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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.

I have seen many churches with Chagall windows mainly in the South of France but these windows took my breath away. They are beautiful windows in shades of blue and well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have seen many churches with Chagall windows mainly in the South of France but these windows took my breath away. They are beautiful windows in shades of blue and well worth visiting in my opinion. If you go on Sundays there are services and you will not be allowed in. Try after midday.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you go, go in the morning. I went around 2:30p and there was no blue glow, just blue stained-glass windows. there is a box asking for a donation of 1 euro for upkeep, but like another traveler said, for what? There is no brochure available, nothing. But i did pay it. It is dark and small inside, with tall,... More 

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Napoli, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I am Italian and I live in Germany, so I have visited lots of churches and this is one of the best! Free entrance and the atmosphere is amazing. There are no words to describe it!!!

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

You should really make time to visit this church. Inside is bathed in soothing blue light as the sun pours through the windows. It is utterly breath-taking and stunning. I sat for a long time washed in that light and despite being a non-religious tourist I didn't feel any pressure to leave. There is a section at the back of... More 

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Leicester, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was the second time we have visited this church and, as others have said, it's all about the stunning Chagall windows but, you know, if I go to see somewhere who happily tell me that they want money from me for the church upkeep, I don't think it unreasonable if I can get some information on what I'm looking... More 

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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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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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