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St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)

Kleine Weissgasse 12, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131231640
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KD Rhine Pass from Koblenz
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Mainz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Although often overshadowed by the tremendous Martinsdom, this...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Although often overshadowed by the tremendous Martinsdom, this cathedral is notable for its dazzling Chagall stained-glass windows.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Unassuming cathedral that is definitely worth the visit. Interesting architecture and stained glass windows. Very peaceful.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful church with stunning windows and charming presence. There are lots of churches in Europe but this one is definitely worth a visit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Be certain to read the history of the Chagall windows. It is quite poignant. It is a bit of a "hike" to get there but well worth the effort.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Amazing Marc Chagall windows. Make sure to bring a pair of binoculars so you can really enjoy the detail.

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Denton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Chagall windows are stunning, and the new organ is gorgeous. I went twice, once in the morning to enjoy the windows, and saw an ad for an organ conert on Sunday night. I returned for the concert and had the pleasure of watching the light fade from those lovely windows while listening to great music.

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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Chagall windows are really fabulous and the building itself with its cloisters is very interesting as well. Besides, the surrounding area is nice to walk around offering beautiful views .over the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had read about the Chagall windows in this church and wanted to see them. The church is open from 10 am to 5 pm. I happened to go one weekday morning about 10:30 and the organist was practicing, so that was the highlight. There was a lot of information in the church, but it was all in German, so... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The church has famous stained glass, however recently it has had a new organ by Klais installed The organ case has to be seen!!! The pipes look as if they have somehow grown into a random vertical display like shiny metallic stalactites and stalagmites. Very interesting. Never seen anything like it! However for my taste the organ sounded good although... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Another beautiful church building to look at while in the midst of some outstanding architecture wherever you look. Europe is just full of these types of buildings. It just makes you think of how they can be designed and built so many years ago without the technology we have today. Well worth the stop if this is the type of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I really liked this church, the blue light coming in through the stain glass is really, really pretty. It almost felt too nice, too refurbished, too new. Not nearly as big as the Mainz Dom, this church is pretty, but if I had to choose between the two churches, I would go with Mainz Dom.

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