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Address: Kleine Weissgasse 12, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 06131231640
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Description: Although often overshadowed by the tremendous Martinsdom, this cathedral...
Although often overshadowed by the tremendous Martinsdom, this cathedral is notable for its dazzling Chagall stained-glass windows.
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Spectacular windows!

The Chagall windows in the church are magnificent. The church itself seems light, in comparison to many dark cathedrals. As you'd expect, the windows depict Biblical themes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Chagall windows in the church are magnificent. The church itself seems light, in comparison to many dark cathedrals. As you'd expect, the windows depict Biblical themes (it's Chagall, and it's a church - duh) with expanses of varying shades of his trademark blue. IMHO, some of the best stained glass church windows I've ever seen - and I was... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I can only imagine what the church looks like when there is sunlight, as such it was beautiful even on a cloudy day! The adjoining cloister is worth a visit too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What a great Church of heritage and nostalgia. I loved the service and the gratitude shown to all present not at anytime did I feel as a tourist. A Must See

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You can feel blue, but warm atomosphere once you enter the church. That is so beutiful that you should visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The windows made by Chagall are fantastic, and is really worth the walk up the hill. Go there during daytime to enjoy the blue mystic light

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Bad Ems, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You should consider visiting this church on a sunny day, sun shining through the colourful Chagall painted windows gives a breathtaking view!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We popped in during our free time at the Mainz Old Town. It's a nice high ceiling church, plain ceiling but with paintings on the walls and Chagall stained glass windows, and a nice long aisle.

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Well, here it is all about the windows. The atmosphere they create in the church is magnificent. But do not overlook the beautiful cloister.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

The Chagall windows are well worth the visit. Different than any church windows you will see in Europe. Be sure to sit for awhile and watch the light change. A short walk from the center square in the older section of Mainz.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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

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