Bornheim (Frankfurt am Main)

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Bornheim
Coat of arms of Bornheim
Coat of arms
Location of Bornheim (red) and the Ortsbezirk Bornheim/Ostend (light red) within Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt Stadtteil Bornheim.svg
Bornheim is located in Germany
Bornheim
Bornheim
Bornheim is located in Hesse
Bornheim
Bornheim
Coordinates: 50°07′43″N 08°42′42″E / 50.12861°N 8.71167°E / 50.12861; 8.71167Coordinates: 50°07′43″N 08°42′42″E / 50.12861°N 8.71167°E / 50.12861; 8.71167
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictUrban district
TownFrankfurt am Main
Area
 • Total2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population
(2007-12-31)
 • Total26,332
 • Density9,500/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
60385, 60386, 60389
Dialling codes069
Vehicle registrationF

Bornheim is a city district of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is part of the Ortsbezirk Bornheim/Ostend.

In the past, Bornheim was called Das lustige Dorf ("The merry village"), because it was the red-light district of Frankfurt up to some 120 years ago. It still retains some of its lively charm and is said to be the younger crowd's hangout, shared with Sachsenhausen. The main street of Bornheim is Berger Straße, a cosmopolitan boulevard with many bars, pubs and restaurants and two of Frankfurt's most traditional cider houses, Solzer and Zur Sonne. The Holy Cross Church with the Centre for Christian Meditation and Spirituality of the Diocese of Limburg, known for its modernist architecture, is located in Bornheim.

Two underground lines (U4 and U7) run through Bornheim.

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