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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

Domplatz 1, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
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Ranked #12 of 132 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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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nice old Gothic style church. It is undergoing some restoration, but still worth a visit. However, it was never officially a cathedral, no bishop. It was and still is a very important church. Worth a visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My german friends took us to see this church. It is well known and a good introduction to Frankfurt. Rather magnificent to just look at cathedral. Then inside it's a good wander around. Even got some cool ghost like photo's but for the skeptics out there - it was probably just bad photography :p There is a little shop there... More

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A place to go when you visit Franckfurt. Really beautiful cathedral. You can write something to God in a book, where you can see all the nationalities of people coming here, interesting!

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Northern Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Dom is a pleasant cathedral, very simple and in a nice enough area with plenty of restaurants nearby. Once in the cathedral you are more or less on your own, so be sure to have done your research in advance: you'll see tourists wandering throughout the church knowing that they should visit the building but not really knowing why... More

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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It is in the city center and close to romer, climb the tower and u can see a great view of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The cathedral is reconstructed following massive damage and near destruction in WWII. It is still well worth a visit, but don't expect it to be as ornate as some other cathedrals inside.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Very beautiful huge gotic cathedral, in my opinion renewed not only professionally, but also with heart and love. The light is spectacular, an emotion of solemnity overwhelms you. I was there in Christmas time once and was admired by the nice crib. Also I went for Mass twice and liked the atmosphere and always I am writing some prayer intention... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A beautiful church which has been added onto over the centuries. It has been refurbished and painted and is one of the best places to visit in Frankfurt if you are into churches. Although there is no seat of a Diocese in Frankfurt it is nevertheless called a Cathedral because the emperors were elected here.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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

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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