Dominican Monastery (Dominikanerkloster), Frankfurt

Dominican Monastery (Dominikanerkloster), Frankfurt

The Dominican Monastery in Frankfurt was the earliest church and Christian monastery in the city. Today, it serves as an exhibition hall and meeting place and is the seat of the Protestant Evangelical Association consisting of Evangelical Churches and Deaneries in the region. The Synod of the Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau is convened here, twice every year.

The monastery established in 1233 had humble beginnings. The first Dominican brothers built a small house with four rooms and set about their task of providing religious instruction to the local people. This small house served as the entrance to the monastery. In the 14th century the monastery consisted of many scholars and received generous donations from citizens in appreciation of the good work performed by the monks and a richly decorated monastery and chapel were constructed. The building was taken over by the Lutherans after the reformation. The city obtained the monastery during the secularization period and put it to several non religious uses.

The design of the monastery was Gothic and the structure was made of rubble stone. It was almost completely destroyed after the Second World War. After the war, architect Gustav Scheinpflug designed a new structure based on the layout of the old monastery. The new structure has a Gothic style with modern interiors. Of the old building, only the choir of the Holy Ghost Church remains. The courtyard of the monastery plays host to a folk theater performance every summer and concerts by the Church Music Association Frankfurt.
Sight description based on wikipedia

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Frankfurt, Germany within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Dominican Monastery (Dominikanerkloster) on Map

Sight Name: Dominican Monastery (Dominikanerkloster)
Sight Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Downtown Churches of Frankfurt   East Innenstadt Sights  

Walking Tours in Frankfurt, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Frankfurt

Create Your Own Walk in Frankfurt

Creating your own self-guided walk in Frankfurt is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Frankfurt's Parks

Frankfurt's Parks

Frankfurt is home to an amazing diversity of parks, like a park with an old residential baroque castle; a park with a Chinese garden; a park built on-top a previous airport; a park that once accommodated guests like Napoleon and Emperor Franz Joseph.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Fun for Children in Frankfurt

Fun for Children in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a great city to spend time with your family and kids. Frankfurt is a perfect combination of old and modern, it has numerous things to offer both adults and little visitors. Museums, shops and cafés are just a few of the many spots that will make your stay a wonderful one.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Museum Embankment Walk

Museum Embankment Walk

Frankfurt is a city rich in both history and museums which celebrate it. The embankment to the south of the Main River is actually called Museumsufer or Museum Embankment because of the large concentration of museums. You will find both permanent and temporary exhibitions, but regardless of where you visit, few rarely regret the time spent inside a museum or two in Frankfurt.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Skyscrapers in Frankfurt

Skyscrapers in Frankfurt

Besides being a city of old traditions and culture, Frankfurt is also renown for its innovation, modern life and financial well-being. Once you leave the old town region and head towards the financial district, the landscape changes drastically with modern skyscrapers sprouting all around like the proverbial mushrooms.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Downtown Churches of Frankfurt

Downtown Churches of Frankfurt

Frankfurt is home to a wide range of religious sites and places of worship. Religious or not, everyone is likely to be impressed by the huge cathedrals, small chapels and humble cloisters this city offers. We invite you to take this walking tour of Frankfurt's downtown and visit some of the most formidable churches in town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Shopping Streets

Shopping Streets

Frankfurt is an amazing shopping destination, it will impress any and all of its guests with its countless exquisite shops, shopping centers and shopping streets, selling just about anything. Take a walk with us today down Frankfurt's most famed shopping streets.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


15 Distinctively German Things to Buy in Frankfurt

15 Distinctively German Things to Buy in Frankfurt

Home to the European currency (ECB) and namesake sausages, Frankfurt is undoubtedly one of, if not "the", most known destination in Germany. For this there are quite a few reasons. Listed here are some of the things behind those reasons, which now can be picked up as...
Frankfurt's Best Authentic Restaurants

Frankfurt's Best Authentic Restaurants

Frankfurt is a dynamic and popular city located right in the center of western Europe. More than 10,000 people move to Frankfurt every year; over the past decades, it has become a highly international city -- about half of all children born here had non-German parents. Being the main hub for the...