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St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)

Kleine Weissgasse 12, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 20 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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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Tennessee
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If there is only one place in Mainz you visit, it has to be Stephanskirche. The Chagal windows are absolutely beautiful. Parking can be a problem, take a cab or one of the many buses.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was so glad we took the time to visit St. Stephan's Church - the stained glass was beautiful! The glass is very modern - loved the design and the blue glass!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Amazing blue stained glass, truly magnificent created in the late seventies when the artist was in his nineties. Highly recommend seeing them. We were staying in Frankfurt, took the SBahn to the Roman Theatre station which is stop before the main Mainz station. Short walk up the hill from the station and then its a pleasant enough stroll down to... More

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The atmosphere ,the silence within the church the different character of the various window paintings

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The religious art work is stunning and if you are there when there is a service it is well worth joining as a guest as the acoustics are excellent

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