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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

Domplatz 1, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
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Ranked #10 of 131 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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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The Dom is spectacular. Not as big or impressive as the Cologne Dom but beautiful nonetheless. The title of my review comes from the fact that there is a ton of construction right outside the doors building all new apartments and businesses. It is fascinating how the locals are incorporating the new right alongside the old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It is a must see for me every time I am in town. Fantastic history (they crowned the Kaiser s here) and beautiful to look at. Great if you want to stop in for five minutes to say you've been there, or you can easily spend an hour walking around, seeing the jewels, and climbing to the top of the... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We really enjoyed the visit to the cathedral. It is very centrally located. If you go around christmas, take an opportunity to visit the christmas markets that are located near by.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Gutted by Allied bombing in WW II, the cathedral was reconstructed in the 1950's. The site of the cathedral itself is fascinating, having had houses of worship there from CE 680 onwards, in a variety of configurations. A plaque at the back of the church shows where these buildings were. Around the church a number of portable altars are displayed,... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This Roman Catholic church is a gem of Frankfurt, and it's well worth a visit. We arrived just before mass and so had limited access to the interior, but the view we did have revealed a very beautiful old church with candles lit, and we were surprised to hear the sound of the organ playing. Worth a visit - it's... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Pretty organ, nice architeture and paintings. An interesting matter is that they have a room that is usually closed for visits and it was where the pope and other church members use to meet in order to take importante decision. The day I visit this cathedral this room (on the side of the altar) was opened. Nice opportunity!

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Skadovsk, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice cathedral, worth taking a look. It is in the city centre, close to other landmarks, so no need to go out of your way to find it.

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Ansbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely church, free to go inside the church but costs 8euro for the museum portion. The tours of the church are offered in English but aren't open on Mondays and we missed the last tour on Sunday.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lived in germany for 10 years but was never able to go here as renovation work in progress, now open and exceptional, well worth a visit if you like classic style architecture or art work, or of course if you have a spiritual nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Not over done, felt more like a Protestant church than Catholic. Stations of the cross worth perusing.

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