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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

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Address: Markt 10, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 6131 253412
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the...
The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the tombs of several of the city's archbishops.
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great historic site this cathedral; try to visit during halloween time - they offer a guided tour at night time in the dark cellars of this (over a thousand years old) historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

great historic site this cathedral; try to visit during halloween time - they offer a guided tour at night time in the dark cellars of this (over a thousand years old) historic jewel - try it

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Belmont, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you have seen one cathedral, you have seen them all. Nothing in the house of worship stood out to me. The square outside the church is worth a visit.

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Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This cathedral is cavernous and impressive. It is filled with art and so many places to look at it once you walk through the sanctuary doors. It isn't a quick look kind of place if you want to take it in. It's full of history and things of interest, even if one isn't Catholic (I'm not.)

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This church is over 800 years old........it's stunning. It's definitely worth a walk-through and a quick moment of silence in your own mind. I pondered how they built it.......just wow.

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new zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Well done restoration considering the amount damage sustained during allied attacks of 1942. The top level of the cloister was destroyed and the roofs took a severe pounding. The 1000 year old Romanesque church houses tombs from historical diocese and art works over the history of the church.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Interesting to see how the interior is organised around some square pilars ... Luminous, but austere. Interesting contemporary stained glasses.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went to see the cathedral a couple of times when I was in Mainz and every time I was there, it was quite an experience! It's such a beautiful building, with a huge square around it. One a week (I think) there's a market right around the Dom, which just adds to the experience. If you look closely, you... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

You can hardly miss The Dom as it so big it shadows over the main downtown square of Mainz. It is beautiful and much of it has been restored after the second World War. The cathedral is hulking and beautiful, but in a Gothic and Romanesque way which I found beautiful. You can enter the church for free and take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is in the Old Downtown area of Mainz. Mainz took a series of bombing by Allied Forces in the 1940's during WW II. I read about 80% of Mainz was destroyed in over 30 air bombings. St.Martin's or "Mainzer Dom" was severely damaged as a result of these bombings. It was restored to it's original appearance and is now... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Impressive church with kypta to explore. If you are interested in history a must see. There is also a museum but we haven't been there.

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Address: Address: Markt 10, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 6131 253412
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Mainz

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