Guided Tours for groups
€ 60 + entrance
In 2009, the Office for Historic Monuments was able to expose a section of the City's fortifications in part of the grounds belonging to the Orphanage Foundation. The military architect Johann Wilhelm Dillich had had these
fortifications erected from 1628 onwards. In the course of these works, an underground gallery could be revealed, such as is evidently not preserved at any other part of Frankfurt's baroque city wall. With a walkable length of over 40 m (131 feet) and a height clearance of 4 m (13 feet), this defensive construction represents an imposing and important cultural monument.
Following flooding, the casemates were replaced by a star-shaped defensive wall. This 3.5 m (11 feet) broad wall is still visible today over a 30 m (33 yard) stretch of the side of the wall which was facing potential attackers.
Following renovation, this unique defensive structure can be seen within the newly-built foundation for the orphanage.
• 30. September, 14 pm sold out
• 30. September, 15.30 pm
• 7. Oktober, 14 pm
• 7. Oktober, 15:30 pm
• 14. Oktober, 14 pm sold out
• 14. Oktober, 15:30 pm sold out
Tours for families with children aged 6 years and over:
• 2. September, 14 Uhr sold out
• 2. September, 15:30 Uhr sold out
Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
069 / 212-39344
Meet in front of the courtyard entrance, Bleichstraße 10
Duration ca. 60 minutes
Fee for participants € 5
Of mendicant monks, charitable foundations and monastery walls
Guided tours to Archaeology and History
(in German only)
The guided tour conveys the story of the Carmelites in Frankfurt as well as the architectural history of the church and monastery. The excavations in the Carmelite church play an important role. This monastery for mendicant monks had an important function as burial site for Frankfurt's patricians and various Brotherhoods. The chapel of the Brotherhood of St Anne is architecturally outstanding and it has been possible to expose numerous graves in its burial vault. Besides sacred objects laid in the graves, archaeologists found an abundant treasure trove of coins sewn into a shroud. The tour ends with the important wall-paintings by Jörg Ratgeb in the cloister and refectorium.
• First Saturday of the month at 3 p.m.
• 6th August, 4 p.m.
Meet Archäologisches Museum, Foyer
Duration 90 minutes
Fee € 7, reductions € 3,50
(incl. Entry to the permanent exhibition of the Archäologisches Museum)
Group tours on reservation 069/212-35896