The seat of Germany’s first national assembly, Paulskirche is a magnificent neoclassical church in the heart of Frankfurt. It was consecrated in 1833 before being rebuilt following World War II and stands today as an icon of the German democracy movement.
Admire the elliptical red sandstone architecture of Paulskirche before visiting the “Symbol of Democratic Freedom and National Unity” exhibition that details the development of German democracy. Learn about Paulskirche’s origins as the main Evangelical Lutheran church in Frankfurt before becoming the meeting place for the first all-German Parliament.
Admire the immense mural “The Path of the Representatives to St. Paul’s Church” in the basement of Paulskirche, which was created by Berlin painter Johannes Grützke. The assembly hall is now used for state and municipal functions, including Frankfurt’s Goethe Prize and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
Paulskirche is located in the centre of Frankfurt and is within walking distance of the Hauptwache U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations. It’s a short stroll from Goethe’s House, while Frankfurt Airport is around 25 minutes’ drive from the church.