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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

Domplatz 1, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
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Ranked #11 of 129 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Columbus OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have climbed many church towers in Europe this summer, but this one was the toughest. Still very doable, but you may break a sweat. The stairs wind up steeply. But it is so worth the effort to get the view. There is a lot of construction around the church and the church was closed when I was there but... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was a little hard to find (more so because we struggled with the directions, but there was some constructions around the area & other tall buildings), but once there we found it to be an architectural beauty. The colour, inside & out, is a beautiful red, earthy colour. There are also some beautiful sculptures & artwork. It wasn't too... More

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This a stair climb virtually straight up. Views are spectacular and worth the hike. Definitely helps if you are in good shape and don't get vertigo!

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Schaerbeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The cathedrale is one of the main tourist attractions of Francfort. The ground visit is free but you can also pay to climb the 328 stairs.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As you pay your money at the kiosk and look up at the tower nothing prepares you for the long journey up a spiral staircase. It takes a long time and great determination of the thighs to keep circling upwards whilst dodging descending tourists. The view from the top is excellent

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