List of street names in Frankfurt am Main / S

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Saalburgallee and Saalburgstraße, Bornheim

The Saalburg is a Roman fort on the Limes in the Hochtaunus region, reconstructed in 1897 , near Bad Homburg vor der Höhe .

Saalgasse , old town

The street bears the name of the Saalhof , the Hohenstaufen imperial palace . It leads from the Fahrtor at Römerberg to the Weckmarkt at the cathedral.

Saalfelder Strasse, Zeilsheim

Saalfeld / Saale , district town in the Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district in Thuringia

Saarbrücker Strasse, Schwanheim

Saarbrücken , capital of the Saarland .

Sachsenhausen Landwehrweg, Sachsenhausen

The Sachsenhausen Landwehr was built between 1413 and 1429 . This consisted of double trenches, in between interwoven beech hedges and thorn hedges , which should make it difficult for attackers to penetrate. Together with the Sachsenhausen observatory , which was built in 1470, this was a common procedure at the time to at least protect a town from attacks.

Sachsenhausen shore, Sachsenhausen

Construction of the new Mainuferstraße began in the 1920s. For this purpose, the houses on Färberstrasse and the ruins of the Ulrichstein , a medieval customs castle at the Schaumaintor, were removed in a night and fog action on March 10, 1930, contrary to the protests of the Frankfurt population

Sachsenhausen Control Center, Sachsenhausen

the former wooden lookout on the Mühlberg was abandoned in 1414 in favor of the stone variant on the Sachsenhausen mountain. However, this was not without conflict, because it was destroyed by Archbishop Werner von Falkenstein of Trier in 1416 , because he was of the opinion that the control room was located in the Dreieich wilderness area . It was only possible to rebuild it at its current location in 1470 with the open support of the emperor. In 1552 during the Schmalkaldic War it was burned down, then rebuilt. Today an inn

Dead end street, old town

The non-existent, southern crossroads of Schnurgasse ( Berliner Straße ) bore her name wrongly, because it was across the street in the sack with the new lane and mortar alley connected. So the name must have a different origin.

Salmünsterer Strasse, Fechenheim

Salmünster , district of Bad Soden-Salmünster in the Main-Kinzig district .

Salzschlirfer Strasse, Fechenheim

Bad Salzschlirf , health resort in the Fulda district , on the edge of the Vogelsberg .

Saturday mountain, old town

The eastern part of the Römerberg , where the weekly market was held on Saturdays .

Sandgasse, old town

after the Sandhof that used to stand in this area.

Sandhöfer Allee, Sandhöfer Wiesen and Sandhofstraße, Niederrad

As with the Sandgasse, there is also a Sandhof here, but the Sandhof on Niederräder district , the namesake.

Sandplackenstrasse, Praunheim

The Sandplacken , at the top of the pass in the community of Schmitten (Hochtaunus) in the Hochtaunuskreis , popular excursion destination in the region.

Sandweg , Nordend / Ostend

the earlier win "in the sand" gave the name here. In this area, the sand dunes formed by the wind over the millennia have been exploited for building houses in Frankfurt.

Saonestrasse, Niederrad

The Saône is a 480 km long river in eastern France, which rises in the Vosges and flows into the Rhône near Lyon .

Sauerackerweg, Schwanheim

Not what was actually to be expected, acidic meadows are hot, but the Frankfurt chemist Saueracker is the godfather. Together with Schüttenhelm (see Schüttenhelmweg) he produced potash and paints from around 1775 . Leased 1786 blue hut and Alaunhütten in Sulzbach / Saar .

Sauerstrasse, Nied

Dr. Wilhelm Sauer (1844–1901), Nassau historian and archivist in Wiesbaden. Long published the Nassau document book. Hence this memory, because Nied fell to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in 1803 .

Savignystraße, Westend-Süd

Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1799–1861), Frankfurt-born jurist, professor, Prussian minister, founder of the historical school of law.


Schadowstrasse, Sachsenhausen

Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow (1788–1862), German painter, son of the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow. Tended to the Nazarenes . One of his pictures hangs in the Städel .

Schäfergasse, city ​​center

The sheep are said to have been driven through this street to the cattle market on the Zeil.

Shepherd's Gardens, Ginnheim

after a long-established Ginnheim family

Schäfflestrasse, Riederwald

Albert Schäffle (1831–1903), economist and sociologist from Nürtingen , played a key role in Bismarck's social legislation.

Schalksbornstrasse, Bergen -Enkheim

The extension of Schalksbornstraße to the north is called Schalksweg. This dirt road leads to the green belt circular hiking trail . Here, close to the Vilbel forest, rises a small spring, the Schalksborn. Before Bergen-Enkheim was incorporated into Frankfurt, Schalksbornstrasse was called Hinterm Hain .

Schalkwiesenweg, Praunheim

Field names. Origin unknown. It is possible that the area once belonged to a Schalk family.

Schärfengäßchen, old town

after the Scharf wine tavern, which was once located there and had a large hall. The seven-year-old Mozart performed four concerts there in 1763.

Schaubstrasse, Sachsenhausen

Carl Ludwig Schaub (1851–1905) donated one million gold marks with which the Städel was able to purchase many valuable paintings.

Schaumainkai, Sachsenhausen

after the former Schaumaintor in the Sachsenhausen fortification wall.

Schaumburger Strasse, Sossenheim

the county of Schaumburg was Hessian territory until 1866, after which Prussia was broken up into Lower Saxony.

Scheffelstrasse, Nordend

Joseph Victor von Scheffel (1826–1886), born in Karlsruhe, was a widely read writer and poet at the time. Indirect founder of the term Biedermeier .

Scheidstrasse, Eckenheim

after a long-established family from Eckenheim

Scheidswaldstrasse, Ostend

after Scheidswald, which used to be there, which separated the districts of Bornheim and Frankfurt from each other.

Schellenbergstrasse, Sossenheim

Karl Adolf Gottlieb Schellenberg (1764–1835), Nassau secret church and high school councilor from Neuwied, drove the Nassau school reform from 1813 onwards. Sossenheim belonged to the Duchy of Nassau for a long time.

Schelmenweg and Schelmenburgplatz, Bergen-Enkheim

The rascals of Bergen were a medieval noble family whose ancestral castle was in Bergen.

Schenckstrasse, Rödelheim

Gottfried Anton Schenck , born in Wiesbaden in 1699, was Protestant pastor in Rödelheim from 1729 to 1750. Then worked as a historian in Wiesbaden.

Schenkendorfstrasse, Ginnheim

Max von Schenkendorf (1783-1817), German writer and poet of the Wars of Independence

Schifferstrasse, Sachsenhausen

Until the early 20th century, the majority of Frankfurt fishermen, gardeners and boatmen lived in Sachsenhausen .

Schillerstrasse, city ​​center

Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), prince poet of classical music and author of plays that are still regularly performed today.

Schlehenweg, Frankfurter Berg

The blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), also known as sloe, sloe, sour plum, hedge thorn, blackthorn or German acacia, is a species of the genus Prunus, which belongs to the tribe of stone fruit plants (Amygdaleae) within the rose family (Rosaceae).

Schleidenstrasse, Nordend

The botanist Matthias Jacob Schleiden (1804–1881) died in Frankfurt am Main.

Schlettweinstrasse, Riederwald

Johann August Schlettwein (1731–1802), German economist, whose theory of physiocratism was of great importance for Karl Marx, although it had not proven itself in agricultural practice.

Schlickstrasse, Dornbusch

Kaspar Schlick (around 1396–1449), Imperial Chancellor under Emperor Sigismund; Schlickstrasse crosses Kaiser-Sigismund-Strasse.

Schliephakestrasse, Nied

Hofrat Theodor Schliephake (1808–1871) was a Nassau historian and director of the Nassau State Archives in Idstein. From 1806, Nied belonged to the temporary Duchy of Nassau , which was added to the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau in 1866 .

Schlinkenweg, Bornheim

Old road from Bornheim to the Roman town of Nida (today: Heddernheim ) - A last remnant of this road can be found in Bornheim, named after the Schlinken, another term for sloe / blackthorn ( prunus spinosa ).

Schlossborner Strasse, Gallus

Schloßborn , a district of the Glashütten community in the Hochtaunus district

Schlossstrasse, Bockenheim

Former boulevard and top address of the nineteenth-century gentry, named after the now defunct Bernus-Schlösschen, which Henriette Amalie von Anhalt-Dessau had built for herself. Until 1830 it was called Schnellgasse because it led to a quick gallows where field thieves were punished for their iniquities

Schmickstrasse and Schmickbrücke, Ostend

Peter Schmick (1833–1899), civil engineering engineer, builder of two long-distance water lines to Frankfurt, the Eiserner Steg and other bridges in Frankfurt and beyond.

Schmidtstrasse, Gallus

Ernst Schmidt (1886–1938), leader of the Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold , which was banned by the National Socialists in 1933 and re-established in 1953 as the “Bund aktiviver Democrats eV”. Until 1947 the street was called Boelckestraße after the fighter pilot Oswald Boelcke (1891-1916).

Schnurgasse, old town

This followed roughly the course of today's Berliner Straße until the old town was destroyed . In the Middle Ages, the Frankfurt weavers sat there and their looms “purred” day and night.

Schönstrasse, Gutleut

Theodor von Schön (1773-1856), a Prussian statesman

Schönbornstrasse, Ginnheim

after a long-established Ginnheim family

Fair weather road, Dornbusch

Adam Schönwetter von Heimbach (around 1465–1519) wrote the first edition of the Frankfurt Reformation in 1509 , a systematic compilation of Frankfurt city law

Schottener Strasse, Eckenheim

to Schotten , a town on the western slope of the Vogelsberg

Schreberweg, Rödelheim

Moritz Schreber (1808–1861), physician from Leipzig, eponym of the allotment gardens named as allotment gardens such as those along this path in Rödelheim

Schreyerstrasse, Sachsenhausen

Adolf Schreyer (1828–1899), a painter born in Frankfurt

Schüttenhelmweg, Schwanheim (Goldstein)

Karl Philipp Schüttenhelm (1739–1782); founded a chemical company in the goldstone area as early as 1775, as the addition to the official road sign explains. The Schüttenhelmweg merges into the Sauerackerweg, also named after a local chemical entrepreneur.

Schützenstrasse, city ​​center, Fischerfeldviertel

Named after the here for the 17th century. proven rifle house of the Frankfurt rifle guild

Schuhgasse, old town

See Goldhutgasse .

Schulze-Delitzsch-Strasse, Riederwald

Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch (1808–1883), co-founder of the German cooperative system

Schwabstrasse, Eckenheim

after an 18th century mayor of Eckenheim

Schwalbacher Strasse, Gallus

Schwalbach am Taunus , town in the Main-Taunus district .

Schwanheimer Bahnstrasse, Frankfurt-Schwanheim

Named after the former station Frankfurt-Schwanheim an der Mainbahn , which was closed in 1972 because it was too far away from the Schwanheim development in the city ​​forest . The street was part of a Roman road that connected the Roman Nida (today: Frankfurt-Heddernheim ) with the Roman fort Auf Esch near Groß-Gerau . It runs from north to south and begins on Rheinlandstraße as an extension of Alt-Schwanheim, crosses the border aisle or the prehistoric Bischofsweg, crosses the Hinkelsteinschneise (old bus stop) towards the airport and today bends in an easterly direction to Oberschweinstiege.

Schwarzburgstrasse , Frankfurt-Nordend

Querstraße to Eckenheimer Landstraße , named after Günther von Schwarzburg, who was elected to the counter-king in Frankfurt in 1349 and who died there soon afterwards .

Black Forest Road , Niederrad

Cross street to Bruchfeldstraße and one of the streets of Niederrad named after the Upper Rhine mountain range. The Black Forest is the highest low mountain range in Germany.

Schwedenkronenplatz, old town

Small square in the street area of ​​Kleiner Friedberger, Großer Friedberger, Vilbeler and Konrad-Adenauer-Straße, access only from Große Friedberger Straße.

Sweden Path , Nied

Recalls that a Swedish army in the Thirty Years' War marched from Würzburg and Frankfurt via Nied to Höchst and took the city. Before the incorporation of Nieds in 1928, the street that was built on from 1900 was named after Queen Luise of Prussia .

Schwedlerstrasse / Schwedlerbrücke, Ostend

Johann Wilhelm Schwedler (1823-1894), engineer. According to his plans, the three main halls of Frankfurt Central Station were built between 1883 and 1888 . In the competition at that time, Schwedler only took second place. The architecture of the vestibule hall including the neo-renaissance facade was carried out by Hermann Eggert .

Schweizer Strasse , Sachsenhausen

Created together with the Untermainbrücke in the Wilhelminian era ; Name according to 1877, allegedly an allusion to the fact that upper-class citizens settled here and thus strived towards the 'promised Switzerland'.

Schwertfegergasse, old town

The alley, which was rebuilt in the 1980s, used to lead to the famous five-finger cookie . In the Middle Ages, the little street was actually the quarter of the sword sweepers ( armourers ).


Sebastian-Kneipp-Strasse, Niederursel

Sebastian Kneipp (1821–1897), Bavarian priest and hydrotherapist in Bad Wörishofen / Bavarian Swabia. He is the namesake of the water cure or water treading and the founder of Kneipp medicine .

Sebastian-Rinz-Strasse, Westend-Nord

Named after the garden architect Sebastian Rinz (1782–1861), who designed the ramparts and the main cemetery , among other things .

Seckbacher Bitzweg, Seckbach

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

Seckbächer Gasse, city ​​center

Named after Seckbach , incorporated since 1900.

Seckbacher Klemmweg, Seckbach

was previously just called Klemmweg.

Seckbacher Landstrasse, Bornheim and Seckbach

Named after Seckbach , incorporated since 1900. Main connecting road between the Bornheim and Seckbach districts, from 1905 to 1970 with a tram connection between Heidestraße and Wolffhardtschen Wirtschaft (today: Eschweger Straße). The Seckbacher Landstrasse underground station served from 1980 to 2008 as the terminus of the only underground line on the entire route.

Sedanstrasse, Fechenheim

Sedan , town in the Ardennes department / France. The city is close to the Belgian and Luxembourg borders. In the Battle of Sedan in the Franco-German War in 1870/71, the French Emperor Napoléon III. captured at Sedan and ultimately defeated France, even if the war continued for a few months afterwards. Until 1918, September 2nd was celebrated as Sedan Day in the German Empire.

Seegewann, Rödelheim

As early as Roman times, a ten meter high and almost one kilometer long dam was built there to dam the Westerbach into a large lake. The dam was removed in 1820.

Seeheimer Strasse, Oberrad

Seeheim, since 1977 part of the community Seeheim-Jugenheim in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district .

Seehofstrasse and Seehofsweg, Sachsenhausen

After an estate east of the Sachsenhausen mountain, which was named Seehof because of the fish ponds belonging to it. Belonged to the Teutonic Order until 1842 , burned down after being sold to Frankfurt.

Seelenberger Strasse, Rödelheim

Seelenberg , part of the community Schmitten (Hochtaunus) in the Hochtaunuskreis .

Seibertsgasse, Niederursel

Presumably named after the long-established Niederursel family Seibert.

Seilerbahn, Höchst and Seilerstrasse, city ​​center

In the past, hemp ropes were made on a large scale in these streets. This required an absolutely straight cable car at least 50 m long, while the North German Reeperbahn had to be at least 300 m long and produced correspondingly better quality ropes.

Selma-Lagerlöf-Strasse, Ginnheim

Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940), Swedish writer. In 1909 she was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature . Her most famous novel in this country is The Wonderful Journey of Little Nils Holgersson with the Wild Geese

Senckenberganlage, Westend

former Viktoria-Allee. The Frankfurt doctor and natural scientist Dr. Johann Christian Senckenberg (1707–1772) the city owes the Dr. Senckenberg Foundation , from which the Bürgerhospital , the Senckenberg Library , the Botanical Garden and a medical institute for the training of doctors emerged.

Senefelderweg, Eckenheim

Alois Senefelder (1771–1834), Austrian actor and theater writer as well as the inventor of lithography . In 1826 Senefelder succeeded in printing colored leaves and in 1833 in printing oil paintings on canvas transferred onto stone.

Seulberger Strasse, Bonames

Seulberg , since 1972 district of Friedrichsdorf in the Hochtaunuskreis .

Seumestrasse, Nordend

Johann Gottfried Seume (1763–1810), German writer and poet. Made long trips on foot through foreign countries. He is therefore regarded as a cultural-historical travel writer who reported with accuracy and sobriety about the conditions in foreign countries.

Severusstrasse, Heddernheim

Lucius Septimius Severus (146–211), Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He founded the Severer dynasty and was one of the emperors of the second year of the four emperors .


Siboldgasse, Bergen -Enkheim

Ulrich III. In 1354 von Hanau forced the knight Sibold Schelm von Bergen to hand over the imperial castle Gruckau near Bergen and to take it from him as a fief.

Siebenbürgenstrasse, Bergen-Enkheim

Since the 12th century German settlement area around Sibiu, Kronstadt and Cluj-Napoca in today's Romania, often also referred to as Transylvania. The term Transylvanian Saxony is misleading because it refers to settlers from the Eifel region, Belgium, Lorraine and Luxembourg. Almost all of the people of German origin have now emigrated from Romania.

Siegener Strasse, Sossenheim

Siegen , town in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein / North Rhine-Westphalia

Siegfried-Gößling-Weg, Seckbach

Siegfried Gößling (1931–2010), gerontologist, former head of the Hufeland House, pioneer of day care in geriatric care, founder of the term activating care

Siemensstrasse, Sachsenhausen

Ernst Werner von Siemens (1816–1892), German inventor, founder of electrical engineering and industrialist. Founded today's global Siemens AG .

Sieringstrasse, Unterliederbach

Emil Siering (1841–1899), Catholic pastor in Höchst.

Siesmayerstrasse, Westend

Franz Heinrich Siesmayer (1817–1900), Frankfurt garden architect, whose most famous work was the palm garden , at the eastern entrance of which the street passes. But Goldsteinpark and other parks in and around Frankfurt were also designed by him, mostly inspired by French and English models.

Sigmund-Freud-Strasse, Eckenheim

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Austrian neurologist and depth psychologist , who became known as the founder of psychoanalysis and as a critic of religion. Because of his Jewish descent, he went into exile in London after Austria was annexed to the German Reich in 1938, where he died after just one year.

Silberbornstrasse, Dornbusch

The Silberborner patrician family from Frankfurt, originally immigrated from Worms, owned the Kühhornshof around 1500 . The Frankfurt line died out in 1522.

Silcherstrasse, Schwanheim

Philipp Friedrich Silcher (1789–1860), German song composer. Set many folk songs that are still popular today, including the first German environmental song Jetzt gang i ans Brünnele, but don't drink, the Lorelei song and Muss i denn zum Städtele .

Silostraße, Unterliederbach

reminds of the fertilizer silo built in 1925 and demolished in 1987, which the Hoechst paintworks built nearby. The exact location of the industrial building can be seen on an aerial photo from 1983. The "Silobad" (formerly "Farbwerkebad") and the "Silo area" (today: Parkstadt Unterliederbach) are named after the fertilizer silo.

Simon Bolivar Plant, Westend

Simón Bolívar (1783–1830), born in Caracas / Venezuela, South American independence fighter. Between 1812 and 1824, Venezuela , Argentina , Chile , Peru , Colombia , Ecuador and Bolivia gained independence from Spain , primarily thanks to his military successes . The latter state is named after him. In all these states he is therefore considered a national hero.

Simon-Ochs-Strasse, Preungesheim

Simon Ochs, building contractor, provided land for a settlement on this street.

Simsonstrasse, Ostend (1936–1945 Mevissenstrasse )

Eduard von Simson (1810–1899), Prussian and German lawyer and politician, ennobled in 1886. 1848 Member of the Königsberg deputy and President of the Frankfurt National Assembly , elected the first President of the Reichstag of the German Empire in 1871 .

Sindlinger Bahnstrasse , Sindlingen

Sindlingen has its own stop on this street and has a connection to the Taunusbahn .

Sinner way, Heddernheim

Sinn (Hessen) , municipality near Herborn in the Lahn-Dill district

Siolistraße, Westend

Prof. Dr. Emil Franz Sioli (1852–1922) took over the management of the city's mental hospital in 1888 . At his instigation, the Köppern Mental Clinic was founded in Friedrichsdorf , Hochtaunuskreis, in 1901 , which set standards in the treatment of the mentally ill. One of his interns was Alois Alzheimer , who discovered the brain disease of the same name.


Sodener Strasse, Gallus

Bad Soden am Taunus , spa town in the Main-Taunus district . The brine springs there were owned by the city of Frankfurt for a long time (see Am Salzhaus and Malapertstrasse )

Solmspark, Rödelheim and Solmsstraße, Bockenheim

A line of the Counts of Solms was named after Solms-Rödelheim, which had belonged to them since the 15th century. The Solmspark is named after this noble family . The Rödelheimer Schloss was totally destroyed in the Second World War.

Sömmerringstrasse, Nordend

Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring (1755–1830), brilliant doctor and professor of anatomy and surgery. From 1792 practice in Frankfurt. Smallpox vaccination pioneer . Incidentally, he invented the electric telegraph and the "yellow dot" in the retina. Knighted by the Bavarian king in 1808.

Sondershausenstrasse, Gallus

Maria Anna Sondershausen (1710–1796), founded a foundation named after her in 1772.

Sonnemannstrasse, Ostend (1935–1945 Max-Eyth-Strasse )

Leopold Sonnemann (1831–1909) was the founder (1856) and editor of the liberal Frankfurter Zeitung, which was often banned under Prussians and Nazis .
  • Max Eyth (1836–1906) founder of the German Agricultural Society, inventor of the steam plow

Sontraer Strasse, Fechenheim

Sontra , town in the Werra-Meißner district

Soonwaldstrasse, Unterliederbach

The Soonwald is a low mountain range and forest area in the Hunsrück in Rhineland-Palatinate

Sophienstrasse, Bockenheim

After Sophie von Brabant, the daughter of St. Elisabeth of Thuringia , from whom the princes of Hesse descended. Bockenheim belonged to the Principality of Hessen-Kassel from 1736 to 1866 and was incorporated into Frankfurt in 1895, the previous name Bismarckstraße had to be given up.

Sophie-Rosenthal-Strasse, Bergen -Enkheim

Sophie Rosenthal (1888–1943), Jewish citizen of Bergen-Enkheim, murdered in 1943 in the Sobibor extermination camp . Sister of Ludwig Rosenthal, editor of the book On the history of the Jews in the area of ​​the former County of Hanau .

Sophie-von-La-Roche-Weg, Ginnheim / Dornbusch

Sophie von La Roche (1730–1807), German writer, born in Biberach an der Riss , died in Offenbach. Grandmother of Clemens Brentano and Bettina von Arnim . A footpath from the former American settlement to Raimundstrasse was named after her in 2010.

Sorbenstrasse, Niedererlenbach

The Sorbs , sometimes also referred to as Wends, are a West Slavic tribe that is mainly at home in Lusatia and has its own Slavic language, culture and costume.

Souchaystrasse, Sachsenhausen

Dr. Eduard Franz Souchay (1800–1872), aldermen and senator of the city of Frankfurt. Bundestag envoy. On his initiative, Frankfurt joined the Zollverein .


Speckgasse, Speckgäßchen and Speckweg, Oberrad

not the pork bacon , but the old German word spacha is the inspiration here. It means a wooden bridge made of tree trunks over swamps and streams, a kind of stick dam over which vehicles could drive safely over otherwise inaccessible areas.

Speierlingweg, Bergen- Enkheim

The service tree belongs to the rose family. Due to their high tannin content, its fruits are used to preserve cider , which otherwise could turn into vinegar after a few months. The fruits are very tasty when overripe. The service tree has unfortunately become rare in Germany. a. because it was unknown for a long time that its fruits could only germinate after a long period of frost, they can be relatively large (20–30 m) and old (> 300 years) and need a relatively long time (> 10 years) until the first high-yield harvest.

Spenerstrasse, Nordend

Philipp Jacob Spener (1635–1705), a Lutheran clergyman from Alsace, was appointed to Frankfurt in 1666 as a senior in the Ministry of Preachers. Later chief preacher in Dresden and provost in Berlin.

Spessartstrasse, Bornheim

Spessart , low mountain range, partly Bavarian, partly Hessian, with cities like Lohr, Wertheim, Miltenberg and Aschaffenburg on the Bavarian side, Gelnhausen, Hanau and Schlüchtern in Hesse.

Speyerer Strasse, Gallus

Speyer , independent city on the Rhine, already settled in Roman times. The Reichstag held there in 1529 is famous for the Speyer protestation .

Spielmannstrasse, Nied

Dr. Christian Spielmann (1861–1917), head of the Wiesbaden City Archives, edited "Nassovia", a journal for Nassau history, from 1900 onwards. Nied was formerly part of Hessen-Nassau.

Spielgasse, Niederursel

This street is mentioned in a document from 1714. Playhouses of that time could be described as a combination of town hall and community center.

Spohrstrasse, Nordend

Louis Spohr (1784–1859), opera and music director in Frankfurt from 1817 to 1819, fell out with the theater administration and moved to Kassel as court conductor .


St. George Street, Bornheim

Georg von St. George, descendant of the French nobility, acquired Frankfurt citizenship and married Maria-Louise von Bethmann in 1809. Established a foundation named after him in 1845.

Staedelstrasse, Sachsenhausen

Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), banker and art collector, bequeathed one million guilders, a library and his rich and still famous art collection on the Sachsenhausen Museumsufer to his hometown

Stalburgstrasse, Nordend

Patrician family. Claus Stalburg , a wealthy merchant, acquired the Stalburger Oede at the end of the 14th century . The family died out in 1808, the goods were taken over by Baron von Rothschild . The old Stalburg can be found at Glauburgstrasse 80, today Michi Herl's Stalburg Theater is located there.

Stargarder Strasse, Bergen- Enkheim

Stargard , until 1945 Stargard in Pomerania, a town in the Polish part of Pomerania, near Stettin . The name Stargard could be translated as "Altenburg". There were other places with this name in Pomerania and Prussia.

Starkenburger Strasse, Fechenheim

Starkenburg was the province of the Grand Duchy of Hesse south of the Main and east of the Rhine . The road leads from Fechenheim to Offenbach , which belonged to this province.

Staufenstrasse, Westend

The Staufen, a 451 m high mountain near Kelkheim , is the namesake here.

Stefan-Zweig-Strasse, Ginnheim

Stefan Zweig (1881–1942), important Austrian writer with Jewish roots. Outlawed in the Third Reich . His best-known work here is the chess novella . Voluntarily died in exile in Brazil in 1942.

Stegerwaldstrasse, Unterliederbach

Adam Stegerwald (1874–1945), German politician ( Center Party , later CSU). He was a co-founder of the Christian trade unions in Germany and the CSU in Bavaria.

Stegstrasse, Sachsenhausen

named after the Eiserner Steg over the Main, built between 1868 and 1869 . It was originally planned to extend it to that point.

Steinäckerstrasse, Fechenheim

Field name, probably a reference to the remains of the Roman road from the cathedral fort via the east port to a presumed bridge over the Main near Bürgel, which often uncovered obstructive Roman stones when plowing. The Fechenheim cemetery is located here.

Steinauer Strasse, Fechenheim

Steinau an der Strasse , a town in the Main-Kinzig district , is located on the old trade route from Frankfurt to Leipzig, the Grimm brothers lived there from 1791 to 1796 in the official building (today the Brothers Grimm House Museum).

Steinbacher Hohl, Praunheim

Hohl is identical to Hohlweg , i.e. a path that has cut into the surrounding area through centuries of use with cattle, carts and draining rainwater. Steinbach (Taunus) is the neighboring town in the Hochtaunus district .

Steingasse, old town

A former alley that led from Töngesgasse to Schnurgasse (today Berliner Straße ). Gelnhäuser Gasse was parallel to the east and today's Hasengasse to the west .

Steinhausenstrasse, Sachsenhausen

Wilhelm August Theodor Steinhausen (1846–1924), from 1877 in Frankfurt and died there, was a German painter and lithographer .

Steinkopfweg, Zeilsheim

At 518 m, the Steinkopf is the highest eastern elevation of the Taunus

Steinlestrasse, Sachsenhausen

Eduard Jakob von Steinle (1810–1886), painter of the Nazarenes (art) born in Vienna . Resident in Frankfurt since 1839, professor at the Städel from 1850 . The interior work in the Alte Oper and numerous church windows in the Katharinenkirche were made according to his designs.

Steinmetzstrasse, Sindlingen

Lorenz Steinmetz (1882–1952), Catholic pastor in Sindlingen from 1922 to 1952.

Steinritzstrasse, Harheim

Very pictorial description of an area in which you hit stones for a long time while plowing. Often these were the remains of Roman buildings or streets. A Roman connecting road from the Roman bridge at Berkersheimer "Ulmenrück" led through this corridor. The farmers then (and probably still today) saw this as pure chicane.

Stone slide, Zeilsheim

Field name often found in the Wetterau, which meant that on such slopes the plow often deviated from the intended furrow direction because of stones. The peasant comments on this are likely to have been hearty and rough.

Steinstrasse, Niederursel and Nieder-Erlenbach

The two stone streets are not part of the official street directory. Regardless of this, the names are colloquial and also used in official communication, for example in the motions of the two local advisory boards. The Niederurseler Steinstraße is a remnant of the Roman connecting road (" Saalburgstraße ") on the Niederurseler slope into the Saalburg and led from Nida via Bommersheim and Dornholzhausen to the Limes . The Nieder-Erlenbacher Steinstraße also goes back to the Romans: It was part of the road from the provincial town of Mainz to the fort in Okarben. Today the Steinstraße can still be traced from the Riedsteg over the Erlenbach to the border to Kloppenheim.

Steinweg, downtown

The Steinweg is mentioned for the first time in 1341. This connecting route in the Neustadt in front of the Staufen wall was one of the first cobbled streets in medieval Frankfurt.

Stephan-Heise-Strasse, Praunheim- Westhausen

Stephan Heise (1883–1945), editor of the “Frankfurter Volksstimme”, resistance fighter. Was in the Third Reich from 1935 to 1941 in the Buchenwald concentration camp interned in the concentration camp Dachau and Sachsenhausen . Shortly before the end of the war, Heise was killed on a death march .
  • The street in 1929-1931 resulting settlement was first called Westhausen road A .
  • Under the National Socialist dictatorship from 1933 it was named after the anti-democratic Prussian General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck , a participant in the Kapp Putsch against the Weimar Republic .
  • The democratic Frankfurt canceled this name in 1947 and now honored the resistance fighter Stephan Heise.

Stephanstrasse, downtown

Heinrich von Stephan (1831–1897) was the General Postal Director of the German Empire and the organizer of the German postal system. The street named in his honor is not far from the Palais Thurn und Taxis , designed in 1727 for the heir general postmaster Prince Anselm Franz von Thurn und Taxis .

Stephensonstrasse, Gallus

George Stephenson (1781–1848), English engineer and main founder of the railway system. Built the first usable locomotive in 1814, and the world's first public railway in 1825. The LEG - Adler und Pfeil ("Adler" for short) locomotive, which was used on the first German railway line from Nuremberg to Fürth in 1835 , also came from Stephenson.

Sterlepperstrasse, Eckenheim

long-established Eckenheim family

Sternbrücke , Rödelheim

Inserted into Rödelheimer Landstrasse, named after a neighboring Gasthaus zum Stern. On the old trade route Frankfurt-Cologne, the Sternbrücke allowed a safe crossing of the flood-prone Niddaaue. A previous wooden building was replaced by a stone structure in 1805.

Stettenstrasse, Nordend

Frankfurt patrician family, several of whose members played an important role in the 17th and 18th centuries, e. B. as councilors and aldermen.

Stettiner Strasse, Bergen- Enkheim

Szczecin , Polish name Szczecin, is the capital of the Polish West Pomeranian Voivodeship and is located around 120 km northeast of Berlin at the mouth of the Odra to the Szczecin Lagoon.

Steueragelstrasse, Gallus

Philipp Christiansteueragel founded a foundation for the poor in 1897.

Stierstädter Strasse, Praunheim

Stierstadt , since 1972 district of Oberursel / Hochtaunuskreis

Stiftstrasse, city ​​center

In front of the Eschenheimer Tor , the doctor Dr. Johann Christian Senckenberg founded monastery, which included a community hospital, a nursing home for old people and a botanical garden. This was demolished in 1816 and the facilities moved to other parts of the city. In earlier centuries this street was called Behind the Bad Wall .

Stockheimer Strasse, Bornheim

Stockheim, part of Glauburg in the Wetterau district . Known to day trippers through the "Stockheimer Lieschen", the single-track Niddertal Railway from Bad Vilbel to Stockheim.

Stoltzestrasse, downtown

And I don't want to be in de Kop enei, how can anyone not be from Frankfort . This is what Friedrich Stoltze (1816–1891), a Frankfurt native and dialect poet and journalist, wrote.

Storchgasse, Höchst

The east gate and its tower in the Höchst city wall was popularly known as the “stork”.

Störchleinsgasse, old town

This tiny cul-de-sac branched off east of Lindheimer Gasse between house numbers 4 and 10 and opened up houses no. 6 and 8. The alley was northwest of today's intersection of Berliner Straße / Fahrgasse.

Strahlberger Hof and Strahlberger Weg, Sachsenhausen

Former manor on the banks of the Main near Oberrad, which, founded in 1311, belonged to the Strahlberg family from the beginning of the 16th century, and to which the tanner mill also belonged. The Strahlberg family died out in 1626.

Stralsunder Strasse, Westend

Stralsund , independent, former Hanseatic city ​​in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania . Your old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002 . Belonged to Sweden for almost two hundred years. In the course of the construction of the IG Farben administration building , Hansaallee was laid out and the former Affensteiner Feld was rebuilt.

Straßburger Strasse, Schwanheim (Goldstein settlement)

In the Middle Ages, the former Free Imperial City of Strasbourg , French name Strasbourg, was often an ally of Frankfurt in the arduous struggle against the claims to power of neighboring rulers. French since 1681. Goethe studied at the university there. The Alsatian Strasbourg is the capital of the new Grand Est region in eastern France and the seat of the prefecture of the Lower Alsace ( Bas-Rhin ) department and various European institutions.

Stresemannallee , Sachsenhausen (1888–1929 Wilhelmstrasse , 1935–1945 Saarallee )

Gustav Stresemann (1878–1929), German politician, Reich Chancellor and Foreign Minister during the Weimar Republic . Negotiated the Locarno Treaties and enforced admission to the League of Nations . Was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926 . Honored on the streets of Frankfurt shortly after his death on October 3, 1929.

Stroofstrasse, Griesheim

Dr.-Ing. Ignatz Stroof (1838–1920), Technical Director of the Griesheim-Elektron chemical factory

Strubbergstrasse, Rödelheim

In 1885 Rödelheim received city ​​rights. The first mayor (until 1903) was Friedrich Strubberg.

Stupanusstrasse, Höchst

Jakob Stupanus built the Höchst Renaissance Castle in 1582–1601, which was destroyed in the Thirty Years War.

Stuttgarter Strasse, Gutleutviertel

Stuttgart , capital of Baden-Württemberg , (1888–1945 Blücherstraße ) after Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher , Prussian general (1742–1819)

Stützeläckerweg, Rödelheim

Rödelheim field name, origin unknown. It can be assumed that the area once belonged to a family Stützel.


Sudetenstrasse, Nieder-Erlenbach

Reminds of the around three million Sudeten Germans from the Czech Republic who were expelled after the Second World War and who settled in the Federal Republic. Strictly speaking, wrong collective term, because the Sudetes form only a relatively small part of the formerly German-speaking Bohemia and Moravia ; they are a mountain range that forms the north-eastern border of the Bohemian Basin between the Zittau Basin and the Moravian Gate . The highest point is the Schneekoppe in the Giant Mountains .

Sulzbacher Strasse, Gallus

Sulzbach (Taunus) , municipality in the Main-Taunus district .

Individual evidence

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  2. Andreas Haupt: Siegfried-Gößling-Weg is reminiscent of the manager of the Hufeland House - a man who set standards. Frankfurter Neue Presse , July 25, 2015, accessed on July 28, 2015 .
  3. Hufeland House - History. Evangelical Association for Inner Mission Frankfurt am Main , accessed on July 28, 2015 .
  4. Archived copy ( memento of the original from February 17, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. "150 years of the Höchst industrial site", ed. Infraserv GmbH, December 2013, p. 27, accessed February 17, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. Archived copy ( memento of the original from February 17, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. R, E, L .: Farbwerke Höchst: Research and Technology . In: The time . No. 06/1950 ( online ).
  9. ^ Street directory Frankfurt am Main, 22nd edition, 2016
  10. ^ Association Nieder-Erlenbacher Bürger eV, information board near the "Schneiderkreuz" on Friedberger Weg / corner of Hasenpfad, inspection on August 1, 2018
  11. City of Frankfurt a. M.:Chronik von Nieder-Erlenbach [_id_inhalt = 61768], accessed on August 3, 2018
  12. Naming of streets after people of the resistance and those persecuted by the National Socialist tyranny. Frankfurt am Main 1933–1945, accessed on February 2, 2020 .
  13. Heise, Stephan. Frankfurt am Main 1933–1945, accessed on February 2, 2020 .
  14. The renaming of streets and squares. Frankfurt am Main 1933–1945, accessed February 20, 2020 .
  15. ^ A b c d Institute for Urban History Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurt 1933-1945. The renaming of streets and squares . Accessed February 8, 2020