"Karmelitenkloster" Museums Tip by christine.j
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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.
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