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Katharinenkirche

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Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
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Address: An der Hauptwache 1, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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Gorgeous little church

Stumbled into the church on a wander through the city. Not what you expect with the ornate organ and stained glass windows. Church has been looked after very well and is a beauty

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Once you come out of the Hauptwache subway station, you will see this church. It is a rather small and simple church.

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Thank Phi S
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled into the church on a wander through the city. Not what you expect with the ornate organ and stained glass windows. Church has been looked after very well and is a beauty

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Thank natdrom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I walked into this church expecting it to be traditional and was met with that and the spectacular ceiling. It isn't decorative or embellished but is so different from any other church in the area and is well worth a stop in to stare at this wonder.

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Thank jehenson81
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Small but colorful church with a single bell tower one hundred eighty five meters high. The church was built in the 1600s it was almost completely destroyed during World War II. The church is on the plaza next to the Hauptwache. Free entrance.

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Thank Chris D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This is small but it is more colourful then the other ones i visited in franfurt. I like it for that. And yes, it is free and very nice

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Thank Alina B
San Francisco
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Simple, old, pretty, but nothing in English. I would love to have learned more about this place. Nice Tower. Center of most activity for old Frankfurt.

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Thank 7268
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Not an impressive church, stuck in the middle the rather industrialised shopping avenue, it feels out of its element and has nothing really to offer. Go to the Dom instead.

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Thank DrRussels
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This Baroque style Lutheran Church stands out from the rest in the Hawptwache Plaza. The Hauptwache was in particular dwarfed by this towering neighbor. The interior of the church has nothing to fancy about other than some tall stained glass windows and it may not have become an attraction on its own if not for the busy plaza it was... More 

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Thank Ricky Y
Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Katharinekirch or St Catherine's church is a relatively large, Baroque church built in the mid to late 17th century at the site of an earlier chapel. The church was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War and was rebuilt after that. Today the church stands in the plaza next to the Hauptwache. It is a nice looking church with... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

The church is famous that Goethe was baptised here. It was built around 1670, but totally destroyed during the war. It stand very close to Hauptwache, the central point of the city.

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