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Open House Concludes for the Frankfurt Germany Temple

Nearly 29,000 visitors toured the renovated and expanded Frankfurt Germany Temple during its 16-day public open house, which concluded on Saturday. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will rededicate the temple on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Tours of the Frankfurt Germany Temple Begin Friday

A free public open house for the remodeled Frankfurt Germany Temple, located in Friedrichsdorf, will be held Friday, September 13, through Saturday, September 28, 2019, excluding Sundays, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (No reservations are needed.) While the interior of the temple was completely updated, historic features of the exterior were preserved including the stone cladding and copper roof.

Open House Sign Posted at Frankfurt Germany Temple

The public is invited to tour the interior of the beautifully renovated Frankfurt Germany Temple beginning one month from today on Friday, September 13, through Saturday, September 28, 2019, excluding Sundays. A sign has been posted in the garden area near the entrance to the temple welcoming guests to the open house.

Furniture Arriving at the Frankfurt Germany Temple

Furniture deliveries are being made to the Frankfurt Germany Temple in large crates that can be seen on the temple grounds. Refurbishment continues on the exterior of the villa (temple president's residence), and rolls of sod are greening up areas once covered in dirt. Flowers are being planted in preparation for September's open house.

The Frankfurt Germany Temple Villa

The charming farmhouse-style villa that stands on the site of the Frankfurt Germany Temple and serves as a residence for the temple president matron is receiving renovations alongside the temple. The exposed timbers of the structure have been treated and are now being painted a vibrant maroon color. The Church agreed to preserve and restore the villa to its 1890s beauty as a condition of receiving a building permit for the temple.

Elder Uchtdorf's Invitation to the Frankfurt Germany Temple Open House

During a recent visit to Friedrichsdorf, Germany, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife, Harriet, addressed thousands of Europeans at a devotional held on Saturday, April 20, 2019. While there, Elder Uchtdorf also recorded a video invitation to the public to come to the Frankfurt Germany Temple open house.

Plenty of Planting at the Frankfurt Germany Temple

Truckloads of trees, shrubs, and groundcover have been delivered to the Frankfurt Germany Temple to be planted across the grounds of the temple complex. Hard landscaping efforts continue as well including the installation of lamp posts, the laying of walkway pavers, and the pouring of new concrete staircases.

Frankfurt Germany Temple to Open for Public Tours

Following a four-year remodel of the Frankfurt Germany Temple and its accompanying facilities, the public is invited to tour the renovated interior of the temple during an open house scheduled from Friday, September 13, through Saturday, September 28, 2019. Free tickets will be made available a few weeks before the open house begins. The temple will be formally rededicated in three sessions on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Senior Church leaders will hold a youth devotional the day before the rededication on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Landscaping Progress at the Frankfurt Germany Temple

Crews at the Frankfurt Germany Temple are making headway on the hard and soft landscaping of the grounds. Pavers have been installed for the walkways, irrigation lines are appearing in the flowerbeds, and new trees are being planted. An accessibility ramp is being built from the sidewalk to the temple entrance.

Laying Pavers for Frankfurt Germany Temple Parking

At the Frankfurt Germany Temple, crews are laying pavers for the new parking area and walkways east of the temple while exterior renovations continue on the historic villa where the temple president and matron reside. The temple closed over three years ago for an expansion and renovation project.

President and Matron of Frankfurt Germany Temple Called

Wolfgang and Karin Lange Pilz have been called to serve as the new president and matron of the Frankfurt Germany Temple, which has been closed for renovation since September 2015. Work on the temple is expected to be completed next year. An exterior staircase was recently poured connecting the expanded parking area to the temple entrance.

Roof Slab Poured for Frankfurt Temple Addition

Crews stand on the recently poured roof slab for the basement addition of the Frankfurt Germany Temple, which will house the new baptismal font. A parking area has been added on the east side of the newly constructed temple missionary housing facility.

Basement Addition Taking Shape at Frankfurt Temple

Standing at the construction entrance to the Frankfurt Germany Temple, the exterior forms for the basement addition can easily be seen. Once completed, the addition will be almost entirely buried underground with the protruding portions being incorporated into the landscaping.

Baptistry Walls Poured at Frankfurt Germany Temple

Significant progress can be seen on the basement addition to the Frankfurt Germany Temple, including the newly poured walls for the baptistry. Relocation of the baptistry will allow its former space to be repurposed for other needs. The temple is anticipated to reopen next year.

President Uchtdorf Visits Frankfurt Germany Temple

On April 11, 2017, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf visited the Frankfurt Germany Temple during a European tour from April 5–15. President and Sister Uchtdorf were married and started their family in Frankfurt. They love to return for visits.

Excavation Deepens for Frankfurt Germany Temple Basement Addition

Excavators at the Frankfurt temple are hauling away more dirt from around the foundation as excavation for the baptistry addition deepens. Germany's other temple, in Freiberg, was rededicated last year.

Structural Column Set at Frankfurt Germany Temple

The cylindrical rebar that sat in a staging area of the Frankfurt Germany Temple construction site has now gone to use to create a concrete structural column in the basement addition. A pile driver stands ready for more work.

Frankfurt Germany Temple Basement Reconfigured

Alterations have been made to the basement walls on the east side of the Frankfurt Germany Temple in preparation for an underground addition that will house the new baptistry. Insulating foam block has been attached to the entrance.

Below-Grade Work Continues in Frankfurt

At the Frankfurt Germany Temple renovation site, laborers are making progress on repairs and alterations to the foundation walls of the temple and to the underground patron walkways, which will lead to a new basement addition.

Frankfurt Germany Temple Foundation Exposed

Ground has been cleared from around the foundation of the Frankfurt Germany Temple in preparation for repairs and a basement addition. With a new stake center now operating on site, the former meetinghouse has been razed.

Frankfurt Germany Temple Renovation Update

Some exterior stone has been removed from the Frankfurt Germany Temple as renovation progresses. Major issues encountered during construction will delay completion. However, the new stake center on site is nearly finished.

Frankfurt Germany Temple Renovation Progress

Work continues at the Frankfurt Germany Temple complex where the new stake center is progressing steadily and construction has begun on a temple missionary housing facility. The park-like grounds of the temple will be expanded for public enjoyment.

Frankfurt Germany Temple Now Closed for Renovation

The Frankfurt Germany Temple officially closed this past weekend for a major renovation project including a new baptistry. Construction is already well underway on a new meetinghouse behind the patron housing facility. The work is expected to last about two years.

Construction Activity at the Frankfurt Germany Temple

Although the Frankfurt Germany Temple is not yet closed for renovation, construction activity is already underway with the building of a new stake center behind the patron housing facility and the removal of trees at the front of the property. Renovation of the temple proper begins September 7.
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication
Frankfurt Germany Temple
41st dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; preparing for rededication