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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 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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
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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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Like a lot of things in Frankfurt, the Dom is recently built. I mean, it's on the site of an ancient cathedral, and incorporates some of the previous structure and artifacts, but it's basically new. That doesn't impair it for worship, but it doesn't make it much of a tourist attraction. Honestly, the best way to view the Dom is... More

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It is not one of Germanys highlights but is a nice place to visit. We enjoyed our time there it was very clean and the staff courteous.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There are two parts of the cathedral - one is the free entrance into the cathedral, and another one is the climb up to the clock tower where you need to pay a small fee of Euro 5.00. Interior of the cathedral is impressive, where you can get a glimpse on the old architecture and a set of impressive organs,... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There was a lot of building work being done in the surrounding area and a lot of noise. This very quiet oasis was most welcome. This cathedral was rebuilt after the second world war and the restoration is excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is a very surreal experience inside the Cathedral as its main tower had withstood Allied bombing while the city around crumbled and burned. Has a great history and was once a coronation center for kings. Today it is a holy place for Catholics in Frankfurt.

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

lovely place, specially if you know the story behind. St. Bartholomew has such an interesting story, worth the visit.

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