The design depicts a classic perspective on St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt (the "Paulskirche" was the seat of Germany's first freely elected legislative body in 1849 and is regarded as the cradle of German democracy) and is therefore the perspective possessing the greatest recognition value. The design incisively brings out the tension between the dominant tower and the elliptical structure of the church. The slightly exaggerated flight of steps has an inviting quality while simultaneously offering support to the subjacent inscription "HESSEN" (the Federal State of Hessen in which St. Paul's Church is situated).
Subject of commemoration
Hessen from the "Lander" series
Date of issue