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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
10:00 - 17:00
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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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I enjoyed my visit to St. Paul's Church, it was very nice and there many others things to look around in the area.

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Panama City, Panama
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That is very much so, because the St. Paul`s Church or die Paulskirche, as we call it, on Paulsplatz, central Frankfurt am Main, is a church with important political symbolism in and for Germany. It was a Lutheran church at the beginning in 1789 — coincidentally the same year as the French Revolution. By 1848, it had become the seat... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 910 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to visit, this former church is now the former parliament building. All the religious aspects are long gone, but the upper floor is set for congress seating. There's an interesting mural on the main floor. Clearly there was a lot of modernization after the church was converted and the congress room has a very interesting ceiling to see.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I enjoyed my visit to St. Paul's Church, it was very nice and there many others things to look around in the area.

Thank BunnyPinina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 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.

Thank jehenson81
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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.

Thank Mainzigartig
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Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Louisevr1
Frankfurt, Germany
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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 

Thank ArminH
Grand Bend, Canada
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Reviewed 16 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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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,

Thank ChristopherHaslemere
Weimar, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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