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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

Domplatz 1, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
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As featured in 3 days in Frankfurt and 1 other guide
Ranked #10 of 128 attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This historic cathedral served for 300 years as the site of coronation for Holy Roman Emperors.
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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

It is not one of Germanys highlights but is a nice place to visit. We enjoyed our time there it was very clean and the staff courteous.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

There are two parts of the cathedral - one is the free entrance into the cathedral, and another one is the climb up to the clock tower where you need to pay a small fee of Euro 5.00. Interior of the cathedral is impressive, where you can get a glimpse on the old architecture and a set of impressive organs,... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

There was a lot of building work being done in the surrounding area and a lot of noise. This very quiet oasis was most welcome. This cathedral was rebuilt after the second world war and the restoration is excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

It is a very surreal experience inside the Cathedral as its main tower had withstood Allied bombing while the city around crumbled and burned. Has a great history and was once a coronation center for kings. Today it is a holy place for Catholics in Frankfurt.

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

lovely place, specially if you know the story behind. St. Bartholomew has such an interesting story, worth the visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Dom was constructed over centuries in different styles, basically destroyed during WW II, a reconstructed to its prewar state. The outside architectural is not very good, with only the spire being of interest. The building is a little more interesting on the inside, largely unadorned with towering arches, worth a quick look, but no more. This was not a... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The place is calm and there is peace around. The cathedral is very old and its worth visiting. Inside you can donate and light a candle. The place is very well maintained and is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Honestly, I confused this with another Church called St. Paul's Church, which I thought was the important one to see. Anyway I paid the Euro Fitty, and decided to climb the stairs to the top of the clock tower. No problem right? MAN, was I wrong. By the time I climbed the 320 steps to the top, I was sweating... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I happened to be there during a choir rehearsal, that was really nice. The whole interior felt enormous, with really nice high ceilings, and numerous inscriptions and memorials. But the highlight for me was the clock tower. There's a small fee to go up the tower, which has only recently opened to the public - my host family has lived... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Liked everything. Peaceful atmosphere pleasant setting Very high ceilings & natural light. We were fortunate to hear the choir &!a really good organ. I always visit the main churches & pray.

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