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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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Braunschweig, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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Texas
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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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