Paulskirche (St. Paul's Church) became famous not as a church, but as a meeting place. Built to replace the ... More
St. Paul's Church
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; it met 99 times and passed 59 articles which are still part of the German constitution today. Destroyed in an air-raid in 1944, the church was rebuilt in 1947/48 as a memorial to the horrors of war. The simple hall is now a venue for important events such as the annual German Peace Prize ceremony and the City of Frankfurt's Goethepreis awards.
After Frankfurt's old town was destroyed during the Second World War, heated discussions took place as to how the area
between the Dom and Römer should be rebuilt. Towards the end of the 1970s the town council began to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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