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Imperial Cathedral of St. Bartholomäus, Frankfurt

Imperial Cathedral of St. Bartholomäus, Frankfurt (must see)

This 13th-century church is the site of the coronation of German kings and Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire for centuries. This event has earned the building the name Kaiserdom. The cathedral is the largest church in Frankfurt and lies on the banks on the River Main.

The present cathedral is the fifth church on the same site. The early church was constructed over a 7th-century Merovingian chapel in 1250. The church was subsequently adorned with architectural ornamentation and became the splendid architectural wonder it is today. Emperor Charles IV decreed by his Golden Bull that all German Kings would be crowned in the Kaiserdom from 1356 and from 1562 all emperors of the Holy Roman Empire were also crowned at the cathedral.

The church has many splendid works of art including a unique high altar and the Maria Schlaf altar located in St. Mary’s chapel. A Gothic tower was added in the 15th century. It has an Anthony Van Dyke Painting, ‘The Lamentation’, and a museum with many historic pieces including objects discovered in a grave of a Merovingian girl.

Why You Should Visit:
Admission is free and you can sometimes enjoy classical works on an impressive organ or take in panoramic views of Frankfurt by climbing to the top of the Cathedral's tower (for a small fee).

Tip:
Try and go on a weekday to avoid weekend crowd, and take a bottle of water on your climb up the tower.

Opening Hours:
[Church] Mon-Thu, Sat: 9am-12pm / 1:15-8pm, Fri: 1:15-8pm; Sun: 1-8pm
[Tower] Daily: 9am-6pm (Apr-Oct), 10am-5pm (Nov-Mar)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Imperial Cathedral of St. Bartholomäus
Sight Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Sight Type: Religious
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Skyscrapers in Frankfurt

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