Frauenfriedenskirche, Frankfurt

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The Frauenfriedenskirche is a Roman Catholic church in Bockenheim . It was built by Hans Herkommer from 1927 to 1929, on a rise then known as Ginnheimer Höhe. The church is an unusual example of interwar modernist church architecture, combining elements of expressionism with the "New Objectivity" of Bauhaus architecture, and using monumental mosaics for external and internal decoration.The plan to build such a church was developed in 1916 by Hedwig Dransfeld, then chairperson of the Katholischer Deutscher Frauenbund . The church was meant to represent a prayer for peace in stone and also serve as a memorial for the fallen of the First World War. The foundation money initially collected for the project was lost due to the 1914–1923 German hyperinflation.The church was finally completed on 5 May 1929 and handed to the Catholic congregation of Bockenheim. It was badly damaged in the Second World War, and afterwards rebuilt with money donated for the purpose. The names of any German soldiers killed or missing in either World War were displayed in the church in return for a donation.
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  • A truly beautiful and relatively modern church in Frankfurt, which certainly a visit and the one or other photo is worth (especially the colourful Interior).
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  • The peace Church, built in 1927-29 by the well-known German churches architect Hans Herkommer (pupil of Martin Elsaesser) is probably the most beautiful modern church building in Frankfurt. The building looks like a modern version of a Romanesque Hall church with its clear, reduced design language. The vaulted ceiling with its dark cross-beam and the choir with its three arches and the two pulpits with their floating roofs I especially like.
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  • Beautiful church.
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