Days after the Frankfurt Germany Temple will celebrate its 28th anniversary of its dedication, the doors will close for major renovations beginning Sept. 7, 2015. The extensive changes are expected to take more than a year to complete, with an expected reopening in July of 2017.
The temple, dedicated on Aug. 28, 1987, by President Ezra Taft Benson, has served Latter-day Saints in Germany, Luxembourg, northern France and Slovenia for almost two decades. It was announced in April 1981 and four years later Church leaders broke ground in July 1985.
The Freiberg Germany Temple, which serves Church members in eastern Germany, Czech Republic and Hungary, closed earlier this year for renovations. It is expected to remain closed through May 30, 2016.
Built around the same time, the Freiberg Germany Temple was dedicated on June 29, 1985, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, who was then serving as a counselor in the First Presidency. The temple has since been remodeled and rededicated in September 2002, and has again closed for renovations.