Market square (Offenbach am Main)

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Coat of arms Offenbach am Main.svg
Place in Offenbach am Main
Commercial building on the market square
Basic data
place Offenbach am Main
Created from 1700
Confluent streets Waldstrasse, Geleitsstrasse, Grosse Marktstrasse, Frankfurter Strasse , Berliner Strasse , Schlossstrasse, Kleiner Biergrund, Bieberer Strasse
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , car traffic , public transport

The market square is a traffic junction and central square in Offenbach am Main . It is located in the city center and borders the street of the same name as well as Berliner Straße .


Market operations began in 1703 after the city had expanded in previous years. With the establishment of a cattle market in 1868 on today's Wilhelmsplatz , the weekly market began to be shifted there; the Offenbach weekly market has held regular market days since 1902 .

Clock tower, 1895

In the 18th century a town hall was built on the market square, which was demolished in 1859. Between 1887 and 1927 there was a clock tower on the square that was donated by the Offenbacher Schützenverein. Because of its onion tip, the dialect name "Zwiwwel" arose, and the building became a popular meeting place. The clock was dismantled during construction work for the tram. Several reconstruction initiatives in the second half of the 20th century were unsuccessful.

Transport links

The subterranean S-Bahn station Offenbach Marktplatz , opened in 1995, is part of the Offenbach City Tunnel of the S-Bahn Rhein-Main and is served by the S1, S2, S8 and S9 lines.

The Marktplatz S-Bahn station

Many local bus routes as well as the express bus route X83 have an above-ground, central transfer point or a terminus at this station.

Until 1996 the route of the tram line 16 from Frankfurt-Oberrad ran to the market square (see tram Offenbach am Main ).

See also: Local traffic in Offenbach am Main


Adjacent to the market square is the former district building, which was completely rebuilt after the district administration moved to Dietzenbach in 2002. It received a new facade and has served as a town house since 2005, in which various municipal offices are housed. Nearby is the 120 m high City Tower Offenbach used as an office building .


Fountain by Ottomar Gassenmeyer

In 1971 a fountain system created by the Offenbach sculptor Ottomar Gassenmeyer was inaugurated.

Web links

Commons : Marktplatz, Offenbach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Marketplace on the website of the city of Offenbach am Main

Individual evidence

  1. a b History of the market square. In: Retrieved October 25, 2018 .
  2. ^ History of the Offenbach weekly market ( Memento from February 4, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  3. 1927: The Zwiwwel saw many a rendezvous. In: Retrieved October 25, 2018 .

Coordinates: 50 ° 6 ′ 17 ″  N , 8 ° 45 ′ 52 ″  E