List of street names in Frankfurt am Main / K

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Kahnplatz, Nied

1992 after the Nieder doctor Dr. Karl Kahn (1879–1942) named. In the Nazi dictatorship he was only allowed to treat Jews from 1936, and in 1938 he was banned from working. An escape abroad failed. The impending deportation drove Dr. Kahn and his wife Jenny committed suicide on June 11, 1942. The memorial and memorial for the lower victims of fascism, inaugurated in 1947, is located on Kahnplatz.

Kaiserhofstrasse , city center

after the coat of arms on the old Hellerhof , which was demolished in 1863.

Kaiserplatz , city center

semi-official name for the space between Frankfurter Hof and Commerzbank Tower . The banker Raphael von Erlanger donated the fountain in 1876. Strictly speaking, however, it is part of the Kaiserstraße that bends around this fountain

Kaiserstraße , Bahnhofsviertel and city center (1947–1955 Friedrich-Ebert-Straße )

Named after the German Emperor , then Wilhelm I. .
Shopping street and boulevard,

Kaiser-Sigmund-Strasse , Dornbusch

Sigismund von Luxemburg (1368–1437) from the Luxembourg family , German king from 1410, German emperor from 1433 to 1437.

Kalbächer Gasse , city center

Frankfurters are best known under the semi-official name Freßgass , because the delicatessen shops were located there and some of them still are. But originally named after the immigrants from Kalbach, now part of Frankfurt.

Kalkentalstrasse , Rödelheim

Field name Am Kalkental . It is believed that "lime" is the remains of the walls of Roman buildings.

Kallestrasse , Westend

Dr. Wilhelm Kalle (1838–1919), founded Kalle & Co. AG , popularly known as Rotfabrik , in a building belonging to the Kurfürstenmühle on the banks of the Rhine in Wiesbaden-Biebrich . The name came from the red textile dye produced there. The company went into the IG Farbenindustrie , Wilhelm Kalle became a member of the board of directors. Daughter of Hoechst from 1953 .

Kalmitstrasse , Niederrad

The Kalmit , with 673 m the highest point in the Palatinate Forest near Neustadt an der Weinstrasse

Kaltmühle , Niederursel and Kaltmühlstrasse , Heddernheim

Before the now closed Heddernheim copper works came into the possession of the Hesse brothers, it was called the Kupferhammer Kaltmühle. See Hessestrasse

Kamelienstraße , Unterliederbach

The camellias , a genus of plants native to East Asia, are very popular as an ornamental plant.

Cameroon rose garden , Gallus

Cameroon, nickname of the Gallus district

Kandelstrasse , Niederrad

At 1241 m, the Kandel is the highest point in the Central Black Forest .

Kannengießergasse , old town

In this little street leading from the Domplatz to the Fahrgasse , tin foundrymen worked and made vessels .

Kantapfelstrasse , Preungesheim

Street in the so-called apple district on Frankfurter Bogen. The Danzig Kantapfel or Rote Kantapfel were often planted in orchards , but these are more and more on the decline.

Kantstrasse , Nordend

Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), born in Königsberg , is considered one of the most important philosophers .

Kapersburgstrasse , Nieder-Erlenbach

The foundation walls of the Kapersburg , a former fort on the Limes, 6 km northeast of the Saalburg , can still be seen. In 2005 the site underwent a major renovation and turned it into a small park.

Kapitän-Lehmann-Strasse , airport

Ernst August Lehmann (1886–1937) was an airship captain and was killed in the fire of the Hindenburg stationed in Frankfurt .

Kappusstrasse , Sossenheim

Kappus, dialect for the head cabbage, which used to be widely grown, Latin name Brassica oleracea L.

Karbener Strasse , Bornheim

Karben , city on the Nidda, in the Wetterau district

Karl-Albert-Strasse , Bornheim

Elector Karl Albert of Bavaria (1697–1745) from the Wittelsbach family was elected in 1742 as Charles VII as Roman-German Emperor. The Habsburgs did not accept this election and occupied Munich. Charles VII therefore took quarters in Frankfurt until 1744. When he died in 1745, the way was finally free for the Habsburg Franz I. Stephanie as Roman-German Emperor, married to Maria Theresa , Archduchess of Austria.

Karl-Bieber-Höhe , Nieder-Eschbach

Karl Bieber (1877–1927), farmer and airship captain under Count Zeppelin, discovered the Eschbacher “Sprudel” water source.

Karl-Blum-Allee , Höchst (separate northern section of "Konrad-Glatt-Straße")

Karl Blum (1899–1983), city councilor and head of department for the western districts.

Karl-Flesch-Strasse , Bornheim (1935–1945 Marienbader Strasse )

Dr. Karl Flesch (1853–1915), lawyer, from 1883 head of the orphanage and poor office and thus full-time city councilor. He modernized the welfare system, set up kindergartens and after-school care centers, and helped found the AG for small apartments . From 1906 Frankfurt deputy in the Prussian parliament.
  • Mariánské Lázně (German Marienbad ) is a spa town in Bohemia / Czech Republic.

Karl-Gerold-Platz , Sachsenhausen-Nord

Karl Gerold (1906–1973), publicist and editor of the Frankfurter Rundschau . At Karl-Gerold-Platz 1, the newspaper moved into its new editorial rooms in February 2009 in the former Sachsenhausen depot . Since the end of 2013, the editorial rooms have been located at Mainzer Landstrasse 205.

Karl-Heinrich-Ulrichs-Platz , old town

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825–1895),

Karl-Kautsky-Weg , Niederursel

Karl Johann Kautsky (1854–1938), leading theoretician of German and international social democracy ( SPD ).

Karl-Klee-Weg , Praunheim

Karl Klee (1879–1967), works council, persecuted by the Nazi regime, holder of the plaque of honor of the city of Frankfurt am Main .

Karl-König-Weg , Unterliederbach

Dr. Karl König (1836–1885), first technical director of the Hoechst paintworks

Karl-Kotzenberg-Strasse , Ginnheim

the namesake Karl Kotzenberg (1866-1940) was a Frankfurt merchant and patron, in 1919 co-initiator and first president of the “Frankfurt Society for Trade, Industry and Science”. Ultimately, Frankfurt owes its current importance in air traffic to a large extent to him.

Karl-Lachmann-Strasse , Eckenheim

Karl Lachmann (1793–1851), ancient philologist and Germanist . Close friends with Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm . Published critical editions of the Nibelungenlied , the Iliad and other classical works.

Karl-Marx-Strasse , Riederwald (1933–1945 Brombergstrasse )

The bearded philosopher von der Mosel (1818–1883) is also represented on the Frankfurt city map. In the workers 'settlement of Riederwald, which to this day has achieved the highest social democratic election results in all of Frankfurt, there are many other streets named after heroes of the workers' movement.

Karl-Perott-Platz , Heddernheim

Karl Perott (1890–1971). Heddernheim carnivalist and honorary chairman of the carnival club, founder and honorary chairman of the Kolping family there and a local film group. His name is always spelled with an e at the end, but entered without this e, his daughter told the "Frankfurter Neue Presse" (December 22, 2001 edition). This spelling was then officially used to name the Heddernheim village square .

Karl-Pfeuffer-Strasse , Bergen- Enkheim

Karl Pfeuffer (1880–1968), crane operator and from 1929 local politician in the then still independent municipality and later town of Bergen-Enkheim.

Karl Ritscher plant , Kalbach

Karl Ritscher (1896–1971), founder of the Moorburger Trecker Werke near Hamburg, manufacturer of tractor units.

Karlsbader Strasse , Sachsenhausen

Karlsbad (Czech: Karlovy Vary), city in the north-west of the Czech Republic. Karlovy Vary is one of the most famous and traditional health resorts in the world. Those with a sweet tooth also appreciate the Karlovy Vary wafers .

Karl-Scheele-Strasse , Westend

Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742–1786), chemist, was born in Stralsund, Sweden . He discovered many chemical compounds and elements, including oxygen .

Karl-Schüler-Weg , Unterliederbach

Dr. Karl Schüler (1816–1882), alderman of the formerly independent town of Höchst.

Karlsruher Strasse , Gutleutviertel

Karlsruhe , until 1918 the royal seat of Baden, today u. a. Seat of the Federal Constitutional Court .

Karl-Stieler-Strasse , Dornbusch

Dr. Karl Stieler (1842–1885), lawyer and writer from Munich.

Karlstrasse , Bahnhofsviertel

After Emperor Charlemagne (747–814), who (according to legend) founded the city of Frankfurt.

Karl-von-Drais-Strasse , Eckenheim

Karl Drais originally Karl Friedrich Christian Ludwig Freiherr Drais von Sauerbronn (1785-1851), German forester and inventor, especially of the draisine , the forerunner of the bicycle. After the Baden Revolution , in the wake of which he was expropriated , he gave up his title of nobility as a staunch democrat.

Karl-Wessendorft-Strasse , Bergen -Enkheim

Karl Wessendorft (1889–1978), Protestant pastor in Bergen from 1923 until his death, later also dean . Member of the “Confessing Church” in the Third Reich .

Karmelitergasse , old town

After the former Carmelite monastery there .

Kasinostrasse , Höchst

after the former "Hotel Casino" located there.

Kasseler Strasse , Bockenheim

Kassel , the former residence of the Electors of Hesse , who took control of some of the current districts of Frankfurt when the Counts of Hanau died out. The phrase “Off to Kassel” came up when the prince there sold his countrymen to the British crown as mercenaries. Today Kassel can boast of its Documenta .

Kastellstrasse , Heddernheim

The Roman military fort Nida was built in 83 AD and was twice the size of the Saalburg . Only later were civil settlements added.

Kätcheslachpark and Kätcheslachweg , Kalbach-Riedberg

The Kätcheslach, a stream that forms at times, is integrated into the park and flows into the Nidda.

Katharina-Petri-Strasse , Sossenheim

Katharina Petri (1896–1983) was a midwife in Sossenheim.

Katharina-Staritz-Strasse , Kalbach (Riedberg)

Katharina Staritz (1903–1953), Protestant theologian, born in Breslau, came to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in 1942 because of her advocacy for Jews . After 1945 she worked as a pastor in Kurhessen-Waldeck and Frankfurt.

Katharinenpforte , downtown

City gate in the Frankfurt city wall, got its name after the nearby Katharinenkloster .

Katherine Stinson Way , Airport

Katherine Stinson (1891–1977) American aerobatic pilot, a native of Alabama, was the first woman to fly a loop and owned a flight school.

Käthchen-Paulus-Strasse , Bockenheim

After the aviation pioneer Käthe Paulus (1868–1935) from Zellhausen near Seligenstadt . The street is located on the site of the former airport on Rebstock.

Käthe-Kruse-Strasse , Kalbach

Käthe Kruse (1883–1968), one of the world's most famous doll makers. Their dolls are now popular collectibles that are traded at exorbitant prices. She was married to the Berlin sculptor and set designer Carl Max Kruse (1854–1942).

Kattowitzer Strasse , Griesheim

Katowice , in Polish Katowice , is an industrial city in Upper Silesia and the center of the largest Polish metropolitan area.

Katzenpforte , downtown

The gate in the Frankfurt city wall was named after a “cat” posted there.

Kauber Weg , Schwanheim

Kaub , city on the Rhine, is part of the Loreley community in the Rhein-Lahn district . Made famous by Field Marshal Blücher , who crossed the Rhine there in December 1813 and ultimately forced Napoleon to surrender. This heralded the return of the areas on the left bank of the Rhine annexed by France from Speyer to Cologne to Germany. From 1919 to 1923 the community belonged to the Free State of Bottleneck .

Kaufunger Strasse , Bockenheim

Kaufungen , municipality in the district of Kassel

Kaulbachstrasse , Sachsenhausen

A whole family of painters is behind the name Kaulbach. The most famous representative is her progenitor Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805–1874), who illustrated the edition of Reineke Fuchs by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and became Ludwig I's court painter .


Bowling alley , Zeilsheim

supposedly as flat as a bowling alley, hence the name of the hall

Kehreinstrasse , Nied

Joseph Kehrein , Nassau linguist. Nied belonged to Nassau from 1803 to 1866 with a short break. Until the village was incorporated into Frankfurt in 1928, the street was called Feldstrasse .

Kelkheimer Strasse , Gallus

Kelkheim (Taunus) , town in the Main-Taunus district

Kellerskopfweg , Zeilsheim

Kellerskopf, 474 m high elevation west of Wiesbaden-Naurod

Kelsterbacher Strasse , Niederrad and Kelsterbacher Weg , Schwanheim

Kelsterbach , a city in the Groß-Gerau district directly adjacent to Frankfurt Airport

Keltenstrasse , Harheim

the Celts , long before the Romans and Teutons, people with high culture not only resident in our area, as the Celtic prince from Glauberg proves. In the Harheim area, too, finds were found that prove settlement by Celts.

Kennedyallee (formerly Forsthausstrasse , in front of it a footpath ), Sachsenhausen

An important arterial road towards the airport in Frankfurt commemorates John F. Kennedy (1917–1963), assassinated US President . Kennedy had given a speech in the Paulskirche on June 24th during his visit to Germany in 1963 and on June 25th inscribed himself in the Golden Book of the city of Frankfurt.

Keplerstrasse , Nordend

Johannes Kepler (1571–1630), German natural philosopher, mathematician , astronomer , astrologer and optician.

Kesselstädter Strasse , Ostend

Kesselstadt, district of Hanau . Originated from a Roman fort ( Kesselstadt fort ), as the name of the place indicates.

Keßlerstrasse , Eschersheim

The Frankfurt banking family Keßler ceded land for the rail connection from Eschersheim to Frankfurt free of charge.

Kettelerallee , Bornheim (1936–1945 Nussbergstrasse )

Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler (1811–1877), Catholic Bishop of Mainz and German politician ( Center Party ). 1848 member of the Frankfurt National Assembly . He is considered to be the co-founder of Catholic social teaching and is sometimes called the "workers' bishop".

Kettenhofweg , Westend

Originally named "Kötenöde" or "Kötenhöfe" after their owner Jakob Köt, they were protected by walls and moats. This gradually gave rise to the names "Großer Kettenhof" and "Kleiner Kettenhof". Demolished at the end of the 19th century.


Kilianstädter Strasse , Fechenheim

Kilianstädten, part of Schöneck (Hessen) in the Main-Kinzig district .

Kinkelstrasse , Ostend

Johann Gottfried Kinkel (1815–1882), German theologian, writer, art historian and well-known politician of the republican revolutionary movement of 1848/1849.

Kinzigstrasse , Oberrad

The Kinzig , 82 km long tributary of the Main, into which it flows near Hanau .

Kirchhainer Strasse , Eschersheim

Kirchhain, town in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district

Kirchgasse , Bergen-Enkheim, Seckbach

Street that refers to the proximity of the former mountain church St. Elisabeth, which was the parish church for Bergen, Enkheim, Fechenheim and Seckbach in the old town of Kirchberg. It was about level with the bookselling school ; from 1757 it was removed.

Kirchnerstrasse , city center

Anton Kirchner (1779–1834), Protestant pastor in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt and consistorial councilor , researched the history of this city and published two works about it that even impressed Goethe .

Kirschenallee, Riederwald

divides the forest area of ​​the Riederwald; leads from Motzstraße to the corner of Am Riederbruch / Riederspießstraße, not open to general car traffic. The field name was first recorded as Kirschen Allee after the forest in 1794, namely in the measurement and storage book on the hospital grounds at the Rieder Höfe , which is kept in the Frankfurt City Archives ; the Heiliggeistspital was also the owner of the two Riederhöfe on Hanauer Landstrasse .

Klapperfeldstrasse , city center

When leprosy was not yet curable, those suffering from it were put in a home for lepers. Those who couldn't find a place there were forced to go to the green meadow called “Klapperfeld” and go begging. They then wore masks in front of their faces and poles with baskets in which to place offerings. With a rattle they made themselves felt - certainly sometimes brutally. The forced distance reduced the risk of infection.

Klappergasse , Sachsenhausen

see above. There should have been a home for lepers in this alley. The sick were allowed to beg at the begging fountain on today's Darmstädter Landstrasse. Lepers were considered a "terrible plague for local residents". Today the Klappergass has become romantically popular thanks to a song .

Klarastrasse , Eschersheim

The area on which this road runs once belonged to Klara von Brüning, the wife of the general director of the Hoechst paint factory , Dr. Adolf von Brüning .

Klauerstrasse , Eschersheim

Johannes Klauer, from a long-established Eschersheim family, was mayor of his home parish in 1791.

Klaus-Groth-Strasse , Dornbusch

Klaus Groth (1819–1899), Low German poet and lyric poet. The street is in the so-called Dichterviertel on Eschersheimer Landstrasse.

Klaus-Mann-Platz , city center

Klaus Mann (1906–1949), German writer (novels, short stories, dramas, essays) and the eldest son of Thomas Mann (1875–1955).

Kleebergstrasse , Nordend

The patrician family Fleischbein were ennobled in 1608 and 1629 respectively and were allowed to call themselves Fleischbein von Kleeberg since 1665 . Several representatives of this family, which died out in Frankfurt in 1828, appeared in the council or as mayors in Frankfurt.

Kleemannstrasse , Rödelheim

after the name of the former property owner Kleemann.

Kleestrasse , Fechenheim

not, as would actually be expected, the agricultural crop or the unloved weed, but the name of a centigrade who appeared around 1773 was the inspiration here.

Little ... , little ...

mostly banal names, the resolution of which is offered elsewhere.

Kleine Bockgasse , old town

This tiny alley led from Bockgasse to Kornblumengasse . All three alleys were not rebuilt after the heavy air raids in 1944; the Kleinmarkthalle is now here.

Kleine Nelkenstrasse , Hausen

Street in central Hausen where flowers were grown for sale

Kleine Spillingsgasse , Bornheim

see explanation under Große Spillingsgasse .

Kleingartenweg , Nordend-Ost

Connection path between Dortelweiler Straße and Schlinkenweg.

Kleinschmidtstrasse , Eschersheim

Kommerzienrat Gottfried Kleinschmidt (1860–1931), coal wholesaler and shipowner , lived on this street. After the incorporation, he was city councilor for Eschersheim and Ginnheim. He donated the warrior fountain by the White Stone.

Kleiststrasse , Nordend

Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (1777–1811), Prussian playwright, storyteller, poet and publicist. Whether he breaks a mug , tells the story of zero or raves about Das Käthchen von Heilbronn , all of this is still popular in modern theaters. He committed suicide young.

Klemensstrasse , Bockenheim

Klemens Reifert (1807–1878), large industrialist and long-standing citizen committee chairman in the then still independent Bockenheim.

Terminal path (old)

Today is called Seckbacher Klemmweg.

Klettenbergstrasse , Nordend

Susanne Katharina von Klettenberg (1723–1774) was a long-time friend of Goethe's mother. Goethe set her a literary monument in Wilhelm Meister's apprenticeship .

Kleyerstrasse , Gallus

Heinrich Kleyer (1853–1932) founded the Adler machine works in Gallus in 1889 . Today parts of the DB administration as well as Tenovis (formerly T&N) and IESY (Hessian cable service provider) are in this street.

Klimsch plant , Dornbusch

Frankfurt artist family, from which copper engravers, lithographers, painters and sculptors emerged since 1812.

Klingenberger Strasse , Sachsenhausen

Klingenberg am Main , town in the Miltenberg district / Bavaria

Klingenweg , Seckbach

The blades is a source of the Lohrberg .

Klingerstrasse , city center

Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752–1831), Frankfurt-born poet and friend of Goethe . His drama Sturm und Drang became a synonym for optimism and enlightenment and gave its name to an entire epoch.

Klitscherstrasse , Nordend

Magister Friedrich Vertraugott Klitscher (1772–1809), first teacher at the model school, implemented the new teaching methods of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi there . However, his activity there lasted just two years.

Klüberstrasse , Westend

Dr. jur. Johann Ludwig Klüber (1762–1837), constitutional law teacher and Prussian State Councilor, lived in Frankfurt for a long time. He edited a. a. the acts of the Congress of Vienna .


Kneiselmühle , Unterliederbach

According to the legend, Unterliederbach once stood at Kneisel's mill before it was rebuilt around the church after a fire and devastation.

Kniebisstrasse , Niederrad

The Kniebis , 971 m high mountain in the northern Black Forest , near Freudenstadt

Knorrstrasse , Gallus

Georg Knorr (1859–1911), German engineer, inventor of the air pressure brake. Founded Knorr-Bremse AG in 1905 .

Kobbachstrasse , Eschersheim

In 1428 the Eschersheimer Landwehr was built. The Landwehrgraben was fed with the water from the Seegraben, which then flowed into the Nidda via the so-called Kobbach (Kuhbach?).

Koblenzer Strasse , Gallus

Koblenz , at the confluence (lat. Confluentes , hence the name) of the Moselle and Rhine, a large city in Rhineland-Palatinate . It is considered to be one of the oldest cities in Germany.

Kochstrasse , Oberrad

In 1913 Anna Luise Koch donated a house and money to look after old women.

Kohlbrandstrasse , Bornheim

Origin uncertain. It is possible that coal piles were operated there by charcoal burners .

Kohlrauschweg , Bockenheim

Friedrich Wilhelm Kohlrausch (1840–1910), German physicist. 1864 lecturer at the physics association in Frankfurt. In 1870 he edited a "Guide to Practical Physics", which has been updated several times until today, known as "Der Kohlrausch".

Kolbenbergstrasse , Praunheim

District name. The Praunheim community forest stretched over the Kolbenberg to Kanonenstrasse with about 99 ha, which was gradually felled after the incorporation in 1910.

Kolberger Weg , Zeilsheim

Kołobrzeg (German Kolberg), Pomeranian port and spa town on the Baltic Sea in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship .

Kollwitzstrasse , Praunheim (1935–1945 Tangastrasse )

Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), one of the most famous German artists and sculptors of the 20th century.

Kölner Strasse , Gallus

During the carnival time, “Kölle Alaaf” sounds there, the rest of the time the Cologne clique prevails . Cologne , a city on the Rhine, reminds us of that.

Kolpingstraße , Nied (street name canceled 1939–1953)

Adolph Kolping (1813–1865), Catholic priest and founder of the Kolping Society . Beatified by the Pope in 1991 .

Komturstrasse , Niederrad

The commander was the owner of a in the spiritual order of knights Coming . The Teutonic Order had a commander in Sachsenhausen . See Deutschherrnufer and Deutschordensstrasse .

Koenigsberger Strasse , Bockenheim

Königsberg , the capital of East Prussia until 1945 , then annexed by Soviet Russia and renamed Kaliningrad

Königsbrunnenweg , Sachsenhausen

This path leads from the Ziegelhüttenweg to the Königsbrunnen, an old cattle trough in the city forest, which was once a royal forest .

Königslacherstrasse , Niederrad

after a field name: This pool was a hollow in the bottom of the Königsbach, filled with water .

Königsteiner Strasse , Höchst and Unterliederbach

Königstein im Taunus , town in the Hochtaunus district .

Königswarterstraße , Ostend (previously: Grüner Weg, during the Nazi dictatorship from 1936–1945 Quinckestraße )

Isaak Löw Königswarter (1818–1877) was a Jewish banker, patron and in 1875 the founder of the Israelite hospital in Frankfurt's Ostend.

Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse , city center

At Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967), the first Chancellor of the Republic and the man who largely made sure that 1949 Bonn and not at that time favored Frankfurt capital of the Federal Republic of Germany was commemorated by a street in the northeast of the city center - the many as a the ugliest in town.

Konrad-Broßwitz-Strasse , Bockenheim

Konrad Broßwitz (1881–1945), member of the Frankfurt Reichstag , leading Frankfurt social politician . 1944 “Protective custody”, murdered in 1945 in Dachau concentration camp

Konrad-Duden-Weg , Bonames

Konrad Duden (1829–1911), high school teacher and philologist . He came up with the idea for the German spelling dictionary named after him, first published in 1880, the Duden .

Konrad-Glatt-Strasse , Höchst

Konrad Glatt, Supreme Mayor from 1874 to 1880. The northern part of the street was renamed Karl-Blum-Allee .

Konrad-Hoenen-Weg , Preungesheim

Konrad Hoenen (1886–1976), long-time mayor of the children's village Wegscheide in the Spessart near Bad Orb .

Konrad-Meyer-Weg , Sossenheim

Heinrich Konrad Meyer (1873–1937), 1st alderman of the then still independent community of Sossenheim from 1918 to 1925. SPD local politician. From 1937 to 1948 Friedrich-Ludwig-Weg named after a National Socialist promoter of allotment gardening.

Konrad-Zuse-Strasse , Kalbach

Konrad Zuse (1910–1995), German civil engineer, inventor of the first functional computer and entrepreneur (Zuse KG).

Konstablerwache , downtown

Constables , i.e. policemen , were on duty in the guardroom that used to be here, so banal is the name of one of the most important places in the city center.

Konstantinstrasse , Heddernheim

Emperor Constantine the Great actually Flavius ​​Valerius Constantinus (around 280–337), Roman emperor from 306 to 337. He was the first emperor to allow Christians to practice their previously persecuted faith publicly. He convened the Council of Nicaea and moved the seat of government from Rome to Constantinople , now Istanbul .

Konstanzer Strasse , Fechenheim

Konstanz , city on Lake Constance , right on the border with Switzerland , which once rejected an application from the city for admission to the Swiss Confederation . During the Second World War, Konstanz was the only German city without blackout .

Kopernikusstrasse , Höchst

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) one of the most important European astronomers . He was also an astrologer , mathematician , doctor, canon and administrator. It is disputed whether he was of Polish or German nationality.

Köpperner Strasse , Bonames

Named after Köppern , a district of Friedrichsdorf in the Hochtaunus district .

Koerberstrasse , Eschersheim

Johann Ludwig Körber (1843–1913), penultimate mayor of Eschersheim (1891–1905) before it was incorporated into Frankfurt.

Korffstrasse , Harheim

The Korffsche Gut, previously Dinghof (i.e. main courtyard and court office of a manorial district) of the Lords of Falkenstein , was bought by the Harheim community in 1837 and used as a school until 1960. Korff was probably the family name of the temporary owner.

Kornblumengasse , old town

The 1944 destroyed street in the area of today's Kleinmarkthalle led to Schnurgasse (now Berliner Straße ) and was on the Small Bockgasse to the west parallel Bockgasse connected. The cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) is a bright blue field flower.

Körnerstrasse , Westend

Carl Theodor Körner (1791–1813), German writer and fighter in the Wars of Liberation . Most of his works are only known to German scholars today.

Kornmarkt , old town

Since the early 13th century, the western of the three north-south streets of the old town has connected the Leonhardstor on the Mainkai with the Katharinenpforte .

Koselstrasse , Nordend

Ludwig Kosel (1802–1847) founded the institution for the deaf and dumb in 1827, which he directed himself.

Kostheimer Strasse , Gallus

Mainz-Kostheim , a district of Wiesbaden since 1945, would love to be reorganized into Mainz.


Kracauerstrasse , Praunheim

Siegfried Kracauer (1889–1966), German journalist (Frankfurter Zeitung), publicist, sociologist and film scholar, founder of film sociology. Dismissed in 1933 because of his Jewish descent and ultimately went into exile in the USA.

Krälingweg , Berkersheim

After a field name, the origin of which is unknown.

Kranengasse , Höchst

The little road in the Höchst Neustadt leads to the old Höchst Harbor in the Nidda estuary and the loading crane from the 18th century that is still there today.

Kranentrank , Zeilsheim

Field name. Potion suggests a cattle trough, crane could be derived from crane, but also from juniper, which was formerly also known as crane wood. In other words, nothing certain is not known here.

Kranichsteiner Strasse , Sachsenhausen

Kranichstein, district of Darmstadt . Well known there are the Kranichstein hunting lodge , one of the few preserved baroque hunting lodges in Germany, and the Darmstadt-Kranichstein Railway Museum , the largest railway museum in Hesse.

Kransberger Weg , Praunheim

Kransberg, district of Usingen in the Hochtaunus district

Krautmarkt , old town

Vegetables were traded on this small market square directly south of the cathedral tower (between Weckmarkt and Höllgasse ) . In addition, the Schöppenbrunnen (Schöppe = Schöffe ) stood here , because here court was held in the open air.

Kreutzerstrasse , Nordend

Conradin Kreutzer (1780–1849), German musician, conductor and composer. Representative of early romanticism and the musical Biedermeier . His best known work is The Night Camp in Granada

Kreuzbergstrasse , Bergen-Enkheim

Kreuzberg , 928 m high mountain in the Rhön .

Kreuzerhohl , Niederursel

After a cruiser chapel (“ad crucem”) built there in memory of St. Boniface , later a church for Kalbach, Weißkirchen and Niederursel.

Kreuznacher Strasse , Bockenheim

Bad Kreuznach , spa town in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Way of the Cross , Seckbach

About 150 meters north of the confluence with Nussgartenstrasse, there used to be a brown coal mine of the Taunus trade union, which reached a depth of 17 meters, as a map from 1926 shows. The mouth of the shaft, which can no longer be precisely determined today, was 150 meters above sea level.

Kriegkstrasse , Gallus

Georg Ludwig Kriegk (1805–1878), historical researcher, from 1848 high school professor, from 1863 city archivist.

Krifteler Strasse , Gallus

Kriftel , municipality in the Main-Taunus district .

Krögerstrasse , downtown

Philipp Franz Christian Kröger (1787–1854), jeweler, bequeathed most of his fortune to the Beneficiary Foundation to provide for old people .

Kronberger Strasse , Westend

Kronberg im Taunus , town in the Hochtaunus district . In 1389 the Knights of Kronberg, together with their allies, defeated an army from the Free and Imperial City of Frankfurt in the " Kronberg Feud ".

Kronengasse , Höchst

The name, which already existed in city plans from 1898, may go back to a "Gasthaus zur Krone". In 1864 the street was still called Enggäßchen (in the southern part) or Zanggasse (in the northern part)

Kronthaler Strasse , Gallus

Kronthal, south of the core town of Kronberg im Taunus , with mineral springs.

Kruggasse , old town

One of the few still existing streets in the former old town. In the past, however, it continued to run (via the site of today's Technical Town Hall) to the market . In this alley was the wool weaver's dye house, the "Krughaus". "Krug" was the name of the cauldron in which the wool was dyed.

Krummauer Strasse , Bergen-Enkheim

Český Krumlov , German name "Böhmisch Krummau", is a city in the Czech Republic , on the border with Upper Austria. Its old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 .

Krümmling , Sindlingen

Former forest area with crooked trees that were mostly used for fences. These parts of the forest were also called crooked tail.

Kruppstrasse , Seckbach

Alfred Krupp (1812–1887), industrialist and inventor. He expanded the Kruppsche Gussstahlfabrik founded by his father Friedrich Krupp, which is now part of ThyssenKrupp AG, into what was then the largest industrial company in Europe.


Kühhornshofweg , Dornbusch

This Franconian estate was first mentioned in a document in 1323 when it was leased to Jakob Knoblauch. In the 16th century the "Knoblauchshof" was acquired by Bernhard Kuhorn, who later bequeathed the farm, now known as Kühhornshof , to a Bromm family. In 1660 Heinrich von Bertram acquired the farm so that it was called Bertramshof from then on . It was a defense yard, enclosed by a protective pond. See also Bertramstrasse and Am Steinernen Stock .

Kuhwaldstrasse , Bockenheim

In the forest there until 1817, the cattle could find shelter from heat and storms.

Kullmannstrasse , Preungesheim

long-established Preungesheim family.

Kupferhammer , Heddernheim (Riedwiese development area)

The name is reminiscent of the roots of the plant of the United Deutsche Metallwerke (VDM) , which existed in the same place until the 1980s , which emerged from the company Heddernheimer Kupferwerke formerly FA Hesse Söhne AG , which in turn arose from a copper hammer built in 1853 at Urselbach.

Kurfürstenplatz and Kurfürstenstrasse , Bockenheim

The former town of Bockenheim belonged to the Electorate of Hesse until 1866 , and a town square honors its monarchs to this day.

Kurhessenstrasse , Ginnheim and Eschersheim

Eschersheim belonged to Kurhessen until 1866 .

Kurmainzer Strasse , Höchst

The former town of Höchst was founded as a daughter town in the 8th century by the Archbishop of Mainz , one of the electors of the empire. This street is a reminder of the former sovereigns.

Kurmarkstrasse , Nieder-Erlenbach

Kurmark, former main part of the Mark Brandenburg . In 1417 the Hohenzollern family was formally transferred the Kurmark as a fiefdom from Emperor Sigmund.

Kurt-Blaum-Strasse , Nied

Kurt Blaum (1884–1970), CDU politician, was Lord Mayor of Frankfurt for just under a year shortly after the Second World War.

Kurt-Halbritter-Anlage , Rödelheim

Kurt Halbritter (1924–1978), satirical draftsman and caricaturist, lived in Rödelheim for a long time, created a. a. the fantasy animal of the barefoot . The sculptor Siegfried Böttcher formed a bronze figure based on this template, which the city of Frankfurt placed in the center of the complex. The barefooter looks at the Nidda and the Mühlbach estuary.

Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse , old town / city center

The street was only created after the Second World War as a traffic lane in the sense of car- friendly urban planning and was given the name of the SPD chairman at the time, Kurt Schumacher (1895–1952). Incidentally, the continuation north of the Zeil is called Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse, just in terms of party politics.

Kurzröderstrasse , Eckenheim

Field name. Röder is the plural of rod and means land gained through clearing. Places on -rod were created in the 11th to 14th centuries.