St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche)

St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche)

St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche)
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This church is where Germany's kings and emperors have been crowned since 1253.
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Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
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  • Dom / Römer (Cathedral / city hall) • 3 min walk
  • Hauptwache • 5 min walk
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Diana R
Birch Run, MI2,751 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We visited this church while we were in Frankfurt. It’s just off the main square (Romer). It’s not at all what I expected. Very sparsely decorated and the entrance has some very strange looking murals. Not at all like a traditional old world church at all.
Written 14 May 2024
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,762 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The most famous, but not the most beautiful building on the square is the classicist Paulskirche, which is no longer a church at all, because services have not been held there for a long time. Although St. Paul's Church is far from a masterpiece of architecture, it was the first to be restored after the destruction of 70% of the city's buildings during the British bombing of 1943-44. Why such an honor? The Paulskirche became famous precisely because it was a church. And not just simple, but Lutheran. As you know, Protestants have a pastor who is only the first among equals, and not a bearer of divine truths like Catholics or Orthodox. He can and should be asked questions that he is obliged to answer, and not just repeat after him "amen" or the end of the phrase. Accordingly, the composition of Protestant churches, originally built as Protestant churches, resembles the composition of parliament. In our case, it is oval. It is no coincidence that the Paulskirche was chosen as the venue for the Frankfurt Parliament in 1848-1849. It was convenient to conduct discussions here (and the stock exchange was nearby on the square). Through the efforts of the Prussian and Austrian monarchies, Frankfurt parliamentarism was strangled, including due to the cowardice and political lack of will of the German bourgeoisie, as the classics rightly noted at the time, Marx and Engels. However, in Germany, the Frankfurt Parliament is a symbol of the fact that German parliamentarism can be born not only as a result of defeat in the war as the Weimar or Bonn republics, but also as if by itself. Now the church is not used for mass, but for social events. After all, it was restored as the "House of the Germans". No more, no less...
Written 6 December 2023
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Cme1234
Singapore, Singapore1,029 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I had never intended to visit church. But the church is just across Romerberg so it was convenient. There is nothing much to see inside as it just tells you how the church was reconstructed.

This is not a must do but given it’s convenient location, you can consider popping by when you are at Romerberg.
Written 3 June 2023
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Laura PeGr
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,462 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Church dedicated to St. Paul and also a very important building for various political events. Nothing spectacular, but still nice.
Written 23 March 2023
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Reading from the (very good) information boards, this place is central to what is Germany today.

It was the site of the first national assembly in 1849.

Nowadays it is used for activities and is no longer a church.

A visit upstairs is worth it alone to marvel at the foor and organ pipes.
Written 18 July 2022
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany1,136 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This church does not offer special views but it is important as this is the place where the first German national assembly took place. Inside it does not look like a church but rather like a government office with the flags of each German federal state.
Written 19 June 2022
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shchristy
Ridgeland, MS263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
What can I say? ALL the churches take your breath away with the History of the places and all that went on in the areas... Culture Shock continually --- but of a good kind. Some churches have brochures in English. Look for those
Written 1 June 2022
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TYPSUKR
Arlington, VA729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We learned a surprising amount about the development of the German Parliament by visiting this site. While it doesn't house any political bodies any more, there is information in the main corridor, and the rotunda has a really nice display of the all of the flags of the German states. As Americans, we also appreciated seeing the bust of John F Kennedy on the outside of the building.
Written 25 January 2020
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Sachin0408
Bengaluru, India907 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
St. Paul’s church is no longer a church, but rather a history museum and gathering place. Point to be noted is that the church is often overlooked due to its vicinity to the Romer (the old town) The church holds a significant place in Germany´s history as this was the building where the first Democratic German parliament sat in 1849.

The place is brimming with history if you can spend time and read the descriptions all around.
Written 11 January 2020
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Steve W
1,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
St. Paul's Church is which a Protestant church in the history of Germany in 1978
Evangelical Church in Germany but yet in history it was in 1848 it was the site of
the Frankfurt Parliament . its the most amazing church that is is still standing after the war a wonderful church and a must to see
Written 30 November 2019
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