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Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
 

Hotel Schwan

 
 
Hotel Schwan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
1. Hotel Schwan Marker
Inscription.
An diesem Ort stand
bis zur Zerstörung 1944
das Hotel Schwan,
in dem am 10.mai 1871 nach dem
Deutsch-Französischen Krieg der
"Frankfurter Frieden"
von Otto von Bismarck und
Jules Favre unterzeichnet wurde.

[English translation:]
Here at this site until its destruction in 1944 stood the Hotel Swan, in which on May 10, 1871, after the Franco-Prussian War, the Treaty of Frankfurt was signed by Otto von Bismarck and Jules Favre.


 
Location. 50° 6.811′ N, 8° 40.643′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Steinweg and Goetheplatz, on the left when traveling east on Steinweg. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Steinweg 12, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60313, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hauptwache / Main Guardhouse (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Horst Lippmann (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Johanna Kirchner (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Joachim von Sandrart (1606 - 1688) (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Alte Oper / The Old Opera House (approx.
Hotel Schwan Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
2. Hotel Schwan Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, just to the right of the books displayed outside of the Hugendubel bookstore.
half a kilometer away); Frankfurt Romani Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Friedrich Stoltze Geburtshaus / Birthplace (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Staufermauer (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
 
More about this marker. Driving to this marker is not an option as it within the pedestrian zone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Treaty of Frankfurt (1871) (Wikipedia). The Treaty of Frankfurt (French: Le traité de Francfort; German: Friede von Frankfurt) was a peace treaty signed in Frankfurt on 10 May 1871, at the end of the Franco-Prussian War. (Submitted on December 6, 2016.) 

2. Franco-Prussian War (Wikipedia). The Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War (German: Deutsch-Französischer Krieg, French: Guerre franco-allemande), often referred to in France as the War of 1870 (19 July 1870 – 10 May 1871), was a conflict between the Second French Empire of Napoleon III and the German states of the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia. The conflict was caused by Prussian ambitions to extend German unification and French fears of the
Hotel Schwan - Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
3. Hotel Schwan - Marker Detail
shift in the European balance of power that would result if the Prussians succeeded....
(Submitted on December 6, 2016.) 

3. Hotel zum Schwan (Wikipedia.de). (English translation, follow link for original German text:) The Hotel zum Schwan was a famous hotel in Frankfurt... Built in 1791, the building on the Steinweg was destroyed by bombs in the 1944 air raids on Frankfurt. Afterwards a cinema, and later, the Hugendubel bookstore were constructed on the site.... Especially in the 19th century the Swan was a ranking European luxury hotel. Of particular historical significance was the signing of the Treaty of Frankfurt at the hotel on May 10, 1871, bringing the Franco - Prussian War to an end. (Submitted on December 6, 2016.) 
 
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Goethe Square and the Schwan Hotel on the 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Sedan image. Click for full size.
By Friedrich Lauffer, September 2, 1895
4. Goethe Square and the Schwan Hotel on the 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Sedan
Photo courtesy of the Stadtarchiv Frankfurt. The marker site on Steinweg would be the street on the right side of the photograph. (The Battle of Sedan was the decisive engagement in the Franco-Prussian War, with the Germans capturing the French Emperor Napoleon III and a large number of troops, effectively deciding the war in the German's favor.)
<i>Friedenschluss in Hotel Schwan, Frankfurt a/M. 10.Mai 1871.</i> image. Click for full size.
1910
5. Friedenschluss in Hotel Schwan, Frankfurt a/M. 10.Mai 1871.
Early 20th C. postcard depicting the parties at the Treaty of Frankfurt, with the two main signatories, Otto von Bismarck (the Prussian Chancellor) and Jules Favre (the French Minister of Foreign Affairs), visible standing behind the table in the center. (Click on image to enlarge)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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