"Paulskirche and Römerberg" Frankfurt am Main Travelogue by Russell_the_Wombat
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Paulskirche is a strange church. It is oval. Mommy told me something about churches with transversal layouts but I am leaving that to her, that concerns the topic of her research.
This building made German history. The first german parliament held its sessions here. This parliament, or National Assembly, was installed after the revolution of 1848. It did not last long and it was not successful. But because of that the church ceased to be a church. It is now a memorial hall and museum for democracy.
Opposite Paulskirche we see the side front of the city hall. Frankfurt is a big city, and with its growth the city hall grew, too. They added more and more wings with offices for the ever growing administration.
The iconic facade has remained: the three stepped gables facing Römerberg square. Two more gables were added on the right in the 1950s.
Look! They are already setting up the Christmas tree. In a couple of weeks the Christmas market will be here.
These houses on the opposite side of the square are not as old as they pretend. They were rebuilt from scratch after the destructions of World War II. But tourists love them and believe that they see "old Frankfurt".
Hoey okay, I am a tourist, too, so I wanted to have my photo taken with them.
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