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Are there any cultural highlights, museums?
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?
Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?
Are there any points of interest or local attractions?
What are good places to go for shopping?"Hello, I was born in Frankenthal in 1954 and have been living in the U.S. a long time. I would like to purchase a Frankenthal pin to wear on my Oktoberfest alpine hat. Does anyone have any information where I may purchase one? Thank you very much! Johnny Jones (mother was Jutta Schneidman)" (posted 09/25/2016)
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Frankenthal is an attractive residential town in southwestern Germany, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It constitutes a transition between big urban centers and small villages by providing easy acces to both rural outdoor activities and city sightseeing.
Things to See in Frankenthal
Straw Hat festival
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Frankenthal
Frankenthal was first mentioned in 772. In 1119 an Augustinian monastery was built here, the ruins of which — known, after the founder, as the Erkenbertsruine — still stand today in the town center.
In the second half of the 16th century, people from the Netherlands, persecuted for their religious beliefs, settled in Frankenthal. They were industrious and artistic and brought economic prosperity to the town. Some of them were important carpet weavers, jewellers and artists whose Frankenthaler Malerschule (
Frankenthal school of painting) acquired some fame. In 1577 the settlement was raised to the status of a town by the Count Palatine Johann Casimir.
In 1600 Frankenthal was converted to a fortress. In 1621 it was besieged by the Spanish during the Thirty Years' War, and then successively occupied by troops of the opposing sides. Trade and industry were ruined and the town was not reconstructed until 1682.
In 1689 the town was burnt to the ground by French troops in the War of the Grand Alliance. The town did not fully recover from this for more than fifty years.
However, in 1750, under the rule of the Elector (Kurfürst) Charles Theodore, Frankenthal was established as a centre of industry. Numerous factories were opened and mulberry trees were planted for silk production. In 1755 the famous Frankenthal porcelain factory was opened, which remained in production until 1800. In 1797 the town came under French occupation during the French Revolutionary Wars. It passed into the rule of Bavaria in 1816.
The beginning of modern industrialisation is dated from 1859. In 1938 the Jewish synagogue, built in 1884, was burnt to the ground during the Kristallnacht. In 1943 during a bombing raid the centre of the town was almost completely destroyed. In 1945, at the end of World War II, its industries in ruins, it was occupied first by the Americans and then by the French. From 1946 Frankenthal has been part of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Today the town is again the site of some medium sized industries.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Frankenthal is an attractive residential town in southwestern Germany, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
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