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  Kaiserslautern's fruchthalle
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  • Kaiserslautern's fruchthalle - Kaiserslautern
      Kaiserslautern's fruchthalle
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  • KL's center of culture (one half) - Kaiserslautern

The Fruchthalle (fruit hall) is situated in the center of the city. It hosts many events throughout the year, but is primarily used for chamber orchestra-type concerts. The cultural department of the city can be found on the first floor. Contemporary art exhibitions are held there regularly as well. Rooms there can be rented out for banquets and private parties. I say the Fruchthalle is one-half the center of culture, because the Kammgarn is probably the other half. Where the Fruchthalle hosts art and classical music events, Kammgarn hosts rock, jazz and electronic music events.

The history of the Fruchthalle is interesting. According to Kaiserslautern's city website, the Fruchthalle is the most important secular building of the Palatinate (area). From 1843-1846, it was built by order of the city of Kaiserslautern according to the plans of the architect August von Voit, and its style reminds of the Florentine patrician palaces of Early Renaissance.

In May and June 1849, history was made in the Fruchthalle, because it was the strategic center of the Palatine Revolution of 1848/49. On 17 May 1849, people's representatives elected the Provisional Government of Palatinate, which was in session in the hall of the Fruchthalle until 13 June 1849. Until 1901, the fruit and grain market of the city of Kaiserslautern was held in first floor of the Fruchthalle. The above two-story banqueting hall is used for festivities, concerts, meetings and exhibitions since then.

Address: Fruchthallestrasse 10
Directions: Can't miss it... in the center of the city near the city hall, the tourist info office, and the main bus stop.
othercontact: e-mail: kultur@kaiserslautern.de
Phone: 0631 365-1410

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 14, 2007
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