Built between 1460 and 1520, this historic monastery is worth a visit for its architecture alone. Yet there is much more to ... More
Built between 1460 and 1520, this historic monastery is worth a visit for its architecture alone. Yet there is much more to see than just thick brick walls. The refectory is considered to be one of the most beautiful Renaissance-period buildings in the city, and Joerg Ratgeb's frescos in the hallway rank among the most important wall-paintings in the whole of Europe. After the last monks (of the Karmeliter Order) left the monastery in 1803, it was turned into a military barracks. Nowadays, Karmeliterkloster is home to the Museum of Early History, the Institute of Urban History and a public art gallery.
The Museum of Communication (Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt) explores the history of communication and its various pathways throughout history. Exhibits
include the history of writing, freight transport and travel, and new media.
Frankfurt's main train station (Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof) was opened in 1888 after five hard years of construction work. It is still
one of the largest train stations in Europe with 25 platforms and over 1,500 trains departing every day. The ...
Paulskirche (St. Paul's Church) became famous not as a church, but as a meeting place. Built to replace the Barfüßerkirche
(Church of the Barefooted), it was opened in 1833. The first freely elected German parliament sat here in 1848; ...
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