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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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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Seaford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While in Mainz, Germany, we were told about a church that had Chagall stained glass windows. After a trek up three large concrete staircases, we entered this church and at least 10 Chagall windows. They were magnificent! Some were just shades of blue, others multicolored. You are able to sit and take in all these windows without disturbance or entrance... More

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Malahide, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Chagall windows are stunning, blue and so beautiful. But also look around the cloisters and feel the reverence of this place. Worth a detour to see.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

One of the best examples of Chagall's stained windows other than the ones in Zurich and Metz. St Stephen's church is easy to walk to from the old town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Ancient church with stormy at times history and a lot of WWII damage. Chagall worked here shortly before his death and created several stain glass windows. They are amazing and beautiful and will make you stare for a few minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The church has really very ancient history but current building is from 13th and 14th century. It is reportedly the oldest Gothic church in upper Reine district. It was damaged during the WWII but rebuilt in 60th and early 70th. Marc Chagall created here nine stain glass windows.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

St. Stephen is located somewhat above the city and offers an incredible view. The steep and narrow walk up Gau Gasse takes you past old and new buildings to St Stephen. The Chagall windows were created by Marc Chagall between 1978 and 1985. Take the walk down hill toward the Dom and the old part of the city or as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Although St. Stephan's seems like a standard church from the outside, I highly recommend that you see it while visiting Mainz. It is a unique church with Marc Chagall's blue stained glass windows that depict detailed biblical stories in a creative way. Entrance is free and it will only cost you a walk up the hill. Don't miss it!

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