“Frankfurt Temple to Be Dedicated in August,” Ensign, Aug. 1987, 78
The First Presidency has announced that the Frankfurt Germany Temple will be dedicated during eleven sessions 28–30 August 1987.
The dedicatory services will follow a July 29 through August 8 open house, when the public can tour the new temple from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. daily except Mondays, when the hours will be from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
This will be the fifth LDS temple in Europe, and the forty-first worldwide. Other temples are currently under construction in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Portland, Oregon, in the United States. Plans have been announced for future temples in Toronto, Canada; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; and San Diego, California.
A cornerstone ceremony for the Frankfurt Germany Temple is scheduled for 8:00 A.M. August 28, just prior to the first dedicatory service. The first five dedicatory services will be conducted in German, the sixth in French, the seventh in Dutch, and the eighth through tenth in English. The final session will be in German.
Plans to build this temple, which is actually situated in the suburban village of Friedrichsdorf, were announced by President Spencer W. Kimball in April 1981. Ground was broken in 1985 by a group of general and local Church leaders led by President Gordon B. Hinckley, then Second Counselor in the First Presidency.
Earlier this year, Elder F. Enzio Busche, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and a native of Dortmund, Germany, was called to be the first president of the temple. The new temple will serve some fifty thousand members living in Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Germany.