It is a huge church now used as a meeting hall. It is nice from the outside, but not worth going in.
St. Paul’s church is no longer a church, but rather a history museum and gathering place. The displays focus on the various German governments over the last 2 centuries. About half of displays were in English. Went upstairs to the hall where JFK gave a speech in ’63 months before his death. Nothing much to see. The stage is closed... More
As with much of Frankfurt, Paulskirche has been largely reconstructed following bombing. While the outer structure is mostly original, the interior was entirely rebuilt. The site is famous as being where German democracy began, and it deserves a visit just for that, but little remains that harkens back to its days as a church. The first floor covers the history... More
What Philadelphia is to the USA , Frankfurt and the Paulskirche is to Germany. Here people from the different regios came together in 1848-1849 to create a German constitution and to bring German unification. Unfortunately they did not succeed, as the king of Prussia rejected the German crown that was offered to him. The small exhibition downstairs is interesting, but... More
This fabulous church had become the first parliament of Germant in 19th century. Those who explore the history of Germany will get bunch of information on the era from the site.
Wow. I've been to lots of churches all over the world and this one is the most unique. You'll notice right away, the first floor is murals and history...you have to go upstairs to see where the services are. Flags hanging down...very different atmosphere. Amazing that it serves both religious and political significance.
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