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Local name: Café Hauptwache
Café Hauptwache is a baroque building in the heart of Frankfurt and is the most popular meeting place. The historic building was built in 1730 according to the design of the city architect Johann Jakob Samhaimer. During the day Café Hauptwache is a cozy cafe and restaurant, while in the evenings the bar is lively with night life. A beautiful panorama of the city stretches from her summer terrace.
Initially, the building was the seat of the city guard and a prison. At the beginning of the 20th century, the building was rebuilt and a café was created inside. The raids during World War II destroyed the building, and its ruins were demolished during the construction of the metro station. It wasn't until 1968 that Hauptwache was reconstructed in its original form and the cafe reopened.
The most famous Hauptwache prisoners were the local lawyer and councilor Johann Erasmus von Senckenberg and Johannes 'Schinderhannes' Bückler called the German Robin Hood.