Frankfurt Cathedral Is The Main Church Of Frankfurt And Was Constructed In The 1 ...
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Description: Frankfurt Cathedral is the main church of Frankfurt and was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries on the foundation of an earlier church from the Merovingian time . From 1356 onwards , kings of the Holy Roman Empire were elected in this Catholic church , and from 1562 to 1792 , emperors were crowned here . It has been recognized as symbol for the national unity of Germany , especially during the 19th century . Although it has never been a bishops seat , its role in imperial politics made the church to one of the most important buildings of Imperial history and justified the use of the term ( imperial ) cathedral by the people of Frankfurt for the church since the 18th century . In 1867 , the cathedral was destroyed by a fire and rebuilt in its present style . Between October 1943 and March 1944 the old town of Frankfurt , the biggest old Gothic town of Central Europe had been destroyed by six bombardments of the Allied Forces . The physical devastation of the old imperial town was intended to reduce public support for the war . The greatest losses occurred on the 22nd of March 1944 . Over one thousand buildings of the old town , the most of them being half timbered houses were destroyed . The cathedral suffered from severe damage and the interior was burned out completely . The cathedral had been reconstructed in the 1950s . The height of the cathedral is 95 m . Frankfurt am Main ( help·info ) ( German : [ f s a s kf s s t s ] , English : [ f s æ s kf s s t ] ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth largest city in Germany , with a 2008 population of 670 , 000 . The urban area had an estimated population of 2 . 26 million in 2001 . The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine Main Region which has a population of 5 . 3 million and is Germanys second largest metropolitan area . In English , this citys name translates into " Frankfurt on the Main " ( pronounced like " mine " ) . A part of early Franconia , the inhabitants were the early Franks . The city is located on an ancient ford on th
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