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“Visited for Sommerfest 2014”

European Baha'i House of Worship (Baha'i-Haus der Andacht)
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“Visited for Sommerfest 2014”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

A very peaceful and relaxing place which is perfect for an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of Frankfurt. The temple itself is small, but interesting and it is surronded by a lovely garden and lots of greenery. There is a small visitor centre with helpful staff (who can offer an introduction to the Baha'i faith) and a bookshop.

Getting there from Frankfurt proved to be slightly tricky using Google Maps - it told us to take a train from Frankfurt to Lorsbach and then to either take a taxi or walk. Lorsbach is very small and taxis are not readily available so we decided to walk - the path Google set us upon was through a forest which, while pleasant, was not ideal. Instead, get off the train at Hofheim and take a taxi from there. A taxi from Frankfurt itself would cost, I would expect, about 45 Euros.

Visited July 2014
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Oregon
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“must be experienced from the inside”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

I was stunned by this building. It is as though the essence of the great churches and temples of the world has been captured, stripped of all reference to particular belief systems, and crystallized in this purest of spaces. A double glass wall construction on the ground floor permits a nearly uninterrupted 360 degree view of the surrounding gardens while preserving perfect silence within, while a soaring dome perforated with hundreds of diamond shaped portals completes an interior which is all light and serenity and calm. A must visit for the meditative traveller.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Highlight of our trip”
Reviewed 15 May 2013

The Bahai House of Worship is a bit of the beaten track but I would strongly suggest a visit. You drive through the stunning countryside before getting into the village of Hofheim-Langenhain.

Out of the blue on the hills you suddenly encounter this beautiful temple. More importantly however is the tranquility you experience once inside. You can actually hear yourself think for a change its almost like visiting a monastery in some rural part of the world and never imagine that you are in the heart of Europe near a big German city.

The Bahai community maintain the place very well and there is some information and pamphlets available too.

Once your done you can drive down the famous Waldgiest Restaurant nearby and grab a bite.

Enjoy

Visited May 2013
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Burlington, Canada
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“Very peaceful”
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Although it is a bit off the main tourist areas, it is worth the visit if you are looking for a place to rejuvenate and say prayers. In case you are wondering; all religions are more than welcome.

The architecture is quite unique as well. It is built so you can see straight through from one side to the other.

Visited November 2010
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