Church of Our Dear Lady (Liebfraukirche), Frankfurt

Church of Our Dear Lady (Liebfraukirche), Frankfurt

Between the Zeil shopping street and the busy Romerberg square in Frankfurt lies this gothic style church that dates back to the early middle ages. The building is a functioning catholic parish church and Capuchin monastery. It is open to the public and the Capuchin fathers provide food for the needy and homeless near the main building.

The Liebfraukirche was donated by a Frankfurt aristocrat, Wigel of Wanebach whose epitaph still remains in the church in 1322. His son Wigel Frog and his widow Catherine of Wanebach added a chapel and expanded the building. The small church building was further enlarged in 1344 and a three aisle gothic hall was constructed. In 1415 the façade of the church was adorned with what is considered its greatest treasure, a Tympanum depicting the Adoration of the Magi from the workshop of artist Madern Gertheners. In 1923, the Capuchin order made the church their home. The building was completely destroyed in World War II and remained in ruins till its recent reconstruction in 1956.

Visitors to the cathedral can spend a few moments of peace and contemplation in the simple yet spiritual ambience of Liebfraukirche located in the busiest part of the city of Frankfurt.

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Church of Our Dear Lady (Liebfraukirche) on Map

Sight Name: Church of Our Dear Lady (Liebfraukirche)
Sight Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Downtown Churches of Frankfurt   East Innenstadt Sights  

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