Frankfurt am Main: topics
The Museum of Icons occupies one of the beautiful historic buildings today. Its founder was a famous German physician Schmidt-Voigt. He'd traveled to many places throughout his life and got a collection of Orthodox artifacts. Some of them have been brought even from African states. Eventually, the doctor presented his unique collection to the city. The opening of the museum took place in the building of the old monastery, which once belonged to the Teutonic Order.
The Church of St. Justin is now officially considered one of the oldest churches in Germany. It was built in the 9th century. Presently, the church is remarkable not only for its unique architecture but for the diversity of its religious values. An old garden remained near the church. Medicinal plants have been grown there for hundreds of years.
The old Echenheim Tower is a prominent monument from the Middle Ages. It was built in the 15th century and used to be part of a great defensive complex. The city was surrounded by a solid wall at that time. There were 60 towers around the perimeter. Only a few of them have survived to this day. The Eschenheim Tower is a vivid example of the Gothic style. Today, a famous national restaurant and a mini-hotel are situated in the old tower.