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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

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Address: Domplatz 1, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: This historic cathedral served for 300 years as the site of coronation for...
This historic cathedral served for 300 years as the site of coronation for Holy Roman Emperors.
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Whew! What a walk, but what a view. If you are claustrophobic or not in good shape, stay away. But if you are, the spiral staircase up is worth the walk. The views are amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Whew! What a walk, but what a view. If you are claustrophobic or not in good shape, stay away. But if you are, the spiral staircase up is worth the walk. The views are amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I'm not quiet interest in architecture style or something. So, it was not taking my breath. Also, there was entrance fee. I'm not sure it is worth for people like me. This take away 1 star. Around the church is good. Good location. : )

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A big old church, destroyed in the war, and rebuilt. The old artifacts are there, but the rebuilt inside looks new/rebuilt. There was an organ concert, but the acoustics were terrible. Worth a visit.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For as little at a few euro myself and a friend climbed the old cramped spiral staircase to the top of the cathedral and it was well worth every ounce of breath. The views of the city are amazing when it is clear. We were lucky that there were not many people up the top so we were able to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The cathedral is nice on the outside but not so impressive in the inside. The stained glass is very plain and not colorful like in other European cathedrals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visit the observation platform if you can manage 330 steps up on a spiral staircase and then the same back down. Worth the view though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visited the Dom few days ago and I arrived just in time for the organ concert. The people inside the Dom were very polite and was such a quiet place and I fully enjoyed the concert

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Though completely bombed out in WWII, the Cathedral of St Bartholomew is a beautiful soaring gothic building of local red sandstone. Many salvaged artworks grace the walls and the fire scarred baptismal font (from the bombing) is worth a look-see. If you're looking for an imposing historical reconstruction (like all of downtown Frankfurt) this church is a must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Yes, worth a visit and yes it will look like most cathedrals, however,it does have the few Roman artifacts to look at which were interesting. A nice cathedral in a city where there isn't much for the tourists as it is a more working city. The cathedral is in a lovely area of Frankfurt and it is brilliant to take... More 

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Hartsville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This really should be considered one of the treasures of Europe. It is amazing that this church has survived through the past 100 years of wars and social changes, but it has. Not to mention, there has been some form of this church on this site for greater than 1000 years! Just entering the church is a walk through history.... More 

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