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Frankfurt Cathedral, strictly speaking, it is not at all a cathedral, as it was never a church of a bishop. Nevertheless, it is one of the few to earn the label “Imperial Cathedral” (Kaiserdom). The official name is Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral.
From 1356 onwards, kings were elected here according to the Golden Bull of Charles the Fourth. Ten monarchs were crowned emperor here opposite the coronation altar between 1562 and 1792.
The current church is considered to be the fifth building at this site. It was heavily damaged during WWII. The repair of the damage caused by the war started in 1948 and gave the cathedral its present appearance.
The tower can be scaled from April to October only. Visitors ascending the 324 stairs will be amazed by a spectacular panoramic view of the city.
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Travel info about Frankfurt and Germany
Frankfurt is a city of contrasts – home to European Central Bank and modern city skyscrapers in business district are balanced out with reconstructed Altstadt (Old Town) is the site of Römerberg with traditional half-timbered houses and Gothic Frankfurt Cathedral.
Germany is a country in Western Europe. It stretches in the south from Austria and in the north to North and Baltic Sea. This is a country of beautiful and diverse landscapes of forests, mountains and rivers. Its capital, Berlin,...
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Interesting facts about Frankfurt Cathedral
Here are some interesting facts about this impressive landmark:
- Frankfurt Cathedral is the largest religious building in Frankfurt.
- St. Bartholomew’s was seen as symbol for national unity in Germany, especially during the 19th century.
- Cathedral Museum holds outstanding exhibits of the articles found during restoration work 1991-94, in the grave of two children dating from about 700.