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St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche)

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Address: Paulsplatz 11, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 69 21238526
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This church is where Germany's kings and emperors have been crowned since...

This church is where Germany's kings and emperors have been crowned since 1253.

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Unique Building

The only thing that makes it obvious that this building is/was a church is the cross on the tower. It is a lovely roundish building with a simple exterior and elegant interior... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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1,287 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing that makes it obvious that this building is/was a church is the cross on the tower. It is a lovely roundish building with a simple exterior and elegant interior. Worth a visit.

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Thank jehenson81
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

You can visit the upper hall, although it has been extensively rebuilt, and read about the history of the 1848 German parliament, which was mercilessly repressed by the monarchies. There is also a rather odd 360-degree mural.

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Thank Mainzigartig
Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited this with our children (7 & 8) and it wasn't so interesting to them. I'd recommend an adult's only visit so you can enjoy the history of the building.

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Thank Louisevr1
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is one of the tragedies of Germany's history that the Revolution of 1848 was crushed by the Prussian military. It was only for a few months that the first freely elected democratic parliament gathered in this church to work on a new consitution. A constitution that would have united all German lands under a constitutional monarch. But Prussia's King... More 

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Grand Bend, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I've seen enough churches of every denomination to last several lifetimes and they rarely make my 'must see' list when in a new city. i enjoyed Paulskirche because of its history. Paulsksirche was consecrated as the city’s main Lutheran church in 1833, and in 1848-49 was the venue for the first German National Assembly, where the Constitution of the German... More 

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Haslemere
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A 33x3 metre painting encircles the centre of the main room downstairs, depicting life since the first all-Germany parliament sat here. Upstairs is the circular church with a modern organ and high dome. Interesting,

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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

St Paul's used to be a church. However, the bombing Frankfurt received during World War II damaged it significantly. Since the war it has been remodeled and repurposed to be a symbol of peace and a place for meetings of all groups. The lower level, with the focus on history, is fascinating. The main meeting room upstairs is beautifully constructed... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Only had a few hours to check out Frankfurt. I would recommend city center and walking around. The train was easy to use and inexpensive.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Top floor is a church Lower floor is a museum to its role as Germany's first national assembly Building almost totally rebuilt following huge bombing by allied forces in WW2 Church is stark but impressive I found the simple museum really interesting - the huge mural in the centre was very dark and quite weirdly compelling (not 100% clear on... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

There are lots of churches in Frankfurt and all of them are beautiful and worth of visiting them :) this one is also nice

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