The Carmelite Monastery, built 1460–1520, is a sanctuary from the hubbub of modern Frankfurt, a reminder of other, timeless values.

Among the fine Gothic architecture is one of northern Europe's most important and largest frescoes (1514–17), depicting the history of the Carmelite Order, by the Jörg Ratgeb (1480–1526); he was soon to meet his cruel fate, hanged, drawn and quartered in Pforzheim for his part in the Peasants' War. Although badly damaged in the Second World War, the fresco has been recently restored.

Attached to the monastery is an Institute for City History and, in a modern building, a Museum of Archaeology (Greek and Roman to early Middle Ages, and early Asian).

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