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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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I often call in to sit quietly in the peaceful atmosphere of the Dom. Helps me to put my life in perspective sometimes. Tours are offered in different languages of this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I often call in to sit quietly in the peaceful atmosphere of the Dom. Helps me to put my life in perspective sometimes. Tours are offered in different languages of this fascinating and important catholic cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is the largest cathedral and it is beautiful. It's size is spectacular. If you can get a guide then that would be helpful. Unfortunately I just walked around. It was free and was enjoyable. Not too far down the road, you can find Augustinerkirsche. It is much smaller but I definitely recommend it as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This church is huge. This was part of a tour that we had and I'm so thankful we had a guide to explain what we were looking at. It is enormous and be sure to take some time to sit down and look up and around. It's in a great location close to the Gutenberg Museum and lots of places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We sure enjoyed visiting every nook and cranny of this cathedral. There was so much to see. Unbelievable! Moreover the inside was quite beautiful! There were stairs leading in a cave where a chapel was located. We stayed at this cathedral for at least 40 minutes. There were some music instruments. Sometime soon there will be a concert, but not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Romanesque cathedral with dark pink stone, icons along vaulted dome and often gruesome statues depicting gory scenes. Not for the faint hearted ormyounger children prone to nightmares. Notices insist that Appropriate clothing must be worn ( ie no beachwear ) and respectful conduct is required ( ie whisper, no loud kids running about, and general observance of the fact that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I am from Wiesbaden, currently living in the United States, but I travel back to this area occasionally. Mainz is a spectacular city, and the Dom is one of the more famous attractions! I am always amazed by its sheer size and the history that makes this Dom famous. It is over a thousand years old, and is unlike most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The cathedral, called " DOM" by the locals is over 1000 years ols and burnt town tree times. The Spire was just renovated. There is a crypt and out side the entrance there is a traditional coffeehouse with homebades cakes and pastries. Opposites is the Gutenbergmuseum that shoes the history of the Gutenberg bible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This church is very beautiful on the outside and for students of history, a very impressive place. We went early in the morning when there were few visitors and it was very quiet. Being a romanesque church, it is very dark inside but that is fine on a hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Beautiful catherdral in an enchanting plazza. Very ominous and dark inside. You can visit the crypt as well. Go on a Tuesday or Saturday when the market is happening in the plaza.

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Izola, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Interesting type of architecture and nice scenario with entire old town. Pass over some streets and visit the park near the river: it is a nice frame to entire old part with cathedral.

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