List of street names in Frankfurt am Main / X – Z

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Xaver-Fendt-Strasse , Kalbach

The only Frankfurterstraße whose name begins with X starts is by Xaver Fendt (1907-1989), the engineer and co-founder of the tractor factory of the same Co. Messrs. Xaver Fendt & named.



Zanderstrasse , Gutleutviertel

Pikeperch , also known as pike perch elsewhere, is the largest freshwater perch

Zaubernussallee , Unterliederbach

Witch hazel , botanically witch hazel, shrubs from Asia that can bloom in winter.

Zehnmorgenstrasse , Eschersheim

old hallway name. Approximately three to four acres make up one hectare, depending on the region. An acre of land could be plowed up within one morning with the single-blade plow.

Zehntgasse , Schwanheim

named after the tithe barn there, a warehouse for storing the tithe in kind .

Zehnthofgasse , Sindlingen

see Zehntgasse.

Zeil , downtown

Zeil , so named because of the initially only one-sided buildings outside the Staufen wall . Originated after the city was expanded in the 14th century. Today the most important shopping street in Frankfurt.

Zeilweg , Heddernheim

Part of the former Roman army and trade route from Mainz to the Wetterau. Due to the adjoining clay pits to the northwest, there was only a row of houses along the southeast side of the street until after the Second World War.

Zeisigweg , Sachsenhausen

Siskin , species of bird in the finch family

Zeißelstrasse , Northrend

Chisels are thick wooden clubs that were used to make swampy terrain passable.

Zelterstrasse , Schwanheim

Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758–1832), German musician, teacher of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy , Giacomo Meyerbeer and Otto Nicolai , corresponded with Goethe for decades .

Zentgrafenstrasse , Seckbach

A Centenarius or Zentgraf is originally the leader of a hundred people elected by the Germans. High administrative officials later appointed by the counts, e. B. Heads of central courts who, together with lay judges, also imposed death sentences. Seckbach was part of the Bornheimer Berg county at the time . The street is named after a centgrave whose name has not been passed down, who was the spokesman for the Seckbachers during the Peasant Wars.

Zentmarkweg , Rödelheim

Cent goes back to Latin Centum = one hundred. Zentmark was originally a clearly defined area for a hundred able-bodied men who had to serve in the people's army in the event of war.

Zeppelinallee , Bockenheim

Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin (1838–1917) constructed the airships named after him , which had their first landing site in Frankfurt in this part of the city, namely the Rebstock airship port .

Zeuläckerstrasse , Seckbach

Derived from a field name that goes back to fields that belonged to the Seckbacher farming family Zeul.


Ziegelei-Allee , Praunheim

This is a reminder of several brickworks and clay pits in this area that have since disappeared.

Ziegelgasse , old town

The alley leads from Liebfrauenberg to Berliner Straße , at the western end of the Kleinmarkthalle .

Ziegelhüttenweg , Sachsenhausen

As the name suggests, it is the route to a former brick factory. The name used to be Unterer Schafhofweg, named after the sheep or sand farm .

Ziegenhainer Strasse , Eschersheim

The former town of Ziegenhain has become a district of the town of Schwalmstadt in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse . Your consideration as the namesake for an Eschersheimer Straße is likely to be related to the so-called Ziegenhain church discipline. With her the confirmation and the office of the church leader were introduced.

Zillestrasse , Praunheim

Heinrich Zille (1858–1929), German painter, known for his pictures from Berlin's “Milljöh”. Affectionately known in Berlin as Brush Heinrich .

Zimmerweg , Westend

Former wood storage facility for carpenters , as wood should be stored and dried for a long time before processing so that it no longer warps.

Zinzendorfweg , Sossenheim

Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf (1700–1760) was a Lutheran-Pietist theologian, founder and first bishop of the Moravian Brethren (“Brothers Unity”) and poet of numerous hymns.

Zobelstrasse , Ostend

Johann Peter Wilhelm Zobel (1814–1896) was the first director of the Frankfurt-Hanau Railway Company (FHE) and was in charge of the construction of the Frankfurt – Hanau railway line , which began operating in 1848.

Zorbachstrasse , Preungesheim

long-established Preungesheim family



During the occupation of Höchst during the Thirty Years' War by troops under the command of Duke Christian von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel , a captain Zuckschwerdt is said to have refused to blow up the castle when he withdrew. Instead he stayed in Höchst and acquired citizenship there.

Zum-Jungs-Strasse , Eckenheim

Patrician family immigrated from Mainz. Its best-known member is the councilor and mayor Johann Maximilian zum Junge (1596–1649), who acted as a representative of Frankfurt in the negotiations for the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 during the Thirty Years' War .

To stool , Kalbach

The regional court for Stulen in Kalbacher Feld exercised high jurisdiction over Kalbach and many neighboring towns. The court lords were the Counts of Eppstein . A gallows was still recorded there in maps from 1803.

Züricher Strasse , Bonames

Zurich , Swiss banking center on the lake of the same name.

To Kalbacher Höhe , Riedberg

Leads from the Niddatal to the height named after the nearby Kalbach .

To Frankenfurt , Schwanheim

Leads from the edge of Schwanheim over the area of ​​today's Goldstein settlement towards the former "Frankenfurt" through the Main; Frankfurt got its name after her (attested as "Franconofurt" from 822).

Zwingergasse , city center

has little to do with dog kennels. As a kennel the area between the annular wall and an additional, advanced wall (Zwinger wall) is called in medieval towns and castles. And of course there was something like that with the Frankfurt city wall.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Area of ​​the imperial city of Frankfurt a. Main, map by E. Pelissier, Frankfurt / Main, 1888