Bornheim (Frankfurt am Main)

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Stadtteil of Frankfurt am Main
Coat of arms of Bornheim
Coat of arms
Bornheim  is located in Germany
Location of Bornheim (red) and the Ortsbezirk Bornheim/Ostend (light red) within Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt Stadtteil Bornheim.svg
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
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Urban district
Town Frankfurt am Main
 • Total 2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population (2007-12-31)
 • Total 26,332
 • Density 9,500/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 60385, 60386, 60389
Dialling codes 069
Vehicle registration F

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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