List of street names in Frankfurt am Main / P

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Palleskestrasse , Höchst

Viktor Palleske (1860–1935) was mayor of Höchst from 1899 to 1911.

Palmengartenstrasse , Westend

The palm garden designed by garden inspector Heinrich Siesmayer was opened in 1870. For this purpose, an association was founded to buy the tropical trees and plants in the orangery of his former residence at Schloss Biebrich for this new public park, which the former Duke Adolf von Nassau (later Grand Duke of Luxembourg) had offered for sale.

Palm Street , Northrend

Johann Philipp Palm (1766–1806), bookseller in Nuremberg. In the publishing house of his bookstore he published the pamphlet directed against Napoleon “Germany in its deep humiliation”, for which he was sentenced to death and executed in Braunau am Inn .

Paquetstrasse , Ginnheim

The poet and travel writer Alfons Paquet (1881–1944), born in Wiesbaden, lived in Frankfurt from 1906.

Paradiesgasse , Sachsenhausen

Siegfried zum Paradies († 1386), wealthy patrician and friend of Emperor Karl IV. His property included the Paradieshof in Sachsenhausen and the Paradies house on Liebfrauenberg. Through his connections and donations, Frankfurt achieved imperial freedom in 1372 and came into the possession of today's city ​​forest .

Parliament Square and Parliament Street, Ostend

So named in memory of the Frankfurt National Assembly in 1848 in the Paulskirche. Many of the surrounding streets are named after members of this legendary gathering. The constitution they worked out failed due to the refusal of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. To accept the imperial dignity proposed to him. In the 20th century, however, essential parts of the constitution became the model for the Weimar Constitution of 1919 and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany of 1949.

Parrotweg , Bockenheim

Eduard Parrot († 1917), Bockenheim pharmacist, left 100,000 marks for charities.

Parsevalstrasse , Bockenheim

August von Parseval (1861–1942), German designer of impact airships named after him that competed with the zeppelins .

Passavantstrasse , Sachsenhausen

Dr. Johann David Passavant (1787–1861), painter and art writer. In 1840 he took over the management of the Städelmuseum , which he helped to gain international reputation. The Passavant family had been based in Frankfurt since 1682.

Paul-Apel-Strasse , Kalbach-Riedberg

Paul Apel (1896–1965), born in Nordhausen / Thuringia, SPD resistance fighter, sentenced to eight years in prison in 1937 and taken to Dachau concentration camp in 1944 , which he barely survived. After the war significantly involved in rebuilding the SPD in Frankfurt.

Paul-Arnsberg-Platz , Ostend

Dr. Paul Arnsberg (1899–1978), writer, historian and journalist of the Jewish faith, born and died in Frankfurt, published a. a. the books "The Jewish Communities in Hesse" and "The History of Frankfurt Jews since the French Revolution".

Paul-Bode-Strasse , Eschersheim

Paul Bode was the director of the former Klinger secondary school from 1901 to 1917.

Paul-Ehrlich-Strasse , Sachsenhausen (1938–1945 Ludwig-Rehn-Strasse )

Privy Councilor Prof. Dr. Paul Ehrlich (1854–1915), German chemist, physician, serologist and immunologist. With his research, he is considered the father of modern chemotherapy. 1908 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Developed u. a. the arsphenamine against syphilis, which was incurable until then . In 1914 Ehrlich became a full professor at the new Frankfurt University.
  • Ludwig Rehn (1849–1930), surgeon

Paul-Gerhardt-Ring , Niederrad

Paul Gerhardt (1607–1676) is one of the most important poets of church and folk songs that are still sung in the German-speaking world. z. B. Now all the woods and O head rest full of blood and wounds .

Paul-Heyse-Strasse , Ginnheim (1936–1945 Chamissostrasse )

Paul Heyse (1830–1914), writer, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910.
  • Adelbert von Chamisso (1781–1838), poet and naturalist.
  • Another street in Ginnheim was later renamed Chamissostraße.

Paul-Hindemith-Anlage , Nordend

Paul Hindemith (1895–1963), violist born in Hanau and an important modern composer (new music). In the Third Reich as a degenerate ostracized, therefore, went into exile in the US, where he accepted a professorship. His most famous work is " Mathis the painter ".

Paulistrasse , Höchst

Dr. Philipp Victor Pauli (1836–1920), born in Oggersheim , from 1881 chemist at Farbwerke Hoechst , from 1883 to 1899 member of the board there. Studied in Giessen and Heidelberg.

Paul-Kirchhof-Platz , Sindlingen

Paul Kirchhof (1902–1953), initially a bus driver, later director of the Frankfurt tram and chairman of the SPD city council, during the Third Reich as a resistance fighter in penitentiary and in the 999 penal battalion.

Paul-Kornfeld-Weg , Niederursel

Paul Kornfeld (1889–1942), Jewish writer and dramaturge, born in Prague, worked in Frankfurt from 1914 to 1925, then dramaturge under Max Reinhardt, was arrested by the Gestapo in 1941 and murdered in the Litzmannstadt ghetto ( Łódź ).

Paul-Schwerin-Strasse , Höchst

Dr. med. Paul Schwerin (1863–1925), from 1892 factory doctor at the Hoechst paintworks and at the same time head of the Höchst Municipal Hospital.

Paulsplatz , Old Town (1939–1952 Wiener Platz )

after the Paulskirche , where the Frankfurt National Assembly met in 1848 .

Paul-Tillich-Strasse , Niederrad

Paul Tillich (1886–1965), professor of Protestant theology and philosopher, emigrated to the USA in 1933.

Paul-Wempe-Allee , Höchst

Paul Wempe, around 1925 town planning officer in the then still independent town of Höchst.


Pestalozziplatz and Pestalozzistraße , Bornheim

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746–1827), Swiss educator and social reformer. Pestalozzi is well known as an educator and school reformer, but was also a philosopher and politician.

Peter-Behrens-Strasse , Ostend

Peter Behrens (1868–1940), German architect before and after the First World War, founder of 'modern' factual industrial architecture and modern industrial design . He is particularly known as a co-founder of the Deutscher Werkbund and is considered the inventor of corporate design . Created u. a. the administration building of the Hoechst paintworks , but was originally also a painter in the Darmstadt artists' colony on Mathildenhöhe. In 1910 he planned the east gas works in the east port; Peter-Behrens-Straße runs behind it.

Peter-Bied-Strasse , Höchst / Unterliederbach

Peter A. Bied, from 1880 to 1887 the last honorary mayor of the then still independent town of Höchst, until 1928 Gartenstrasse .

Peter-Böhler-Strasse , Ginnheim

Peter Böhler (1712–1775), born in Frankfurt, was a missionary and bishop of the Moravian Brethren in Georgia / USA. He was of great importance to John Wesley , a founder of the Methodist movement , who saw in him a strong Christian faith. Died in London

Peter-Fischer-Allee , Höchst

Peter Fischer (1896–1972), Höchst and Frankfurt city councilor

Peter-Henlein-Strasse , Eckenheim

Peter Henlein (approx. 1479–1542), German master locksmith and presumably inventor of the watch that can be worn on the body in Germany.

Petersstrasse , downtown

named after the Peterskirche and the Petersfriedhof used until 1828.

Peter-Zenger-Strasse , Hausen

John Peter Zenger (1697–1746), a Palatinate publicist and publisher in New York, whose acquittal from the charge of defamation in 1735 contributed significantly to the establishment of freedom of the press in the USA, which was constituted as a human right in the 1776 Declaration of Independence.

Petterweilstrasse , Bornheim

Baldemar von Petterweil († 1382), Canon at Bartholomäusstift and author of the oldest description of Frankfurt. von Petterweil is not a title of nobility, but the usual reference to the origin of a place at the time, here Petterweil, a district of Karben in the Wetterau district .

Pfaffenwiese , Zeilsheim

Land belonging to the church, mostly leased, the proceeds of which served the clergy as maintenance.

Pfälzer Strasse , Unterliederbach

Under Palatinate , derived from the Latin. Palatium = palace , here the left-bank territory is Palatine of the Rhine meant that since 1198 Elector dignity occupied, so were allowed to choose the German emperor. The residence of the so-called Kurpfalz was for a long time Heidelberg , then Mannheim . In 1803 the Electoral Palatinate was broken up. In 1815 the areas on the left bank of the Rhine became part of the Kingdom of Bavaria and in 1946 became part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Pfannmüllerstrasse , Hausen

Dr. Ferdinand Pfannmüller (1871–1953), medical adviser, theater doctor at the Schauspielhaus, but from 1902 to 1952 he had his practice in Hausen.

Pfarrer-Perabo-Platz , Gallus

Albert Perabo (1885–1957), pastor of the Catholic St. Gallus parish from 1927 to 1957.

Pfeiferstrasse , Ginnheim

after a long-established Ginnheim family

Horse head path , Zeilsheim

Horse head (Taunus) , 663 m high mountain near Schmitten (Hochtaunus)

Pfingstbrunnenstrasse , Bockenheim

The former spring has dried up for a long time. A folk festival used to be celebrated here at Pentecost.

Pfingstweidstrasse , Ostend

The cattle were herded to the Pentecost pasture, roughly the same as the area of ​​today's zoo. This quasi-cattle drive was celebrated with a folk festival.

Plow path , Zeilsheim

Allegedly a path that was no wider than the wheels of a plow were apart.

Pflugstrasse , Ginnheim

after a long-established Ginnheim family. Many houses in Ginnheim that were built on their former estates still bear their family crest.

Pfortengartenweg , Zeilsheim

Formerly a narrow path through fields and gardens to the gate house, which was supposed to additionally secure the village fence.

Pforzheimer Strasse , Gutleutviertel

Pforzheim , town on the edge of the Black Forest , in Baden-Württemberg

Pfungststraße , Ostend (name canceled 1935–1954)

Dr. Arthur Pfungst (1864–1912), owner of the abrasives factory Naxos-Union , died without an heir. In 1918 the assets were transferred to a foundation for popular education. In the last few years the "Naxos-Halle", which the company had given up, has made inglorious headlines because it was empty for a long time, but the city of Frankfurt had to pay a high rent for it due to a contract.


Philipp-Fleck-Strasse , Bockenheim

Philipp Heinrich Fleck (1740–1816), Frankfurt cloth merchant, left his great fortune as a foundation for the poor.

Philipp-Holzmann-Weg , Ostend (until 2015 Philipp-Holzmann-Straße)

Philipp Holzmann (1836–1904), in 1865 took over a construction company founded by his father in 1849, which in 1873 was to become the KG Philipp-Holzmann & Cie., Later changed to Philipp Holzmann AG, to achieve international recognition and to produce well-known buildings, such as the Frankfurt Alte Oper , Frankfurt Central Station or the Baghdad Railway . In 2002 the group became insolvent and is in liquidation.

Philipp-Puth-Strasse , Bergen- Enkheim

Philipp Puth (1875–1948), SPD politician, mayor of the community from 1931, but removed from office by the Nazis in 1933.

Philipp-Reis-Strasse , Bockenheim

Philipp Reis (1834–1874), born in Gelnhausen, was a physicist and inventor of the telephone, which he first presented to the public in 1861 at the Physikalischer Verein in Frankfurt.

Philipp-Schnell-Strasse , Harheim

Philipp Schnell (1875–1938), born in Oppenheim, pastor of the Catholic parish of St. Jakobus in Harheim from 1912 to 1937, from 1926 dean . In 1932/33 he built the church in which he was buried.

Philippine-Schulz-Weg , Oberrad

Philippine Schulz (1920–2003), native painter.

Philippsruher Strasse , Ostend

After the Baroque Philippsruhe Palace , in the Kesselstadt district of Hanau, directly on the Main.

Pirmasenser Strasse , Schwanheim

Pirmasens , independent city in Rhineland-Palatinate, formerly the German shoe metropolis

Pissarroweg , Kalbach

Camille Pissarro (1830–1903), one of the most important and productive painters of impressionism and neo-impressionism .

Platenstrasse , various districts

August Graf von Platen (1796–1835), German poet. Few of his works are known to the public today. The best known is " The grave in Busento ".

Republic Square , Gallus / Bahnhofsviertel / Westend (1933–1945 Hohenzollernplatz )

Previously named Hohenzollernplatz in honor of the Prussian ruling house , it was dedicated to the new form of government ( Weimar Republic ) in 1923 , renamed Hohenzollernplatz in 1933. 1945 again Platz der Republik.

Plessengasse , Fechenheim

long-established Fechenheim family

Plieningerstrasse , Westend

Theodor Plieninger (1856–1930) was general director of the Griesheim-Elektron chemical factory from 1910 to 1925 .


Polizeimeister-Kaspar-Strasse , Nordend

Protective police officer Otto Kaspar had enabled the Jewish Senger family from Kaiserhofstrasse 12 to survive in Frankfurt during the Nazi era by falsifying the population register in the Third Reich . The street is at the north exit of the new police headquarters, see Valentin-Senger-Straße .

Pommernstrasse , Nieder-Erlenbach

Pomerania , formerly a Prussian province. The western part ( Western Pomerania ) is now part of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania ; the eastern part ( Western Pomerania ) largely corresponds to the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland.

Porthstrasse , Eckenheim

after a long-established family from Eckenheim

Porzellanhofstrasse , city center

The porcelain courtyard had a castle-like appearance and was owned by the St. Ghost. In 1668 the then leaseholder built a porcelain and faience oven there. Production was discontinued in 1786. In 1879 the farm was demolished.

Prächterstrasse , Ginnheim

after a long-established Ginnheim family

Prager Strasse , Nieder-Eschbach

Prague , Czech Praha, capital of the Czech Republic . Charles University , founded in 1348, was the very first university in Central Europe. After the Second World War, which Prague survived almost intact, the remaining Germans were expelled.

Prießnitzstrasse , Rödelheim

Vincenz Prießnitz (1799–1851), farmer and self-taught hydrotherapist from Graefenberg near Freiwaldau, today the Czech Republic. He is considered (after the "water taps" Siegmund Hahn and Johann Siegmund Hahn) as the innovator of the cold water cure in Germany.

Prieststrasse , Dornbusch

Michael von Priest was given the Kühhornshof as a fief by Emperor Sigmund in 1424 . See Kühhornshofweg .

Propst-Goebels-Weg , Seckbach

Karl Goebels (1901–1991), born in Hanau , Protestant pastor (including at the Seckbacher Marienkirche ) and provost in Frankfurt, 1961 holder of the plaque of honor of the city of Frankfurt am Main , the Roman plaque of the city of Frankfurt am Main in gold and the city's silver bowl Frankfurt am Main.

Pützerstrasse , Praunheim

Friedrich Pützer (1871–1922), architect and professor at the TH Darmstadt, built the first Frankfurt Matthew Church .

Individual evidence

  1. FNP, August 17, 2016: A lot of work on Paul-Kirchhof-Platz, accessed on July 23, 2018