The Freedom Movement of 1848

Guided city walk for groups

Description

Theme walk for groups takes participants to some of the most famous sites of the revolution of 1848.

Known far and wide as “the cradle of German democracy”, St Paul’s Church is a symbol of freedom and democracy in Germany.
The tour informs on the structural history of the building, the unification monument, famous personalities (signified by plaques on the exterior walls), the foyer (history of the St Paul’s Church Parliament and its predecessors), various murals (“The Procession of the Parliamentarians” by Johannes Grützke), the plenary hall (interior), and the use of St Paul’s Church both today and in times gone by.

 

Meeting point:
In front of the main entrance of St. Paul’s Church, Paulsplatz

 

Route:

  • Römerberg (Focus: site of the uprisings in March of 1848)
  • St. Paul’s Church (Focus: the St. Paul’s Church Parliament, the political objectives, the reasons for the failure, the structural history, its present function, the memorials, the constitutional debate)
  • Liebfrauenberg (Focus: the break-up of parties into fractions, parliamentarians and their life stories, Friedrich Stoltze and the revolution)
  • Hauptwache (Focus: the pre-revolutionary period and the attack of the central guard station)

 

Conditions/extras

Important note:

Official opening hours of St. Paul's Church: daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Unfortunately, the TCF is not able to ensure accessibility of St Paul’s Church at all times. This locations belongs to a selection of representative chambers of the City of Frankfurt am Main and may at that time be being used for official municipal functions, even short-term.

To ensure that St. Paul's Church is accessible on the day of your tour, please reserve the church prior to booking your guided tour with us. To make a reservation, please contact the Protocol Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main:

Fon: +49 (0)69/21 23 37 64
Fon: +49 (0)69/21 23 49 20
E-Mail: protokoll@stadt-frankfurt.de