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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 #11 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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Schaerbeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Of course I liked the architecture of it (it is a runing theme with I). Moreover, the ambience of a place like this is wroth experienceing for religos or nonreligous peopel alike.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's hard to enjoy the building it self due to lack of a ground square. Better to watch it from the distance

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The city has built itself up around this cathedral, so unless you climb to the top, your views will be hampered. It's cheap to climb, but there are more than 300 stairs to get to the top, and they are low and short. This may prove to be difficult for some people. But once you are up there, the views... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is a very historic place which combines the history of Germany. It a place to visit and everyone who visit Frankfurt should go there

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There were too many buildings around the Cathedral when I was there (July/2014), so you can't see it in some angles cause some roads are closed. You need to ay to go to the tower and the view is not so good. If you want a better high view, go to the main tower. You can go inside the Cathedral... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The architecture is beautiful although there is some construction going on around it but it is still a must-visit site with great sculptures in the massively spacious and very calm interior!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although this began as a Romanesque structure, little of that origin remains. The cathedral now is essentially Gothic. Work done after a fire in 1867 and after the destruction in 1943 essentially restored the 16th-century church. It is a fine example of the kind, with a good deal of statuary that must have been removed before the wartime bombing, a... More

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kuala lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This magnificent cathedral looks grand and majestic from afar. Best view looking back along the walk passage towards the river. Free entrance and looks similar to all huge cathedrals in Europe. The cathedral is a landmark of frankfurt and it adds character to the city.

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