an/in der Straße

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by Georg_de, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Georg_de New Member

    Could someone explain me when we use an before Straße.
    I came across these phrases and couldn't understand the difference:
    1) Die Bücherei ist in der Kantstraße.
    2) Das Schwimbad ist an der Bahnhofstraße.
  2. ablativ Senior Member

    ad 1) The library is in the Kantstraße.

    ad2) The public swimmingpool is near the Bahnhofstraße. (The pool does not belong to the street.)

    3rd variant: Ich laufe auf ​der Straße. (In [the middle of] the street).
  3. Georg_de New Member

    Jetzt verstehe ich. Danke für deine Hilfe
  4. Tazzler Senior Member

    American English
    At least in America it'd be "on Kantstraße".

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