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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

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Address: Markt 10, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 6131 253412
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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If you love old cathedrals you will love the Mainz cathedral. It is breathtaking. You can freely walk around the cathedral and take your time and take it all in. The stained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kathy G
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Annville, Pennsylvania
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Annville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love old cathedrals you will love the Mainz cathedral. It is breathtaking. You can freely walk around the cathedral and take your time and take it all in. The stained glass windows are amazing.

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Helen, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been taking friends and family to visit the Dom for 30 years now. It is a must see for anyone who has never been to Europe. This is one of my favorite churches to visit in all of Europe. I especially like going on a Saturday morning when the farmer's market is outside in the Markt Platz. Good... More 

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Thank terri h
Kassel, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cathedral of Mainz is a quite huge cathedral. Besides that, I really enjoyed to visit all rooms. A great building! The octagonal structure of the main dome creates a stunning atmosphere. I felt the spirit of history flowing through the hole cathedral. The reason why I only rate 4/5 is that I felt sad about not being able to... More 

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Thank fabsine
Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited many other cathedrals they begin to run together over time. When our guest asked if we could go inside, we conceded. I was unprepared for the stonework. This is well worth a visit.

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Thank Tim D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A simply beautiful church with numerous side altars, a crypt, and a separate 'prayer room' available to all for a few moments of quiet. Even if you've seen tons of churches (as I have, and I tend to roll my eyes when someone tries to convince me THIS one will be different), this one is not necessarily different in context... More 

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Thank HikerBikerSkierDiver
Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a guided tour we were taken here and it is a very beautiful cathedral full of atmosphere. The crib was lovely

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Thank MichaelMacartney
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magnificent Piece of Architecture. Beautiful example of Middle-Ages European city organization, Cathedral stood in the middle of the town square and everything else built around it. Interior features well preserved art from many different periods, and they allow travelers to quietly survey the grounds unescorted.

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Thank KyleYoung42
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth a short visit however others are nicer. There is an area for aristocrats in front of the choir which is higher than the real altar. I had never seen such a thing

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Thank Susana N
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Saw the front of the cathedral without any scaffolding for the first time this year. Really impressive building towering over the Mainz Christmas Market. Lovely inside as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Really beautiful dome both inside and outside. A must-do step in Mainz within the Alstadt (old town).

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