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Frankfurt Sights

Paulskirche (St. Paul's Church)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/18/2013

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The first all-German parliament was held here in 1848. The parliament lasted only a year, having achieved little more than offering the Prussian king the crown of Germany. Today the church, which has been extensively restored, remains a symbol of German democracy and is used mainly for ceremonies. The most striking feature of the interior is a giant, completely circular mural showing an "endless" procession of the people's representatives into the Paulskirche. The work of Johannes Grützke, completed in 1991, it also shows such symbols as a mother and child, a smith to represent the common people, and a rejected crown. The plenary chamber upstairs is flanked by the flags of Germany, the 16 states, and the city of Frankfurt.

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Paulsplatz 11, Frankfurt, Hesse, 60311, Germany



Sight Details:

  • Daily 10–5

Updated 11/18/2013


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