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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

Address: Market Square, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 06131 253412
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Mainz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the tombs of several of the...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Millingen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It was a really nice cathedral. It is really huge and there is a lot to see. Unfortunately, they did not have any brochures of further information there.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Centrally located and readily accessible landmark building. Self guided tour means you have to know what you are looking at.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

If you appreciate architecture than check out this cathedral. Its near other main sites and everything is in easy walking distance. Worth a stroll in this direction.

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Mainz Dom, is actually one of the Cathedrals I enjoy coming into again and again. It is grand and majestic without being overbearing with gold and silver everywhere you look to show off wealth. There are still beautiful images all over the Cathedral though to give you a glimpse into the history of the building. Whether you're visiting Mainz for... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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55 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mainz cathedral breathes history. Founded over 1,000 years ago, it is mostly Romanesque in style, but with many later additions. Despite being badly damaged by air raids in 1942, the cathedral remained substantially intact. There is some inspired modern stained glass that contrasts beautifully with the ancient architecture. The cathedral is located in the centre of Mainz and there is... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Wow just amazing! The church dates back so many years and you feel like you are in a time warp as you step inside. The church is huge you can't miss it if your in mainz. There is a nice square with many restaurants and places to shop on your way to the church also. Beware of homeless people who... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You cannot come to Mainz and NOT visit the cathedral. Besides being an iconic building, its history tells you, what Mainz is all about. It is the heart of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I've been to my fair share of gothic cathedrals and this one didn't disappoint. I think the church in Koeln is better, but there was some really beautiful, intricately carves statuary. Plus, the little market place right outside the church is nice and friendly, lots of great shops, restaurants, places for kids to run around.

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Belmont, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've visited many cathedrals during my travels and this ranks among the best. The stained glass in this dom is special, as it is not traditional stained glass in many places. Some glass in more modern and abstract. Definitely worth a look. The marble floors are special in a lot of ways (look for fossils). The statues and carvings are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Mainz has a beautiful Gothic Cathedral. In my opinion it's not as beautiful as Köln one but if you are in Mainz you should go see it. If you have some time in Mains the St Stephen's Church is one you should definitely go. The vitrals from Chagall are the most beautiful I've even seen so far in a church.

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