"Karmelitenkloster" Museums Tip by christine.j

Museums, Frankfurt am Main: 82 reviews and 125 photos

  A 1700-year-old lion
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  • A 1700-year-old lion - Frankfurt am Main
      A 1700-year-old lion
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  • Murals in the cloister - Frankfurt am Main
      Murals in the cloister
    by christine.j

For about 550 years there was a Carmelite monastery right in the city of Frankfurt. The building is now used by the city archives, but can be visited. In the 16th century the painter Joerg Ratgeb painted murals on the walls of the cloister. Most of them have disappeared , but on one wall you can still see some. They must have been simply beautiful.
In this cloister you also can see some statues, parts of the old city wall around Frankfurt and old urns. I especially liked this lion: It's a carving out of stone and was put on a grave in second century . Since the lion is devouring other animals, this statue was supposed to sybolize the perishing of all worldly things.
The cloister is just a few meters away from the noise of the modern city, but it feels like you're in a different world.

Address: Muenzgasse 9
Directions: Between the Paulskirche and the river.
Website: http://www.stadtgeschichte-ffm.de/

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  • Written Nov 20, 2006
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  • TooTallFinn24's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Some nice tips on Frankfurt Christine, I will be there in April and your tips gave me some ideas. Thanks.

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