Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, Frankfurt

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Liebfrauenkirche is a Gothic-style Catholic parish church, located in the centre of Frankfurt, Germany. It was built in several phases from the 14th to the 16th century and serves today as a monastery church. Close to the shopping district, it serves as a place of rest even to visitors who are not religious. With an organ completed in 2008, it is a major venue for church music events.
The first sacred building on the site began as a family chapel, which was made in 1325 a collegiate church by the archbishop of Mainz, dedicated to Mary ("Unsere liebe Frau"). It was the third collegiate in the town, after that of St. Bartholomew attached to the Frankfurt Cathedral, and, founded in 1317.
In 1344 the chapel was expanded to a Gothic hall church of three naves. A document about its consecration mentions two altars. From 1415, the south facade was transformed, including a tympanum showing the Adoration of the Magi made by the workshop of Madern Gerthener. In 1453 the town council permitted to change an adjacent tower of the fortication to a bell tower. From 1506 to 1509 the church was once more expanded, by Jörg Östereicher. The church remained Catholic, part of the Diocese of Mainz, even when the Protestant reformation was introduced in Frankfurt in 1533.
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  • It is a Catholic church built in Gothic style in 1344. It was destroyed and rebuilt after the WWII. The interior of the church was very beautiful and the alter had many nice carvings and statues. Ther...  more »
  • This is a large parish church. The exterior is perhaps the most interesting part as the church was destroyed in the air raids of 1944 and subsequently largely rebuilt. There is a lovely painted mediev...  more »
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  • Quiet, reverent atmosphere, quaint interior. A piece of Spiritual haven tucked away amidst the hustle and bustle of the town centre.
  • Newly restored 600 year old church in the middle of Frankfurt am Main. The restauration -- although actually new -- seems entirely authentic and beautiful. Sadly, the church was almost totally destroyed in World War II and little remained except some exterior walls columns and arches. I recently attended a concert in this church, and the acoustics were excellent. I believe the church is open most days and is certainly worth stopping in to see, even though the interior is entirely a restauration. From its inception, it was conceived as a place of quiet and repose in the middle of busy Frankfurt. It succeeds.
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