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Kuhhirtenturm, ancient tower on the city wall.

This building, dating from 1490, is the last remaining tower belonging to the former defence system of the area of Sachsenhausen, which is situated on the other side of the river Main. The square tower, from which archers could shoot in four different directions, is topped by a pyramid-shaped roof. In 1923, Swiss composer Paul Hindemith, who was at the time concert master at the Frankfurt Opera House, lived on the top floor. It was here that he composed his operas Cardilliac and Marienleben.

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