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On the right, the Hauptwache (Main Guard Building). It was built in 1730.
On the 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.

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