Downtown Churches of Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Downtown Churches of Frankfurt, 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.
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Guide Name: Downtown Churches of Frankfurt
Guide Location: Germany » Frankfurt (See other walking tours in Frankfurt)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: helenp
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Saint Catherine's (Katharinenkirche)

1) Saint Catherine's (Katharinenkirche)

The Katherinenkirche, located near the busy Hauptwache Plaza in Frankfurt is the city’s largest Lutheran Church. The present structure was constructed between 1678 and 1681.

The Katherinekirche was built at the site of a vestal cloister and hospital run by the Teutonic Knights. Later a small parish church existed at the location and gained importance in history because in 1522, it became the setting of the first protestant sermon in Frankfurt. The church was consecrated in 1681 and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Church of Our Dear Lady (Liebfraukirche)

2) Church of Our Dear Lady (Liebfraukirche)

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...   view more
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Carmelite Monastery (Karmeliterkloster)

3) Carmelite Monastery (Karmeliterkloster)

The ancient Carmelite Monastery, Karmeliterkloster is located on the Karmelitengrasse in Frankfurt. The old structure houses the Archeological Museum, the Institute for Municipal History with the city’s municipal archives and a theatre in the cellar called Die Schmiere or The Grease where satirical plays are staged.

The Carmelite monastery in Frankfurt has a gothic architectural style and was built between 1460 and 1520. It is a single vessel church to which the Carmelites added a chapel...   view more
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St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche)

4) St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche) (must see)

The elliptical shaped St. Pauls Lutheran Church is located near the Zeil shopping area of Frankfurt. The building is significant not only for its architecture but the role it played in shaping German democracy in 1848.

The Paulskirsche was built as a protestant Evangelical Lutheran church in an oval neoclassical style with red sandstone exterior walls between 1789 and 1833. Meetings were held in the church because of its rounded shape. In 1848, elected representatives from Germany and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Nicolai Church (Nikolaikirche)

5) St. Nicolai Church (Nikolaikirche)

The St. Nikolai Church was the chapel used by the imperial court from 1290 to the 14th century. The building is located near the Romerberg Square in Frankfurt.

The St. Nikolai church was dedicated to St. Nikolai of Bari the patron saint of boatmen. The style of architecture is early Gothic. In the 15th century a tower with a leveled roof and balcony were added to the existing structure. The church has a double aisle hall with a high Gothic choir. A watchman sat in the steeple of the church...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral

6) Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral (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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Dominican Monastery (Dominikanerkloster)

7) Dominican Monastery (Dominikanerkloster)

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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Frankfurt, Germany

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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
West Innenstadt Sights

West Innenstadt Sights

The Innenstadt (Inner city) is the central city district of Frankfurt am Main. Germany's most expensive shopping streets and real estate are found within Frankfurt's Innenstadt. It is home to The Zeil - Frankfurt's most famous street, beautiful churches and modern skyscrapers, trendy restaurants, night clubs, and much more. Take this tour to experience the history and glamor of today's Frankfurt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
North - East Leisure Tour

North - East Leisure Tour

Frankfurt is a city young at heart, it has a very active and outgoing population. Take this tour of the city's North - East districts - Bornheim, Nordend Ost and Ostend - and visit Frankfurt's Zoological Garden and the Bethmannpark, as well as enjoy a cultural, shopping and leisure walk all in one.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Bahnhofsviertel Sights

Bahnhofsviertel Sights

The Bahnhofsviertel, which literally means "train station quarter", is a small district of Frankfurt am Main, in fact it is the 2nd smallest district in the city, being not much larger than Altstadt (old town). Bahnhofsviertel is home to the Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway Station), many skyscrapers and Frankfurt's very own red light district.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
East Innenstadt Sights

East Innenstadt Sights

The Innenstadt (Inner city) is the central city district of Frankfurt am Main and is home to Germany's most expensive shopping streets and real estate. It is home to The Zeil - Frankfurt's most famous street, beautiful churches and modern skyscrapers, trendy restaurants, night clubs, and much more. Take this tour to experience the history and glamor of today's Frankfurt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 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

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