Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Frankfurt Kaiserdom

If you have ever read Heidi then you have heard of Frankfurt Cathedral. Here are some pictures of the venerable house of worship in the city where for centuries the Holy Roman Emperors were elected.
From the issue of the Golden Bull by the Emperor Charles IV in 1356 it was the site of the election of the Holy Roman Emperors, and in the Wahlkapelle (Election Chapel) the seven Electors (nine from the seventeenth century) gathered here to elect a new Emperor. 16 out of the total 23 German emperors were elected in this small vaulted room on the south side of the church. (Read entire post.)

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