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Frankenthal, which has approx. 47,000 inhabitants, situated on the Rhine tributary Isenach in the southwestern part of Germany – specifically in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.The distance to major cities like Worms in the north and Mannheim in the south is in both cases 15 km.
Frankenthal is first mentioned in historical sources from the end of the 700-number – and it received city status in 1577.
The center, however, was almost totally destroyed during the allied bombardment in 1943. Therefore, today’s Frankenthal very few historic buildings to show off. Some ruins are still preserved, and these are among the city’s main attractions.This applies particularly the former abbey church St. Mary Magdalene (also known as Archbishop Bert-ruins). Close revives Archbishop Bert Museum, where the city’s history is documented.
The only thing in the old center that was destroyed during the 2nd World War II, the two triumphal arch-like gates Wormser Tor and Speyer Tor (both built in the early 1770’s). Otherwise, there are a couple of beautiful, reconstructed churches: Pfarrkirche St. Dreifaltigkeit (baroque church from the early 1700s) and Zwölf-Apostel-Kirche (1600), which has the highest church tower.
City Airport Mannheim is located 13 km southeast of Frankenthal. It is a regional airport with regular flights to Berlin and Hamburg .Nearest international airport is Frankfurt Airport , approx. 90 km further north.