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The construction of the Frauenkirche, the "Church to our Beloved Woman" began in 1321. The church was meant as a protest aginst the paternalism of the clergy of Speyer who owned the Stadtkirche.
Between 1321 and 1332 first the choir was built, followed by the hall (1350 - 1408) and the late-gothic tower with 236 feet in height (finished in 1508).
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