Anniversary tour: Update Democracy. Following up on the 1848 Revolution (English)


The Revolution of 1848 represents a highly significant milestone on Germany’s road to democracy. The first-ever German national assembly met in Frankfurt on 18th May 1848 and there formed the basis for a democratic constitution. This historic event is about to celebrate its 175th anniversary.

Our specially conceived theme walk takes you to some of the most famous sites of the Revolution of 1848, with St Paul’s Church being at the centre of attention. Known far and wide as “the cradle of German democracy”, St Paul’s Church remains to this day a symbol of freedom and democracy in all of Germany.

Tour locations:

  • Römerberg (a place famous for its liberal and democratic history)
  • New Frankfurt Old Town incl. the “Hühnermarkt” plaza and the Stoltze Monument (Friedrich Stoltze was a passionate Frankfurt democrat and a member of the so-called “pre-March era” that led up to the Revolution of 1848.)
  • Braubachstraße / Steinernes Haus (The ‘Stone House” was a place of assembly for the St Paul’s Church parliamentarians.)
  • St Paul’s Church from outside (telling of the history behind the assembly, the day-to-day events, the drafting of first national constitution and the eventual defeat of the revolution)

More information

The visit to St Paul's Church during the tour depends on the number of visitors and cannot be guaranteed.



Meeting point

at the Tourist Information Office tent, Braubachstraße/Römerberg 27 (tram stop), 60311 Frankfurt am Main