You can find on this page the Frankfurt old map to print and to download in PDF. The Frankfurt historical map and the vintage map of Frankfurt present the past and evolutions of the city of Frankfurt in Germany.
After the Treaty of Verdun Frankfurt old map was briefly the capital of the old kingdom of the Eastern Franks (i.e., Germany). Frankfurt prospered as a commercial center and held annual fairs (first mentioned 1240) that drew merchants from all of Europe.

Frankfurt historical map

Map of Frankfurt historical

The Frankfurt old map shows evolutions of Frankfurt city. This historical map of Frankfurt will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Frankfurt in Germany. The Frankfurt ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

There is evidence of Celtic and Germanic settlements in Frankfurt historical map dating from the 1st century bce, as well as Roman remains from the 1st and 2nd centuries ce. The historical name Frankfurt (“Ford [Passage or Crossing] of the Franks”) probably arose about 500 ce, when the Franks drove the Alemanni south, but the first written mention of Franconofurt (Frankfurt) stems from Charlemagne personal biographer, Einhard, in the late 8th century.

Frankfurt historical map shows a city was founded by the Carolingians and experienced its cultural heyday during the Renaissance, when Gutenberg stayed here. At the end of the 16th century, Frankfurt am Main was granted the right to mint coins and established a stock exchange, which to this day continues to be an important financial centre. 95% of the city historical buildings were destroyed during the Second World War. Frankfurt was rebuilt in the 1950s and later equipped with an American-style skyline.

Already occupied by the Romans, the historical site of Frankfurt became, together with the Carolingians, the core of the city, which from the 18th century onwards became an important commercial centre (first fair in 1240). Frankfurt historical map shows a free imperial city in the 14th century. The Holy Roman Emperors were crowned here from 1562 to 1792. Residence of the Prince-Primat of the Rhine Confederation from 1806 to 1813, it became the capital of the German Confederation in 1815 and was annexed by Prussia in 1866. Frankfurt was 60% destroyed during the Second World War.

Frankfurt vintage map

Map of Frankfurt antique

The Frankfurt vintage map give a unique insight into the history and evolution of Frankfurt city. This vintage map of Frankfurt with its antique style will allow you to travel in the past of Frankfurt in Germany. The Frankfurt vintage map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Historically, Protestants dominated Frankfurt. However, throughout the 19th century, more and more Catholics moved to the vintage city of Frankfurt visible on the Frankfurt vintage map, overtaking the number of Protestants. The Jewish community in Frankfurt dates to Medieval times and has always ranked amongst the largest in Germany.

Frankfurt vintage map was a free imperial city from 1372 until 1806, when Napoleon I made it the seat of government for the prince primate of the Confederation of the Rhine. In 1810 the vintage city became the capital of the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt, created by Napoleon. From 1815, when Napoleon fell, Frankfurt was again a free city, where in 1848–49 the Frankfurt National Assembly met. From 1816 to 1866 the city was the seat of the German Bundestag (Federal Diet) and thus the capital of Germany.

The Roman occupation visible on Frankfurt vintage map began as early as the 1st century. However, vintage Frankfurt is first mentioned in 794 in a document by Charlemagne, under the name Franconofurd, which means "the ford of the Franks" (or Franconians). Charlemagne built a palace here. Frankfurt soon became one of the largest cities of the Holy German Empire. From 855 onwards, German emperors were appointed here before being crowned in Aachen.