According to the CDU, the station district and the area from the Hauptwache via Zeil and Konstablerwache to the Allerheiligenviertel should become no-arms zones.

In an application for the city parliament, the Union calls on the magistrate to coordinate closely with the state police.

The parliamentary group's security policy spokesman, Martin-Benedikt Schäfer, justified the proposal with an increasing number of violent crimes, many of which were committed with knives, axes and firearms.

"In the required zones, carrying weapons and weapon-like objects should be generally prohibited."

The CDU sees role models in Cologne, Hamburg and Düsseldorf, among others.

Wiesbaden set up a gun ban zone at the end of 2018 after the Hessian state government had created the legal prerequisites for this.

For Schäfer, statistics show that the cities have become safer as a result.

Wiesbaden as a prime example of a ban zone

“Thanks to the ban zone, more than 170 banned weapons have been seized in Wiesbaden in the last three years.

Setting up such zones improves the security situation and people’s sense of security.”

The situation in the station district in particular has deteriorated drastically in recent months.

"Almost daily there are reports of serious crimes in which weapons, often knives, and weapon-like objects such as brass knuckles are regularly used," said the city councilor.

Three years ago, after a knife attack on the Zeil, a gun ban zone in Frankfurt was discussed.

Neither the police nor the head of the regulatory department at the time, Markus Frank (CDU), thought they were necessary at the time.

The Federal Police, on the other hand, has repeatedly declared the main train station and the surrounding S-Bahn stations to be gun-free zones on certain days, such as at the turn of the year.