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The Frankfurt Germany Temple is the 41st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (LDS Church) and the 2nd temple completed in Germany. Located in the historic city of Friedrichsdorf, the Frankfurt Germany Temple stands on slightly elevated land near a major highway where drivers can glimpse its graceful detached spire. Ancillary buildings are on site including an entrance annex, a residence for the temple president (known as the "villa"), a temple missionary housing facility, a patron housing facility (known as the "hostel"), and a stake center. The immaculate park-like grounds—open to the public—are beautified with colorful shrubs and flowers.


Temple History

The Frankfurt Germany Temple was the fifth temple built in Europe and the second built in the current boundaries of Germany, following the Freiberg Germany Temple (1985).

Construction of the Frankfurt Germany Temple met significant opposition during its early planning phases, but President Gordon B. Hinckley told local officials that they would not regret their decision to permit construction of the temple. It "will be a thing of beauty in this lovely area," he said. "It will be a source of pride to local residents, who will come to speak of it as 'our temple.'" Conditions of receiving a building permit including preserving and restoring the 1890s villa, refraining from erecting a fence around the property, and giving some of the land to the city for public parking.

President Gordon B. Hinckley broke ground for the Frankfurt Germany Temple the day after he concluded the dedicatory services for the Freiberg Germany Temple. The next day, he dedicated the Stockholm Sweden Temple.

The Frankfurt Germany Temple and Freiberg Germany Temple originally belonged to separate nations: Frankfurt to the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and Freiberg to the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), a socialist state created by the Soviet Union. The two nations reunited in 1990, three years after the dedication of the Frankfurt Germany Temple.


Temple District

The Frankfurt Germany Temple serves members from 15 stakes and 3 districts headquartered in Western Germany, Austria, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia:

Western Germany

  1. Dortmund Germany Stake
  2. Dusseldorf Germany Stake
  3. Frankfurt Germany Stake
  4. Friedrichsdorf Germany Stake
  5. Hamburg Germany Stake
  6. Hannover Germany Stake
  7. Heidelberg Germany Stake
  8. Kaiserslautern Germany Military Stake
  9. Munich Germany Stake
  10. Nurenberg Germany Stake
  11. Stuttgart Germany Stake


Bahrain

  1. Manama Bahrain Stake

United Arab Emirates

  1. Abu Dhubai Stake

Croatia

  1. Zagreb Croatia District

Serbia

  1. Beograd Serbia District

Slovenia

  1. Ljubljana Slovenia District


Temple Presidents

Notable presidents of the this temple include:

  1. Wolfgang Pilz 2019–
  2. Robert Koch 2013–2015
  3. Peter J. G. Berkhahn 2009–2013
  4. Ulrich Bergmann 2006–2009
  5. Richard W. Fetzer 2004–2006
  6. Armin L. Cziesla 2001–2004
  7. Karl F. Borcherding 1998–2001
  8. Henry A. Haurand 1995–1998
  9. Johann A. Wondra 1992–1995
  10. Edwin Q. Cannon Jr. 1989–1992
  11. F. Enzio Busche 1987–1989


See Also

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Frankfurt Germany Temple

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The Frankfurt Germany Temple is the 41st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (LDS Church) and the 2nd temple completed in Germany. Located in the historic city of Friedrichsdorf, the Frankfurt Germany Temple stands on slightly elevated land near a major highway where drivers can glimpse its graceful detached spire. Ancillary buildings are on site including an entrance annex, a residence for the temple president (known as the "villa"), a temple missionary housing facility, a patron housing facility (known as the "hostel"), and a stake center. The immaculate park-like grounds—open to the public—are beautified with colorful shrubs and flowers.

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