Alt Sachsenhausen (Old Sachsenhausen)

To the left will take you to “Alt-Sachsenhausen”, to the famous “Klappergass” street. “Frau Rauscher”, the life-size stone sculpture, welcomes her guests for a glass of cider. The naturally cloudy “Stöffche”, named after her, from the Possmann family winery in Frankfurt, is available in good grocery stores or from specialist beverage retailers.

Ignatz Bubis-Brücke (The Ignatz Bubis Bridge)

Past Alt-Sachsenhausen, our trip across the Main takes us right over the “Ignatz Bubis Brücke”. The former “Obermainbrücke” (“Obermain Bridge”) was built in 1876-78.

Once on the bridge, you can enjoy a good view of the Frankfurt skyline to the left. The view of the skyline from the east is unique. As the skyscrapers are mainly built in the western part of Frankfurt, you can also see the numerous historical towers, such as Frankfurt Cathedral, from this vantage point. To the right, you can look out over the Osthafen area and the European Central Bank, built on the former wholesale market site, with its imposing twin towers rising almost 200 metres into the sky.

Der Portikus

The white portal of the City Library, which was completely destroyed in 1944, stands at the entrance to the Ignatz Bubis Bridge. The building was constructed between 1820 and 1825. Today, it is used for art exhibitions.

Hospital zum heiligen Geist (Hospital of the Holy Spirit)

The “Hospital zum heiligen Geist” is a public foundation and the oldest of its kind in Frankfurt. It was first documented in 1267. Originally, the hospital stood on the banks of the Main. The foundation stone for the new hospital building was laid on 22 May 1835. Due to a lack of space, the hospital went on to erect a new building in Lange Strasse on the “Wallanlagen” (ramparts) of the city centre. After 4 years of construction, the hospital was inaugurated in 1839. It was destroyed in the Second World War and subsequently rebuilt.

End of the tour

We are now almost at the end of our tour and you will soon be able to see the “Zoo” again. We hope that you enjoyed the ride in our Ebbelwei-Expreß and that you would recommend us and our podcast to others. All information and sources can be found on the website of VGF, the Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main GmbH at
We look forward to welcoming you once again on board and wish you a pleasant stay in our wonderful city of Frankfurt am Main.
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