West Endhall - Westendhall

Hotel Westendhall, 1853

West Hall was the name of a since August 1848 existing political group in the National Assembly in Frankfurt .

Name and political positions

As with most parliamentary groups in the National Assembly, the name refers to the usual place of assembly of members of the parliamentary group in Frankfurt am Main . The Hotel Westendhall was on the Taunusanlage between Taunusbahnhof and Main-Weser-Bahnhof . [1]

The Westendhall faction was a moderate split from the left and democratic faction Deutscher Hof and the left-liberal fraction Württemberger Hof . Mockingly referred to by the left as “left in tails”, the parliamentary group supported the imperial constitution , but was against an agreement of the same with the German federal states. Although the parliamentary group actually supported a republican form of government, it partially agreed to the position of the casino parliamentary group in order to create a majority for any form of government and supported the hereditary imperialists in the decisive vote.


Heinrich Simon was the leading head of the Westendhall parliamentary group , other well-known politicians were Gottlob Friedrich Federer , Wilhelm Heinrich Murschel , Franz Raveaux , Adolph Gottlieb Ferdinand Schoder , Jodocus Temme , Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz and Friedrich Theodor Vischer .

See also


  • Heinrich Best , Wilhelm Weege (ed.): Biographical handbook of the members of the Frankfurt National Assembly 1848/49 , Düsseldorf: Droste 1996 (= handbooks on the history of parliamentarism and political parties , vol. 8), p. 402 f. [List of MPs].
  • Manfred Botzenhart : German Parliamentarism in the Revolutionary Period 1848–1850 , Düsseldorf: Droste 1977 (= Handbook of the History of German Parliamentarism ), esp. P. 424.

Individual evidence

  1. [Wilhelm] Grossart: The development of the railway structures in the Rhine-Main area . In: Die Reichsbahn 16 (1940), pp. 200–215, here p. 200 f.

Coordinates: 50 ° 6 ′ 40 ″ N , 8 ° 40 ′ 11 ″ E