We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

Address: Domplatz 1, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$109*
and up
Frankfurt Super Saver: City Highlights Tour plus...
Top Rated
$80*
and up
Frankfurt Layover Private Sightseeing Tour with...
85%
Ranked #9 of 119 Attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: This historic cathedral served for 300 years as the site of...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This historic cathedral served for 300 years as the site of coronation for Holy Roman Emperors.
Write a Review

514 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    223
    217
    71
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Odessa, Ukraine
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Magnificent and majestic, the cathedral was rebuilt after WW2 yet it has the look of classic and old. Very photogenic especially in the evening when the lightings are on.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baden, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very nice cathedral. more than 1000years old. Very well maintained. Good to visit once. had english booklet stating the various parts of the church.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The tower was closed for the entirety of our stay. It's free to go in the main cathedral, which is beautiful, but very plain, and a LOT smaller than you'd think.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala lumpur
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not lavishly built as it never has its own bishop since inception and perhaps that's the reason it's decor is functional and not opulent. Standing majestically, it was partially destroyed during the bombings of ww2 but restored to its former glory including the 9 church bells at her pinnacle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

we went to visit the Dom over Christmas holidays ... so it had all its Christmas nativity on display . On Christmas eve all the churches at 17.30 begin to ring their bells ... its amazing listening to all of them ring round the main area. hundreds of people visit at this time, most have bottles of champagne or warming... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Cathedral is truly impressive and once inside its lovely and warm. The history is amazing and the atmosphere is one of peace and reflection. It is close to the Christmas market and a lovely peaceful respite from the world outside. The guides are also very knowledgeable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Unusual Cathedral in how it's so different on the inside from the outside. The outside looks like 'traditional' old styled cathedral, lots of detail. The inside is much more modern, large bricks but also really nice. Right near the Christmas Markets so easy to get to if you're visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
181 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went at night, its an impresive design... we coulnt enter, but at night you can take good pictures while going down town or to the main square

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bebington
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I first saw the building at night when it's fantastic tower was lit up, and it looked fabulous. Went back to visit it during the day, and although the outside was impressive, I was disappointed with the inside. It's not as old as it looks, and to my eyes, it lacked grandeur

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Cathedral is located right off of the Franklin Romer (main square/plaza). As of December 2014, there is a great deal of construction in the area surrounding the Cathedral, so you have to wind your way around the construction to get to the Cathedral from the main square/plaza. The inside of the Cathedral is relatively austere when compared to other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) also viewed

 
Frankfurt, Hesse
 

Been to Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?