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St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)

Kleine Weissgasse 12, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131231640
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Mainz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Although often overshadowed by the tremendous Martinsdom, this cathedral is notable for its dazzling Chagall stained-glass windows.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you are in Mainz, you must go see this church. The blue windows from Chagall makes it very special. The inside garden and the Pipe organ are also worth the visit. I totally recommend if you have 1.30 hours to spend.

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Bad Ems, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

When the sun shines through them they are absolutely amazing, and very recognisably Chagall! Simply beautiful.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Chargall windows in the church were just beautiful. Everything inside is bathed in blue light. The new, modern organ is also very special to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This church is located near the top of a hill, like many European landmarks. It isn't a bad hike, but somewhat steep and not for person's with trouble walking. The windows are nice, though I believe only one was actually done by Chagall. Many family crests adorning various surfaces and there are some nice artifacts. The courtyard is a peaceful... More

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

loved every second I was there. The Katakomen was very interesting and was in English. It is marvellous . I went to the top and it was so good to see all of vienna

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can't visit Mainz and not take in the St. Stephan's Church. The church itself is gorgeous, but the Chagall windows set it all apart. If you stop by at the right time, there may be a guided visit, but even without, the church and its windows are gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We toured St. Stephan's Cathedral, located in the elegant town of "Dreiflussestadt" (City on Three Rivers); the Danube, Ilz and Inn Rivers. This is a magnificent 17th century church containing Europe's largest organ. The pipes for this organ are huge and we heard the music as the organist was practicing for an upcoming concert. It's awesome music but let's not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Chagall windows are a must, of course, I didn't get to see them up close, as there was an organ concert in session at the time! I was still glad I could go in and see the blue atmosphere. Make sure you go out into the cloister! I loved it! Walked up the hill, nice view.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Large church on a hill overlooking the old city, cloisters, Gothic with a beautiful blue hue inside from all the windows.

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