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am Main /
right, the Hauptwache (Main Guard Building). It was
built in 1730.
left, the Katherinenkirche
(St. Katherine's church), Goethe's baptism place, erected between 1678
and 1681 on the foundations
of the St. Katherine hospital, founded in 1343. It was completely
destroyed and rebuilt shortly after the War, although the splendid
interior decor could not be restored. The outside of the building is
now all that is left of this great church. Today, the church works to
support the homeless, who come here for shelter and a warm meal.
Off the Hauptwache is the
Zeil, modern Frankfurt's chief shopping street.