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Frankfurt Paulskirche — A Milestone In Germany's History

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The Frankfurt Paulskirche (St. Paul's Church) is a more recent church with great political symbolism for the modern Germany.

It was established in 1789 as a Protestant church, but was not finished before 1833.

Its importance has its root in the Frankfurt Parliament, which met in the church during the revolutionary years of 1848 and 1849 in order to write a constitution for a united Germany.

The attempt failed because the monarchs of Prussia and Austria did not want lose power. So in 1849, Prussian troops ended the democratic experiment by force of arms and the parliament was dissolved.

Frankfurt Paulskirche (St. Paul's Church) [Photo: Stadt Frankfurt]
Frankfurt Paulskirche

Afterwards, the building was used for church services again.

The Frankfurt Paulskirche was completely destroyed in World War 2. It was quickly and symbolically rebuilt after that. Today, it is not used for religious services, but mainly for exhibitions and events.

Despite of this the Frankfurt Paulskirche is definitely worth seeing while you are in Frankfurt!


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