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Bockenheim

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Leipziger Straße station, 60487, Frankfurt am Main

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The medieval watchtower of Bockenheim looks over a district recognised for its students and multiculturalism. It is a fun place to go out for for a drink or something to eat, and for foreign students, is nice location to study, at the University of Frankfurt.

On Leipziger Straße is a mile of shops. There are cobble stone streets, funky shops, cafes, boisterous bars and student pubs, delicatessens and fashionable restaurants.

Head north and you find yourself surrounded by affluence: Zeppelinallee and surrounding streets are home to many impressive villas, here you can see refined taste; a mix of old and new architecture.

Bockenheim is adjacent to the Botanical Gardens, Westend, and the Senckenberg Natural History Museum.

Bockenheim is a fun place to break off from the main streets and explore the shops in cafes and alleys.

Every Thursday at the old watchtower is the Weekly Bockenheim Market, here you can find second hand books, fresh fruit and vegetables, hot dog (Wurst mit Brotchen) and fried potato cakes with local green sauce.

Next to the watchtower and U-Bahn station is the University of Frankfurt campus, from which there is no shortage of student frivolity.

To get to Bockenheim take the Underground U4, U6 or U7 to Bockenhim. If you see a medieval tower or a tram half sunken into the pavement, you know you're in the right place. You can also get of at Leipziger Straße station.

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