St Bartholomäus is a prominent sight on Frankfurt’s skyline and a popular attraction for tourists.
It was built in the 15th century in place of an earlier church from the Merovingian era.
From the 14th Century Kings of the Holy Roman Empire were elected there, and from the 16th to 18th Century, emperors were crowned there – hence the word Kaiserdom.
In the 1860s the cathedral was destroyed by fire and rebuilt.
Then in World War Two, the gothic centre of Frankfurt, including St Bartholomäus, was bombed out.
The cathedral was reconstructed in the 1950s and stands nearly one-hundred metres high.
There is also a Museum on the site.
Catholic services are held at Saint Bartholomew (the English version of Bartholomäus) so please try not to disturb traditional events.
For a short visit, remember to light a candle and say a prayer.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.