurt had been a compulsory part since 1866, had previously been ignored in the Frankfurt city map, but Soviet occupation, division and blockade now aroused sympathy for the Berliners even in Frankfurt. Of the 11,000 or so street names in Berlin, there is still no street named after Frankfurt am Main, but there are Schwanheimer and Eschersheimer streets ; the local Frankfurter Straße refers to Frankfurt (Oder) .

Bernadottestrasse , Heddernheim

Named after UN mediator Folke Bernadotte (1895–1948). Bernadotte is the name of the royal family of Sweden , who have ruled for two hundred years . Lennart Bernadotte Graf von Wisborg (1909-2004), who made the island of Mainau a flower paradise, was also highly regarded.

Bernburger Weg , Zeilsheim

Bernburg (Saale) , city in Saxony-Anhalt .

Berner Strasse , Nieder-Eschbach

It is somewhat surprising that in traditionally Switzerland- friendly Frankfurt, the street named after the federal capital is located in an industrial park far from the center

Bernhard-Becker-Strasse , Nordend-Ost

Bernhard Becker (1914–1937), decorative painter from Frankfurt; Like his twin brother Ludwig, he attended the Städelschule, was involved in Catholic youth work and was arrested in 1937 by the Frankfurt Gestapo as the initiator of the "Becker Group" . After being severely ill-treated during interrogation, he was found hanged in his cell two months later

Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee , Ostend (until 2007 western part of the street Am Tiergarten )

Bernhard Grzimek (1909–1987), director of the zoological garden from 1945–1974.

Bernhard-Hermkes-Strasse , Kalbach-Riedberg

Bernhard Hermkes (1903–1995), architect and urban planner, initially at the Frankfurt City Planning Office for the Neues Frankfurt project , later teacher at the Offenbach University of Design . 1955 Professor at the Technical University of Berlin.

Bernhard-Mannfeld-Weg , Sachsenhausen

Bernhard Mannfeld (1848–1925), painter and graphic artist. From 1895 worked as a teacher at the Städel .

Bernusstrasse , Bockenheim

The Bernus family, who established the “Friedrich Alexander Bernus Foundation” in 1874.

Bert-Brecht-Strasse , Nieder-Eschbach

Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), playwright and poet, in exile from 1933 to 1948, expatriated in 1935, died in East Berlin.

Bertha-Bagge-Strasse , Kalbach / Riedberg

Johanna Elisabeth Bertha Bagge (1859–1939), Frankfurt painter and etcher with close ties to the Kronberg painter colony . Many of her pictures show views of Frankfurt's old town

Bertha-Pappenheim-Weg , Kalbach-Riedberg

Bertha Pappenheim (1859–1936), Vienna-born women's rights activist, Jewish social pioneer and founder of the Jewish Women's Association. Under the pseudonym Anna O. she treated Sigmund Freud as a case history for his theory of hysteria and thus psychoanalysis. She died in Neu-Isenburg.

Bertha-von-Suttner-Ring , Sachsenhausen

Bertha von Suttner (1843–1914), Austrian pacifist and writer (pseudonym B. Oulot). She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905 .

Bertholdstrasse , Praunheim

At the time of Praunheim's first documentary mention in 1063, Count Berthold was Count of Niddagau, to which Praunheim belonged.

Bertramstrasse , Dornbusch

Bertramstrasse is named after Heinrich von Bertram, a Frankfurt patrician who in 1660 acquired the medieval Kühhornshof , a medieval manor fortified with a moat and defense tower, an important part of the Frankfurter Landwehr . The Hessischer Rundfunk was established there after the Second World War .

Beselerstrasse , Ostend

Carl Georg Christoph von Beseler (1809–1888), law professor, member of the Frankfurt National Assembly in 1848.

Bessemerstrasse , Bergen- Enkheim

Sir Henry Bessemer (1813–1898), English engineer, designed the Bessemer pear to produce high quality steel. Until the closure of the iron foundry Victor Slotosch in 1996, it formed the western border of the company premises with company houses.

Bessie-Coleman-Strasse , airport

Elizabeth "Bess" Coleman (1892–1926), the first African-American female pilot in the United States, died when an airplane crashed on the flyover from Dallas to Jacksonville

Bethmannstrasse , old town

The Bethmann family is the founder of the Frankfurt banking house, which is the most traditional in addition to Rothschild .

Bethmann-Hollweg-Strasse , Oberrad

Moritz August von Bethmann-Hollweg (1795–1877), lawyer and later Prussian minister of education, who owned land in Oberrad. His grandson Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg (1856–1921) was German Chancellor from 1909 to 1917 .

Bettinaplatz and Bettinastraße , Westend

Bettina von Arnim -Brentano (1785-1859), German writer and an important representative of German Romanticism . She was married to Ludwig Achim von Arnim , with whom she had seven children.

Betzdorfer Strasse , Sossenheim

Betzdorf , town in the Altenkirchen district .

Beunestrasse , Nied

Beune, derived from "to bind", was an area enclosed within the village fence and often specially protected, which was exempt from the nocturnal entry ban. Field names with "beune" are among the oldest still in use today.

Beuthener Strasse , Sachsenhausen

Beuthen , bytom in Polish , is a large city in Silesia in the industrial conurbation around Katowice .


Bickenbacher Weg , Sachsenhausen

Bickenbach , municipality in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district

Biebergasse , city center, between Hauptwache and "Fressgass"

the name probably goes back to the place Bieber , which was incorporated into Offenbach am Main in 1938 . Numerous citizens from Bieber moved to Frankfurt during the Middle Ages. The Bieberers used to have castle rights in Frankfurt too, which means they were allowed to withdraw behind the walls of Frankfurt in case of danger, but had to help with the maintenance of the walls.

Biedenkopfer way , Rödelheim

Biedenkopf , small town on the upper reaches of the Lahn, in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district .

Biegweg , Rödelheim

named after a village of Biegen that was lost in 1295.

Bielefelder Strasse , Zeilsheim

Bielefeld is the largest city in East Westphalia-Lippe . Headquarters of the Oetker Group , which also includes the Binding Brewery.

Bildäckerstraße , Nied

Hallway name, recorded in 1699 as "Billacker". Origin unknown. A naming after a wayside shrine in an open field is conceivable .

Billtalstrasse , Höchst

The Billtal lies west of Königstein in the Taunus . The local Naturfreundehaus Billtalhöhe is very much appreciated by hikers.

Bilsteinweg , Preungesheim

The Bilstein , 641 m high mountain in the Kaufunger Forest, Werra-Meißner-Kreis .

Bindingstrasse , Sachsenhausen

Conrad Binding (1846–1933), originally a cooper, then a brewer, bought several smaller breweries, founded Binding AG, and relocated to Darmstädter Landstrasse. Today Binding is the largest brewery in Hesse, it belongs to the Radeberger Group , ultimately to the Oetker Group .

Bingelsweg , Griesheim

Way to the Griesheimer Flur "Bingelsgewann"

Birminghamstrasse , Nied

Birmingham , the second largest city in Great Britain , has been Frankfurt's twin city since 1966.

Birsteiner Strasse , Fechenheim

Birstein , municipality in the Main-Kinzig district .

Bischofsheimer Strasse and Bischofsheimer Platz , Gallus

Bischofsheim , a community in the Groß-Gerau district , a former district of Mainz , is located near the mouth of the Main .

Bischofsweg , Sachsenhausen

prehistoric path along the old Main bank, which the bishops of Mainz later took when they visited their estates in the Aschaffenburg area in order not to have to cross the (Protestant) Frankfurt district.

Bitterfelder Weg , Zeilsheim

Bitterfeld , well-known industrial city in Saxony-Anhalt , albeit at times notorious because of environmental pollution . In 2007, it was merged with Wolfen and some surrounding communities to form Bitterfeld-Wolfen .

Bitzweg (old), Seckbach

Today is called Seckbacher Bitzweg. The Bitze ​​(bezune) is an old Alemannic word for a fenced garden area within the village fence.

Blanchardstrasse , Bockenheim

Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) and his wife Sophie Blanchard (1778-1819) were French pioneers of balloon flight. Together they crossed the English Channel in a balloon, both of which lost their lives through this sport.

Blankenburger Weg , Zeilsheim

Blankenburg is a town in the Harz Mountains ( Saxony-Anhalt ) with an imposing Guelph castle.

Blankenheimer Strasse , Schwanheim

Blankenheim (Ahr) , municipality in the Euskirchen district

Blauenstrasse , Niederrad

The blue , 1165 m high mountain in the southern Black Forest near Badenweiler .

Blauhandgasse , old town

After the house "Zur Blaue Hand", the dyers house of the Frankfurt wool weavers.

Blauländchenstrasse , Zeilsheim

Blauländchen, an area west of Wiesbaden.

Blauwiesenweg , Heddernheim

Hallway name, origin unknown, possibly a reminiscence of a once colorfully blooming meadow.

Bleichstrasse , downtown

The bleaching meadows once lay on this road . This means that fabrics there were exposed to the sun and bleached out.

Bleidenstrasse , old town

In this street that was armory , that is the armory of Frankfurt. Bliden were large, medieval throwing machines for throwing stone balls.

Bleiweißstrasse , Oberrad

The pigment lead carbonate (for white colors) is called lead white . It was also widely used in fine art painting and is now banned because of its toxicity.

Blittersdorffplatz , Bahnhofsviertel (since June 24, 2008 François-Mitterrand-Platz )

Friedrich Landolin Karl Freiherr von Blittersdorf (1792–1861), Baden State Minister, member of the Frankfurt National Assembly in 1848.


Bockenheimer plant , city center; Bockenheimer Landstrasse and Bockenheimer Warte , Westend

Bockenheim became an independent town in 1822, which was not incorporated into Frankfurt until 1895.

Bockenheimer Warte , Westend

The Bockenheimer Warte was one of the four waiting towers of the Frankfurt Landwehr built in the 14th century . It is still on the Frankfurt mark, as the border to Bockenheim ran roughly at the level of Graefstrasse.

Bockgasse , old town

This alley was parallel to the Ziegelgasse near the Liebfrauenberg to the east . Here was the Palatinate Court , the commercial agency for Electoral Palatinate merchants in the trade fair city of Frankfurt.

Böcklinstrasse , Sachsenhausen

Arnold Böcklin (1827–1901), Swiss painter, draftsman, graphic artist and sculptor. He is considered one of the most important visual artists of the 19th century.

Bodelschwinghstrasse , Fechenheim

Friedrich von Bodelschwingh the Elder (1831–1910), pastor and theologian. Founder of the v. Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten Bethel. These were then headed by his son of the same name, Friedrich von Bodelschwingh the Younger (1877–1946), also a pastor.

Bodenbacher Weg , Sachsenhausen

Bodenbach, formerly an independent town in Bohemia on the Upper Elbe, today part of Děčín (German Tetschen). The German names of cities in the Sudetenland were also the inspiration for the neighboring streets in the Fritz Kissel settlement .

Bodenstedtstrasse , Sachsenhausen

Friedrich von Bodenstedt (1819–1892), German poet, Slavist and journalist.

Bodenseestrasse , Fechenheim

Not the Swabian Sea , but Lake Constance, which used to exist in Fechenheim, is the namesake here. It is still mentioned in old topographic maps.

Böhlepark , Sachsenhausen

The painter Fritz Boehle was a close friend of the Binding family and was generously supported by them. In 1914 Boehle drew the image of Charlemagne (the Carolingian) on the label of the bottles.

Böhmerstrasse , Westend

Dr. jur. Johann Friedrich Böhmer (1795–1863) was a historian and first director of the Old City Library on the Obermainanlage.

Bolongarostraße , Höchst and Nied

The Bolongaro family were tobacco manufacturers from Lombardy who settled in Höchst in the 18th century . The preserved, baroque Bolongaropalast in the street named after them today was their residence.

Bommersheimer Strasse , Praunheim

Bommersheim , part of the suburb of Oberursel to the northwest .

Bonifatiuspark and Bonifatiusstraße , Kalbach

Bonifatius , the apostle of the Germans , was transferred from Mainz to the Fulda monastery after his violent death . The funeral procession followed old Roman roads and spent a night at the Bonifatius fountain near Kalbach.

Bönstädter Strasse , Bornheim

Bönstadt, district of Niddatal in the Wetterau district

Bornemannstrasse , Sachsenhausen

Wilhelm Bornemann, first Frankfurt City School Councilor, served the city from 1847 to 1896.

Börneplatz and -strasse (1933 to 1945 Dominikanerplatz / Großer Wollgraben ), old town

The square named after the Jewish poet Ludwig Börne from Frankfurt is located on the site of the medieval Judengasse , the Jewish ghetto . The Börneplatz synagogue stood here until it was destroyed in 1938 .
  • In the course of Aryanization in 1933 , the square was named Dominikanerplatz after the neighboring Dominican monastery . It wasn't until 1978 that it got its old name back.
  • Börnestrasse, renamed Großer Wollgraben, got its old name again in 1945, but was later renamed again to An der Staufenmauer .

Borngasse , old town

The no longer existing street , named after a Brünnchen (Born is an old word for well ) located here, largely coincides with today's Domstraße .

Bornheimer Landwehr , Ostend

Part of the Frankfurter Landwehr , which was built in the Middle Ages to protect the urban area. It usually consisted of double trenches between which thorn hedges made it difficult to negotiate.

Börsenplatz and Börsenstrasse (1933–1945 Platz der SA ), city center

The building of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, known from television, is located here .

Borsigallee , Bergen- Enkheim , Seckbach

Johann Friedrich August Borsig (1804–1854), German entrepreneur and founder of the Borsig works .

Boseweg , Schwanheim

Countess Louise von Bose (1813–1883), daughter of Elector Wilhelm I of Hesse, set up a foundation for the Senckenberg Natural Research Society .

Boskoopstrasse , Preungesheim

named after the Boskoop apple variety

Bossstrasse , Preungesheim

Name of a long-established Preungesheim farming family whose homestead bordered this street.

Bottenhorner Weg , Rödelheim

Bottenhorn , part of Bad Endbach in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district

Böttgerstrasse , Nordend

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Christian Böttger (1806–1881), theologian, physician and physicist, invented a. a. the gun cotton , the electroforming and the match . There was a Roman villa at the confluence with Hartmann-Ibach-Straße.

Brahmsstrasse , Nordend

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, pianist and conductor. His symphonies, songs and other works are still repertoire music with all well-known orchestras.

Brand , Höchst

In 1778 25 houses and many barns burned down in the town of Höchst .

Brandenburger Weg , Nieder-Erlenbach

Brandenburg is not only a federal state, but also a city in the same and a former county . So we can puzzle who it is dedicated to.

Braubachstrasse , old town

The Braubach, originally Bruchbach, which only flowed into the Nidda at Rödelheim . It was more of a sewer than a stream, because everything was disposed of in it, so that it became a breeding ground for epidemics. It has long been piped.

Braumannstrasse , Preungesheim

long-established Preungesheim family

Braunfelsstrasse , Bockenheim

Braunfels , town in the Lahn-Dill district .

Braunschweiger Weg , Zeilsheim

Braunschweig , city and former federal state in today's Lower Saxony . The Canadian province " New Brunswick " is named after them.

Bregenzer Strasse , Fechenheim

Bregenz , city on Lake Constance, in Vorarlberg (Austria)

Breidensteiner Weg , Rödelheim

Breidenstein , district of Biedenkopf in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district

Breitlacher Strasse , Rödelheim

named after a long-lost place Breitelach , whose name suggests a large (fish) pond.

Bremer Platz and Bremer Straße , Westende

Bremen , Hanseatic City and State

Brendelstrasse , Hausen

the Brendel von Homburg family owned the von Hausen court in the 14th century.

Brentanopark , Rödelheim and Brentanostraße , Westend

Clemens Brentano (1778–1842), brother of Bettina von Arnim (see Bettinastraße), romantic poet . The family had originally immigrated from Italy and had a very good reputation until recently, see Heinrich von Brentano , Foreign Minister in the cabinet of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer .

Breslauer Strasse , Sachsenhausen

Breslau , Polish Wrocław, capital of Silesia

Breubergstrasse , Niederrad

Breuberg , municipality and castle in the Odenwaldkreis .

Breulsweg , Sachsenhausen

District name. Breul is identical to Brühl , which means a swampy, bush-covered meadow.

Briandring , Sachsenhausen

Aristide Briand (1862–1932), Foreign Minister and several times head of government in France. In 1926 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Treaty of Locarno .

Brohltalstrasse , Schwanheim

The Brohl valley, to which the Brohlbach gave its name, is located in the Brohl valley in the district of Ahrweiler .

Brommstrasse , Dornbusch

The patrician family Bromm had become rich through international wholesale. Acquired the Kühhornshof in 1586 (see Kühhornshofweg and Bertramstraße). In 1860 the family died out in Frankfurt.

Brönnerstrasse , city center

Johann Carl Brönner (1738–1812), printer, publisher and senator, and his brother Remigius owned a publishing house that was highly regarded at the time. His collection of rare etchings and engravings formed the basis for the Print Room of the Städel .

Broßstrasse , Bockenheim

Johann Wolfgang Ludwig Broß (1803–1880) donated a scholarship fund for students of local secondary schools.

Bruchfeldplatz and Bruchfeldstrasse , Niederrad

Bruch = swamp, morass, bog. The Main valley at that time was very swampy.

Bruchstrasse , Sachsenhausen

as above. The "Lange Bruch", a tributary of the Main, which began at Oberrad and returned to the Main in Niederrad, once passed through this area.

Bruderhofstraße , Bergen- Enkheim , runs on the north side of Mönchhof .

Already in the Middle Ages, up to secularization in 1803, the Arnsburg monastery in Enkheim owned the Mönchhof, also known as the Arnsburger Hof. First it was led by Benedictines and later by Cistercians. The Counts of Solms as the new owners - after the abolition of the monastery property as part of the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss in 1803 - parceled it out and sold it in 1813 to 16 Enkheim residents.

Brueckenstrasse , Sachsenhausen

This is one of the oldest streets, mentioned as early as 1356. It led to what was then the “Sachsenhausen Bridge”, today's Old Bridge .

Brückhofstrasse , city center

The Brückhof, over the former ground of which the street leads, stood hibbdebach of the current “Old Bridge” and was owned by the city.

Brothers-Grimm-Strasse , Ostend

The brothers Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), born in Hanau , are known as linguists and collectors of fairy tales (Grimms Märchen). Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White or Hansel and Gretel are well known to every child.

Brühlfeld and Brühlstrasse , Heddernheim

Brühl , sometimes also spelled Breul, is the name for swampy bushland, possibly adopted by the Celts.

Brüningstrasse , Höchst

Eugen Lucius and Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Meister founded the company “Theerfarbenfabrik Meister, Lucius & Co.” in 1863, from which Hoechst AG emerged. In 1865, Adolf von Brüning took over the shares of the third partner, Ludwig August Müller, as technical director. Because of his strategy, he is seen as the actual founder of the company.

Well path , Nied

Along this road lies the so-called. Septic wells, at a right angle opens the Faulbrunnenweg . The mineral spring has been set in a stone bed since 1828; The current facility was built in 1936.

Bruno Asch plant , Höchst

Bruno Asch (1890–1940) was mayor of Höchst am Main until 1925 and Frankfurt city treasurer until 1931. Because of his Jewish faith and his membership in the SPD, he was driven into exile and death by the Nazi regime.

Bruno-Poelke-Strasse , Bockenheim

Bruno Poelke (1883–1975), aviation pioneer, flight instructor, fighter pilot and aircraft designer, lived in Frankfurt from 1902.

Bruno-Stürmer-Strasse , Schwanheim

Bruno Stürmer (1892–1958), composer from Frankfurt. Choir and church songs were his specialty.


Buber-Neumann-Weg , Heddernheim

Margarete Buber-Neumann (1901–1989), German communist, concentration camp prisoner and political journalist, died in Frankfurt.

Buchenrodestrasse , Niederrad

Field names with -rod or rode indicate clearing (often also slash-and-burn) that were carried out between the 11th and 14th centuries. The Buchenrode house was the private villa of the privy councilor Arthur von Weinberg , the co-owner of the Cassella Farbwerke Mainkur . Today it houses the "Therapeutische Wohngemeinschaft Buchenrode", for young people aged 14-21, e.g. B. after hospital stay in psychiatry . The individually tailored social therapeutic offer enables them to stabilize and learn to cope with the demands of everyday life.

Buchgasse , old town

Two book fairs were held here every year until 1750, before they were relocated to Leipzig in order to avoid imperial censorship.

Buchrainplatz and Buchrainstrasse , Oberrad

The Buchrain in the Oberräder Buchenwald is an elongated sand dune.

Buchscheerfeldweg , Sachsenhausen-Süd

The name Buchscheer comes from the 16th and 17th centuries. Century, informs the apple wine bar "Zur Buchscheer" with reference to the Frankfurt Institute for City History. At this time the farmers took their pigs and the shepherds their flocks into the forest to beech nuts and acorns, the word component "book" comes from beech. “Scheer” in turn stands for mowing or pasture land in Old / Middle High German. In the neighboring district of Oberrad, the "Scheerwald" still exists as part of the Frankfurt city forest.

Buchwaldstrasse , Bornheim

The eponymous forest was laid down by the Bornheimers at the end of the 18th century.

Bückeburger Weg , Zeilsheim

The city of Bückeburg in the district of Schaumburg was the residential city of the former state or Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe in today's Lower Saxony.

Budapester Strasse , Nieder-Eschbach

Budapest has been the Hungarian twin city of Frankfurt since 1990 . However, the settlement of the street was built in the early 1950s by Hungarian emigrants and was originally named Heimatstrasse . When Nieder-Eschbach was incorporated into Frankfurt in the early 1970s, the street was given its current name as a reference to the original founders of the estate.

Büdinger Strasse , Eckenheim

Büdingen , town in the Wetterau district , until 1972 district town of the Büdingen district.

Bundenweg , Dornbusch

It is very likely that the name comes from Beunde. Beunde, derived from “to bind”, was an area enclosed within the village fence and often specially protected, which was exempt from the nocturnal entry ban.

Bürgeler Strasse , Fechenheim

Bürgel, a district of Offenbach am Main since 1908 , which can be reached quickly by ferry across the Main.

Burgenlandweg , Oberrad

The Burgenland is one of the states in Austria, on the border with Hungary. The capital is Eisenstadt. Sopron, originally intended for this purpose, decided in 1921 to remain with Hungary in a referendum. Streets adjacent to the Burgenlandweg are named after the Austrian cities of Vienna and Graz.

Mayor Schubert Park , Griesheim

In 2009 a park on the banks of the Main was renamed after Benno Schubert (1877–1957), Mayor of Griesheim from 1922 to 1928, on the initiative of the Griesheim History Society.

Burgfriedenstrasse , Rödelheim, formerly Cäcilienstrasse

The heirs of the Reichsburg in Rödelheim were the von Kronberg family and the city of Frankfurt. Both once swore that there should be no quarrel between each other in a precisely fixed area about the common castle, the so-called truce . Nevertheless, a few years later there was a power struggle, which was resolved peacefully.

Burgholzer Platz and Burgholzer Straße , Eschersheim

Burgholz, district of Kirchhain in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district .

Burglehen , Fechenheim

Fechenheim citizens were allowed to cultivate fields of the Frankfurt Castle in the Fechenheim district as castle fiefs. Often a fiefdom fell back to the fiefdom in the case of the death of the liege recipient and was then reassigned.

Burgstrasse , Nordend-Ost

From the Middle Ages, the road led to what was then Bornburg in Bornheim , and later to Günthersburg . Today the road ends at Günthersburgpark .

Burgunderweg , Unterliederbach

The Burgundians , a Germanic tribe, later settled in what is now Burgundy , French Bourgogne. The Burgundians are still in our minds today thanks to the Nibelungenlied , but even more so because of the Burgundy (wine) . Germanic folk and tribal names have also been used for other streets in the neighborhood (Gotenstrasse, Markomannenweg, etc.).

Burnitzstrasse , Sachsenhausen

Rudolf Heinrich Burnitz (1827–1880), Frankfurt architect. His most famous work here is the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Italian Renaissance style .

Butzbacher Strasse , Nordend

Butzbach , town in the Wetterau district . Some have less fond memories of his penal institution.

Butznickelweg , Zeilsheim

The Butznickel, 462 m high mountain near Eppstein- Ehlhalten

Buzzistraße , Bockenheim-Kuhwald

Johann Vinzenz Buzzi (1808–1876), a merchant, had the Vincenzheim built for children in need of relaxation in Frankfurt in a forest park in Hofheim .

Individual evidence

  1. [1] (PDF file; 3.9 MB) Official Journal of the City of Frankfurt am Main, No. 26/2008