Frankfurt Germany Temple

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Frankfurt Germany Temple
Eingang Frankfurt Tempel 2005 08 26.JPG
Number 41 edit data
Dedicated 28 August 1987 (28 August 1987) by
Ezra Taft Benson
Site 5.2 acres (2.1 hectares)
Floor area 24,170 sq ft (2,245 m2)
Height 82 ft (25 m)
Preceded by Denver Colorado Temple
Followed by Portland Oregon Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 50°15′29.76839″N 8°38′28.20839″E / 50.2582689972°N 8.6411689972°E / 50.2582689972; 8.6411689972 The Frankfurt Germany Temple is the 43rd constructed and 41st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in the city of Friedrichsdorf, Germany, it was built with the same general architecture as the six-spire design used in the Boise, Chicago, and Dallas temples, but it was only given a single-spire.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Frankfurt Germany Temple was announced on April 1, 1981, and originally dedicated on August 28, 1987 by Ezra Taft Benson. The temple was built on a 5-acre (20,000 m2) plot, has 4 ordinance rooms and 5 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 24,170 square feet (2,245 m2). It was the first temple in West Germany. Germany's first temple was dedicated in Freiberg in June 1985, in what was then part of the German Democratic Republic.[3]

After the reunification of Germany on October 3, 1990, Germany became the second country outside of the United States to have more than one temple, with temples in Frankfurt and Freiberg. The first foreign country with more than one temple had been Canada where, less than six weeks earlier on August 25, 1990, the dedication of the Toronto Ontario Temple had taken place, joining the Cardston Alberta Temple, which was first dedicated in August 1923. A program of increased temple construction, begun by church president Gordon B. Hinckley in 1998, has since increased the number of temples outside the United States and a number of countries now have more than one temple.[1]

Entrance to the temple

Beginning September 7, 2015, the temple closed for renovations.[4]

On March 5, 2019, the LDS Church announced the public open house that was held from September 13 through September 28, 2019, excluding Sundays.[5] The temple was rededicated on October 20, 2019 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf.[6]

In 2020, along with all the church's other temples, the Frankfurt Germany Temple was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[7]

Presidents[edit]

Notable temple presidents include F. Enzio Busche (1987–89) and Edwin Q. Cannon (1989–92).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Frankfurt Germany Temple". ldschurchtemples.com. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Frankfurt Germany Temple". Church News. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Frankfurt Germany Mormon Temple". mormontemples.com. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  4. ^ "Frankfurt Germany Temple to Close for Renovation", Newsroom, LDS Church, August 20, 2015
  5. ^ "Frankfurt Germany Temple Opens for Public Tours", Newsroom, LDS Church, March 5, 2019
  6. ^ "Latter-day Saint Apostle Rededicates Frankfurt Germany Temple: Four-year renovation is complete", Newsroom, LDS Church, October 20, 2019
  7. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "All Latter-day Saint temples to close due to coronavirus", The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 March 2020. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.

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