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Known as the cradle of German democracy, St. Paul’s Church served as the meeting place of the first all-German Parliament. Here, the Frankfurter National Assembly drafted the country’s original democratic constitution. It was also used for several national celebrations. The red-sandstone building was completely destroyed during the war, but it was one of the first landmarks to be rebuilt shortly after. In 1991, Berlin artist Johannes Grützke commemorated the Paulskirche’s history with a mural depicting the march of assemblymen towards the church. Today, the location is used for symbolic ceremonies such as the awarding of the Goethe Prize and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
Paulsplatz 11, Frankfurt, Germany
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