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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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The Dom is an amazing church in the Mainz old downtown area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Dom is nice, it's a shame you can't climb the spire. It's impressive inside and out but really it's just another European church. The surrounding area of the old city is great though. Nice restaurants and it gives a feel of what it used to be like.

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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Free. It is huge inside. Many statues, carvings, just makes you wonder at all the people thru the ages here, before you. Read up on it first. I heard a tour guide talking some. It's always better if you know the backstory

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed strolling through this lovely building. The atrium was beautiful. Stunning architecture and pretty stained glass.

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Mainz Dom is a very impressive building from outside. It takes a while to get the grandeur of the entire building in. The interior is a little sober and muted but magnificent none the less with its lofty ceilings and subtle craftsmanship.

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Dijon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Located just next to the market square, you cannot but notice this huge beautiful Dom. However,Mainz Dom is a must visit only if you were already in Mainz.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Mainz dome is a pretty good example of medival era Architechture and is a good place to visit nearby. I wouldnt suggest a special trip just to visit it though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Dom of Mainz is the symbolic building in Mainz. You should visit if you are in Mainz. Atomosphere is very sublime.You can feel the medieval mood there.

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Don't make a special trip just to see the Cathedral however it is easy to get to when visiting the market square. The Gutenburg Museum is about a three minute walk from the Cathedral. If your interest is seeing the Romanesque and Gothic architecture then take it in.

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